Ship Your Car To Or From Gdynia, Poland
The panoramic city of Gdynia is located in Poland, in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Gdynia is a seaport that is located near the Gdansk Bay near the south coast of the Baltic Sea. Gdynia is situated in Kashubia in East Pomerania and is a part of the spa town of Sopot.
If you are coming to Gdynia and you want to bring your vehicle with you to Poland, irrespective of whether you are moving for business or personal reasons. It is important to prepare your vehicle and go through the process of importing with a reputable shipping service such as A1 Auto Transport. The paperwork can seem overwhelming without the help of a transport service agent. The paperwork will need to be filed with the Polish Customs Department so you will need to learn more about the regulations required for importing a vehicle. You will also need to pay all shipping fees that are associated with your transport. You will need to check the weather coming in for the week that you choose to import your vehicle. The weather condition can have a huge impact on the date your vehicle arrives. Winters can be very difficult in this part of the country however the summers are the perfect time to import. Your A1 Auto Transport agent will work with you to give you a quote on how much it will cost and what fees you can expect.
You can ship your vehicle to Poland in two different ways; Roll On/ Roll Off or container shipping. There are similarities and some major differences as well. For example, both of these methods are used regularly when importing a vehicle outside of the United States. Roll On/ Roll Off shipping and be cheaper than container shipping. However, container shipping allows you to ship personal items with your vehicle. You can choose between a 20 foot container and a 40 foot container, depending on the size of your vehicle and the items you plan to send with it.
With the Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method, the vehicle will be driven onto the deck of the ship and secured for the ride. You cannot have any personal items inside the vehicle and no loose items attached to the car on the outside. The only items you can have in your car include floor mats, a car jack, and a spare tire.
Staying in Poland
- If you are moving to Poland on a permanent basis, you will need to register your vehicle and pay the necessary taxes on it
- You will need a certificate of export
- You will need to declare your import within a 24-hour period of its arrival
- Pay all customs and registration fees
- Apply to be tax exempt - mainly for retirees or students
- Get a Polish registration plate
Auto Shipping Documentation
You will need to have the correct documentation with you when you import your vehicle. These documents include:
- Lien-free title deed
- Purchase invoice that lists all the details of your vehicle
- Your resident/work permit
- Bill of Lading
- Your current passport
- Your driver’s license
- Insurance currently on your vehicle
Poland is part of the European Union; it has the same assessment when determining the amount of taxes and duties to pay. Thus you can contact the Polish Consulate or browse more information at A1 Auto Transport service.
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.