The second largest city located in Tajikistan is Khujand. It is also known as the capital of Sughd, in the northern part of Tajikistan. Khujand is full of history as it's known for being the oldest city located in Central Asia.
Recorded history can go back as far as 2,500 years ago. Tajikistan is comfortably located on the Syr Darya which is at the bottom of the Fergana Valley. It's also known as the major city down the ancient Silk Road.
Regardless of the reason you are moving to the central Asian city of Tajikistan, you will be happy to stay independent and travel as convenient. And that is why importing your vehicle from USA makes a lot of sense. However, importing a vehicle to Tajikistan can be riddled with lots of paperwork but it can be done. It helps to have the right international auto shipping service with you at every step. And A1 Auto Transport is one of the pioneers among global shipping services.
Public Transportation Issues.
Public transit has not been looked after throughout the years and is not something that can be trusted as much today. Transportation methods have suffered tremendously as a result. If there are any difficulties in speaking the home language there, hailing a taxi may not be easy to do. Bringing your own vehicle over to Tajikistan is probably the most sensible option as almost all Tajikistan's use personal vehicles to travel around in as well.
Documentation Needed to Import.
If you want to import your vehicle to Khujand in Tajikistan, you will need to prepare the paperwork in advance. As per the Customs Authority in Tajikistan, you can expect to pay 20% value added tax, or VAT and excise tax ranging from ten percent to ninety percent. This will depend upon the cost of the freight charges, the price of the vehicle along with the insurance on it.
- Power of Attorney (if you cannot be there to pick up your vehicle once it arrives).
- A copy of your passport or a long term visa.
- Vehicle Title and log manual.
- Vehicle purchase invoice.
- Bill of Lading.
- Receipts of paid taxes.
- Insurance and title deed.
Additionally, the specific laws of Tajikistan state that vehicle cannot be more than ten years old or less than six months old for import. There are no exceptions to the rule. It is essential that to check the roadworthiness and emission levels, all imported vehicles will go through an inspection upon arrival.
When transporting a vehicle to Tajikistan, there are two methods only namely, Roll On/ Roll Off method is the most affordable and easy way to transport your vehicle. Although there Port of Aladzha leads directly to Tajikistan, you will need to go to complete all formalities before the vehicle is delivered.
The Roll On/ Roll Off method uses a simple method of driving on and driving off the vehicle onto the ship. The vehicle will need to be completely empty except for three basic items; the spare tire, the floor mats, and a car jack. You cannot have anything else in the vehicle. The container shipping gives you the option to ship a vehicle or more than one if you have it and all of your belongings. Container shipping can cost a lot of money but it offers higher protection for not just your vehicle but any personal goods you need transporting.
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.
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