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A global cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic Kuwait city is the capital of Kuwait and is one of the richest countries in the Middle East. With numerous ports and well-connected by air, the city is home to expatriates from all over the world. If you are a U.S citizen or a returning citizen, or have a work or residence permit, you might be looking to import your vehicle to Kuwait. The ports where you can ship your vehicle in Kuwait are Port of Shuwaikh, Port of Doha and Port of Shuaiba. However, you need to be aware of the stringent protocols and regulations in Kuwait about vehicle imports.
However, at A1 Auto Transport service, we are aware of the intricacies of law and regulations and thus can help you deliver your vehicle in Kuwait. We’ll be able to judge whether your vehicle is eligible for shipping and if it is, we will work with our dynamic network of shipping agents to get the vehicle clear customs. As it is a complex procedure to fulfill all requirements of the stringent import laws, we’ll ensure that you do not have to pay extra to get the vehicle cleared or suffer delays with delivery. The average custom duty that is charged is about 4% to 5% of the total car’s value and includes the shipping and marine insurance. However, we will help you limit the total duty and fees that is charged.
There are stringent eligibility criteria about importing vehicles and it is important to first know whether you meet the eligibility criteria. Some of the regulations to comply with include that if you are not a citizen of Kuwait but are on a work permit, your employer will have to allow it to be shipped under his/her name, if the employer allows. However, if you are a returning citizen with a valid Kuwaiti passport, you can do it without a sponsor.
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Pre-requisites and documentation.
Thus, if you are eligible to ship your car or vehicle to Kuwait city, the next step is to submit the documents that validate the import. These include:
- Passport of the owner.
- Valid driving license.
- Bill of Lading.
- Title deed (original and copy).
- Bill of Sale of the vehicle.
- Registration certificate.
If you are not a returning citizen, you will need to give the Kuwait General Administration of Customs agent the temporary permit and the sponsor letter from the employer for importing the vehicle. This has to be applied before the vehicle can be shipped from U.S.
Though you can air ship the vehicle, but it would be exorbitantly expensive to do that and is the least favored method. The most affordable option is through marine freight and we offer RORO and Container shipping methods. If your car is an antique or one of the expensive models, it is best to use container shipping. The car is safely secured and harnessed within the 20 to 40 feet container and sealed. It protects the vehicle from the elements of nature and pilferage during transit. While the RORO method is cheaper as the car is driven on the deck, secured along with their cars and then driven off at the destination port.
With well-maintained roads and proper traffic regulations in Kuwait, driving is easy and comfortable. To know more about eligibility and shipping to Kuwait call A1 Auto Transport service or get in touch with the Embassy of the State of Kuwait.