The panoramic city of Mažeikiai is located north west of Lithuania on the banks of the River Venta. With a population of close to 45,300 people, Mažeikiai is the eighth biggest city in Lithuania and is the administrative hub of the municipality in Telšiai County.If you plan to come to Mažeikiai, you may want to think about what type of transportation you will use to get around. You could rely on public transportation but it time bound and can turn out to be costly in the long run. That is why it is more cost effective to ship your own vehicle from USA. However, adherence of all regulations as specified by the government is important.
If you plan to come to Mažeikiai, you may want to think about what type of transportation you will use to get around. You could rely on public transportation but it time bound and can turn out to be costly in the long run. That is why it is more cost effective to ship your own vehicle from USA. However, adherence of all regulations as specified by the government is important.
When you bring your own vehicle to Lithuania, you can follow the rules and regulations that allow you to drive wherever and whenever you want to. You will first need to pass through the Lithuania Custom Department in order to proceed.
You will need to consider the paperwork involved in applying for an import. You will also need to pay all transport fees and choose the date your vehicle will be ready to ship. Keep in mind, the weather in Lithuania will go from rainy to harsh cold and freezing temperatures so you will want to keep your schedule flexible or you can look at a calendar and hope to choose the right date. With a slow but progressing economy, Lithuania can be a great place to visit as it caters to the tourism industry. Before you begin your application, you will need to provide the right documentation:
- Purchase Invoice of the vehicle.
- Current and valid passport.
- Legal ownership proof.
- Vehicle Registration.
- Title of your vehicle.
- Residence permit.
You can learn more from the Embassy of Lithuania if you would have any questions or concerns. You can also refer to Title 19 of United States Federal Regulations Code for more information. If you are looking for the cost of import, the taxes to import the vehicle to Lithuania can be estimated as vehicles under 7 years old are charged at 10% import duty while there is 18% VAT while older cars i.e. over 7 years need to pay 18% VAT.
Shipping your car.
Before you ship your vehicle, you will need to prepare it. Remove any parts that may possibly come off during transport. You will need to take care of this before the vehicle is shipped. You will need to have the vehicle cleaned out completely if you are choosing the Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method. You can speed up the delivery of your vehicle by following the rules and regulations set forth by the shipping company you hired. Your vehicle will need to reach the port before you can claim it. If you can't be there to claim it, you will need to sign a power of attorney so someone else can pick it up for you.
There are two methods of shipping to Lithuania that are Roll On/ Roll Off method and the container shipping method. If you want to choose the container shipping, you will have two sizes to choose from; twenty or forty foot. You can place all your belongings in a container to ship but you cannot place any personal items inside the vehicle if you choose the Roll On/ Roll Off method. If you choose the RORO method, your vehicle will be strapped down to the deck of the ship where it will stay until it reaches the port.
Once your vehicle arrives at the port, you will need to wait until customs clears it, you pay your duty and taxes due, and you are given the clear documentation. You will also need to apply for a registration and license plate once it has been cleared. You will also need to know what the driving rules and regulations are for driving in Lithuania.
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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