Krasnoyarsk is located in the center part of Russia, along with the Yenisei River. It is the third largest city in the Siberia region; Novosibirsk and Omsk being number one and two. Krasnoyarsk is a vital part of the Russian region because it is the junction of the Trans - Siberian Railway and it' some of the main producers of aluminum in Russia.
If you want to stay in Russia for a long period of time, you may want to ship for a permanent basis. This will certainly help you because you won't be responsible for paying taxes and avoid all the additional paperwork. You would need to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed and you can contact the Embassy of Russia to learn more. To ship a vehicle to Russia from the United States could cost as little as $2,200 however it can also cost up to $7000. Depending on where you export from. Other factors that can affect the cost is the method of shipping. The import tax for bringing a vehicle to Russia is approximately 25% of the value of the vehicle. It is also necessary to pay the VAT which is usually 18%. You will begin to see how quickly the cost starts to add up when importing a vehicle to Russia however it is worth it if you plan to stay. You will also be responsible for an annual vehicle tax. This tax is based on the engine output in your vehicle. The more horsepower a vehicle has, the more expensive it can be from year to year.
You need to be aware that the vehicle won't be stored at the port so you will need to be there in order to claim it. If you can't be there, you can give a signed Power of Attorney to A1 Auto Transport, and we’ll be there in your place.
Documents for auto import.
In order to start the process and see it through you will need to submit a host of documents to the Russian Customs authority:
- Bill of Lading.
- Personal ID.
- VAT bill or a form showing that you are exempt Visa or passport.
- The original title of the vehicle.
- Current registration.
- Invoice of purchase.
- Conformity certification.
It's not difficult to register a vehicle in Russia. You will need to take advantage of the three month temporary registration in order to decide if you want to stay there or not. If you do, then just finish filling out the paperwork and pay the taxes and you are good to go.
As air shipping is a very expensive, you may want to know more about Roll On/ Roll Off shipping and container shipping. With RORO shipping, your vehicle will need to be completely emptied with the exception of the car jack, the spare tire, and the floor mats. The vehicle will be rolled on the deck of the ship and strapped down where it will stay until it is rolled off at the new port.
Container shipping allows you to ship your personal items along with your vehicle. You will be able to fill up the container with what you need. However, you should know that the belongings that you bring your vehicle must meet the approval of the Russian Legislative Regulations. While container shipping is more expensive than the Roll On/ Roll Off method, it comes with more protection for your vehicle. You can purchase the containers in either a 20 foot or 40-foot size.
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.