Located in Cyprus, the city of Protaras considered as a tourist city with plenty of resorts and hotels. It is under the jurisdiction of the Paralimni Municipality, along with the white sand beaches and coastline of Fig Tree Bay.
If you want to come to Protaras for work or school, you will want to also import your vehicle to Cyprus, with you. This will give you the freedom to go wherever you want to when you want to go. You will need to plan your stay first to determine how long you will be in the country. If you plan to be there for a longer period of time, your vehicle will certainly save you money and be more economical for you. The road conditions in Protaras are easy to travel on. If you have trouble speaking the native language there, you will find instantly that public transportation is going to be a problem. While you are in Protaras, you will find that there are employment and study opportunities to dive into.
When you import your vehicle to Cyprus, you will need to provide the right documentation necessary to verify your information and process your request accordingly. You will need the basic of documents which can include the vehicle title, registration card, proof of ownership, and a photo ID or passport.
You will need to fill out a T2L or a T2LF form to declare the vehicle “free EU Community goods" as it is necessary to abide by the EU standards. We can help you with the procedures. You will also need to pay the excise duties which is 15%, Ad Valorem and VAT which is 19% and all of this is calculated based on the purchase price of your vehicle. For an estimate of transport from the United States to Cyprus, you can expect to pay $1,700 to $3,500.
You can obtain a list of documents you will need by contacting the Cyprus Customs Authority. You will want to contact them before you begin the paperwork in order to make sure you have the right papers to fill out as well as the right documents to verify. You will also be able to determine how much your transport process will cost you. There are high duties and taxes to pay for importing and there are different prices to pay for a long term and short term stays. You can find out more through the Embassy of Cyprus.
Shipping Method to Cyprus.
You can make arrangements for importing your vehicle by choosing the right shipping method that works best for you. Here are your choices:
Roll On/ Roll Off (RORO) method of shipping requires your vehicle be driven onto the deck of the ship and secured a parking spot for transport. You will need to pay for the spot your vehicle takes only. Once the vehicle is at port, it will be driven off of the deck of the ship. You can only have the floor mats, the car jack, and the spare keys inside the car with this method of shipping.
Container Shipping is another option. With this method of shipping, you can choose from a 20-foot container or a 40-foot container. You will then need to load the container with your vehicle and any household or personal item you wish to transport. You will be able to control your cost of spending if you wish to share your container with someone else who may be going to Cyprus too.
The third choice in shipping is air shipping. This is the quickest way to ship your vehicle from one place to another. The expense is great and may not be feasible for you to use this method of shipping.
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.