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Jalalabad is located at the junction of the Kunar River as well as the Kabul River while the Laghman Valley is very close to this junction. Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar Province. You will find 95 miles of highway just west of Kabul.
Jalalabad is the second largest city located east of Afghanistan and is in the center of the social and business section due to the fact that it borders Pakistan; the main source of products into Afghanistan.
Since Afghanistan is landlocked, and because the terrain there is very rugged and public transportation is not something you can count on regularly, you may want to bring over your own vehicle so you can get around easier. You will avoid the difficult situation when trying to talk to someone regarding public transport when you can’t speak the language.
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Limitations on Importing to Afghanistan.
Vehicles do have several limitations when importing. Diplomats and foreigners that have work permits or resident visas can bring their vehicles over. Levies are paid at 25% of the value of the vehicle. Diplomats are immune to paying these duties and taxes for importing a personal vehicle to Afghanistan.
A1 Auto Transport will be able to assist you in importing your vehicle from the United States into Afghanistan. Not only will they assist you in submitting the right documentation to the right department, U.S Customs and Border Protection, but they will also help you to submit it to Afghan Custom officials located in Kandahar. Some of the documents you will need include:
- Title to the vehicle.
- Registration to the vehicle.
- Detailed purchase bill.
- Shipping documents.
- Insurance proof.
- Bill of Lading.
- Proof of ownership – such as a passport.
- S driver’s license.
Exemption from Taxes.
To be eligible for exemption of taxes, you must be a diplomat. You will need to provide proof of your eligibility of exemption and submit a few documents such as:
- Tax exemption form.
- Letter from the Embassy.
- A requested letter for customs clearance issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Afghan Ministry of Finance.
You must expect delays because there is so much red tape and political turmoil to get through. The rules enforced by laws are constantly changing and procedures for diplomats could take a week or more. A1 Auto Transport can work hard to get your vehicle over to you with minimal delays. You will need to submit all the necessary paperwork to A1 Auto Transport Service first so they have everything they need to represent you. You will need to be present when your vehicle arrives at the port.
Methods of Transport.
When shipping a vehicle to Afghanistan, you will have two choices as to the method of transport. Since Afghanistan is landlocked, you will need to pick up the vehicle in Pakistan or Iran and then drive it to Afghanistan. You may want to choose to bring it to Afghanistan by means of a multi-carrier. You can also take your vehicle further by way of barrage shipping through the Amu Darya River.
When your vehicle leaves the port in the United States, you will either have it aboard the deck of a ship by way of Roll On/ Roll Off method or by Container. Roll On/ Roll Off method of shipping is the most affordable way to ship a vehicle. It is driven onto the deck of a ship and held in place until it arrives at the designated port. You will only be allowed to keep your keys, the jack, and a spare tire inside the vehicle at all times.
Container Shipping is the most secure way to ship a vehicle and some personal or household items. Your vehicle will be completely protected from weather conditions as well as any collision damage. You can choose from a 20 foot or 40-foot container.
You can learn more about shipping to Afghanistan by contacting the Embassy of Afghanistan.