Poznań is located in the west-central part of Poland. The old town was destroyed during WWII and rebuilt afterwards and because of the history, it is well known today as the capital of the province and was given the name Greater Poland Voivodeship. Poznań is known today for its trading, sports, technology, culture, industry, education, and tourism.
If you are arriving in Poznań, Poland you may want to consider importing your vehicle from the United States so you can get around independently during your stay. If you choose to import your vehicle, you will need to make sure you file the right paperwork with the Polish Customs Department, learn the regulations on importing and pay all the fees due to have your vehicle shipped. While filling out your paperwork, you will need to take into consideration the weather conditions which could impact the arrival date of your vehicle. While the winters are difficult and very cold, the summers can be the perfect weather for importing. It is best to get the most affordable shipping prices from A1 Auto Transport service and we offer free quotes.
There are two different ways that you can ship your vehicle over to Poland. The first way is called Roll On/ Roll Off and the second method is called the container shipping method. Both of these methods are save for your vehicle and are commonly used when importing. Container shipping can cost more than RORO shipping. Container shipping offers you a more secured way to transport your vehicle and you can choose from a 20 foot container or 40 foot. The container method will give you the opportunity to add personal belongings that will fit inside the container with your vehicle.
Roll On/Roll Off shipping method is the most affordable way to get a vehicle from the US to Poznan. This method involves your vehicle being driven aboard a ship deck where it is secured. No personal items can be placed inside your vehicle during RORO method, however a car jack, floor mats, and spare tires will be allowed during transport. You may want to steam clean your vehicle before transporting.
Auto Shipping Required Documentation.
If you are shipping your vehicle from the US to Poland, you will need to have the correct documentation with you in order to legally transport it successfully. You will need:
- A clear title.
- Purchase invoice listing all the details of your vehicle.
- Your resident or work permit for Poland.
- Bill of Lading.
- Your passport and driver's license.
- Insurance on the vehicle.
The Polish port where you can pick up your vehicle will be Gdynia. Since Poland is considered part of the European Union, it will have the same assessment for tax amounts due and other duties. Tax exemptions and duty - free imports are granted for Poznan residents and diplomats. This is because vehicles are considered a part of household goods. There is also a border tax that can vary depending on the size of your engine. The VAT tax consists of 10% with 23% VAT on the cost of shipping, insurance and price of the vehicle.
Things to Consider in Poland.
You will need to submit the documentation for importing your vehicle to the Customs Department as soon as you can. You will need to own your vehicle for more than six months in the United States before it can qualify for importing in the Poznan. For questions, you can contact the Polish Customs Department for clarifications.
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.