Located on the Shkumbin River, Elbasan is one of the largest cities in Albania. After breaking away from USSR, Albania has made rapid progress over the years and improved employment opportunities. The shipping laws on imports have improved over the years. Irrespective of the reason you have moved to Elbasan, it makes sense to have your own personal vehicle to travel around with ease.
For a successful import of the vehicle from USA to Elbasan, there are guidelines and specifications that need to be met. Additionally, it is important to consider the weather conditions of Albania when you are planning to ship your vehicle there. It is best to avoid the cold winters as delays can happen.
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Steps to take before shipping.
There is a lot of paperwork to take care of when you are shipping your vehicle to Elbasan. Some of the documents that have to be produced for verification and authentication include:
- Car Registration from USA.
- Original purchase invoice.
- Title deed in owner’s name.
- Driving license/Passport of the owner.
- Residence/Work permit.
To know more about the documents and other details that are needed for shipping, you can browse more at Albania Customs Page. It will give you all of the information that you need, including limitations and eligibility criteria about shipping vehicles to Albania. In case you choose to ship by Roll-on/Roll-Off method, you will need to clean the vehicle from inside, remove all accessories and air conditioning gas so that there is no chance of any accident. It helps to ensure that the vehicle is not quarantined and hasten the delivery process. You can refer to the Title 19 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations to know the eligibility of your vehicle.
Ways to ship.
You will need to drive your car to the port or ask A1 Auto Transport Service for ‘door-to-port’ service. This is provided at an additional cost. There are two main ways to ship to Albania, apart from air shipping. These include container shipping and RORO. As mentioned before, there are limitations and restrictions that are connected with RORO. It is the most affordable method of shipping. When it is about container shipping, it is safer but more expensive. Your car is harnessed and secured within the 20 feet or 40 feet container, and other personal goods are packed within the container. After the vehicle is shipped to one of the Georgian port, then it is transported by land to reach Elbasan. Your vehicle is insured for transit, so that least damage is done.
After your vehicle arrives in Elbasan, you will need to pay the required custom duties and other relevant taxes. If your vehicle needed modifications, it will be tested and inspected. Approval and identification of license plate registration is needed. It is good to get conversant with the driving rules in Albania before you take the car on the roads. Jaywalking si common and streetlights might not be on all roads. To know more about vehicle import and other laws, contact the U.S. Embassy in Albania.
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