Located in Northwestern Turkey, the city of Eskisehir is situated on the banks of the Prosuk River. It is 792 meters above sea level and overlooks the Phrygian Valley and consists of hot springs. If you plan on coming to Istanbul to live, you will want to bring your own vehicle with you so you can drive into the city on your own.
You will need a professional transport service like A1 Auto Transport Service to assist you in importing your vehicle overseas. A professional transporter will have extensive knowledge of the rules and regulations on importing a vehicle into the country and will be able to instruct you on what you need to proceed. You will also need to know the exporting rules and regulations by U.S Customs and Turkish Customs.
It is important to submit a variety of documents, to the Turkish Customs and need to notify the U.S Customs, before the vehicle is shipped out. You will need to provide the following paperwork to both customs:
- Power of Attorney.
- Vehicle Title.
- Driver's License.
- Social Security Number.
You can learn more about shipping a vehicle by contacting the United States Customs.
Turkish Customs Regulations.
In order to transport your vehicle over to Turkey, you will need to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations there. They must be implemented when preparing for an import. You will need to prepare your vehicle for import to Istanbul. You will need to either be a temporary or permanent resident in order to import. Temporary status means that you plan to be in Istanbul for a period of three months or less. You will want to bring your vehicle with you. In order to do so, you will need to provide the following:
- Your passport.
- Motor Vehicle Registration.
- International Driver's License.
- Motor vehicle insurance that is valid in Turkey.
Permanent status means that you plan to be in Istanbul for a long period of time and you are not a citizen of Turkey. You will want to bring your vehicle over with you. If you want to come to Turkey to attend school, or if you are relocating due to your job, or if you want to retire in Turkey, you can make Turkey your permanent place to live and apply for a Blue Card with the Turkey Touring and Automobile Association.
No matter why you want to import your vehicle, you will need to make sure that you are there to pick up your vehicle once customs clears it at the port. You will either be able to drive your vehicle yourself or you will need to make arrangements prior to the day it is cleared by A1 Auto Transport Service.
How to Prepare your Vehicle for Shipping.
You will need to do a few things to your car to prepare it for shipping to Istanbul. A1 Auto Transport Service will be able to assist you in transporting, including assisting you in knowing how much it will cost you to transport your vehicle. There are papers that need to be filled out as well as additional fees to pay. You will need to provide shipping insurance if you don't already have it. U.S Customs can answer any questions you may have regarding exporting your vehicle. You can contact Turkish Customs for information regarding importing.
You will need to decide which type of shipping you plan to do. There is the Roll On/ Roll Off method of shipping or the container shipping. The Roll On/ Roll Off, or RORO method of shipping is the shipping method most often used. With this method, the vehicle is rolled onto the ship, or driven, and then parked and strapped down to secure it for the trip. You will need to completely empty the vehicle before it is allowed to leave port.
If you want to add personal items including household goods to your shipment, a container shipping method may be the best way for you to import. There is a larger fee to pay when you choose this method of shipping but everything will be able to ship at one time. There are pros and cons to both shipping methods so you will need to determine what works best for you and your budget. If you would like more information about shipping overseas, you can check with the Federal Maritime Commission.
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.