Kyrenia is a city which is located on the northern coast of Cyprus. With a deep harbor, it is one of the major port cities here. In case you have a work visa and plan on relocating here for a few months or a couple of years, it might be for your own benefit to import your car or vehicle from USA.
For this, you are going to have to do some planning and to follow strict procedures. Northern Cyprus is a self-declared state which is situated on the Northeastern part of the Cyprus Island. The import process will require a lot of forms and documents which have to be submitted to the officials. You are going to have to hire a transportation company with international experience such as A1 Auto Transport service. It’s also advisable that you have insurance which will cover the export and import. However, you shouldn’t worry if you don’t because international insurance is rather easy to obtain. We can help you and direct you to the right source. However, we will need your:
- Driver’s license/passport.
- Social security number.
- Vehicle title.
- Bill of lading.
- Insurance certificate.
- Power of Attorney to authorize us to take the delivery of the vehicle if you cannot be there.
If there are any additional requirements, we’ll let you know in advance. It is essential that all documentation and paperwork is completed.
Import Regulations Enacted in Northern Cyprus.
Northern Cyprus has numerous regulations when it comes to importing cars. You are only allowed to keep your car there for 3 months and you have to show valid registration from the US before the import. You need to show the officials copies of your passport, driver’s license, bill of sale which states that you are the owner. You are also going to have to pay the required taxes which are based on the value of the car. The value is calculated on the engine capacity as it is listed within the Glass Motoring Guide. Non-European vehicles are going to be charged 65% of the value. Your car also has to be less than 5 years old and you will have to purchase local car insurance while it’s within the country.
Things to Know before the Shipment.
Prior to reaching the exit port in USA, you shall have the total quote which is prepared by A1 Auto Transport service. We will inform you about the taxes which have to be paid as well as the total amount of money which is owed at the arrival of the car in Kyrenia. It is also advisable that you refer to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency in order to see if there are any recent changes in the requirements.
You should also be informed on the total cost of the shipping and the different methods that you can choose from. There are three ways that you can use. If you only want to ship your vehicle, then RO/RO is the way to go. Your car is going to be driven onto the carrier at the exit port and driven off it when it reaches the destination. If you have any personal belongings you can go for the Container Shipping because you are allowed to ship your vehicle along with the household goods. You can also go for air shipping which also provides you with the opportunity to ship other items and it is definitely the fastest way to go.
Your agent is going to guide you through every single step of the process and he will provide you with all the assistance you need to prepare the paperwork. Our company is capable of explaining in details each of the methods as well as the time that you will need to get your car in Kyrenia in Northern Cyprus.
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.