Located in the central district of Monaco, the city of La Condamine includes the Port Hercules and has some of the most scenic views in the country.
If you are here for an extended stay and miss having your own car to enjoy the cityscapes, it might be time to import it on a temporary or permanent basis.
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Regulations in Monaco on auto import.
With the good relations that the United States shares with Monaco, you should find that transporting your vehicle from USA is a fairly easy process. If you plan to stay in Monaco for a short period of time or have a residency permit, you will not need to pay any customs duty. If you are a returning citizen, coming back to Monaco after living outside of the country for at least twelve months, you will not be charged taxes and duties either. No matter which condition fits you, there will still be paperwork to substantiate the validity of the auto import. The requisite documents include proof of ownership of the vehicle, passport/ driving licensed of the owner, registration documents and bill of purchase. You can contact Principality of Monaco Consulate to find out more about all the latest rules and regulations on importing your vehicle. Rules are constantly changing and that is why you will want to check with them first.
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Monaco is a sovereign microstate. The duties and taxes paid are administered by French Government. There is a Value Added Taxes to pay that can range from 5% to 20%. Duties can range from 5% to 17%. Duties and taxes are assessed by using household goods as well as any personal belongings brought over and has been overseas for a minimum of three months. Monaco may not be connected to the European Union but its customs are still connected with the EU policies.
You can only register your vehicle in Monaco if you have all the permits in order. The owner of the vehicle must be there when it reaches the port to claim it. You must have a Monaco driver's license too. If you are considered a non-resident and renting property in Monaco, you will need to have a title/deed/ or rental contract with your name on it in order to register your vehicle once it reaches port in Monaco.
You may also want to hire A1 Auto Transport Service to assist you with your car import, as it is not easy to do that on your own. And we have shipped thousands of vehicles all over the world over the last twenty plus years, that have been in business. We provide reliable services that work great and have shipping agents around the world.
Since Monaco is located close to the Mediterranean Sea, you can ship to La Condamine fairly easy. You will need to pay freight cost that is estimated depending on the method of shipping you choose. Roll On/ Roll Off or container shipping is the most commonly chosen method of shipping. This method of shipping is the most affordable way of shipping. Your vehicle will be driven onto the deck of the ship and then harnessed down for the trip. Once you drive it to the port, you cannot have any personal items inside of the vehicle in order to not delay loading it.
Container shipping is another option to choose from. You will have a twenty foot or forty foot container to choose from. Your vehicle will fit into the container and then you will be allowed to fill up the container the rest of the way with personal items you want to bring to Monaco. This method is good if you plan to move there. Once loaded, the container is sealed and loaded onto the deck of the ship.
You can find out more about shipping a vehicle to Monaco by contacting the Department of Transport and Communications in Monaco.
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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