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Libya International Moving Services

Despite the political turmoil that the country has faced, Libya is one of the oil -rich countries with massive wealth. If you ever find that you need to move here, then you should consider getting Libya International Moving Services from a reputable firm like A-1 Auto Transport.

We don’t only do car transportation to Libya. We have an all-round international moving service that can handle moving all your belongings to Libya safely and on time.

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Moving to Libya Cost & Time Examples

To/From 2BR 4BREstimated Time
New York to Tripoli$4,500- $7,300$8,200- $13,4004-7 weeks
Detroit to Tripoli$4,900- $8,100$8,800- $14,6004-7 weeks
San Jose to Tripoli$5,000- $8,300$9,300- $15,3005-9 weeks
Memphis to Tripoli$5,200- $8,600$9,500- $15,6004-7 weeks
Indianapolis to Tripoli$5,400- $8,900$9,800- $16,1004-7 weeks
Las Vegas to Tripoli$5,500- $9,200$10,200- $16,7005-9 weeks
Phoenix to Tripoli$5,800- $9,500$10,600- $17,4005-9 weeks
Miami to Benghazi$6,100- $10,100$11,000- $18,1004-8 weeks
Dallas to Benghazi$6,600- $10,900$11,900- $19,6004-8 weeks
Denver to Benghazi$8,700- $14,300$15,700- $25,8006-10 weeks

*Please note that these estimates do not include taxes, customs fees & duties, insurance & quarantine inspections. They assume easy access to both pick up and drop-off addresses and do not allow for special items such as pianos.

Estimated Weight (based on home size):
1BR=2600 lbs – 3900 lbs
2BR=3900 lbs – 5200 lbs
3BR=6500 lbs – 9100 lbs
4BR=9100 lbs – 14300 lbs
5BR=11700 lbs – 19500 lbs

Import duties charged by Libyan customs

How much you’ll pay to bring your household goods into Libya isn’t entirely clear. One source asserts that failure to present the original documentation required (not copies), means you’ll have to provide a refundable deposit amounting to 10% of the shipment’s CIF value. This implies that duty-free import is available, as long as you meet the paperwork requirements (1).

Other reputable sources aren’t nearly as definitive, but seem to indicate that this 10% comes in the form of non-refundable duties (2). To clear up this confusion, it’s best to talk with Libyan customs.

Paperwork required by Libyan customs

While customs is processing your shipment, they will need to see some specific documentation. You must present your Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill, along with a valid letter of employment. You also need to show your Work Permit and/or entrance visa. A statistics code from your employer within the country is required as well, together with a full packing list (3).

Import duties for vehicles

The duty rate charged for long-term vehicle imports isn’t specified, and it’s possible that exemption may be available (4). For temporary imports, you’ll need to deposit 25% of the vehicle’s value. This will be refunded when you export the vehicle back out of Libya, upon leaving the country (5).

Paperwork required for vehicles

Before your vehicle can enter Libya, you must give customs the purchase invoice. Your Original Bill of Lading is also required (6). The vehicle’s title and registration are also needed, as well as a letter of employment. A valid Import Permit issued by the Ministry of External Affairs is mandatory, and this must be obtained prior to importing the vehicle. A log book to verify when you purchased the vehicle is also required, along with proof of insurance coverage (7).

Customs regulations have a tendency to change regularly, and this overview also isn’t comprehensive. This means it’s a good idea, to speak with them before shipping your goods to Libya.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

Moving is never easy. Even if you are moving to an apartment a few blocks down the street, there are a good number of challenges that you will have to overcome.
International moves have all these challenges, and some more. Here are some tips to help make your life easier:

  • Notify your service providers early that you will be leaving. This includes utility companies, subscriptions that you have and your landlord.
  • Have a checklist of the things that you will need to do before moving. This helps you track progress and ensure that you don’t forget some items.
  • Let your bank know that you will be moving so that they can expect some activity from a new country.
  • Take only the things that you will need for your stay in Libya. You can donate the rest of them or sell them on eBay or Craigslist.
  • Start working on your immigration requirements Some approvals will take time and this could end up in delays.


A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods internationally. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.



Why you need a professional moving company when relocating overseas

Professional moving companies will provide Libya International Moving Services that will help reduce the stress that comes with overseas moves. Although it can be tempting to try and save some money by managing the move yourself, hiring a professional moving company is much more beneficial to you. Here’s why you should go with a professional moving company:

  • Their experience in the industry has taught them lessons and best practices for doing most of the things that you will need to do in your move. They will know how to avoid pitfalls along the way.
  • When you know that your move is being handled by a professional, you will have peace of mind and at the same time, you will free up time to focus on other things.
  • Moving companies are insured against losses and damages that could happen during transit.


How to find the best international moving company

There are many options to choose from when you search online for a company that offers Libya International Moving Services. Here are some things that you should look out for when choosing a company:

  1. Ask for a US DOT number and check it here to know if they are licensed to operate moving services.
  2. Read past customer testimonials to know what to expect from the company.
  3. Ask if your cargo will be insured in the period when it will be in their hands. A company that doesn’t have insurance is a sign of trouble.


Our Libya International Moving Services

When you come to A-1 Auto Transport for your move to Libya, these are the services you can choose from:

  • Packing/unpacking: We will carefully pack, label and unpack your belongings before moving them, then we will unpack them upon arrival in Libya.
  • Commercial Moving: Need to move your business? We have just the service for you.
  • Office moves: Our service is designed to help you move without losing productivity.
  • Apartment moves: Let us turn your new apartment to a better version of your old apartment with everything in it.
  • Planning and preparation: We also offer guidance in the early stages of your move.
  • Visa and immigration services: Our Libya immigration experts are at your disposal if you have any questions about the process.
  • Family services: Get services that will meet the needs of every member of your family.
  • Auto transport services: Why leave your car behind when A-1 Auto Transport can move it for you?


Why A-1 Auto Transport?

  1. Our award winning moving services are fully licensed so you can be sure that you are in safe hands.
  2. We know that every customer is unique hence we make a point of customizing our services to meet their unique needs.
  3. Should something bad like an accident happen during the move, you are protected by our cargo insurance policy.


Get in touch!

Talk to one of our representatives on the phone by dialing 888-509-3213 or fill the form above and let’s get moving.

SOURCES:

  1. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Libya” page.
  2. http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3596
  3. Ibid.
  4. Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Libya” page. and http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3596
  5. http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3596
  6. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Libya” page.
Joe Webster

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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