Oruro is a city which is located about half way between Sucre and La Paz in Bolivia. It has an elevation of about 3709 meters above sea level and is currently the fifth biggest city in the country by population.
It is also the capital of the department and center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oruro. The industry in the region revolves around the mining of tin, tungsten, copper and silver.
Procedures for import of vehicles
If you’ve planned to relocate to the city of Oruro, it is advisable to get a bit of information about the area. The city is easy to travel in as it has proper roads. There is public transportation as well as taxis but for your own convenience, it would be better to have your car with you. You can import the vehicle with considerable ease if you hire an international shipping service like A1 Auto Transport.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Oruro
|Oruro to (New York port) to New York, NY||$275||$3600||5+20 days|
|Oruro to (California port) to Los Angeles||$350||$3900||5+21 days|
|Oruro to (New York port) to Boston, MA||$400||$3600||5+20 days|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Oruro||$475||$3900||6+21 days|
|Oruro to (California port) to Phoenix, AZ||$550||$3900||6+21 days|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Oruro||$575||$3600||6+20 days|
|Oruro to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA||$700||$3600||6+20 days|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Oruro||$775||$3900||7+21 days|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Oruro||$800||$3600||6+20 days|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Oruro||$1,025||$3900||7+21 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.
Prior to the shipping
You have to contact the Bolivia Consulate before you ship the vehicle and know about the exact requirements as eligibility and laws keep changing. There is a wide range of different forms and documents to be filed and you have to follow a few regulations. All in all, you would have to:
- Pay duties and taxes.
- Be present at the date of the arrival.
- Inspection certificate (if it’s over $12,000)
- Only left-handed vehicles are allowed.
- Vehicle Origin certificate.
- Title and registration.
- Picture ID or License.
- Residency Visa/ Visa de ObjetoDeterminado.
- Verifying certificate.
- Insurance –two copies and original.
- Make, Year and Model of the car.
- Commercial Invoice.
You have to make sure that you are at the port of arrival when the car arrives. You would have to arrange the transportation ahead of time.
As a returning citizen.
If you are returning to Bolivia, the requirements are quite different. You must have lived abroad for at least 2 years in order to be provided with the tax relief that follows. This tax relief is only granted one time for every family. You must not have visited the country for at least 90 continuous days after the aforementioned 2 years abroad. The documents are as follows:
- Certificate of residency from the Bolivian Consulate
- Detailed inventory of the items and their values approved by the aforementioned consulate
- Work certificate or a contract which proves the 2 years of outside residency.
Your car mustn’t be over 3 years of age and motorcycles over 100cc are prohibited. The vehicles are subjected to 51% duties and taxes from their CIF values.
There are two particularly convenient shipping methods – RORO and Container shipping. The first is going to provide you with cheap and quick water-based transportation but your car is going to be thoroughly exposed to the elements for the entire journey and you can’t ship anything else with it. Container shipping is more convenient if you have a luxury or expensive car because it’s going to be protected in the container and you can ship as many personal items apart from the car as you see fit.
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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