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Import Vehicle Into USA From Qatar

🇶🇦 Qatar, (QA)

Import Vehicle Into USA From Qatar
🇶🇦 Qatar, (QA)

Import Vehicle Into USA From Qatar

Some people around the world buy vehicles from Qatar and have them shipped over to their home countries. Residents of the USA are no different with a number of them purchasing vehicles from the Middle Eastern country. At most times, the process of purchasing is simple as it is mostly done online. However, to import vehicle into USA from Qatar is characterized with challenges that must be addressed if the process is to run smoothly. If you have been thinking of the best way to ship your car to the USA from Qatar, here are some tips to help you out.

Cost & Time Examples for Import a Car from Qatar

From/ToOceanGroundEstimated Time
Qatar to (California port) to San Jose, CA$3500$20040+5 days
Qatar to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV$3500$45040+5 days
Qatar to (California port) to Portland, OR$3500$47540+6 days
Qatar to (California port) to Seattle, WA$3500$55040+6 days
Qatar to (New York port) to Charlotte, NC$2900$57532+6 days
Qatar to (New York port) to Chicago, IL$2900$67532+6 days
Qatar to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA$2900$70032+6 days
Qatar to (California port) to Denver, CO$3500$77540+7 days
Qatar to (New York port) to Memphis, TN$2900$80032+6 days
Qatar to (New York port) o Houston, TX$2900$1,07532+7 days
  1. *Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
  2. *Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
  3. *Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
  4. *Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
  5. *Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

Research on export duty

Most countries require export duty to be paid on vehicles that are being shipped to other countries. In Qatar, exporting vehicles that have a recent manufacture date do not attract any duty making them the ideal type of cars to purchase. However, older vehicles can still be bought from the country but with duty attached to the sale price. If unsure of the amount of duty to be paid or lack thereof, confirm with your car dealer before sending in payment for the vehicle. Most car dealers will provide the information and clarify any issues that may not be clear to you.

Be ready with all documents

For import vehicle into USA from Qatar to go smoothly, vehicle owners are advised to have all their documents in place. Majority of the documents required in Qatar are similar to those required in countries within the Middle East. These documents include a valid driver’s license, copy of passport, valid visa and the original car registration. These documents can be presented at the appropriate office in Doha, if the car owner is in the country. Alternatively, they can be sent over by courier to a clearing agent in Qatar to do the presentation and arrange for the transfer of the vehicle to USA.

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Makasa is a statistical report from the customs office in Doha which includes a power of attorney for the shipping company that will transport the car to the United States. The report which is attested by the justice department in Doha is presented in form of a certificate allowing the car to be shipped duty free. If unavailable to pick the certificate, you can have your shipping company do it on your behalf by providing them with the car registration documents in their original form. They will also need a declaration about the vehicle from the company that sold it to you.

Hire reputable shipping company

To import vehicle into USA from Qatar successfully, you need to partner with an auto shipping company that delivers on its promise. The company may be based in Qatar but have networks in the US making the transportation easier for you. However, those based in America may be more ideal if you plan to have it received at their terminal and transported to your home. Before settling on a shipping company, do research on the services they offer and read reviews from their previous customers.

Confirm eligibility of vehicle in US

To ensure that there is no delay in getting your car into the USA, it is important to understand their importation rules. These rules govern the age of the car, level of emissions and overall safety of the vehicle. Ideally, vehicle owners should be aware of the rules before looking to purchase a car in Qatar. Fortunately, there are a number of government websites that offer such information to residents thereby making it easier to buy and import vehicle into USA from Qatar.

Plan for car delivery

Vehicles imported into the USA from Qatar are usually ordinary or luxury depending on an individual’s needs. If you are importing a luxury car, you will need to arrange for enclosed auto transport when it arrives at the port. Most times, this kind of transport can seem costly but the return on investment will be evident in the long run. It is also advisable to have the luxury vehicle delivered to your door as a safety precaution.

Overall, vehicle importation from Qatar has become quite popular with many Americans buying cars from the country. This increased interest in vehicles from the middle east country has seen a number of shipping companies offer tailor made services to clients looking to import vehicles into the USA. If you are looking for shipping companies that offer excellent importation services for vehicles from Qatar, talk to us today!

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