Karaganda is the current capital of Kazakhstan. It is also the fourth most populated town in the country. If you are to export a vehicle there, you would have to meet certain requirements in order to ensure a smooth transaction. As per the law and regulations on vehicle imports, you would have to provide and fill out a lot of paperwork and documents apart from paying the import taxes and fees.
It is going to be beneficial if you obtain information on the weather conditions prior to the shipping to avoid delays due to bad weather. The truth is that it’s quite easy to navigate through Kazakhstan because it is a fast developing country. It is the most advanced country in the post-Soviet Eurasian nations. Post-Soviet era, the country has prospered and seeing some of the high-end luxury vehicles like BMWs and Mercedes isn’t uncommon.
Karaganda is the hub of business and with good foreign relations, tourism and trade have prospered. With strong laws on trade and commerce, the nation has benefitted. Whether you are moving here for work or personal reasons, you can ship your vehicle to Karaganda and enjoy the freedom of traveling with ease.
Steps to go through before the shipment.
There are efficient and well-regulated laws by the Kazakhstan Customs Department that have to be adhered to. It is actually advisable to refer to it in order to make sure that there are not changes and restrictions which would apply to you. Thus, you can take the assistance of A1 Auto Transport service as you prepare the required documents prior to the shipment such as:
- S. vehicle registration.
- Purchase invoice.
- Ownership proof.
- Permit of residency.
- Vehicle insurance certificate.
- Road worthiness documents.
It is good to research and get more information about driving in Kazakhstan, so that there are no traffic violations, when you start driving. before you ship, it is essential that all external and temporary parts installed on your car should be removed because they can cause some issues. A lot of the agents are also going to make you entirely clean the car inside and out – especially if you prefer to use the RORO method. It’s also very advisable to steam clean the car before shipment, in order to prevent quarantine. This is going to speed up the entire delivery process. Make sure to refer to the Title 19 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations for the eligibility of your car.
Methods of transportation.
Ro-Ro (Roll-on/Roll-off): This is generally the most popular and preferred method of transportation. The majority of customers use it. The car is basically driven onto the carrier ship and then fastened on the deck. Once the ship arrives at the destination the car is driven off. This is the most convenient and it is also the cheapest way to transport your vehicle if you don’t have any other belongings for shipping.
Container shipping: Container shipping would require you to place your car inside a container. The container is then stored on the ship and transport to the country of choice. You can also ship other personal belongings with the car. The car is going to be picked up from your home or you can drive it to the port if you want to save some money. The containers come in 20ft and 40ft sizes and you can share them with another person to diminish the price. However, the container shipping method is slightly more expensive than Ro-Ro.
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.