The second largest city of Djibouti, Ali Sabieh is about 6 miles from the Ethiopian border and 58 miles from the national capital city of Djibouti City.
If you are going to stay here on a temporary basis or for an extended period, having your own vehicle to drive around would be nice. The roadways around Djibouti are not all paved, but traveling around in your vehicle will make getting back and forth much easier.
Vehicle Importing Documentation and Restrictions.
If you are considering shipping your vehicle to Djibouti, you will need to know the requirements vary throughout and they are constantly changing. It may be best if you contact customs in order to find out what the latest regulations are. Waiting until your shipping day may not be a good idea.
First, you will need to prove to the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency that you are the owner of your vehicle. You will need to show your bill of sale. The title should not have any liens against it and the title is free and clear. If your vehicle does have a lien on it, you will need written and notarized approval from the lien holder before customs will clear it.
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Importation Tax for Vehicles Importing to Djibouti.
This is an important consideration. You might want to check the total cost by adding the taxes on your vehicle. Based on the engine capacity, the taxes are:
- 30% = 1000cc – 1300cc.
- 60% = 1300cc – 1800cc.
- 100% = 1800cc and more.
As per the Djibouti Customs Authority, only left handed vehicles will be allowed in Djibouti. This is because vehicles are driven on the left hand side of the road. There are little additional restrictions other than this. You will need to provide documentation when transporting your vehicle. You will need a passport, photo ID, title and registration of your car, and proof of residency and employment in Djibouti. You will also need:
- Power of Attorney Form (POA)
- Copy of your Passport.
- Original Title.
- Bill of Sale.
- International Shipping Form completed in order to ship your car.
You must be present when your vehicle arrives at the port. You will need to have all proper documentation with you and all taxes paid in order to pick your vehicle up. The vehicle will most likely be shipped to Port de Djibouti as this is the major port for the country and it is located on the border of the Red Sea. To get more details, contact the Embassy of Djibouti.
There are a few factors that will help you determine how much the shipping costs of your vehicle will be. The make and model of the vehicle will be one factor. The reason why this information is important is it will allow the ship's captain to determine how much space it will take up onboard. The schedule of shipping will also be a factor in the price.
There are two different shipping methods. Roll On – Roll Off shipping method is the cheaper method to shipping a vehicle. Your vehicle will be loaded by driving it up on the ramp of the ship and it will then be fastened down well during transport.
A shipping container is another option when it comes to shipping your vehicle. The size is 20 or 40 foot container that will be available. Fill it with your vehicle and personal belongings and then close and lock it. A crane will then lift your container onto the ship, secure it, and set off.
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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