Importing a Car to Sialkot
Sialkot is a very ancient city in Pakistan located beneath the Kashmir hills near the Chenab River and has been a large migration city for many cultural communities throughout Pakistan and Asia. When making plans to import your car to Sialkot you may want to take note that July and August are the monsoon months and with roadways flooding due to the rainstorms as well as ice-caps from the Himalayas melting, it may be best to import during months when the chance of flooding has abated. When you obtain the services of an international auto transport service they will need you to present some of the following documents when arranging the shipment of your car:
- Your Valid Driver’s License
- Car Insurance Certificate
- Social Security Number
- Power of Attorney
- Car Title and Registration
The assistant with the transport company will go over all other paperwork that is needed as well as details on the cost to ship to Sialkot, delivery fees and all other aspects of the international shipping process. You may want to check with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency prior to making shipping arrangements for new updates on exporting from the U.S. and travel advisories if there are any. You may also want to contact Pakistani Customs for information on import regulations for Sialkot as well as specific information pertaining to travel within the city, housing or motor vehicle laws for driving in Sialkot. Customs will need certain documents upon the arrival of your car to the customs clearance checkpoint. Some of those documents may include your passport, car title, a deregistration certificate, and your sales invoice. The sales invoice will need to show the engine power, the engine number, and the make and model of the car. When you import a car to Sialkot you will need to be prepared to pay taxes and import duties on the car. Information on tax and duty amounts can be obtained through the Pakistani Federal Board of Revenue. Diplomats may import used cars older than 2 years from the date of importation, but Pakistani Nationals and foreign travelers are only allowed to import new or used cars that are within 2 years of the date of importation. If you are a Pakistani National you may be able to have the age of the vehicle limit lifted if you have plans to give the car to a family member in Sialkot as a gift, are permanently relocating to Sialkot as a resident or claim the car with your baggage. You will need to apply for the exemption upon your arrival in Sialkot and will need to show proof of your resident and/or gifting status.
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How to Prepare for the International Shipping Process
Preparing to ship your car overseas to Sialkot will be made to seem very simple once you hire the international auto transport company to handle everything concerned with overseas shipping. The agent who handles your shipping ticket will go over the cost of shipping with you, gather your paperwork and will also help with arranging delivery to and from the port if necessary. The agent will be a very valuable source of information pertaining to shipping your car overseas and will be able to walk you through each step of the detailed international shipping process. You will be given options on how to ship the car overseas which will include both Ro-Ro Shipping and Container Shipping. If you will only be shipping your car alone the best option for international shipping will most likely be Ro-Ro as it is the most preferred shipping method for the overseas shipment of motor vehicles. Cars are loaded onto a cargo ship and secured in place and then transported quickly to Sialkot from the United States. If you have a luxury car or will possibly need to ship goods from your home to Sialkot, you may prefer to ship your car inside of a container. Usually offered in 20 and 40-foot sizes, containers are secure and safe ways to ship a car to anywhere internationally.
For more information on shipping a car internationally, you can read this article which details many interesting facts about overseas vehicle shipping throughout the world.
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.