Before you have your car imported to Meknes, make sure that you study some of the motor vehicle driving laws as well as road signs to become acquainted with what they mean. Roadways are usually paved and in good condition, but they are usually very slim and caution needs to be taken with other traffic. Road signs are all in Arabic and French so you may want to study signs prior to driving. Another thing to consider will be gas for your car. While there are gas stations within the city, the country roads do not have fueling spots so make sure you fill up before you head out. Being able to import your own personal car can save you money as well as be beneficial to problems that can arise with car rentals or take the bus in Meknes. Buses can take hours to go just a few miles due to frequent stops, and rental cars usually have contracts that will not allow the car to be taken off the primary roads.
Where Do I Start?
You will need to hire an international auto transport company to have your car shipped overseas to Meknes. A professional car transport company will be able to fill you in on all of the laws pertaining to exporting from the United States as well as Customs procedures for importing your car to Meknes. They will need you to provide them some paperwork, choose a type of shipping transport and pay the cost of shipping prior to sending your car overseas. The professional representative that will handle the international shipping for you will walk you through each individual step of the shipping process and will make sure that you completely understand all that is involved with shipping overseas as they go along. The company will need some of the following documents from you when they begin to process your shipping request:
- Valid Driver’s License
- Social Security Card
- Car Title
- Signed Power of Attorney
- Proof of Insurance
Many people often ask why a signed Power of Attorney is necessary. When an auto transport company is in possession of your car for shipping overseas, they need to have signed permission to do so. Signing this form will give them the legal permission to transport your car. If you will already be out of the country before the car is scheduled to ship, you may need the company to pick your car up and deliver it to the shipping port for exit from the U.S. and the form will allow them the right to deliver the car with your permission.
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How Cars are Shipped Overseas
There are two ways that cars can be shipped overseas and those are with Ro-Ro or Container Shipping. When you need to have your car delivered as quickly as possible to Meknes from the United States the fastest way it with Ro-Ro. Ro-Ro ships have been designed to transport cars overseas and have been in use for many years now. The car, truck or SUV is driven onto a special transport ship, securely placed in a parking spot on the deck and then shipped by sea to Meknes. This is widely known as the easiest mode of transport for international car shipping. Container shipping is another option that you may choose from. Shipping in a container is more secure than Ro-Ro and is a choice often made when people need to ship classic or expensive luxury sedans. Your representative will discuss in detail the transportation offered and the benefits and cost of each type to help you decide which will best suit your shipping needs.
Each country has their own set standards for criteria necessary for customs clearance. When importing a car to Meknes you will need to provide agents with paperwork as well as have your car ready for a physical inspection at the checkpoint. You may wish to contact The Embassy of Morocco to check for updates on documentation that will be needed as well as policies on emission controls, car modification and road safety rules for Meknes. Officials with Customs will need some of the following paperwork:
- Import Permit
- Bill of Lading
- Title of Car
The auto transport company will assist you with locating information needed to ensure that you have all of the necessary paperwork for customs prior to shipping. Missing paperwork can delay clearance of the car, so making sure you are fully prepared is essential. You may import a car as long as it is within five years of age, import duties and taxes are paid upon clearance, and you will be using the car solely for your own personal use. Once the car has been cleared by customs, you will need to register it in Morocco and will need to abide by all rules of the road as you drive it. Your auto transport representative can assist you with gathering information on road rules, car registration, and vehicle safety laws.
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.