An industrial district and capital city, Marijampolė is situated within the Marijampolė County of Lithuania. It is the seventh biggest city in the country and borders Lake Vištytis, Poland and a few districts of Russia. After the dissolution of the communist regime, Lithuania has managed to emerge as a strong economy and as a land of plenty of opportunities.
That is why there has been a constant shift in the people moving from U.S to Lithuania. If you are one of those looking to call Marijampolė your home away from home, ensure that you bring your vehicle with you. This is essential as navigating through currency exchange and language issues can be a serious issue. Apart from that with your own vehicle, you have the freedom to travel at your will. However, public transportation is fairly well-maintained and suffices temporary transportation requirements.
It is best to start the procedure by hiring a versatile and experienced international auto shipping company like A1 Auto Transport service. Not only do they have the requisite experience but they ensure that they walk you through the process completely. They will take care of the documentations and the logistics. Call them today for a free quote on your vehicle shipment to Lithuania. For more information, you can browse Title 19 of US Federal Regulations Code for the eligibility criteria and other regulations of shipping your vehicle out of U.S. It is imperative to notify the U.S Customs at least 3 to 4 days in advance and the documents to be submitted along with it.
Motor vehicle laws in Lithuania.
As per the requirements of the Lithuania Custom Department, all documentation and procedures have to be followed for a quick delivery and clearance of the vehicle. All taxes and fees need to be cleared while you are required to file for submission plenty of documents including:
- Purchase invoice of the car.
- Residence permit/work visa.
- Valid passport/International driving license.
- Vehicle registration.
- Bill of Lading.
- Third party car insurance.
- Title of the vehicle.
Additionally, it is essential to know that as per specific laws of the country, all vehicles that are imported to Lithuania are charged 18% VAT and 10% duty, if the vehicles are less than 7 years of age. Other vehicles that are older than that are charged 18% VAT.
Prepping the vehicle.
As the sea-bound freight ships roll and pitch, it is essential that the non-permanent parts of the vehicle are removed during transportation. All alarms need to be disabled, fuel and air condition gasses removed as they can pose a fire hazard. To ensure that there is no foreign contamination, the insides of the vehicle needs to be sanitized otherwise the vehicle might be quarantined in Lithuania. The owner of the vehicle or the authorized representative holding the Power of Attorney has to be at the port to receive the vehicle and pay the requisite taxes.
Though the method of shipment is limited, you have the option of choosing between Container shipping and RORO. If budget is the pivotal point, then Roll-on/Roll-Off is better but if you are shipping household goods or an expensive vehicle, then container shipping is the right option. All duties and taxes have to be cleared and the receipts safely preserved for the registration process that has to be completed within a few weeks.
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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