One of the largest cities in Estonia, Narva is situated at on the banks of the Narva River. It shares one of the borders with Russia as it is situated in the eastern side of the country. When people move from U.S to Narva in Estonia or any other city, it makes sense to bring their own vehicle as it is cheaper as compared to buying a new vehicle here.
However, shipping with a reliable auto shipper such as A1 Auto Transport is essential because they understand the nuances of laws and regulations in Estonia. The Port of Tallinn is the main port and bustling town. It is best connected to the U.S ports so your vehicle will be offloaded here and then driven over to Narva.
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Adhere to vehicle Regulations.
It is important to notify the U.S Customs and Border Protection about your impending vehicle export. Additionally, the Estonia Tax and Customs Board have to be notified in advance of the import. To verify and legalize the vehicle move, these documents have to be submitted:
- Bill of Sale.
- Proof of vehicle ownership.
- Insurance certificate.
- Bill of Lading.
- Title deed (If under lien, written clearance from the lien holder)
Additionally, when you are importing from USA, as it is a non-EU country, there are further submission of a written traveler’s declaration and documents needed that are specific to Estonian import policy. You will be required to send in customs declaration form which is available at the Customs website/office and there is a pre-registration inspection which is conducted by a government agency.
When you ship your vehicle from USA, there are many import duties that have to be cleared. One of our shipping agents or business representatives would be able to help you get an accurate figure so you are aware of the total cost of the vehicle relocation. Additionally, you are required to get the vehicle registered within 5 days after the Custom clearances are given.
Options of freight shipping.
Irrespective of whether you choose Roll-on/Roll-Off or Container shipping, it is essential to prepare the car/vehicle to ship. It is essential to remove the air conditioning gas, disable alarms, and remove non-permanent accessories from within the vehicle. This will prevent any damage to the vehicle during turbulence at sea. And you are required to get the car steam cleaned from inside so there is no delays.
In addition, it is important to inform A1 Auto Transport service, about the method that you choose as it will directly affect the price. Roll-on/Roll-Off is perfect when you have a fixed budget and are only shipping your vehicle to Narva. It is the most affordable method as you are only charged for the space occupied by your vehicle on the deck. The car is driven on and off the ship. While if you have an expensive vehicle to ship, you will need to choose container shipping as it offers higher protection against harsh weather conditions and collateral damage during the transit. Talk with the shipping agent and then decide what works for you.
As laws keep changing, it is good to stay updated. Contact the Embassy of Estonia to get further details on import regulations.
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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