Multan is a beautiful city directly in the center of Pakistan. Surrounded by shrines, shopping plazas and mosques, it has become the economic center of the country as well as primary location for Pakistani political meetings. Shipping a vehicle to the city will require gaining an insight on exportation regulations from the United States as well as importation regulations that have been set by the Pakistani Federal Board of Revenue. Before shipping your vehicle you may want to check with U.S. Customs for information on types of vehicles you can export as well as personal content that is allowed to be taken out of the United States. The auto transporter will need some paperwork from you as they progress through the international shipping process. Some of the required paperwork will be:
- Valid Driver’s License
- Car Insurance Verification
- Social Security Card
- Power of Attorney Statement
- Title to Vehicle
The company will also require other paperwork to be completed prior to the shipment date and will detail that as your shipment request progresses. If you have already moved out of the United States and are residing in Multan, you may need to have your vehicle picked up and delivered to the shipping port for exit from the United States. If so, the transport company will be able to assist with arranging for that and they may also be able to arrange for delivery once the car reaches Multan if you will not be able to pick the vehicle up in person from the entry port or airfield. You will still need to be present to take your vehicle through the customs checkpoint when it arrives as you will have to provide customs with verifying identity documents and other paperwork related to your vehicle. Customs in Multan will need the following documents as the vehicle is taken through the customs checkpoint:
- Deregistration Certificate
- Vehicle Title
- Original Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
- Sales Invoice or Commercial Invoice
You will have to pay taxes based on the cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) which range from 40% to more than 55% and will also have to pay import duties. Imported vehicles must be new or within two years of the date of manufacture at the time of import. It is advisable to ship any personal and household products separately when importing a vehicle as it can often take customs longer to clear a vehicle than it does personal items. You will also want to make sure you have all of the mandatory paperwork available at the time of the clearance check as paperwork can delay clearance if it is not provided correctly. You may also check with the Pakistan Embassy for information regarding local travel in Multan, road rules, and local laws prior to relocating to Multan.
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How to Ship a Vehicle to Multan
There are a few ways that you can ship your vehicle to Multan and the cost of shipping will vary depending on which way you choose, the type of vehicle you own and the distance from the U.S. where your vehicle is shipped from to the entry location in Multan. Listed below are the ways that a vehicle can be shipped internationally from the United States to Multan.
Ro-Ro Shipping- This is easily the most preferred way to have a motor vehicle of any type shipped internationally. You will be able to ship the vehicle but no personal items may be left inside of the vehicle during the shipping process. The car may need to be cleaned inside as well as out prior to shipping.
Container Shipping- Using a container to ship a vehicle will allow some leeway in shipping personal items along with the vehicle during shipment. Everything, including the vehicle, will be loaded into a large shipping container and then lifted onto the cargo ship for travel overseas. Keep in mind that if you will be in a hurry to receive your personal items you may want to utilize two separate containers, one for your vehicle and one for personal items as occasionally it can take longer for vehicles to clear through customs than it will take for personal items.
Air Shipping- Most people who ship internationally will prefer to ship by sea, but if you will need your vehicle to arrive quickly you may decide to use air cargo to have the vehicle delivered to you. Shipping by air is the fastest way to ship vehicles and other items overseas.
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.