A narrow hinterland close to the Penang Island, Seberang Perai is situated in Malaysia and is part of the state of Penang. With better employment opportunities, there has been a steady increase in a number of people calling Seberang Perai their second home.
Whether you intend staying here on a short term basis or an extended period, it is essential that you have your own vehicle for faster and easier commuting.
When you are shipping vehicle to Malaysia, as per rules, import duty has to be cleared, documentation and other formalities has to be completed before the vehicle is delivered to the owner. You might want to discuss your concerns and queries about shipping to Malaysia as at A1 Auto Transport service, we have ample experience shipping different types of vehicles to Asia. To start with you need to find the right time to ship considering the weather as tropical storms and hurricanes are common during the monsoon months. Thus it is bets to ship during winters.
Importing a vehicle.
There are a lot of procedures that have been put in place by the Royal Malaysia Customs Department. Some of the documents that have to be submitted at the U.S Customs and at Penang, for verification and validation of the import include:
- Ownership proof includes passport, license.
- Purchase invoice of the vehicle.
- Title deed of the vehicle.
- Registration documents.
- Work permit/residence visa.
- Insurance documents.
It is best to know the total cost of the shipping which includes payment of VAT and other taxes. The taxes and duties are based on the cost of insurance, price of the vehicle and the freight charges. You can talk with A1 Auto Transport service to get a free quote on your auto shipping. It is important to know that after you get the delivery of the vehicle, you have to have the International driving license, third part insurance and the local registration before you are allowed to drive your vehicle all over the country.
It is essential to prepare the vehicle for transportation because here are certain limitations and requirements that have to be fulfilled while the eligibility is checked at Title 19 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. It is essential to remove air conditioning gas, clean the vehicle and ensure that there is an only quarter tank of fuel is left in the tank. If you intend shipping by RORO, then you will need to ensure that there are no personal items left in the car. You are only allowed to leave extra keys, car jack, and spare tire.
When you ship by Roll-on/Roll-Of method, it is important to know that you are only charged for the space occupied by the car in the parking bay after it is driven on the deck. That is one of the reasons that it is cheaper than container shipping.
If you have an expensive vehicle, then it is better to ship by container shipping as the vehicle is sealed inside the 20 feet or 40 feet container. You are allowed to keep your household goods within the containers and ship everything together. To get additional information, you can contact Embassy of Malaysia in USA.
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.
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