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Located in the major urban area in Bangladesh you will find a metropolitan city by the name of Rajshahi. It is also known as the administrative seat of the Rajshahi District and Rajshahi Division. It is found on the northern banks of Padma River which is near the Bangladesh/India borders.
Rajshahi has been in development stages these last few years as the city receives much needed improvement of public transportation, bypasses, and metro systems in place. It is an easy way to commute now by way of public transport which comes in handy if you don’t have your own vehicle.
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However, if you want to work or stay in Rajshahi for a while, you may want to import your vehicle. It’s important to note that transporting a vehicle to Bangladesh is certainly like transporting a vehicle to other countries because there are many documents that are required, a lot of paperwork to fill out, and customs duties that must be paid. You will also need to plan on delays in importing your vehicle due to weather conditions. Bangladesh is known for frequent cyclones as well as flooding. There are many improvements over the years that make importing your vehicle easier now. If you want to import a used car, jeep, microbus, minibus, and other older style vehicles or tractors, you will need to follow these conditions:
- The car must not be over 4 years from manufacture.
- Older or used vehicle can only be imported from the origin country.
- A used vehicle will not be allowed from a third country.
Tax Rate is calculated on the basis of evaluated vehicle price, freight shipping, and insurance costs. Bangladesh Customs Department charges 1% to 40% as import duty, 15% of Value Added Tax, while there is 2.5% infrastructure development surcharge on imports. The government also levies excise tax while it is allowed to have duty free import of one used vehicle for diplomats or other privileged sections. Any other Bangladesh nationals, as well as foreigners, are subject to paying all duties associated with importing their vehicle.
Documents Needed for Shipping a Vehicle.
In order to ship your vehicle, you will need to provide the following documentation in order to ship your vehicle to Rajshahi:
- Car registration.
- Invoice of vehicle purchase.
- Resident Permit to Bangladesh.
- Report of Car condition.
- Authorization Letter.
- Import Permit from chief controller.
You will need the delivery process to be expedited and you will be required to remove any air conditioning gas in your vehicle as well as steam cleaning your vehicle prior to shipping in order to avoid quarantine.
Delivery of your Vehicle in Rajshahi.
If your vehicle is shipped to Rajshahi, you will need to follow the procedure in order to have your vehicle handed over to you. You will first need to obtain an international driving license, pay any custom duties and fees associated with your import, and your vehicle will need to pass an emissions test. You will then need to register your vehicle and receive a license plate and registration card by the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority.
Freight shipment options.
You will be able to choose from two shipping method options when shipping to Rajshahi. The Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method is the most affordable way to ship your vehicle while the enclosed container shipping is the safest.
Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method is used by most individuals and companies who want the least expensive way to ship. With this shipping method, the vehicle is harnessed down upon departure and driven off the ship when it reaches the new port.
With the container shipping method, personal items, household items, and your vehicle can be placed in a twenty foot or forty foot container. While this method of shipping is the most expensive, it can be shared with someone else who may be going to the same port. You can learn more about shipping to Rajshahi by contacting the U.S Embassy in Bangladesh.