The Process Of Registering A Vehicle In Kosovo
Visiting southeastern Europe could mean a trek through Kosovo. Landlocked with two distinct nationalities – Albanian and Serbian – the country has a little more than 1.8 million people.
If you’re thinking about moving there or even driving through, take a gander at the following tidbits of information for registering your vehicle in the country.
What You Need To Know
First things first: Your vehicle has to clear customs before you can register it. That means checking off the duty fee from customs, an excise tax and a value-added tax.
After that, your car goes to the Ministry of Infrastructure’s Transport Department where you’ll have to pay 40 euros for vehicles up to 3.5 tons. For vehicles heavier than that, car owners are looking at an extra 90 euros.
Don’t forget about insurance. All vehicles riding the roads of Kosovo are required to be insured by a Kosovo-based insurance company.
And you’re not done yet. Documentation from customs, the transport department and insurance must be collected for a final submission. This is under the Motor Vehicle Office for Kosovo, which retains a database of vehicles in the country.
As if the database wasn’t extensive enough, the make, model, mileage and other nitty gritty pieces of data are registered.
Here’s a quick checklist of the above items as well as some other documents you’ll need:
- Proof of ownership
- Receipt of the producer
- Customs document
- Proof of registration with the Transport Department
- Insurance policy
- Payment proof for the ecology, administrative, road and municipal taxes
To find out more about how to ship a vehicle to Kosovo, click here to visit our overseas shipping page! It’s filled with helpful tips and information about the process, what documents you’ll need, and more!
Rules Of The Road: Driving Precautions In Kosovo
Rules Of The Road
Here are a some quick guidelines for your drive.
- Seat belts are mandatory at all times
- Licenses can be confiscated at any time for various penalties
- Drivers coming into the country may need to buy insurance at the border
Driving In Kosovo
The U.S. State Department classifies the roads of Kosovo as hazardous, with flooded roads that are too narrow. Drivers don’t obey the speed limit and make risky, unpredictable moves. While vehicles use the road, drivers will also see armored vehicles with carts pulled by horses.
In the mountains, there is a lack of signage and guard rails while there is an abundance of fog that usually obscures the road. There are rainy months in the country that make these mountain roads all but impossible to pass.
Kosovo Vehicle Registration Resources
Vehicle Import Information - A breakdown of some key information for importing your car into Kosovo, including percentages for customs duties and value added tax on imported vehicles.
Kosovo Motor Vehicle Office - Important information about insurance, liability and the laws governing operating a motor vehicle in Kosovo.
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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