Karlovac is both a city and a municipality in Croatia. If you are planning to move to the Karlovac from the USA it would definitely be best if you have your own vehicle with you. The cost of buying a new one would certainly be a lot more than if you exported your own from the USA.
However, when you hire the experts from the A1 Auto Transport, they are going to understand all of the aspects as well as the adherence to all of the specific Croatian laws and regulations.
There are a lot of sea ports available at Croatia such as Split, Bakar and Dubrovnik and you have the option of going for Roll-On/Roll-Off or for container shipping. The transit time is also less as there are weekly freight ships sailing off between Croatia and the USA. It’s affordable and it’s hassle-free as there is an 8% duty on the non-EU vehicles apart from other taxes and levies. Furthermore, if you are going to stay there for over three months, you would have to get the vehicle registered in Croatia.
The process of documentation.
If you want to ensure that the entire endeavor is legal and verified, there are some documents that you would have to submit to the Customs Department of Croatia before arrival. Furthermore, you are going to need to submit some additional documents to the Customs in the US in order for them to allow you to export the car. These documents include:
- Submission of the Homologation form for the E25 Certificate.
- Invoice of purchase.
- Bill of Lading.
- Title deed.
- Notary authorized sales contract,
Homologation – things to understand.
In order to ensure that the vehicles made in the US adhere to the safety and environment rules of the EU, the vehicle has to be modified accordingly. This is what the Homologation certificate is for. Even though Croatia does not have facilities that you can do that, you have to get it done in the USA or other EU countries such as Spain or Germany before you import. Check with the A1 Auto Transport representatives and they are going to provide you with assistance in the matter.
Before the vehicle is shipped, it is important to consider the cost of freight shipping, timelines for delivery and the other expenses. However, the quote from A1 Auto Transport will depend upon the method of shipment that you select.
Roll-on/Roll-off: This is the most preferred way because it is definitely the cheapest. Your vehicle is going to be placed on a shipping deck on the freight ship by being driven on it and then fastened. The drawbacks are related with longer shipping time and inconsistencies in arrival times.
Container Shipping: This is going to be more costly but it comes with additional benefits. You are going to have your own container which provides a lot of security. On top of that, you would be able to ship other personal belongings along with your vehicle.
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.