Shipping A Car To Northern Cyprus
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Shipping a car to Northern Cyprus from the U.S. will usually cost from $1,800 to $4,200, though the costs can go higher depending on what type (and size) of the vehicle is being shipped.
- The most affordable method is to have it transported in a shipping container on a boat.
Relocating overseas takes a lot of careful planning, and when you need to have your car shipped you will need to plan ahead of time and follow certain procedures carefully. Northern Cyprus, which is a self-declared state that is located in the Northeastern section of the Island of Cyprus requires many forms to be filled out and documents that will need to be given to customs when importing into the area. You’ll need to hire an auto transporter who ships internationally to have your car shipped overseas and you will need to make sure you have insurance that will cover international exporting and importing.
If your insurance doesn’t cover international ventures don’t worry. International shipping insurance is easily obtained and your shipping agent will be able to direct you to the right source for it. You will need to provide the transport company with your driver’s license, social security number, the title of the vehicle, insurance certificate and a signed Power of Attorney which will allow them to transport your car. They will fully explain any other documentation that will be needed prior to shipping.
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Import Regulations in Northern Cyprus
Northern Cyprus has many regulations on importing personal cars. You can only keep your car in Northern Cyprus for a time period of up to 3 months and must show valid registration from the United States prior to importation. You’ll also need to show customs a copy of your passport, driver’s license, bill of sale listing you as the owner of the car, the bill of lading (Shipping invoice) and you will be required to pay taxes and duties on importing the car. The taxes and duties are based on the value of the car and the engine capacity as listed in the Glass Motoring Guide. Taxes on non-European cars will be charged at a 65% of car value tax rate. Your car must also be less than 5 years at the time of importing into Northern Cyprus and you will be required to purchase Northern Cyprus car insurance while the car is in the country.
What to Know Before You Ship
Before your car ever reaches the port of exit in the United States, you will need to have a total quote prepared for you by the shipping agent. This quote needs to detail transportation via land in the U.S. to the port, shipping overseas and detailing the car if necessary by the shipping company. They will let you know what fees must be paid upfront as well as the total you will need to pay when the car arrives in Northern Cyprus. You may also want to check with the U.S Customs and Border Protection Agency to see if there have been any changes made to overseas shipping regulations and if you will need additional paperwork. You’ll also want to be fully informed of the cost of shipping overseas and the different ways that your car can be shipped. There are three main ways to choose from when shipping your car internationally. If you will only be shipping your car and no personal items, then the quickest way to ship is via Roro Shipping. Your car will be rolled onto the ship at the port of exit in the U.S. and rolled off when it arrives in Northern Cyprus. If you have personal items that will need to be shipped inside of your car, or along with your car, then you will need to use Container Shipping. Your personal items can be easily placed inside of the container and shipped along with it. You may also opt for International Air Shipping which will allow for personal items to be shipped but will also provide you with the fastest way possible to have your car with you.
Your auto transport agent will guide you through each step of the international shipping process and will be able to assist you with gathering the necessary paperwork that will need to be filled out. They can fully explain how each type of available shipping works, and the time frame you will be looking at when waiting for your car to arrive in Northern Cyprus.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Northern Cyprus
- Driver's license
- Insurance card
- Bill of lading (BoL)
- Carnet de passages (transit papers)
Related Information & FAQs
- Find a transporter to ship a car to Northern Cyprus for you
- Container car shipping to Northern Cyprus
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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