Prior to shipping your car to Ankara, Turkey you will want to learn the road rules and the road signs that you must abide by when driving in the city. In Ankara the roads are generally in decent driving condition when it comes to the primary roads but the secondary roads may be gravel or dirt and you will want to use caution when driving on them. You will need to have a residence permit issued by the Embassy of Turkey in Washington, DC. You will also need to file for a residency permit if you are just a tourist that will be staying in the city for up to 90 days. Your passport must be valid for entry into the country of Turkey and passport fees range from $105 to $135 depending on the age of the person the passport is issued to. It is advisable to register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program before you leave the United States. Due to the instability of cellular service in Ankara, you will need to obtain an international cell phone to use while in the city as well.
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How to Begin With Automobile Transport to Ankara.
To begin transporting your automobile to Ankara you have to hire a professional automobile transport company. The company will assist you with facts on exporting your car out of the United States and will also let you know what route you need to take to import the car into Ankara legally. You will need to give the company some basic information on your automobile and they will schedule shipment for you once the cost of shipping has been determined and agreed to by you. The automobile agent that works with you will explain all the details pertaining to shipping overseas and they will answer any questions that you may have for them.
Paperwork the Automobile Transport Company will need:
- Your Driver’s License
- Your Social Security Number
- Motor Vehicle Title
- Power of Attorney
People sometimes wonder why they need to sign a power of attorney statement with an automobile transport company. This form allows the company to have your car transported, whether it is locally or state to state or delivery at the shipping port in the United States, or if it is during the overseas shipment. If you will need to have pick-up and/or delivery of your car your auto agent will be able to schedule that as they work on the schedule for shipment.
How Automobiles are Transported Internationally.
In general you will have two distinct ways to have a car shipped internationally. The two ways are by Ro-Ro or Container Shipping. If you want your automobile delivered fast and very affordable to Ankara from the United States then the best way to go is with Ro-Ro transport. Ro-Ro ships are specially built to move automobiles overseas and they have been used by millions of auto owners for more than 40 years on a daily basis. The automobile can be driven onto a Ro-Ro ship, secured into a parking place on the ship and then moved on the ocean to Ankara. Ro-Ro is the easiest and lowest cost way to ship a car internationally. Container shipping is the second type of overseas transport that you can choose from to ship by sea. Container shipping is much more protective than the Ro-Ro shipping and is a great way to ship an expensive car or even personal belongings. The automobile transport agent will explain both types of transport to you and will guide you to the right decision on the one that is best to ship your automobile.
Customs in Ankara.
All countries around the globe have rules and regulations for importing an automobile. Turkey has some strict policies on car importation and those policies must be adhered to in order to have the car cleared when it is checked by customs. When shipping a car to Ankara you can ship as a temporary resident or as a permanent resident. It is not simple to gain permanent residency if you are not a Turkish citizen already. Temporary imports are valid for up to 180 days only. For permanent residency you will need to show proof of school, work or that you have retired and will be residing in the city (or the country) as a permanent resident and will not be moving back to the United States.
- Valid Passport.
- International License to Drive.
- Automobile Insurance.
- Automobile Title.
- Work or School Visa.
- Residency Permit (Temporary or Permanent).
You will also need a Blue Card that you can apply for at the Turkey Touring and Automobile Association. Your automobile transport agent will help you with knowledge on the required paperwork that you will need as well as all of the shipping fees that must be paid before the automobile ships overseas.
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