Famagusta is one of the cities in Northern Cyprus and has the deepest harbor in the region. As a major commercial hub and trading port, it is known for industries, construction and education centers. That is why there are plenty of expatriates, returning citizens and employees staying here.
However, the need to commute every day is paramount and that is why when you move to Famagusta, it is best to import your vehicle here. However, it is a complex procedure that requires plenty of paperwork and documents to be submitted to the customs department.
It is essential to work in unison with an international shipping company that has extensive experience in international exporting and importing. That is where A1 Auto Transport service fits in. We have years of exporting to countries all over the world, including Northern Cyprus. However, it is important that the insurance policy cover when you are shipping overseas. We can help you get the transit insurance cover if you need it for the vehicle. In addition, we will require documents to process the shipping and custom clearances. These include:
- Social security number
- Passport/Driving license as proof of ownership
- Title of the vehicle
- Insurance certificate
- Signed Power of Attorney
As per the regulations of U.S Customs and Border Protection, they are required to be notified about your intent to export the vehicle from USA and all of the related documents have to be submitted at least 4-5 days before the date of shipping. Only after the documents are verified and cleared, you will be able to ship your vehicle to Famagusta.
Regulations specific to Northern Cyprus.
There are many regulations that have to adhere to and some documents to submit. These include:
- Only import the vehicle for 3 months.
- Show valid title deed and U.S registration before importing it.
- Submit Bill of Lading.
- Bill of Sale.
- Driver’s license.
- Copy of the owner’s passport.
- Receipt of the import duties.
The evaluation of the car’s value and the capacity of the engine are checked as per the Glass Motoring Guide. All non-European cars are levied a tax of 6 of the current market value of the cars. Additionally it is important that the car that you are bringing to Famagusta is less than five years. After the import, you will need to buy the local insurance for as long as the car is within the country.
Key consideration before shipping.
Before the vehicle is shipped, it is important to get the quote from A1 Auto Transport service, so you are aware about the costs. It will help you get an insight into the cost of freight shipping, detail of logistics and the duties and fees that have to be paid. Checking with the U.S Customs about the detailed requirements might help you get more details. Additionally, you are required to select the method of shipping as that will directly affect the cost. You have the option of choosing from:
Your vehicle is put within a large container and secured in place. You are allowed to add personal belongings in the remaining space so that all of it is shipped together. This is a safer method of shipping your belongings and the vehicle, but more expensive than RORO.
RORO or Roll-on/Roll-Off.
RORO or Roll-on/Roll-Off method is the cheaper way to ship as you are only required to pay for the space used on the ship deck where the vehicle has parked. However, you are only allowed to ship an empty vehicle, with only an extra set of keys, spare tire and car jack. The vehicle is driven on the ship and harnessed in place and at the last port, it is driven off.
You can contact us at A1 Auto Transport service to know more about shipping to Northern Cyprus.
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.