The largest city of Slavonia and the fourth biggest in Croatia, Osijek is the administrative, cultural and commercial center of the county of Osijek-Baranja. It sits on the panoramic banks of the River Drava that confluence with River Danube about 16 miles away.
If you are moving to the beautiful yet bustling city of Osijek from USA, it will be best if you import your vehicle to Croatia. The cost of buying a new vehicle, might be so much more than importing your own from U.S. However, when you hire the experts from A1 Auto Transport service, they understand all aspects of adherence to specific laws of Croatia and the associated fees. We make the whole import process simple.
With plenty of sea ports available in Croatia including Dubrovnik, Bakar and Split, you have the option of choosing Roll-on/Roll-Off or container shipping. Transit time is less and with weekly freight ships available between USA and Croatia, it is affordable and hassle-free. There is an 8% duty on all imported non-EU vehicles apart from other custom levies and taxes. And if you intend staying in Osijek for over three months, you will have to get the vehicle registered in Croatia.
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To ensure that the complete import is verified and legal, there are some documents that are needed by the Croatia Customs service before the vehicle arrives. Additionally, you will need to submit some documents with the U.S. Customs allow you to export the vehicle. These documents are:
- Submission of the Homologation form for E25 certificate.
- Purchase invoice of the vehicle.
- Bill of Lading.
- Title deed.
- Notary authorized sales contract.
Understanding the basis of Homologation.
To ensure that the U.S. made vehicle adheres to all safety and environment rules as per EU requirements, it is necessary that the vehicle is modified accordingly. This is Homologation. Though Croatia does not have the facility to do it, it is essential that the vehicle that you intend importing has been modified as per requirement. If you cannot get it done in USA, then you can get the needed modifications done in Spain and Germany and then transport it to Osijek. Check with A1 Auto Transport service representatives and they will be able to assist you with it.
Freight shipping options.
You are allowed to ship your vehicle under the Roll-on/Roll-Off method whether the car is harnessed on the deck after being driven aboard the ship. It is drive off the ship, at the Croatian port when it reaches after a week or so. It is cheap because the parking space is all that you need to pay for. But if you have an expensive vehicle that needs better care, it is good to hire the 20 feet or 40 feet containers and ensure that the vehicle is secured within it. You can share the container with someone that is shipping to Croatia or use the rest of the space for moving your own personal items.
It is essential that you get the vehicle cleaned completely so that they do not quarantine your vehicle delaying the delivery. It is essential that you list the damages present on the car before you ship it and get it verified by one of our agents. Your personal items will not be allowed within the car so remove it.
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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