The city located on southern Cyprus coast is the capital of the eponymous district. After Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca is the third largest city in Northern Cyprus. Here, shipping vehicles consumes much time, and you require early preparation to ensure everything goes smooth. Northern Cyprus, being self-declared state with location on Northern Cyprus Island section, has plenty of rules and regulations for vehicle import. This means many forms and documents have to be filled out for customs during import.
To minimize hassles, you must contact experienced shipping service like A1 Auto Transport service and you will require insurance to cover international export-import. Obtaining overseas insurance is not difficult, and your shipping agency can arrange that. For this, you will have to submit:
- Social security.
- Driver’s license.
- Insurance certificate.
- Vehicle title.
- Power of attorney (optional and gives your shipping agent the power to import vehicle on your behalf.
Motor vehicle regulations.
If you require any other documentation, they will inform you regarding the same. For import of personal cars, you have to abide by numerous regulations that are existent in Northern Cyprus. You need to own it for at least three months with valid U.S. registration before you can import. The customs will look at your sale-listing bill to establish ownership along with lading bill/shipping invoice. You will need to show your passport and driver's license. Besides this, you will have to pay up required duties and taxes for car import. This depends upon engine capacity and car value. For non-European cars, you will have to pay at 65% tax rate on car value. When importing the car it will need to be less than five years old. You must purchase insurance from Northern Cyprus for the duration for which your car is in this country.
Cost and quote of shipping.
Your shipping agency will prepare the entire quote much before the car reaches the exit port in USA. This details the transportation, thoroughly enumerating all phases of its journey. This includes travel by land from its location point of the U.S. port for transfer. It offers overseas shipping details along with vehicle detailing whenever needed. What are the fees that you have to pay upfront? What are the additional charges to be borne once you get your vehicle in Northern Cyprus? The quote will enumerate everything so that no confusion remains. You can check with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to be aware of any changes in shipping regulations overseas. Sometimes, you may have to fill in additional paperwork in keeping with requirements.
You must try to obtain all information you can relating to overseas shipping costs and transportation modes available for taking your vehicle to Northern Cyprus. Different methods are available, with the quickest one being RORO option. This is feasible only when you do not want to ship any personal items; otherwise container shipping is the best choice. In container shipping, your vehicle is put within a large container and rest of your personal belongings is packed within the rest of the space. That is why it is more expensive.
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.