Tarija or San Bernardo de la Frontera de Tarixa is located in the southern part of Bolivia. It was founded in 1574 and is now the capital of Tarija, as well as the largest city.
When in Tarija, you can use public transportation to tour the area and see the sights but if you want to spend some quality time, you may want to import your own vehicle from the United States to Bolivia, especially if you plan to stay there for a while to work or go to school. It is not easy to import your vehicle but with a reputable company like A1 Auto Transport service, you can be sure that your vehicle will be successfully transported without delays.
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Importing vehicle to Bolivia.
The first thing you must do is fill out the necessary paperwork to apply to import your vehicle. You will be able to retrieve the application at the Embassy of Bolivia. They can also help you with the current rules and regulations of importing and driving there too. The rules and regulations must be followed otherwise your vehicle will be delayed or quarantined and additional expenses could be added on. You will need:
- A list of taxes and duties you need to pay.
- Be present when your vehicle arrives at the port.
- Any vehicle valued at over $12,000 will be subject to inspections.
- Only left-handed vehicles allowed.
Additionally, You will need to have the following documents:
- Certificate of origin.
- Vehicle title.
- Vehicle registration.
- Driver’s License.
- Resident visa.
- Vehicle details; make model and year.
- Proof of insurance.
- Verifying certificate.
Bolivia doesn’t allow any used cars to be imported that are over four years of age. It will also not permit any buses and trucks or commercial vehicles in the country if they are over six years old. If your vehicle is under four years old, you can obtain an import clearance document from the Bolivian Customs Department.
You will need to make arrangements for your vehicle to be picked up and at the port and taken to Bolivia. You can work with A1 Auto Transport Service agents to come up with a date that suits your needs. If you have been living abroad and are returning to Bolivia, you will need to know that you can import your vehicle duty free as long as you have lived more than two years away, otherwise, you will need to pay duties. You can contact the Bolivian Customs Authority for more information on tax free. If you have not been to Bolivia for ninety days during the two years or more you have been living abroad, you will need to follow the requirements:
- Resident certificate that can be obtained by the Bolivian Consulate in the United States.
- A detailed inventory of values you are shipping – must also be approved by the Bolivian Consulate.
- Work certificate or contract that is signed by your place of employment for the time you were living out of Bolivia.
When shipping to Bolivia, there are three methods to choose from. The choice you make will depend on the needs you have. Air shipping is a method of shipping but it is also the most expensive way to ship. If you need your vehicle fast, this is the way to ship it. Roll On/ Roll Off shipping is another method of shipping and is the most affordable option available. Your vehicle will only be allowed to use this method if it is cleaned out and includes only the car jack, the floor mats, and a spare tire.
Your vehicle will be driven on and off the ship on location. The last method of shipping is the container shipping that includes a 20 foot or 40 foot container that allows you to load up a container with your vehicle and any household items you want to ship. Sharing the container with someone else will cut down your cost and you still have all the benefits that a container can offer.
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