Salt is one of the ancient and agricultural cities which has evolved as a modern city over time. It is an administrative center in Jordan and a hub of trade and ecomny. It is situated on the Balqa highland which is approximately about 800-1,100 meters above the sea level.
The entire town was built in the nook of the three different hills really close to the Jordan Valley.
You have to know that it isn’t easy to import a vehicle here because of the strained relationship between the USA and Jordan. However, at the A1 Auto Transport service, we are well aware of the regulations as well as the considerations of the Jordan Customs Department as we are a trusted shipping agent and we are going to be paving your way to importing into the country.
You have to understand that the laws are going to be changing frequently and as per the ones that are currently active you can only import new vehicles which have no mileage on them to the port of Aqaba. Used vehicles, on the other hand, are going to be cleared by the Veritas Bureau which is located at the Zarqa Free Zone. Furthermore, the stringent emission laws are going to require you to pass certain tests and if the vehicle fails them, you are required to get the modifications done on your vehicle. Additionally, all vehicles are checked, inspected and documents have to be submitted to validate the import. Some of the most important documentation that you’d have to provide include:
- Driver’s license.
- Ownership proof.
- Original Bill of Sale.
- Insurance Policy.
- Title of the vehicle.
- Import duty receipts.
- Bill of Lading.
Prior to Shipping from the USA.
Furthermore, before you start the entire process you would need to get in touch with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency in order to inform them about your intent. You would also have to submit a host of documentation that provides that the vehicle is, in fact, eligible for shipment. When you work with our shipping agency we are going to make sure that we offer the right kind of assistance throughout the entire process without any hassle. For instance, when you decide to go for customs clearance, especially if you are interested in using the RORO shipping, you’d have to make sure that you’ve completed these steps:
- Your car is steam cleaned.
- Remove the air conditioning gasses and all personal belongings.
- Keep ¼ of a tank full.
- Keep a spare set of keys, spare tire and floor mats and a car jack.
Usually, there are different transportation methods but air shipping is out of the question for most because it’s incredibly expensive. Usually, people would prefer the RORO method as it’s the fastest water-bound method and it’s also the cheapest. Furthermore, you could also opt for Enclosed Container shipping but it’s going to be a bit more expensive. However, you can rest assured that your vehicle is going to be thoroughly protected from the elements and safely stored within its own private container. It’s also going to be a bit slower. For any further information, you might want to consider contacting the Embassy of Jordan in Washington, DC.
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.