While staying in Kyrgyzstan, you will want to bring your vehicle with you. Although public transportation is available, the language barrier may make it to difficult to use.
Before you import your vehicle to Kyrgyzstan, you will need to fill out all the necessary paperwork and prepare to bring all documents with you as you go to submit the paperwork. You will need to have this paperwork available to the transport service as well as customs.
Basic requirements to ship your car.
The roadways in Kyrgyzstan are paved and in good condition and there is some that are dirt and graveled too. You can get around during the entire year but in the winter, there could be snow and ice on the roads. Before you transport your car to Kyrgyzstan, you will need to hire a transportation company that will help you with all the necessary paperwork as well as understanding the basic rules and regulations for importing. You will need to have available:
- Driver's license.
- Social Security Card.
- Vehicle insurance certificate.
- Power of Attorney affidavit signed in case you are not able to go to the port and pick up the vehicle.
- Vehicle title and registration.
Customs will require the following documentation in addition to the above:
- Copy of Visa.
- Copy of passport.
- Original bill of sale.
- Letter of employment.
- Letter to the customs committee listing the reasons why you want to import.
- Pro-forma Invoice.
- Original technical passport with de-registration check.
- Diplomat card for those who hold this title.
When you want to import a vehicle to Kyrgyzstan, you will need to pay the taxes and customs ahead of time. You can expect to pay 3% customs taxes and .15% tax monthly. If you are bringing your vehicle over and then sell it, you will need to make sure that you do not owe customs any money. If you want to import your vehicle permanently, you will need to pay customs the taxes in full before you can finish the paperwork. You can check with the Kyrgyzstan Embassy located in the Washington, DC area for more information. You can also find more at U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.
Before your vehicle can leave the Port.
Before your car is located onto the deck of the ship, you will need to make sure that the transport company that you hired has given you the amount of cost for transportation. You will need to know how much it will cost to transport to the port as well as any other charges, such as cleaning the vehicle and preparing it for shipping. You cannot have any personal belongings into the car. If you don't have all the paperwork ahead of time, your transportation company will need to have them before your vehicle can ship. If you don't have the time to drive your vehicle to the port, the transportation company will come to your home or office and pick it up for you and drive it to the port.
There are three different shipping methods available for shipping from the U.S to Kyrgyzstan. The best method will depend on you. Since there are no sea ports directly in Kyrgyzstan, you will need to ship your vehicle to the nearby port and then have the car transported over from there.
Roll On/Roll Off shipping is one of your options of transport. This method uses a carrier ship to get your vehicle to port. Your vehicle will be strapped onto the deck of the ship for transport. Once it reaches the port, it will be driven off. This method is the most inexpensive option of transport from the United States. You will not be able to ship any personal belongings inside the car during transport.
Container shipping is another option for shipping to Kyrgyzstan. Container shipping requires that your vehicle will be placed inside a container and then shipped by sea to the port. With container shipping, you will be able to add all your personal belongings to the container along with the car. There are two different sizes of containers to choose from. For further details about the import regulations, contact the Kyrgyzstan Embassy.
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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