Fes is not only the third largest city in Morocco but it is also one of the oldest known cities in the country. Hosting several ancient monuments as well as the oldest educational system in the country, it has become a very popular city for tourists from not only Morocco but around the world. Shipping a car to Fes will require the help of a respectable and experienced international car transport company. International shippers have the necessary experience and information needed to transport motor vehicles overseas from the United States to Fes, Morocco and will be able to provide you with all of the information needed to have your shipping completed professionally and in the quickest time possible. The auto transport company will need you to provide standard legal documents prior to shipping. Paperwork will include:
- Driver’s License
- Social Security Card
- Car Title
- Car Insurance Proof
- Power of Attorney (required to transport car)
They will also have you fill out paperwork that will be discussed at the time of making the shipping arrangements. You may want to contact the Embassy of Morocco for information on customs import regulations for cars as well as household goods if you plan on shipping any personal items when you ship the car.
How to Transport a Car to Fes
As you work together with the international auto transport company you will not only gain valuable information on laws pertaining to exporting cars and other merchandise from the United States to Fes, but you will also have the opportunity to learn about how cars are shipped internationally from the United States to countries around the world. The most used way to ship a car internationally has been with Ro-Ro Shipping. This type of overseas transport has been used for many years and is the fastest and least expensive way to ship by sea. You will only be able to ship your car when using Ro-Ro and anything personal or paperwork that may be inside the car will need to be removed prior to shipping. If you are in need of shipping anything from your home when transporting your car to Fes, you will most likely want to access Container Shipping for your move. When you use a shipping container you will be able to not only load your car and have it shipped to Fes, but you will also be able to pack household items inside of the car and the container prior to transport overseas. If you will need to have your car delivered very quickly, you may prefer to ship by Air Shipping instead of by sea transport. While shipping by air is more expensive than shipping by sea, it is also the fastest way to have your car arrive in Fes. Fes is home to the Saïss Airport and is used very frequently for travelers who need items shipped quickly to them while in Fes.
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Customs Requirements for Car Importation
Now that you are aware of the ways you can have your car shipped overseas to Fes, you will need to know what you can expect when taking the car through customs at the seaport or airport. Customs officials will inspect your car to ensure that everything is in place and that no modifications have been done to the car that would make it ineligible to travel on the roadways in Fes. They will also require you to give them legal copies of the following information:
- Your Valid Passport
- Title and Registration of the car
- Import Permit
- Bill of Lading
- Bill of Sale for the car
You will need to pay import duties which can range anywhere from 50% to over 100% of the value of cost, insurance, and freight fees but you will have up to three months to pay those duties if you plan on remaining in Fes as a permanent resident. If you choose not to pay the fee, you will need to export your car back to the U.S. at the end of the three months. Once the car is in Fes you cannot sale it and must use it strictly for your own personal use at all times. Used cars are allowed to be imported but they must be five years old or newer to import.
To learn more about the cost to ship internationally you can check this article for some excellent information. Your personal transport agent will work with you through each step of the shipping process to assist you with the knowledge they have of international shipping regulations and customs requirements.
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.