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If you need to make plans to ship a car to Cankaya you will need to start making plans in advance of the date you need to have the car shipped overseas. When planning shipment with an automobile transport company you will have to provide paperwork that will show your identity and give legal permission for the company to relocate your car and you will need to pay shipping fees prior to the scheduled pick-up and delivery to the shipping port. Cankaya has an annual climate that generally has temperatures in the mid 70’s but you may want to know that the rainy season is from January through May and there may be times when roadways become difficult to drive due to the heavier rainfall during these months. You will also want to be prepared to drive while in Cankaya. Unlike in the United States, many drivers in the city will ignore the traffic signs when they are posted, and often you will find that there are no signs at all, especially on minor roadways.
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Motor Vehicle Regulations for Cankaya Imports.
When you’re making plans to have your car imported to Cankaya from the United States you will need to pay attention to the motor vehicle import regulations for Turkey. Turkey specifies that people can import cars either on a temporary or a permanent basis. Temporary imports are generally easy to fulfill and can be done whether you’re a tourist or a visitor that will be living in the city for up to three months. Permanent import status is a bit more difficult but can be done as long as you follow the law and fit the guidelines. The regulations for permanent import of motor vehicles say that you have to be a student in Cankaya (or elsewhere in Turkey), work in Cankaya and must have an employment letter stating that you are moving for work, or you have retired and will be relocating to Cankaya as a permanent resident. You can check with the Embassy of Turkey in Washington, DC for further information on motor vehicle regulations in Cankaya.
When importing a motor vehicle you will also need to give customs agents some specific paperwork. Some of the paperwork is as follows:
- Driver’s License.
- Automobile Insurance Certificate (issued in Turkey)
- Bill of Lading.
- Bill of Sale or Commercial Invoice.
- Proof of Residency (Blue Card)
Before you ship the Car.
Before you are able to ship the car to Cankaya, you will have to have a shipping contract with an automobile transport company and have the car scheduled for pick-up and delivery to the port. When you initially contact the auto transport company and provide the information on your car, they will let you know how shipping overseas works. Whether your car will need to be placed in an auto storage prior to shipping out, how pick-up and delivery works, what types of transport are available in your area, and what the total cost of shipping will be. If you will need the car picked up and delivered to your new location in Cankaya you can discuss that with the agent and they will be able to schedule it for you. You will have to be at the customs checkpoint in person per Turkish law, but the company can have it delivered once clearance has been obtained.
Once you have the car scheduled for shipment, there will be some things that you will have to do to prepare the car for transport. Most often, you will need to have the car cleaned, and cleared of any personal belongings. Steam cleaning is often suggested for the interior in order to deeply clean. A delivery inspection will be done when the car is picked up, and the cleaner the car is the better chance it will be to notice any superficial damages during the inspection.
The Types and Cost of Shipping Internationally.
There are a couple ways to have your car shipped from the United States to Cankaya, Turkey by sea. The total cost to ship a motor vehicle is based on several things including the distance overseas from the exit port in the U.S. to the entrance port in Turkey, the mode of transport you choose, the size and weight of the vehicle and the taxes (if any) that are due for shipping or import duties Also, if you will need pick-up and delivery, that will be included in the cost you will pay as well.
RORO shipping is by far the most common way to ship any motor vehicle internationally. Vehicles are loaded onto the cargo ship by driving them (or rolling) them onto the deck. Once they are loaded they will be secured in place for the trip and then when they reach the port in Turkey they will be driven (or rolled) off the ship.
Similar to RORO with the fact that vehicles are driven inside large shipping containers and then loaded onto the cargo ship. Containers offer protection for motor vehicles and other items that you will not find with RORO however, as containers are sealed for secure transport. While it does cost more to ship in a container, it is very beneficial if you own a highly expensive motor vehicle or need to ship personal items when you ship the car.
As you are making your plans to ship the car internationally you will need to contact the U.S. Customs to submit export paperwork to them. This needs to be done in advance of the date of shipping and is recommended to do at least one week or more prior to the shipping date to ensure the paperwork is received and approved for shipment.