Kuala Belait is second largest city in Brunei and is an administrative headquarters for the district of Belait. As Brunei has trade agreements with USA and other countries, export and import of vehicles is fairly easy, with fewer restrictions and limitations.
Procedures for import of vehicles
However, if you are contemplating moving here for work or study, importing your vehicle starts with hiring one of the international shipping services, such as A1 Auto Transport service. It is important to work with us because there are many procedures that are needed. There is a lot of paperwork and documentation that is needed which we can help you complete. Some of the documents are:
- Car title.
- Insurance certificate.
- Social security card.
- Driver’s license.
- Registration documents.
We will help you decide on the best method of shipping, associated fees and give you a quote on the cost of shipping. You need to remember that Brunei has tropical and equatorial weather and the heat can be harsh on the vehicles.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Kuala Belait
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Kuala Belait||$275||$4800||5+44 days|
|Kuala Belait to (California port) to Los Angeles||$350||$2200||5+29 days|
|Boston, MA to (New York port) to Kuala Belait||$400||$4800||5+44 days|
|Kuala Belait to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV||$450||$2200||5+29 days|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Kuala Belait||$550||$2200||6+29 days|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Kuala Belait||$575||$4800||6+44 days|
|Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Kuala Belait||$675||$4800||6+44 days|
|Kuala Belait to (California port) to Denver, CO||$775||$2200||7+29 days|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Kuala Belait||$800||$4800||6+44 days|
|Kuala Belait to (California port) to Dallas, TX||$1,025||$2200||7+29 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 regulations in Brunei.
Though there are no strict laws on importing vehicles, there is some essential documentation that is needed. The documents include:
- Work/residence permit.
- Letter of Employment.
- Bill of Lading.
- Original invoice of purchase.
- Diplomat franchise for tax exemption.
- Receipt of custom duties.
It is imperative to get the approval from the Controller of Customs before you can import your vehicle. Whether you are importing personal or commercial vehicle, the due permits are required. To know more about the import regulations and documentation, you can contact the Embassy of Brunei.
Prepping and shipping the vehicle.
Before you start the process, ask for a detailed quote on the shipping so that you are clear about the total cost. One of our shipping agents will go through all the details, including pick-up and delivery at Kuala Belait. You will need to ensure that the documentation is complete because without that Brunei Custom Department will not clear it.
Methods of shipping
There are different ways of shipping and the quickest method is air shipping. However, as it is most expensive method of shipping, it is not commonly used. However, RORO is the most affordable while Container shipping offers an extra layer of security to your vehicle and other goods.
RORO or Roll-on/Roll-Off is the most popular way of freight shipping and an affordable option. The car will be secured on the deck and you only have to pay for the parking slot. However, you cannot keep any personal items in the car and have to remove the air conditioning gas before it is allowed on board. In container shipping, your car along with other personal goods is sealed within the container. The size of containers is 20 feet or 40 feet and secures your vehicle and personal belongings with ease. To get the latest information about the current laws and import regulations, please contact the Embassy on Brunei.
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.