If you are traveling to Kosovo, you may want to stop in at Suva Reka, also known as Theranda. Suva Reka is only eleven miles away from Prizren and thirty-five miles away from Pristina. If you need to ship your vehicle to Kosovo, you may find that shipping it here is not the same as if you ship a vehicle from state to state.
You will need to fill out the right forms, provide the right documentation, and pay all fees due before your vehicle is shipped. All residents of the United States who plan to stay and drive in Kosovo must provide proof of their valid driver's license. The main roads and mountain roads are very narrow so driving in Kosovo can be difficult.
Documentation Needed to Import.
Before your vehicle can be shipped to Suva Reka, the paperwork will be the first step. Second, all the requested and required documentation will need to be submitted to the shipping company you hire, A1 Auto Transport Service. A1 will be able to go over all the shipping options for you and help you determine what works best for your needs. Kosovo is landlocked so the closest port will be located in Albania. Once your vehicle reaches Albania and clears customs, you will need to drive it to Kosovo or have a third party responsible for driving the vehicle for you. You will need to provide the following documents in order to import your vehicle:
- Title to the vehicle.
- Your driver's license.
- Bill of sale.
- Paperwork that shows you are the original owner.
- A copy of your passport.
If you have a vehicle being imported to Kosovo, it cannot be more than six years old. All imports will be subject to paying 11.5% customs fees and 16% tax that is based on the minimum value of the vehicle you want to transport.
Regulations in Kosovo.
Motor vehicle regulations must be observed when you are in Kosovo. Most of these regulations are used in the United States as well but there are some differences that must be noted. Regulations that must be observed include:
- Your driver's license must be current.
- You must have a passport.
- You must have auto insurance.
- You will need a vehicle circulation permit, or register your vehicle with motor vehicle department.
- Your vehicle must be disinfected at the entrance of the border .
You will need to know as much about importing to Kosovo as possible by contacting the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo. You may want to ask any questions you may have to A1 Auto Transport Services. A1 Auto Transport Services will be able to answer any questions, assist with the shipping process, help you calculate the length of time it will take to import your vehicle to Kosovo, and know how much it will cost to ship it.
You will need to ensure that your vehicle is completely cleaned out and there are no personal items left behind. Any items left behind could slow down clearance of your vehicle and delay you picking it up. You will need to drain all but one-fourth of the gasoline from your tank. Any items on the exterior of the vehicle will need to be removed. A1 Auto Transport Service will help you determine the amount you will pay by figuring the delivery method, the size and the weight of your vehicle.
Methods of Shipping Available.
When shipping your vehicle, you will need to consider the best shipping method for you. The Roll On/ Roll Off method is the most popular way to ship because it is the most affordable. With this type of shipping, your vehicle will be driven onto the ship deck and secured for the trip. This is the quicker of the two shipping methods available for shipping to this country.
Container shipping is another way to ship your vehicle. With this type of shipping, a container is provided for you to load your vehicle into. You will then have the opportunity to fill the remainder of the container with your household items/ personal items.
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.