Gaziantep is one of the oldest cities not only in Turkey, but in the entire world. When it comes to business, the city is very industrious and is a large producer of agricultural products like olives and pistachios. It’s also a leader in carpet manufacturing with more than 100 carpet companies throughout the city. Moving to Gaziantep for employment is something that many people from around the world do each year. Shipping your car to the city is a simple procedure when you have assistance from an international automobile shipper. International auto transporters like A-1 Auto Transport have top knowledge of shipping laws, customs regulations and types of suitable overseas transport for having your car moved to Gaziantep.
Once you contact the company to begin processing your automobile shipment, they will request paperwork like your social security number, driver’s license and a signed statement giving permission to haul your car for you. While shipping insurance is usually included in the total cost of international car shipping, you will want to check the available amounts of coverage and assess whether it will be enough to cover your car in the case of accidental damage during transport. If the amounts are lower than you will need, it is a good idea to speak to your private insurance carrier to have international shipping added to your policy in an amount that will be suitable.
Customs in Gaziantep.
Once you have spoken to the automobile transport company and gained insight into the cost of shipping and what will be required from you to have the car delivered to Turkey, you will need to pay close attention to the customs regulations that have to be followed when importing a car. First you will need to have some paperwork together for customs to check when you reach the checkpoints. These papers include:
- Visa (For school or work).
- Blue Card (Residency Card).
- Motor Vehicle Title.
- Motor Vehicle Insurance (Obtained in Turkey).
- Original Bill of Lading.
- Commercial Invoice or Private Bill of Sale.
Turkey allows two separate types of automobile import to the country. Temporary or permanent imports are allowed, although it is often easier to obtain a temporary import than it is to have a permanent allowance. Temporary imports are great for tourists and those who will be in the city for short term periods of three months or less. Permanent imports will require proof of residency, education status or employment verification. If you have retired in the United States and made the decision to move to Gaziantep as a permanent resident you will need to show your blue card for residency status.
How to Transport a Car to Gaziantep.
As you are making your plans to ship the car overseas to Gaziantep, the company representative will go over the pricing of various modes of transport with you. They will also explain shipping schedules and how they work. Transport ships depart from the United States heading to countries around the world and you will need to schedule in advance to ensure that your car will be scheduled for a date close enough to the date that you will need to have the car delivered to the city. You will be able to request delivery once the car reaches Turkey, but customs regulations require that you be physically present when the car arrives for the clearance. The best ways to have a car transported are by sea or air, and the ways that you can achieve transport are:
RORO Shipping- This is the most used form of international automobile shipping anywhere in the world today and has been used for more than 40 years as the most preferred way to ship a car. RORO is an open transport carrier and the RORO ship can easily hold several hundred vehicles at one time for shipment. Many car manufacturers, automobile dealerships and individual car owners use RORO each day for reliable, fast and affordable international transportation of vehicles.
Container Shipping- As with RORO transport, container shipping is also done by sea. This is an enclosed type of shipping that offers secure protection during transport for highly expensive automobiles such as race cars, luxury cars, classic and antique automobiles. Containers are sealed and you will be able to move other items and household goods inside the car when shipping with a container.
Air Shipping- While shipping by air is not used as often as shipping by sea, it is the fastest way to have a car delivered to Gaziantep from the United States. Shipping by air can be expensive due to the higher cost of jet fuel, but it is the fastest type of international shipping available.
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.