Situated in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Lubin is a city and administrative headquarters of Lubin County. With plenty of reasons to stay and work in this beautiful Polish city, you will want to have your own transportation so you can get around at a faster rate, whenever you want.
Before you ship your vehicle, there are a few things that you need to take care of, for example, filling out the necessary paperwork and paying all the necessary fees to ship your vehicle from the United States. You will also need to take into consideration the time of year it is because the winters are very harsh and the summers are mild and would be better for shipping, if you have a choice. If you have queries or questions, contact the contact the Embassy of Poland in U.S. today.
Shipping Methods .
You will have two types of shipping methods to choose from. The first is the Roll On/ Roll Off method, or the RORO and the second method is the container shipping method. Its really up to you which one you choose. Container shipping is the most expensive means of importing however, you can choose from a 20 foot container or a 40 foot. The great thing about shipping containers is that you can pack more than your car; you can pack all your household goods too.
Roll On/ Roll Off method of shipping is the most affordable way to import your vehicle to Lubin. With this method, the vehicle is driven onto the deck and secured for the trip. You won't be allowed to put anything in the car except for floor mats, a car jack, and a set of keys. You will also need to steam clean it before your vehicle will be allowed on the ship. You will personally need to take care of this before the expected date for your vehicle to be deported otherwise it will be detained.
Documentation needed to import.
Once you find out that you are shipping your vehicle, you will need to start the paperwork on it so you can have it completed and approved beforehand. Here is what you will need:
- A clear title to the car.
- Bill of Lading.
- Purchase invoice listing all the details of the car.
- Passport/driver’s license.
- Resident or work permits for Poland.
You need to note that your vehicle will be sent to Gdynia, a port in Poland. You will then be able to drive the car to Lubin which is approximately two hundred miles away. The levies and taxes that you will be required to pay is based on the European Union rules and regulation. If you are a diplomat or a returning citizen, you will be tax exempt as long as you register in time. The reason why you are considered tax exempt with your vehicle is because your vehicle is considered part of your household goods. If you want to figure out how much you will pay in taxes, the standard vehicle costs 10%, VAT is 23%. You will also need to pay a border tax and this will depend on the size of your engine.
Other important tips when importing to Poland.
You will need to send in your documents as soon as possible. You will need to let customs known that you want an 'Import Declaration' which states that you have owned your vehicle for over six months while living in the United States. To obtain this declaration, or if you have any questions, you can contact the Poland Customs Department and find out eligibility requirements, limitations, as well as other regulations that affect importation.
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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