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If you are looking to travel to the Bahamas, you may want to stay at San Andros. Andros is the largest of the twenty-six islands that make up Bahama. San Andros is so large; it is considered to be an individual island and is the size of all of the other Bahamian islands combined.
You can find Andros made up of small islets and cays that connect the mangrove estuaries as well as tidal swamp lands. These small islets and parts of land help to create three major islands. These islands are named Mangrove Cay, North Andros, and South Andros.
San Andros hosts many destination weddings throughout the year. If you plan to come to the Bahamas for a while or move permanently, you will need to import your vehicle with you. When you bring your vehicle to the Bahamas, you must remember to stay to the left when driving. If you are bringing your vehicle from the United States, you will need to have it modified to suit driving on the left hand side; move the steering wheel and the headlight adjuster. You will need to allow yourself some time to get used to driving on the left hand side of the road.
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Shipping Methods to Choose From.
When you are preparing your vehicle for shipping, you will have two different shipping methods to choose from; Roll On/ Roll Off and Container Shipping.
Roll on/ Roll Off shipping involves your car being driven onto the deck of the ship where it is parked and strapped down for the trip. Your vehicle will need to be in good order and you are not allowed to have anything inside of your vehicle while it is being transported. Once the ship reaches the port, your vehicle is driven off. This method of shipping is the most affordable method.
Container shipping involves your vehicle being loaded inside of a container where it is secured. Then it is loaded onto the deck of the ship for transport. It is protected from the weather the entire trip. Once it reaches port, the container is lifted off the boat by a crane. This method of shipping is the most expensive method.
Cost of Shipping.
When exporting a vehicle to the San Andros, you are required to calculate the expense. Your expected amount to pay will depend on the value of your vehicle.
- If the vehicle is valued at lower than $10,000, you will pay 45% tax.
- If the vehicle is valued at between $10,000 and $20,000, you will pay 50% tax.
- If the vehicle is valued over $20,000, you will pay 65% tax.
You will also be charged seven percent stamp tax for anyone who imports a vehicle to the Bahamas. The only way you will not need to pay taxes is if your vehicle is being used for the purpose of providing public transportation or if your vehicle is part of a commercial fleet. New or used vehicles can be eligible for exemption. Used vehicles must be lower than 3 years old. Vehicles imported on tax rebate cannot be sold while in the Bahamas. You will also be required to take it back with you when you go back.
Documents to Bring with you.
In order to import your vehicle here, you have to submit the following documents available:
- Customs declaration form.
- Copy of your sales invoice .
- Proof of your insurance.
Once your vehicle has successfully been imported to the Bahamas and is released by customs, you will need to take it directly to the Road Traffic Department so your vehicle can be inspected, licensed, and registered. Bring all the documents and fill out a Road Traffic Vehicle Information Form as well as your driver’s license.
You will be allowed to drive on your current driver’s license for up to three months before applying for a license from the Bahamas. You will also receive your license disc and registration the day that your vehicle is inspected. You will need to pay all fees including the $35.00 inspection fee required. The cost of registration will depend on the weight of your vehicle. There are also additional fees and taxes that may also be charged. In order to find an updated list of costs, check with the Bahamas Embassy.