The administrative center of the Mykolaiv Oblast, the city of Mykolaiv or Nikolaev is the largest center of shipbuilding industry in Ukraine and the Black Sea region.
Situated on the Yuzhny Bug River’s estuary, it is an important transporting hub for the country which includes railway junction, sea and river port and an airport. If you are relocating to Mykolaiv for a few months or a couple of years, the most important requirement would be having your own vehicle here. It will make traveling for pleasure or work much easier and you will be able to avoid public transportation.
Though international auto shipping is considered to be difficult, it isn’t so when you work with expert shippers like a1 auto transport service. We have been shipping vehicles all over the world including Ukraine for years and understand all about the processes and custom regulations with ease. The requirements and procedures to ship to Mykolaiv are comparatively simple.
Ukraine motor vehicle import requirements.
As with any import, you need verified proof as the owner of the vehicle and the other details about the vehicle. Not only will you need to notify the U.S Customs in advance of the export shipment but the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine will require these documents to be submitted at least a week before the vehicle arrives. These include:
- Vehicle Registration documents.
- Title deed.
- Cargo Customs Declaration (CCD) form.
- Bill of Sale.
- Ownership proof- passport/license.
- If car was a gift, notarized affidavit enumerating it.
- Insurance certificate.
Additionally, there are specific requirements that have been implemented by the Ukrainian government about importing vehicle. This includes that you are not allowed to import any vehicle that is over 7 years old. Thus, ensure that your vehicle meets the require age requirements. The taxes are applicable based on the engine capacity and the age of the vehicle. Thus, a detail of the vehicle has to accompany the documents. This involves mention of Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), engine and chassis numbers, make, model and age. There is 20% VAT on all vehicles that are imported.
Shipping methods to select.
Although air shipping is the quickest way to ship, it is not feasible as it is extremely expensive. You have the option of selecting RORO or container shipping for your vehicle as a means of freight shipping method to Mykolaiv. If you only have a single vehicle to ship, it is best to choose RORO has it is cost effective and requires you to ship the vehicle empty. This means you need to remove the air conditioning gas, personal items and steam clean the interiors before shipping.
Conversely, container shipping is more expensive, but it offers higher amount of protection to your vehicle and other personal items that you are shipping together. All of your household goods/personal items are put in 20 feet or 40 feet container and sealed for transit.
Contact the Embassy of Ukraine before you ship your vehicle from USA to stay on top of the latest laws and regulations. A1 Auto Transport service will provide all assistance and information to ensure quick shipping and delivery of your vehicle in Mykolaiv.
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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