Burraidah has an economy that has grown rapidly since the early 1990’s and due the economy boost it has seen a population growth of nearly 500,000 new residents, thus making it one of the more desired cities in Saudi Arabia to move to. If you are moving, or have recently moved to Burraidah and need to relocate your car to be in the city with you then you will need to obtain the services of a professional car transport company. Having your car shipped to Burraidah allows you the freedom to travel as you need and prevents you from having to hire an expensive rental car or taxi while in the city. Public transportation can prove to be very unreliable and it’s always great to be able to drive where you need to be at the exact time you feel like driving. Roadways in Burraidah are paved and generally very modernized. You will need to study road signs prior to driving unless you are fluent with reading and speaking Arabic as the signs are all printed in Arabic.
Methods of Shipping to Burraidah.
Air shipping is a way to ship your vehicle to Burraidah but it is very expensive to ship by air. Most people, due to the cost, will prefer to ship their vehicle by sea instead of by air. If you need to ship personal belongings with the vehicle you will need to contact the Embassy of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia prior to scheduling shipment in order to make sure that the items you plan on shipping will be allowed in the city. Many things that are allowed in America are not allowed in other cities and countries around the world. Your car transport agent will be able to detail the ways you can ship your vehicle by sea but the primary ways are Ro-Ro and Container Shipping. Ro-Ro is the least expensive of the two sea methods and you can ship your vehicle easily with this method. The car is driven onto a cargo ship, secured and then transported to the sea port for Burraidah. If you have personal belongings you may want to check into using a container to ship your vehicle as well as your personal items since containers can be loaded with all types of personal property as long as they are acceptable for shipment to Saudi Arabia. Some ports will accept Ro-Ro transport while others will not. Your shipping agent will discuss this with you and will assist you in planning the shipment as well as the allowable type of shipment for the port that must be used for access to Burraidah. Scheduling the vehicle shipment is an easy process when using a reliable professional auto transport company. What needs the most attention is preparing for the customs checkpoint when the vehicle reaches Burraidah.
Customs Information for Burraidah.
Customs checkpoints can seem like very nerve racking places to have to proceed through. Inspectors will be checking every inch of your car to validate its approval for clearance and they will also be carefully scrutinizing all of your paperwork to ensure that all of the names are correct and that everything is in proper legal order. Before the car ships from the United States you will want to contact customs or the Embassy to make sure that all of your paperwork is up to date for current customs standards. You will also want to gain insight on motor vehicle standards for Saudi Arabia because if your car does not meet the standards, it will be denied entry and exported back to the United States. Officials will have you provide them with copies of your passport, residence permit, import permit, Visa, car title and bill of sale, and your Saudi driver’s license. You must have a Saudi Arabian driver’s license in order to drive in Burraidah. You will also need to have your original bill of lading as you will need to pay taxes and duties and part of your fees will be assessed by checking your shipping bills as well as the value placed on your car by customs officials.
For information on overseas shipping a great website to check is the Federal Maritime Commission as they have excellent information pertaining to shipping from the United States.
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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