As the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana is situated on the River Ishim within the Akmola region. It is the second largest city based on population. With increase in trade and tourism, Kazakhstan has strengthened laws and regulations pertaining to import and expert, making the process seamless in recent years. If you are planning to ship your vehicle to Kazakhstan from USA, there are different methods of doing it. However, it is best to start working with trusted international shipping service, like A1 Auto Transport service as we have the experience to deal with all aspects of imports to Kazakhstan.
There are a host of aspects to deal with when you are shipping a vehicle here including documentation that is checked by the domestic U.S Customs and the Kazakhstan Customs Authority. The documents include:
- USA Registration of the vehicle.
- invoice of car purchase.
- Title deed.
- Passport and proof of ownership.
- Residence/work permit.
There may be limitations and restrictions that you need to check with the Kazakhstan Customs department. After your vehicle arrives at Astana, there are certain procedures that need to be competed, including paying the custom duties and fees. There are emission and tests that are needed and if the car does not clear the tests, there are modifications that are needed. You will also need to apply for approval from Kazakhstan government and apply identification plate registration for your vehicle. You will need to acquaint yourself with the driving rules and regulations in Kazakhstan so that there are no traffic lapses. Additionally, you will have to obtain the valid Kazakhstan driver’s license after the U.S driving license lapses within 6 months.
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Methods of shipping.
If you are shipping by RORO, it is important to remove any accessory or personal items from within the car before you ship your vehicle. The cars are driven off and on the ship and while it is on the ship, it is secured in place to lower the chances of damage. You will be required to completely clean the car and ensure that the air conditioning gas is removed. You are only allowed to keep a jack, spare tire and floor mats in the car. Otherwise, the car is quarantined and will delay the procedure.
Container shipping is more expensive and has a higher degree of security. Your car along with other household goods is kept within the 20 feet or 40 feet container. However, you are not allowed to keep anything that is considered illegal in the country. Then it is sealed and hoisted on the ship using cranes. At the port of delivery, it is hoisted off the ship. However, this is more expensive.
As regulations keep changing and it is best to connect with the Embassy of Kazakhstan to get the latest details on the import-export laws.
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