Located in the central portion of Damatia, Šibenik is a historical city that is very popular as it is known for its political, educational, transport, industrial, and tourist portion of the city.
The Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea located in Croatia. Šibenik is the third largest city in this region of Damatia. It is also the oldest native Croatian town located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. If you want to enjoy the beauty of Šibenik all year around and are moving from the United States, you will want to bring your vehicle with you. While buying a vehicle once you arrive and get settled is always an option, you may want to price a new vehicle in Croatia first. Importing is not a complicated process but you will need the assistance of A1 Auto Transport service, as they have the experience and the reputation to back up their long line of countries that they have shipped to around the world. It's important, and respectful, that the rules and regulations are followed when importing to Croatia as well as all fees paid in full for the importing process.
A1 Auto Transport Service will handle the frustrating parts of this endeavor to ensure that everything is done properly. There are a few seaports to choose from once the ship reaches Croatia; Port of Dubrovnik, Bakar and Split are the most commonly chosen. It will normally take less than a week to import your vehicle from the United States to Croatia because the freight ships are constantly going back and forth so this makes importing less of a hassle and more affordable. If you plan to prolong your visit to Croatia for more than three months, you will need to register your vehicle by Croatia motor laws.
In order to make sure that the information you have provide is correct and to ensure that every step of the import process is done within the rules and regulations set by Croatia Customs, you will need to provide the following documents:
- Title to the vehicle you are going to import.
- Submission of the Homologation Form for E25 Certificate.
- Bill of Lading.
- Purchase invoice of the vehicle.
- Notary authorized sales contract.
Vehicles arriving from the United States will need to adhere to the safety and environmental rules and regulations enforced as stated in the EU requirements. If the vehicle being imported does not abide by the regulations and requirements, the vehicle will need to be modified as directed by the Croatia Customs Authority. Since Croatia does not have any facility to do this type of modification, this process will need to be done either in the United States, Spain, or Germany. Once the vehicle is modified, it will then be allowed to come to Sisak. A1 Auto Transport Service is aware of the environment rules and regulations and will assist you to ensure that your vehicle meets them.
Options for Shipping to Croatia.
You will be able to choose from the Roll On/ Roll Off method of shipping or the container shipping. For the Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method, the vehicle is harnessed onto the deck of the freight ship after it is driven on board. Once it reaches the port in Croatia, it will be driven off and turned over to customs. This method is the most affordable way to transfer a vehicle from the United States to Croatia because you only pay for the parking space on the ship. If your vehicle is more expensive or if you want to bring over personal items to Croatia, then container shipping method may be the best choice for you. With container shipping, you can choose from either a 20 foot or a 40-foot container. Your vehicle will be placed inside and then fastened down for the trip. Because this method of shipping is the most expensive of the two, you can cut cost by sharing a container with someone who is also transporting to Croatia as well.
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.