Nis is a city in Serbia, which is located in the southern part of the country. It is currently the third largest town and center of administration of the District of Nisava. Having your own vehicle is an asset when you are in Serbia as you don’t have to rely on public transportation.
If you want to successfully import a vehicle into Serbia from the U.S. you must abide by the laws. Even though they might seem a bit hard to comprehend, it’s not that impossible to get your car transported to Nis. At the same time having your own vehicle is going to be incredibly convenient, especially if you plan to stay there a lot. You will be able to reach your destinations without having to use the public transport. Keep in mind that driving in Serbia could be quite overwhelming, even though Europe provides great driving conditions.
Ship Your Car to Serbia.
Container shipping and RORO are the most preferred method to ship. They are rather different and it strictly depends on your personal requirements when it comes to selecting the process.
The RO/RO shipping stands for Roll-On/Roll-Off. This suggests that your car is going to be driven onto a shipping deck. However, you have to empty the car of everything. On the other hand, container shipping is going to allow you to transport other personal items with the container. The second way is a little more expensive but it provides you with more opportunities.
How to Ship a Car.
Shipping a car to Serbia is going to require documentation and some obligatory actions. As per the stringent EU regulations, the vehicle of import should pass the Euro 3 emission standards, which are known as emission standards. Unfortunately, cars made in USA are not going to receive this certification, although modifications can be the solution. However, you can take advantage of some other options which have to be considered.
- Certification should be obtained at least a month prior to Customs clearance.
- Submit the title, the receipts of Customs levies clearance.
- Ownership proof.
- Visa and residency proof in Serbia.
- Work permit.
- Clear vehicle inspections.
All these things have to be submitted to the Customs department in Serbia in order to get the shipment.
Roll On-Roll Off Shipping.
Ro-Ro shipping is currently the overly preferred method of shipping. The vehicle is going to be driven onto the shipping ramp on the freight ship at the exit point and delivered at the destination. This is where it’s driven off the deck. It’s a safe way to go as the vehicle is properly strapped on the carrier. It’s also the cheapest way.
Using this method would require you to place the car within a container which is then stocked on the freight ship. It’s more expensive but you are going to get great value if you want to transport other personal belongings along with the car. You can choose between 20ft and 40ft containers. It’s also possible to share the container with another person in order to save up some money. However, sharing the container might delay the shipment.
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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