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Ship Car To Kabul

🇦🇫 Afghanistan, (AF)

Ship Car To Kabul
🇦🇫 Afghanistan, (AF)

Car Shipping Kabul

With the current instability in Afghanistan, moving there due to work or as a returning citizen can be challenging. However, it is best to have your own personal vehicle shipped there and it can be termed as a necessity allowing you to commute with ease. The public transport situation is fragile and cannot be relied upon for regular transportation. Whether you are planning to stay there on a long term basis or are on short term work related tenure, it makes sense to have an experienced auto transport service help with the shipping.  At A1 Auto Transport service, we have over 20 years helping transport vehicles all over the world and can help you through the processes as you ship your vehicle to Kabul.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Kabul

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
Kabul to (California port) to San Jose, CA$200$310039+5 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Kabul$450$310039+5 days
Portland, OR to (California port) to Kabul$475$310039+6 days
Kabul to (California port) to Seattle, WA$550$310039+6 days
Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Kabul$575$290029+6 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Kabul$675$290029+6 days
Kabul to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA$700$290029+6 days
Denver, CO to (California port) to Kabul$775$310039+7 days
Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Kabul$800$290029+6 days
Kabul to (New York port) to Houston, TX$1,075$290029+7 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

Vehicle import restrictions

Afghanistan only allows vehicle import for expatriates, diplomats and foreigners that have valid work permits and visas. As a tourist, you are not allowed to bring in your vehicle. Additionally, duties and custom levies amount to 25% of the value of the vehicle, estimated by the Afghanistan Customs Department. However, diplomats have a fee waiver and they do not have to pay any taxes on vehicle import for personal use.

For shipping and importing vehicle, there is a requirement to submit documents pertaining to the import verification at the domestic US port and at Kabul. Some of the documents needed by the Customs Department include:

  • Title deed and registration of the vehicle
  • Car/vehicle purchase bill
  • Shipping documents and Bill of Lading
  • Ownership proof- passport, driving license

For diplomats, the documentation includes:

  • Tax exemption form
  • Request letter for clearing customs Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Copy of the diplomat’s passport
  • Memo letter from NGO/Embassy

As the political instability is high, import procedures can take time and delays can be expected. It has been seen that diplomatic clearances take about 10 days and regulations change without any extensions. Thus, it is important to work with a shipping service that is conversant with the different procedures and can work with the customs. At A1 Auto Transport service, we advise that import documents need to be sent in advance so that before the shipment arrives, additional documents can be arranged. You need to be present when the vehicle is delivered in Kabul.

Shipping methods

Afghanistan is a land locked country and if you are planning to move the car to Kabul through freight shipping, it is important to take the delivery in the neighboring country of Turkmenistan, Pakistan or Iran as they are closest countries that have a port. Further on, the vehicle can be transported by land or with regular barge traffic. River transportation through the Amu Darya is possible. You can ship through RORO or the container shipping method. In RORO, the car is driven off and on the ship and harnessed during transit. No personal belongings can be kept in the car apart from jack spare keys and tire.

However, container shipping is another method where the vehicle is harnessed within a twenty feet or forty feet container. This protects it from collision damage and secures it all through the transit. Personal belongings can be shipped along with the car.

Another way of getting your vehicle directly to Kabul is through air shipping as it can be delivered at the Kabul International airport. However, it is expensive and rarely used due to the associate cost.

Additionally, to smoothen out the details, you can contact Embassy of Afghanistan to get the latest regulations and requirements on car shipping from USA to Kabul.

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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.

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Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

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The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

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I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

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I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

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