Petionville is a large, wealthy area of Haiti and is an excellent location for seeking employment and business opportunities. Companies from around the globe have been setting up new business in the city for many years now, and people from neighboring cities as well as countries around the globe choose the city to relocate to. Due to the various shopping centers and exquisite sites, the city is also a very popular Haitian tourist destination. When you make the decision to relocate to the city, you will need to have a professional automobile shipping company relocate your motor vehicle. Whether you need to move just your personal vehicle or all of your belongings at one time, there are several options to choose from for relocation. There are many rules and regulations that must be adhered to when relocating to a new country, and Petionville, Haiti has some strict rules for motor vehicles.
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Rules and Regulations for Motor Vehicle Imports.
While the rules set by the Haitian Government for motor vehicle importation are not too difficult to follow, they are mandatory and must be complied with stringently. All motor vehicles imported to the city must be within five years of the date of manufacture at the time of import. You may import only one car per person or family, and they must be up to motor vehicle standards of the country of Haiti. You will need to provide customs with some important paperwork when relocating your motor vehicle to Petionville. The paperwork will include:
- Visa or Passport.
- Driver’s License.
- Motor Vehicle Title and Registration.
- Shipping Bill.
- Original Bill of Sale of Commercial Invoice.
- Tax Exemption form for Private Business Owner.
Taxes are assessed at anywhere from 5% to 20% based on the motor vehicle value. If you are a tourist you will need to pay an additional 10% tourist tax upon entry to the city. If you would like detailed information on necessary paperwork your transport agent will assist you or you can contact the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC. All of the tax amounts and duty fees must be paid prior to the date of import. Missing paperwork can result in your motor vehicle being held by the Haitian Government and they will charge a daily storage fee for holding the car until you are able to produce the correct documents and have your taxes and fees paid in full.
How to Relocate a Car to Petionville.
When relocating a car by sea to Petionville you will have two ways to choose from. Open transport, or RORO shipping is a convenient and low cost way to ship a car internationally. It is used by thousands of motor vehicle owners and businesses daily around the world. Cars are driven aboard RORO shipping vessels for transport, securely strapped into place on the deck and then transported overseas to their destination. Once they arrive, they are driven off the ship and easily taken through the customs checkpoint for inspection and clearance. Thousands of motor vehicles and other wheeled items are safely transported on RORO ships each day and it the least expensive way to ship a car overseas. Enclosed transport, or container shipping, is also available for those who have luxury or exotic cars and items that need extra protection during transport. Motor vehicles and other items are loaded inside of large shipping containers for transport and then safely loaded onto a container ship. Once they arrive at the destination they are unloaded and checked by customs. Shipping in a container is more expensive than shipping with open transport, but it will provide peace of mind in knowing that your motor vehicle and other items for shipping overseas are secure and protected during the voyage. You will need to hire a professional automobile transport company to schedule shipment for you.
Professional Auto Transport Services.
When making plans to relocate your car to Petionville, the agent you speak to will schedule your car for pick-up and delivery to the shipping port in the United States as well as for delivery when it reaches Haiti. You will want to discuss the damage coverage offered by the transport company and may want to add extra if you own a highly expensive motor vehicle. Not all auto transport companies have the ability to ship a car overseas, so you want to make sure the company you hire is a reputable international automobile shipper and has the resources and experience to ship your car safely and efficiently. The transport company will be able to help you with the necessary paperwork for customs as well as their own internal paperwork requirements for transporting the car. Once they have your paperwork, including driver’s license, social security number and a signed Power of Attorney to give permission to transport your car, they will be able to schedule a shipping date for the car. Transport generally runs in bulk for motor vehicles, so the shipping date will be made dependent upon the supply and demand in your area and for the port your vehicle will be shipping out of. If you will need to have your car stored at a holding garage prior to shipping, the agent will be able to schedule pick-up and delivery to the garage prior to the scheduled date of shipment. Fees will be assessed for storage if you need to utilize a holding facility for the car.
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.