Ship Your Car To Or From Fgura, Malta
Fgura is a town in the South Eastern Region of Malta. It is one of the highest populated cities in the country as it managed to expand to the outskirts of the area of the Grand harbor. It used to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It has since become one of the most important commercial areas in the entire central-southern part of the Island of Malta.
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The summers are known to be tropically warm while the winters are rather mild – this means that there is plenty of time for driving your car around the island. The roads are particularly modern throughout the entire country and you can take the ferry to visit adjacent islands. Renting a car, however, can be rather daunting financially and that’s why it’s far better to have a company help you out.
In order to get this done you will need to get an auto transport company hired in the USA. A1 Auto Transport is going to pick your car in the USA and it’s going to transport it to the destination port of exit and get it loaded for the finalized overseas travel. It is also going to be able to arrange your vehicle to get picked up in Malta if you aren’t capable of going there on your own. You need to get certain shipping documents before you start the process, which include car insurance certificate, driver’s license, proof of ownership, social security card and others of the kind.
Importing Regulations in Malta
There are quite a few things that you need to take into account – you need to live on the island for no more than 6 months if you are to import a car there. If you are a permanent resident of Malta you wouldn’t have to pay duties. You also need to provide insurance proof for the entire time of the importation. You need to arrange the completion of the forms VEH01, VEH02 and VEH03 and VEH04 before the inspection date of your vehicle – you can find those on the website of the Transportation Ministry of Malta. Of course, there are quite a lot of other things to consider – you have to pay the relevant taxes and you need to have an expert certificate when you import the vehicle as long as you aren’t a student. If you don't plan to stay in Malta very long, and you are just there touring, you won't need to pay for new taxes however if you want to live in Malta, then you will need to pay taxes. If you are working or attending school in Malta, you may be exempt from import taxes as long as you can provide proof. Some of the documents needed by the customs department in USA and Malta include:
- Letter of employment (if necessary)
- Log book of the car in original
- Lading bill in original
- Invoice with the cost of the purchase
Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea so driving your car there is rather impossible. Your transportation options include RORO and Container shipping. The first one is known to be overly affordable and quick in terms of water-based transportation while Container shipping is more expensive, slower but a lot more secure and reliable. However, if your vehicle is a high-end vehicle or if it is a collector’s vehicle, you may want to place that vehicle in a container before shipping it in order to provide the best protection while in route. Once the vehicle makes it to a port in Malta, the container will be unloaded from the dock of the ship and then you can arrange to pick it up as well as all of your belongings at the port.
For further information about the current laws regulating the import of vehicles in Malta, please contact the Malta Consulate in USA.
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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