Barka is one of the coastal cities in the northern parts of Oman and it’s an emerging tourist resort. Keep in mind that the process of shipping a vehicle to the country of Oman might appear challenging but having an agent like the A1 Auto Transport service on your side is going to make it rather seamless.
Keep in mind, however, that Oman has a rather strict legislation when it comes to importing vehicles and you need to abide by them. All foreign people are allowed to import a car only after they’ve fulfilled a lot of special requirements which include:
- If there is an IPR (International Passage Register) the foreigner is only allowed to import the vehicle for no more than 6 months.
- US Citizens can only import a vehicle once and the vehicle can’t be older than 7 years.
- If there is no IPR you can only bring the car for 3 months and then you have to export it back.
Apart from the aforementioned stringent regulations, you would also have to deliver the following documents for verification to the Oman Customs Department:
- Driver’s License issued in the US.
- Registration documentation of the car.
- IPR or an Import Permit.
- Title deed as well as the license plates in copies.
- Insurance policies for Oman.
The amount of time for which you can import your car is based on whether you have an IPR or not. Furthermore, if you can get it, you can actually extend the status of the import. This is why it’s particularly important to talk with our shipping agents or directly with the Customs Department in Oman. They will provide you with the necessary information.
When you go ahead and count the total expenses for the shipping, you would also have to account for shipping method that you pick. There are two options in front of you – RORO and Container Shipping. Both are appropriate but you need to make your decision based on your preferences and requirements.
A1 Auto Transport recommends the usage of the Roll On/Roll Off shipping method because you would only have to pay for the space which is occupied by the empty vehicle. However, when you use container shipping you would also have to pay for a 20ft or a 40ft shipping container. While it offers more convenience, if you have no personal belongings to ship with your vehicle, RORO is the obvious and more convenient choice. It’s faster and cheaper as there are fewer checkpoints to be undergone. In any case, the choice should be based on your particular preferences. Should you have any other questions, you might want to contact the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman.
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.