The third most populated city in Comoros, Fomboni is the capital of the state of Mohéli. With properly maintained roads all through the city and throughout the island, commuting is easy but taxis or cabs are expensive.
That is why it is best to bring your vehicle from U.S when you plan on coming to Fomboni for an extended period or if you are moving here permanently.
Documentation for verification.
It is important to prove the ownership and validate the import by submitting the requisite documents. This is needed by the customs department in Comoros and by other government agencies. Some of the important paperwork includes:
- Title and registration.
- Ownership Proof.
- Freight Transit air certificate.
- Valid U.S-insurance policy.
- Passport and driving license of the car owner.
- Comoros residency permit/work visa.
You will need to send in the Letter of Intent for exporting the car to the U. S Customs and they will need those documents at least 72 hours before the vehicle is shipped out. Similarly, before the vehicle reaches Comoros, the customs officials will need to verify the documents so you will need to send in the papers in time.
However, it is best if you work with a reputed and reliable international shipping service such as A1 Auto Transport service as we have the over two decades of experience shipping vehicles all over the world. We have delivered plenty of vehicles in Comoros in the past and can ensure all assistance, till it is delivered to you in Fomboni. Additionally, you can get in touch with the Embassy of Comoros for the latest updates on the current regulations for auto import. It is important to know about the requirement before the vehicle is exported from USA.
To calculate the cost of the vehicles, you need to be aware of the fact that the import duty of 5% to 20% is calculated on the basis cost of shipping, evaluated value of the vehicle and the insurance costs. Additionally, there is 0% to 25% VAT on the vehicles. At A1 Auto Transport, we’ll be able to give you a final written quote when you opt for the shipping methods as costs vary.
Auto shipping methods to Comoros.
You have the option of sending the car by air or on an ocean bound freight ship. Air shipping is very expensive and that is why most people do not prefer it. Conversely, Roll-on/Roll-Off is a preferred method as it is the most common ways of freight shipping. Your vehicle is driven on the ship using ramps and then it is secured in the parking bay. When it reaches the port in Comoros, it is driven off the ship with equal ease. But you are not allowed to keep any personal belongings in the car and the air conditioning gas has to be removed prior to shipment.
In case you have a luxury vehicle to ship out, your vehicle needs higher protection or maybe you are moving permanently and have household goods to move to Comoros, then container shipment makes sense. It is more expensive than RORO but offers higher protection to your vehicle and other goods as they are sealed inside 20 feet or 40 feet containers.
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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