Situated in Northwest Libya, Misrata is 116 miles away from Tripoli, the capital of Libya. It si the third largest city and is the business capital of the country. Located at the Mediterranean coast adjacent to Cape Misrata, the closest harbor is Qasr Ahmad. Irrespective of whether you intend living here due to your work or are returning to your homeland, you need to have your personal vehicle for easy transportation, as public transportation is erratic.
If the eligibility and regulations in Libya are known, shipping a vehicle isn’t very difficult from USA. There are no stringent rules on import to adhere to when you are shipping a vehicle for personal use but all documentation needs to be submitted to the Libya Customs for importing the car to Misrata. That is where A1 Auto Transport service steps in. We have over 20 years of hands-on experience in international shipping of commercial and residential vehicles. We will ensure that your paperwork si complete and will inform you about the essential documents that are needed for a safe delivery of the car to Misrata. Here is a quick look at some of the paperwork and documents are are needed by the U.S and Libyan Customs:
- Copy of Social Security Card.
- Driver’s License.
- Ownership proof.
- Title deed of the car.
- Car insurance certificate.
Vehicle Import Rules in Libya.
There are set of documents that are needed by the Customs Department in Libya for allowing the vehicle to be imported from USA. We will assist you in compiling the details and the documents for submission. Additionally, you may browse the website of Embassy of Libya for the latest updates. These are the documents needed by the Customs department in Libya are:
- Vehicle registration certificate.
- Original purchase voucher.
- Title deed of the car.
- Passport of the owner.
- Import permit and approvals.
- Log book and insurance certificate.
- Work permit from the company.
- International driver’s license.
It is important the vehicle that is being imported is not older than 5 years. Additionally, Libyan citizens returning to the homeland have to pay 10% tax on the evaluated value of the vehicle, while foreign nationals have to pay 25% of the car’s value as deposit which is refundable when they leave. A temporary registration is provided for plying the vehicle in Misrata and other cities in Libya. You will need insurance cover for using the car in Libya.
Key considerations before you ship the car.
When you work with us, we offer you a quote on the total cost of the prepping and shipping of the car which includes method of shipping, pick up of the vehicle from your doorstep to the delivery in Misrata. All details are covered by our transport staff including steam-cleaning the vehicle, removing the accessories and ensuring that documents are in order for submission at the US customs and at the customs at Libya.
There are two popular methods of shipping to Libya. One of the container shipping method wherein the car is secured and sealed inside twenty feet or forty feet container along with any other personal belongings that you have to ship. This is expensive as you hire the container and the goods are protected throughout the transit. The other more affordable method of shipping your vehicle is through the Roll-on/Roll-Off (RORO) method where the car si secured on the deck after being driven over. At the port of delivery, it is driven off the ramp. You are not allowed to keep anything in it except a little gas, spare tire and keys.
You may get more information at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency about shipping vehicles, latest regulations and requirements or connect with the Embassy of Libya.
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.