The capital of Jordan, Amman is the most populous city in the country and the center of political, economic and cultural activities. Currently it is considered the most Westernized of all Arab cities and that is one of the reasons that expatriates, students and works flock to the city every year for education and employment.
With strained relations between USA and Jordan, it isn’t easy to import your car on your own to Amman, but will need the assistance of an experienced international car shipping service that understand the import and shipping regulations. At A1 Auto Transport service, we understand the regulations and Customs department considers our company as one of the trusted international shipping services, paving the way for seamless deliveries in Amman.
Essential documentation and eligibility for shipping to Amman
Laws and regulations keep changing frequently and as per the current import laws in Jordan, only new vehicles with no mileage on the odometer can be cleared at the Port of Aqaba while used vehicles will need to be cleared by Bureau Veritas at the Zaraqa Free Zone. Additionally, Jordan has stringent emission laws and if your vehicle does not pass the standardized tests, it will need to be modified before Ministry of Transport clears it. After these tests are cleared, the custom duties and levies have to be paid before the car is handed over to the owner or authorized representative.
Some important documents that you need to submit at the local US port and at Jordan include:
- Driver’s license
- Proof of ownership
- Original bill of vehicle purchase
- Insurance documents and certificate
- Car title deed
- Bill of Lading
Before you ship from USA
Additionally, before you start the process of shipping your vehicle, you will need to contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency to let them know about your intent to ship the vehicle to Amman and you need to submit a host of documents that certifies that the vehicle is eligible to be shipped to Jordan. You will need to be aware of the latest environment standards of Bureau Veritas Jordan so that your vehicle can comply with it or get the modifications done before shipping it so there are no delays in Amman. When you work with A1 Auto Transport service, we will do the needful so you can focus on other aspects of the move.
To make sure your vehicle is not quarantined, which can delay the custom clearance and delivery to the owner, especially if you are sending it by RORO, complete these steps:
- steam clean the vehicle completely
- remove the air conditioning gas and personal belongings
- only keep ¼ tank of gas
- Keep spare set of keys, floor mats, jack and spare tire
Although there are different methods of shipping your vehicle to Amman, air transport is super expensive and usually out of question for most people. The other common and affordable method is container shipping and Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO). To ship to Amman, Jordan, RORO works best and is the most affordable option. You only have to pay for the space occupied by your car.
While if you decide to ship in an enclosed container it is more expensive as you will need to secure your vehicle in a 20 feet or 40 feet container. However, to lower the cost you can share it within someone else that is shipping to Amman. The method of shipping will influence the time taken to reach Amman. That is why it is preferable that you discuss your custom requirements with A1 Auto Transport service and get a free quote.
To know more about the laws and regulations dealing with import of cars and vehicles to Jordan, contact the Embassy of Jordan today.
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.