Omsk is currently an administrative center of the Omsk Region in Russia. It has its location at the southwestern parts of Siberia, approximately 1389 miles away from the capital – Moscow. Now, while it’s the seventh biggest city in the country, it’s also the second largest one which is located east of the Ural Mountains. It’s the current seat of the Imam of Siberia and it’s the seat of the Bishop of Omsk as well as of Tara.
If you plan on staying in the city for an extended duration you should consider getting your vehicle shipped. As long as you meet all the requirements, the process shouldn’t be difficult and, in fact, it is most certainly possible. You’d have to pay certain taxes and prepare a lot of documents. You will have to adhere to a lot of policies which is why contacting the Embassy of Russia might be a good idea.
You’d have to pay an 18% VAT as well as an import duty which amounts to approximately 25% of the value of the car. The costs are going to add up pretty quickly because you also have to pay an annual tax which is based on the output of your engine. For instance, if you vehicle has a lot of horsepower, it’s going to be a lot more expensive to maintain it.
Keep in mind that the vehicle won’t be hold at the port so you have to be present to pick it up. If you want, you can authorize your car shipping agent to do so.
To get your car shipped overseas to Omsk, you’d have to get:
- VAT bill or a form for exemption if it’s applicable.
- Bill of lading.
- Personal ID as well as passport and a visa.
- Original title and actual registration.
- Invoice of purchase or other form of ownership proof.
- Certified documentation verifying the import issued from Customs.
- Conformity certification ( a document showing compliance with the Eurasian Economic Union requirements ).
Contrary to what you might believe, registering a vehicle in Russia is rather easy. The country offers a three month temporary registration which could be extended to a year in certain occasions. The majority of vehicles won’t meet the criteria for tax-free imports of vehicles. Only foreign diplomats and vehicles entering the country for official business matters are exempt from taxation. Thus, your shipping service might help you calculate the cost of importing your vehicle to Russia.
Different Shipping Methods.
Two particular shipping methods might suit your purposes quite well. Air shipping is not amongst them, mainly because it’s very expensive.
RoRo shipping would require you to empty out the vehicle while it’s being shipped. You’re only allowed to leave the car jack, one spare tire and the floor mats. The vehicle would be rolled on the shipping deck, located on the carrier and then transported to the destination port.
Container shipping, on the other hand, would allow you to ship other personal belongings with your vehicles. You can fill in the container with them. However, these belongings have to abide by Russian legislative regulations. Container shipping is generally more expensive but you’d have the chance to share it with someone in order to reduce cost. You can also choose between two different container sizes (20ft and 40ft) depending on your needs.
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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