Sana’a is the largest city in the country Yemen and has a population of nearly 2 million residents. People from around the world visit the city each year to take in the beautiful scenery and historical architecture that boasts high rise buildings with outstanding geometric design and structure. Living in the city will require the use of a personal car as public transportation, while available, is limited and can often run slowly. In order to have a car moved to Sana’a from the United States you will need to hire a professional automobile transport company that has extensive experience with transporting motor vehicles to Arab countries. Laws and regulations for automobile import to Sana’a and other areas in Yemen are very stringent and require following the law precisely.
How to Find Reliable Automobile Transport to Sana’a.
With hundreds, if not thousands, of automobile transport companies listed on the internet, it can be quite daunting to know how to choose the right company to handle your automobile during shipment. When you need a solid, reliable company that has the experience needed to ship a car to Sana’a, A-1 Auto Transport has worked with thousands of motor vehicle owners, dealerships and manufactures to ship motor vehicles internationally for more than 20 years. You can rest assured that A-1 Auto Transport is the right company for all of your automobile transport needs. You will provide some basic automobile information to the professional representative that you speak to and they will need you to provide your driver’s license and social security number to show that you own the car. The representative will work with you to ensure that your car is scheduled for the best mode of transport to assure you that your car will be safe and that pricing will be the most competitively affordable rates available in the shipping industry. Transport overseas must be scheduled precisely as cargo ships only depart from the ports on a strict schedule. If you will need to have the car stored prior to your shipping date the representative will be able to take care of that for you as well as pick-up and delivery to and from the sea ports.
Transport to Sana’a.
Transporting a car from the United States to Sana’a, Yemen can be done by the sea with either RORO or Container shipping transport. RORO is a simple mode of transport used to ship motor vehicles overseas. Cars of all kinds are rolled onto the RORO deck and then secured in order to transport the motor vehicle overseas. Once the RORO ship arrives at the port in Sana’a the motor vehicle can be rolled off the ship and taken through the customs check for clearance. RORO is the less expensive of the two types of sea transportation for motor vehicles. If you need to ship items other than your car, or if you need some added protection and security during transportation, containerized shipping is the best option to choose. Using a container will allow you to load items along with the car during transport. Some containers are climate controlled and padded for more secure transport.
Customs in Sana’a.
Customs regulations in the country of Yemen and the city of Sana’a are very stringent when it comes to motor vehicle importation. You will be required to abide by the governmental policies directly in order to import your car. Customs will need some specific paperwork as they complete a physical vehicle inspection for clearance. The paperwork will include the following:
- Driver’s License.
- Original Bill of Lading.
- Certificate of Manufacture showing the precise date the car was manufactured).
- Certificate of Origin.
- Original Motor Vehicle Title/Registration.
- Customs Deal Card (If it is a company car).
Personal motor vehicles may be imported used as long as they are four years old or newer at the time of import. Customs duty fees and taxes must be paid upon import. Diplomats are exempt from paying import duties as long as they can show proof of diplomatic status and have a statement from the Yemen Ministry of Industry and Trade for exemption. For more information on customs regulations for automobile import, importation of personal goods and for local ordinance information you can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen 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.