Gujranwala is a very large metropolitan city in the Punjabi province of Pakistan. It has been a productive center for trade and commerce for many years and is a bountiful city to live in. During the monsoon season in July and August, drivers need to take caution as heavy rains can wash out the roadways and make driving difficult. When making plans to ship your car to the city, you may want to ship outside of the monsoon season. The first step to shipping a car to Gujranwala is to hire a professional auto transport company to take care of all of your international car shipping needs. The agent who handles your shipping request will walk you through each step of the international shipping process from start to finish. They will need you to provide them with a copy of your social number, vehicle title, driver’s license, auto insurance and a signed power of attorney form that will give them access to transport your vehicle overseas. The agent will explain the U.S. Customs regulations for shipping a vehicle internationally and will let you know what procedures must be done in order to transport your vehicle to Gujranwala. If you will need to have your vehicle delivered to the major shipping port for export from the U.S. the agent will also assist with that.
When your vehicle reaches Gujranwala
Once your vehicle has shipped from the United States and reaches Gujranwala it will have to have a customs inspection that will include a visual inspection as well as a document inspection. Pakistani Customs Officials must be able to see your passport, a de-registration certificate, a bill of sale that shows the make, model, engine number and engine horsepower and your vehicle title that shows you as the owner. Prior to shipping the vehicle, you may want to check with the Federal Board of Revenue for information on other documents that may need to be present when your vehicle arrives at the customs checkpoint based on the type of vehicle you have, the age of the vehicle and your Diplomatic status. Diplomats may import vehicles older than two years but most others will be required to only import vehicles that are within two years of the manufacture date prior to the date of importation. You will also want to check for policies on household goods and personal items if you will be importing anything aside from your vehicle.
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Making Your Shipping Plans
Once you have contacted the auto transport company to ship your vehicle internationally from the United States to Gujranwala, you will need to gather all of the information on Pakistani Customs regulations as well as export regulations set forth by the United States. Your agent will assist you with all of that and will make the entire shipping process very simple and easy for you to do. The agent will also explain the different types of international vehicle to you in order to allow you to decide which way will best suit your vehicle, your shipping needs and the budget you may have. Primarily there are two ways to ship a vehicle internationally and those are Ro-Ro Shipping and Container Shipping. Ro-Ro is a simple method of shipping that allows your vehicle to be loaded onto a cargo ship that has been specifically designed to transport motor vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Vehicles must be emptied of personal content during the transportation overseas when shipping with Ro-Ro and often items on the exterior such as antennae and ground lights will also need removed prior to shipping. Your agent will go over any modifications that may need done to your vehicle prior to shipping. Container shipping will let you load personal content inside of your vehicle for shipment. This is an excellent method of shipping if you need to relocate entirely and have the need to transport your home goods overseas to be at your new location. The auto transport agent will go over the cost of shipping, the time frame to expect your vehicle to reach Gujranwala and the paperwork that you will need in order to fulfill your overseas vehicle shipping.
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