The fifth largest city in Vietnam is Da Nang. It is one of the major port cities along with Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong. It is situated along the coast of the Eastern Sea and at the opening of the Han River. It is also the largest city in central Vietnam.
Moving to Da Nang can be easier to do if you have your own vehicle to travel around in. This will avoid trying to use public transportation when you struggle to speak Vietnamese. Importing your vehicle with your household goods can be done either on a permanent basis or temporary, depending upon your work permit or visa.
The laws and regulations of importing can be done with minimal effort. You need the services of A1 Auto Transport service to assist you in handling the transport, applying for all the right permits, and filling out all the necessary paperwork. In addition, you will need to find all your documents needed to ship.
Shipping your car to Da Nang is your best bet. You will need to register your vehicle for six months at least. You will need to have driven over 10,000 km before the vehicle can be shipped. However, your vehicle cannot be more than five years old at the time of import. Only left-hand driving is allowed in Vietnam.
You can only import the vehicle if you are the original owner of the vehicle, no used vehicles are allowed. If you are a diplomat from another country, you will not be required to pay import duties. It is important to know that you will need to start the import process a few weeks prior to shipping it. You will need to provide the right documents with your forms which include:
- Owner’s driver's license and passport.
- A bill of sale with all details.
- Vehicle title deed.
- Car registration.
- Proof of insurance.
- Ocean Bill of Lading (OBL)
- Any import permits.
You can find out more about shipping to Vietnam by contacting the Embassy of Vietnam. They will be able to assist you with the latest changes in import policies.
Tariff and taxes.
Shipping your vehicle can be expensive so you will need to know how much your importing will cost you. There are several factors to take into consideration when determining the total you will pay; the size of your vehicle, the weight of your vehicle, the age, the make, and the model. The method of shipping will also need to be taken into consideration as varied ways are priced differently. The common methods of shipping include the Roll On/ Roll Off method and the Container shipping method.
Roll On/ Roll Off (RORO) is the most affordable way to ship a vehicle. Your vehicle will need to be empty with the exception of the spare keys, a car jack, and the floor mats. You will need to empty out the air conditioning gasses and there can only be a quarter of a tank of gas. The vehicle will also need to be steam cleaned before it can board the ship in order to avoid delays.
Container shipping is another option that will give you the option of choosing the twenty-foot or forty - foot container that you can fill, close, and seal. You can place your vehicle in the container along with the household goods you plan to ship over with you.
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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