Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital and biggest city in the Sultanate of Brunei. Situated off the coast of Borneo, shipping to Brunei is comparatively easy. However, it is best that when you are moving your vehicle from USA to Bandar Seri Begawan, it is best to hire a trusted international shipping service like A1 Auto Transport Service.
The advantage of having your personal vehicle to commute within the city and inter-city is that you don’t have to depend upon public transportation. With plenty of diplomats, expatriates and returning citizens looking to import vehicles, it is best to know the details about it.
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We will not only help you plan and execute the shipping program, but assist you through custom clearances at Brunei. However, you will need to provide documents to our auto transport agent when the shipping process begins at the domestic US port. Some of the documents include:
- US-issued driver’s license
- Car title
- Vehicle Insurance Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Passport of the owner
- Purchase invoice
We will offer you the shipping options and help you understand the pricing of the shipping services. You will get all the information about the levies, taxes and fees that have to be paid up front at the ports. It is important to know that Brunei has tropical and equatorial weather so it is hot and humid most parts of the year. That is why it is important to take care of the maintenance of the vehicle.
Import regulations .
There are no stringent regulations on the import of personal vehicles but there are specific documents that need to be submitted at the Brunei. These are:
- Copy of Passport.
- Work/ Residence Visa.
- Inventory details of the container (if using container shipping).
- Bill of Lading.
- Title deed and vehicle registration.
- Personally take delivery of the vehicle.
Before the vehicle can be imported, it is essential to get the approvals from Controller of Customs. This applies to all vehicles that enter Bandar Seri Begawan. To know about the import regulations, it is best to contact the Embassy of Brunei, to know more about the documentation and regulations for import.
Before you ship.
It is important to have the total cost of shipping quote with you before your vehicle is shipped out of the US port. One of our shipping agents will go over the details about the delivery in Brunei. If you intend shipping by RORO, it is important to get the car cleaned before shipping it to avoid delays due to quarantine. It is important to completely strip the car of all personal items, remove the air condition gas and keep a set of extra keys, tire and floor mats. Additionally, it is important to keep the documents in order for submission at the Brunei Customs.
It is important to let the U.S. Customs and Border Protection know about your intention to export the vehicle in advance. There are some forms and authorizations that are needed to be completed before you can ship. Although air shipping is the fastest and the safest method of transporting your vehicle, it isn’t a practical option for most people due to the extremely high price. That is why it is cost effective to ship by RORO (as mentioned above) or select the method of Container shipping. This allows you to put your vehicle along with other household or personal goods. It adds an extra level of security and provides for higher safety against pilferage when shipping your vehicle. Irrespective of the method of shipping that you select, knowing that a trusted and reputed shipping service is looking after the transportation is essential.
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