Paphos is a coastal city located in southwestern Cyprus. It is the capital of the district by the same name. It is situated 31 miles from Limassol and as it lies on the Mediterranean coast, the climate in Paphos is subtropical. Paphos has been chosen as the 2017 European Capital of Culture.
Paphos offers endless beauty as far as the eyes can see. It is being developed and continues to grow as efforts are progressing to maintain the current views and keeping it up for increasing tourist attractions.
If you are planning on traveling to Paphos to go to school or to work, you may want to bring your vehicle with you so you can travel whenever and wherever you want to. When you are staying in Paphos for an extended period of time your own vehicle will be the best option for you. The roadways are great in Paphos so traveling will be easy to do. If you don’t speak the native language, or can’t understand a lot of it, then public transportation will be difficult. There are plenty of opportunities to live, work, and learn in Paphos.
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Requirements for Importing a Vehicle.
With any import, you need to have certain documents which will help verify your information and keep the process moving along. The basic list of documentation includes a vehicle title, certificate of registration, proof of ownership, a photo ID, and a passport.
You will first need to obtain a T2L or a T2LF document from customs or through A1 Auto Transport service. When importing a vehicle, you will be subject to charges such as excise duties of 15%, Ad Valorem and VAT at 19% and is calculated on the purchase price in addition to the excise duty payable.
You can find a more extensive list of documents needed by contacting the Cyprus Customs Authority before you begin the importing process. Customs will be able to assist you in taking the right steps to ensure that everything is complete and filled out before your import date so you can avoid any delays. You will also be able to calculate how much it will cost to transport. You will need to pay high duties and taxes whether you are staying long term or short term. However, there are different regulations for both. You can contact the Embassy of Cyprus to get further details on its import policies.
Shipping Methods to Cyprus.
When making arrangements for importing your vehicle, you will need to choose the best shipping method for your vehicle. The options include Roll On/Roll Off, container, and air shipping.
Roll On/ Roll Off shipping, also known as RO/RO consists of driving your vehicle onto the ship deck and fastening it down inside the bay. You only need to pay for the space your vehicle occupies inside the bay so this is the most affordable way to ship. Once your vehicle reaches the port, it will be driven off the deck of the ship. You will only be able to keep your floor mats car jack and spare tire inside the car for this method of shipping.
Container shipping is more expensive. It involves placing your vehicle into a 20 foot or 40 foot container. You will have the option to load the container with personal and household items for your move. You can share the container with someone to help reduce the cost you will pay.
Air shipping is another option. This method is hardly used because of its expense. However, if you need your vehicle quickly, this may be an option for you.
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