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Birgunj is a metropolitan city in Nepal. Considered as a border town in the District of Parsa, within the Narayani zone, it has an entry point from Kolkata and Patna in India. This city is known as “Gateway to Nepal”. The town is particularly important for Nepal in terms of economic and international trade relationships.
Importing a vehicle into Nepal isn’t as difficult as you think. If you work with a reliable shipping agency like the A1 Auto Transport, you are going to ensure that everything is handled perfectly without any complications and hassle. We work with an efficient network of shipping agents and that is why we can provide local assistance in Nepal. You might like to walk through the process with us before we start the process.
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Of course, the Nepal Customs Department has its own eligibility criteria for importing a vehicle and it’s essential to know that you can only import cars less than 5 years of age. Furthermore, the car needs to thoroughly comply with the Nepal Vehicle Mass Emission Standard, 2056(1999). There is a rebate on the customs tax and VAT, if you are going to import the car for less than 6 months.
There are quite a lot of documents that you’d have to present to the customs of the USA and to Nepal. Furthermore, the cargo is going to go through an inspection in Kolkata and in India. However, the customs checks and the inspections are going to require all of the documents and we are well aware of how many troubles this could cause. This is why we are going to assist you thoroughly through every single step to prevent any delays. The documents include:
- Invoice of purchase including year, model, make and the number of engine/chassis.
- Title Deed and Registration.
- Proof of ownership.
- Driver’s License.
The truth is that it’s highly advisable for you to contact the Embassy of Nepal in order to get up-to-date information as regulations are capable of changing without notice. The actual tax which is payable is imposed based on the freight cost and the insurance of the vehicle. This is why there are quite a lot of variables; it’s usually above 140% of the CIF charges. Furthermore, you have a 13% VAT that you have to pay prior to getting the clearance. Tax exemptions are granted to diplomats and dignitaries. If you want to get the tax rebates availed, you need to import for less than 6 months. The customs department requires complete documentation and that is why it is important that we work with you at every step to ensure everything is completed.
There are quite a lot of shipping methods available to Nepal and you need to discuss the most suitable one with your shipping agency. You can go for air shipping but it’s particularly expensive. That’s why the majority of people go for RORO and for Container shipping. The Roll-on/Roll-Off is the overly preferred one as it’s cheaper and quicker but the container shipping has opted when you have to ship additional belongings which are a great advantage.
It is important to consider the prepping aspects before you ship your vehicle. You will need to disable the alarms, clean the interiors and ensure that no personal items are put within the vehicle. This is especially enforceable when you are using RORO method of transportation.