The largest city and the capital of Romania, Bucharest is the financial and cultural center of the nation. It is situated on the panoramic banks of the Dâmbovița River and is about 38 miles from River Danube, making it a scenic city to live and work in. If you have the work or resident permit, you might be moving to Bucharest soon. However, having your personal car or other vehicle can aid in commuting within and outside the city with ease.
There is a lot of paperwork associated with the shipment of the vehicle and some of the important documents that are needed by the U.S Customs and Border protection and Romanian Customs department include:
- US-registration of the car.
- Invoice of Vehicle purchase.
- Work/Residence permit.
- Clear Title deed.
- Bill of Lading.
- Insurance on the vehicle.
- Passport and Proof of ownership.
There might be limitations and restrictions when you import to Bucharest and that is why it is important to check with an international shipping company like A1 Auto Transport service or with the Romanian Customs department. A1 Auto Transport service would be able to assist and guide you with preparing your car for transportation to Romania. We are here to answer the queries and questions that you have. You need to own the vehicle that you are shipping for at least 6 months in US before you can import it.
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Cost of the shipping.
The shipping service representative will be able to help you budget for the auto shipping requirement. You need to know that the taxes are applicable based on the price of the vehicle. There is a maximum duty of 17% and VAT of 24% on all imports. The more expensive the vehicle, higher is the shipping and insurance cost. However the method you select to ship the vehicle also counts. The basic tow methods are that commonly used to ship include:
- RORO: This is the cheapest method but you are not allowed to put any personal belongings within the vehicle. It is parked in a bay on the deck and secured for transit. You have to remove air conditioning gas, clean the vehicle to avoid quarantine at Romanian port. A jack, floor mats, spare keys need to be left within the vehicle.
- Container shipping: Your car is secured and harnessed within 20 feet or 40 feet shipping container and other personal belongings or household goods that need to be transported are kept alongside. Then it is closed and sealed. Due to the added layer of security and personalized shipping option, it is much more expensive than RORO.
Adhering to the import regulations and laws in Romania will ensure speedy deliveries and hassle-free custom clearances. To know the eligibility of your vehicle, check the Title 19 of the U.S. Code Of Federal Regulations. A1 Auto Transport service offer ‘door-to-port’ and ‘port-to-port’ services and if you need any of these services, please let us know in advance.
After the vehicle arrives in Bucharest, you will need to get the license plates changed and apply for a local driving license. It is good to read up on the Romanian traffic laws and regulations in Bucharest before you drive your car there. If you are looking for specific information about the auto import to Romania, contact the Embassy of Romania today.
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.