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San Pawl il – Bahar is located in the northern part of Malta. Just 9.9 miles from the capital city of Valletta, San Pawl is the largest town in the northern part of Malta. It is also the seat of the Northern Regional Committee. If you are moving to San Pawl on a permanent basis or as a returning citizen, you will want to import your vehicle.
You may be coming to San Pawl for school or for work; it really doesn’t matter, you need your own vehicle with you. Public transport system may not always be available when you need it.
If you want to visit adjoining islands, you will want to take the ferry but to get around San Pawl as well as other cities in or near Malta, you want to drive. The roads are very well maintained all year around. You can get plenty of sight-seeing time while behind the wheel.
Before shipping your vehicle to Malta, you will need to find an international auto transport service that will work with you and that’s familiar with the laws and regulations in Malta. A1 Auto Transport Service is the best professional company for you. They will assist you with every step of the way. They will also provide door-to-port services as well as door-to-door assistance. If you want port-to-port services, you simply make arrangements with the shipping service and one of the agents will come to your door and pick up your vehicle, prepare it for exporting, and ship it over to San Pawl il-Bahar. You will need to be there or to have an authorized representative be there to claim your vehicle once it reaches the port in Malta. You may be charged extra for special services but it will be worth it to known that your vehicle is secure.
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All international imports require verifications and validation for the move and that is why there is a list of documents that you are required to submit before leaving the U.S port and at the Malta Customs Authority.
Before you begin the process, you will need to have the following documents:
- Social security card.
- Driver’s license.
- Car title.
- Car insurance.
- Proof of purchase that includes the chassis number, engine number, model and the make.
- Signed power of attorney if applicable.
Before your vehicle can be imported to Malta, you will need to make sure that you are living in San Pawl il-Bahar or another city in Malta for at least six months before your import and you have owned the vehicle you are importing from the United States to San Pawl for at least six months before your move day.
You will have the choice of Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method or container shipping method. You will need to consider your budget and the type of your vehicle before you decide for sure. If you have a luxury vehicle or an expensive vehicle, you will want to choose container shipping. You will have two sizes to choose from; 20 foot or 40 foot containers. If you choose the Roll On/ Roll Off method, your vehicle can be driven onto the ship and then harnessed down on the deck. There are a few restrictions with the RORO method.
There are certain rules and regulations with both shipping methods. Both shipping methods can cost, depending on what is required to ship your vehicle. You will need to pay custom duty and other taxes associated with shipping. If you are a citizen returning after living abroad or if you plan to be a permanent resident, you may be subject to certain exemptions. Be sure to have the proof of insurance, vehicle registration as well as the repair log.
If you are looking for tax exemptions, it is essential that the inspections are done by Malta Transport Agency. Additionally the registration documents, insurance and log of repairs has to be approved.
Permanent imports are taxed at 10%, while temporary imports will not have to pay taxes. You only have 7 days within which to apply and obtain a license plate or driver’s license. Your vehicle will need to be inspected upon arrive. You will need to fill out forms VEH01, VEH02, VEH03, as well as VEH04. You will need to have a letter of conformity to the emissions laws in Malta. Your vehicle will need to be registered and all fees are paid. You can learn more about shipping a vehicle to Malta by contacting the Embassy of Malta.