Oranjestad is the largest city of Aruba. It is also the capital of Aruba and is located on the south coast near the western part of the island country. If you plan to travel to Aruba for a long period of time, you may want to consider transporting your vehicle, which can be done as long as you follow the rules and regulations on importing to Aruba.
A1 Auto Transport Service can assist you in this event. There is over twenty years of service that A1 Auto Transport Service can use to assist you in transporting your vehicle. They know how to get through the custom clearances so your process will not be delayed.
You can be assured that your delivery is made on time and safely when you use a transport service like A1 Auto Transport Service. When using international shipping, you should never pack any personal items inside the car. There are many things to remember so without the experience, you may not be able to successful transport your vehicle without being detained or quarantined. You may even be charged additional fees for not following the rules and regulations. With A1 Auto Transport Service, your vehicle will arrive at the destination without delays.
Import Tariff and Duties.
The average duty is 12% or more depending on if your vehicle is a luxury vehicle or not. You could possibly qualify for exemption of duties and taxes if you are permanently relocating to this area. In order to be exempt, you will need to show proof of residency as well as census registration in Aruba. You will need the following documentation as well:
- You will need to have owned your vehicle for six months.
- Have proof of auto insurance in your name.
- Show receipt of your vehicle by producing a title as proof.
Being Exempt from Duty.
You will need to fill out the necessary paperwork by the Aruba Customs Authority in this island. You will need to submit an importation form declaration. In addition to any requested forms, you will also need to have three copies of your lading bill from overseas shipment and three copies of the proof of registration from the Aruba census office. You can turn in the above documents with your import declaration as well as the request form at Aruba customs technical department. If your application is declined, you may appeal one month after receiving your rejection.
Shipping Methods to Consider.
You will have two shipping methods to choose from; Roll On/ Roll Off and container shipping. With Roll On/ Roll Off shipping, you will find that this method is the most affordable however, you cannot ship anything with your car or in your car if you choose this method. Container shipping allows you to ship your vehicle and personal belongings together.
Driving about in Oranjestad.
The roads in Aruba are easily marketed with international signs. You will need an international permit as well as a driver's license that is issued by Geneva Convention member country. You can find out more about traveling in Aruba by contacting the Embassy of Aruba.
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.