Ship Your Car To Or From Ostrava, Czech Republic
The beautiful city of Ostrava is located in the north-east part of Czech Republic and is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region. It is approximately 15 km away from the border with Poland. If you are contemplating to move here, and want your vehicle with you, it might be best that you hire the services of A1 Auto Transport service. We have been in the business of shipping vehicles globally for over 25 years and have a strong network of shipping agents to assist you in Czech Republic.
Czech Republic is part of the EU so you have to understand that all the same rules and regulations will be set forth and you would have to abide by them.
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In order to get your car in the country you need to make sure that the car is road ready. One of the standards that you’d have to consider is the emission one. This is usually a problem for a lot of vehicles coming from the US and that’s why they have to get modified in order to pass the emission testing.
Additionally, your car needs to be inspected for its technical parameters and ensure that it abides by the code. The overall process of legalizing your vehicle for the roads of the Czech Republic could take a long time – at least a month. And, it could also cost you about 15.000 CZK excluding the import taxes. That’s why a lot of people prefer to sell their vehicles and to buy a new one when they arrive. For older vehicles you would also have to pay an eco-tax of about 10.000 CZK.
Duties and Taxes
If you are wondering how much vehicle transportation from the US is going to cost you, you’ve come to the right place. For a regular sized vehicle you are looking at between $1,600 and $3,300. Customs and VAT are approximately about 30% based on the actual assessed value of your car. This is an important cost that you’d have to pay additionally so take it into account.
You can expect to pay a customs duty of 10% as well as 19% of VAT off the assessed value of the vehicle. Both of these need to be paid in advance so that you can import the vehicle in the country. There are no taxes if you are importing from within the EU itself. You will only have to pay the VAT.
Of course, there is quite a lot of documentation that you need to handle in order to make sure that everything is carried out properly. Some of the documents include:
- Copy of work/resident visa
- Copy of your pass port
- Copy of your work permit
- Copy of your housing contract
- Title certificate
- Proof of car insurance
- Personal or company declarations
Additionally, you will need to decide on the method of shipping your car to Ostrava. If you have a tight budget, then Roll-on/Roll-Off might work as you only pay for parking space occupied by your vehicle. However, when sending your vehicle by this method, you are not allowed to put any personal possessions in it. Thus only an empty vehicle is shipped.
Thus, if you have an expensive vehicle or need to move your personal belongings along with your vehicle, choose container shipping. You can hire a 20 feet or 40 feet container depending upon the things you need to move. It is sealed and then dispatched in the fright ships. This is safer and more secure way of shipping your vehicle.
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.