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A port city in Djibouti, Obock is situated on the shores of the Gulf of Tadjoura and has a flourishing trade. It is one of the important cities in the country.

There are plenty of reasons for moving to the city and to ensure that you have the ease of mobility, consider importing your vehicle from USA. The poor connectivity of public transportation can render you stuck within the city if you don’t have access to a personal car. That is why it is important to plan on importing your vehicle soon after you come to stay on a temporary or permanent basis.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Obock

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
Obock to (California port)
to San Jose, CA
$200$44005+55 days
Obock to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$44005+55 days
Obock to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$33005+39 days
Obock to (California port)
to Phoenix, AZ
$550$44006+55 days
Obock to (New York port)
to Detroit, MI
$575$33006+39 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Obock
$675$33006+39 days
Obock to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$33006+39 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Obock
$775$44007+55 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Obock
$925$33007+39 days
Dallas, TX to (California port)
to Obock
$1,025$44007+55 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Nuances of vehicle import to Djibouti.

As laws keep changing, it is imperative to contact the Djibouti Customs Authority and know about the current requirements. If you do not adhere to the regulations there may be a delay in shipment. Before you start the process of shipment, it is important to get the documents in order. You are required to submit all of these documents with the U.S Customs and at the port in Djibouti, including:

  • Ownership proof – passport.
  • Insurance.
  • Work permit/Residence visa.
  • Bill of Sale.
  • Lien-free title deed.
  • EIN letter.
  • Car shipping form (international).
  • Import permit.

You need to be aware that Djibouti only imports left hand drive vehicles but most of the regulations are not strict so A1 Auto Transport service can assist you through it. As per the tax policies, the engine capacity is the main criteria for fixing up the import duty.

Vehicles with engine capacity of less than 1300cc have to pay 30% tax while those vehicles with engines of 1300cc to 1800 cc are charged 60%. Vehicles with high engine capacity have to pay 100% duty on the vehicles. Thus, additional taxes depend upon the evaluated value of the vehicle, insurance and shipping charges. If you are looking for a quote on the cost of the shipping, A1 Auto Transport can only provide it when you select the mode of shipping for your vehicle.

Although air shipping is the fastest way to import your car to Obock in Djibouti, it would be too expensive to do that. That is one of the reasons that people prefer Roll-on/Roll-Off and Container shipping method. RORO is extremely affordable and is perfect when you are looking to ship only the vehicle as it has to be shipped empty. Other limitations associated with this method include shipping only after getting the car interiors steam cleaned, disabling all alarms, and removing the air conditioning gas completely. These are done to ensure that there is no fire hazard during transit. The Container shipping method is good if you have to ship an expensive vehicle that needs extra protection or have to move your personal belongings to Obock.

It is best to discuss the whole vehicle shipping with A1 Auto Transport service and get the free quote on it. To get the latest facts on the regulations, contact the Embassy of Djibouti.

Joe Webster

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.

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