The city of Adana is one of the largest populated cities in Turkey and has been named one of the top 25 European regions of the future because of the vast growth of economics and business. The city is a leader for commercial enterprise and development and has long been a city that many people move to for economic opportunities. When making plans to ship your car to the city you will want to learn the many traffic signs that you’ll see while driving, as well as know how the traffic flows and people tend to drive. There are both military as well as police checkpoints that are set up through the city, often in areas that have nightclubs or restaurants in order to watch for people who may be driving under the influence of alcohol. You will need to be prepared to stop at all checkpoints and will need to have your passport, driver’s license, residency permit and proof of valid Turkish insurance in your possession at all times when driving in the city or any other location throughout the country. Having your own personal car in Adana will save you time as well as the expense of having to hire a daily car or use public transportation that can be very crowded and not very timely. You will realize quickly that having a car to drive is beneficial in many ways and very cost effective even when paying to have it shipped overseas to be with you.
Automobile Transport Company.
In order to have your car with you in Adana you will have to hire an automobile transport company to take care of port delivery and international transportation. Automobile transport companies, like A-1 Auto Transport, have the experience to know the export regulations in the United States as well as the import regulations in Turkey. They will be able to advise you on the correct paperwork that will be necessary to relocate your car overseas, the fees you will need to pay and the schedule for delivery to have your car with you in Adana. The transport company will of course need you to give them some documentation that will show your identity. Paperwork including your driver’s license and social security number will be required. You will also need to sign legal papers that will give permission to the company to transport your car. These papers will include a signed Power of Attorney and a shipping contract. A great resource to check with to gain insight when relocating internationally is the Federal Maritime Commission as they have quite a bit of information on shipping overseas. When you speak to the transport company they will give you full details of shipping a car to Adana and they will be able to let you know what the total cost of shipping will be once they have all of your paperwork processed.
How you can ship your car to Adana.
There are three ways to ship a car to Adana from the United States by either sea or air although most people prefer to use the routes that are by sea due to the cost of air shipping. The ways you can ship to Adana are:
RORO Shipping- RORO is the easiest and least expensive way to have your car shipped from the United States to Adana. The method entails motor vehicles being driven onto a RORO ship, blocked in place and secured for transportation overseas, and then driven off the ship when it arrives at the port in Turkey for delivery. Automobiles must be shipped alone and have nothing inside of them for transport. The agent will explain how to prepare your car for shipping with RORO shipping.
Container Shipping- When you ship a car overseas in a shipping container, you can rest assured with the knowledge that your car will have excellent protection as it is being shipped. Containers are sealed and very roomy for automobiles and other personal content as they are being transported.
Air Shipping- Shipping by air is not used as often as shipping by sea, but it is the fastest way to have an automobile delivered internationally. Air shipping is convenient for shipping personal packages as well. The price for air shipping is often a deciding factor on whether to use it or not, and most customers shipping cars prefer the more affordable pricing of shipping by sea transport than air transport.
Many countries around the world require that stringent taxes and import duties are paid when shipping a car into the country. Turkey does not have a tax schedule for imported automobiles, but they do have strict policies on the type of car importation that is allowed. If you are planning to import a car as a tourist or a temporary resident, you can easily do so under a temporary import that will be viable for up to 90 days (3 months). After the 3 month time period you will have to re-export the car back to the United States. Permanent imports are possible, but they have to be carefully planned and applied for in advance. To import a car permanently you need to be a student, work in Adana or another city in Turkey, or be a retiree moving to the city permanently. You will need to apply for a Blue Card for residency. You can contact the Ministry of the Interior for more information on applying for the residency card. You will also need to have your passport, visa, car title, bill of lading and proof of residency or tourist status when importing the car to Turkey.
Your automobile transport agent will guide you through the process of shipping and will be able to assist you with speaking to the correct agencies concerning paperwork and overseas travel laws.
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.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.