Azraq is a fairly small town in Jordan which is located about 100km east from Amman. There are a lot of employment opportunities and a lot of operating businesses in the city and that’s why a lot of people come to it and stay on a permanent basis.
If you intend to do so you might want to get your car imported with you. You might want to work with a reputable shipping service as the relationship between the USA and Jordan are rather strained. The A1 Auto Transport Services is well aware of the import regulations and it has imported a lot of vehicle in the past.
Methods of shipping.
There are two shipping methods – RORO and Container shipping but you’d have to decide based on your budget. The RORO method is overly cost efficient but you won’t be able to ship additional goods and it’s not an enclosed one and thus the car would be exposed to the elements during the transit. You would have to remove the air conditioning gas and have to keep a ¼ tank of fuel full. You‘d have to remove all non-permanent external modifications as well. The other choice is Container shipping and you’d have to know that it’s more expensive but you can ship as many items as your 20ft or 40ft container can contain.
- Be prepared to have your ID proof or driver’s license.
- Original bill of sale as well as the title of the car.
- Get rid of all personal belongings inside the car as they would be subjected to confiscation.
- ¼ gas tank full.
There were some recent changes in the legislation concerning imports. All used vehicles have to be cleared by the Bureau Veritas which go through the Zaraqa Free Zone while the new cars with no mileage on them are cleared at Aqaba. There are also strict emission regulations and if your car fails to pass them you’d have to get it modified if you want to get Jordan Customs clearance.
Prior to Shipping from the USA.
You have to be well aware of the regulations of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency prior to shipping your car and you have to notify them of your intent and you’d have to submit the following documents:
- Driving License.
- Insurance policy.
- Emission clearances.
- Title deed of the vehicle.
- Original Commercial Invoice.
If you are shipping with the RORO method make sure that you keep in mind the limitations set forth above. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the Embassy of Jordan in Washington, DC.
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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