Ship Your Car To Or From Tigwav, Haiti
Located in Ouest, Tigwav is known as the seventh largest city in the county. While it does have public transportation, it’s important to consider the fact that you can import your own vehicle to Haiti if you plan to stay for a while, extend a short visit, go to work or go to school here. Public transportation can sometimes move slowly and this can cause you problems if you have to be at work or school at a particular time.
When you ship from the USA, your vehicle will most likely leave a port in Florida. You can contact the U.S. Customs and Borders Protection for more information. When importing a vehicle, it helps to have someone on your side who can guide you every step of the way. This includes professionals from A1 Auto Transport Service that have over twenty years of service and can assist you every step of the way.
Starting with the Process
Your first step is to gather up your paperwork and fill out the necessary forms in order to be able to schedule an appointment to ship. Your A1 Auto Transport Service agent will be able to assist you in filling out the proper paperwork and to start the process. It helps to know that an estimated cost of importing a vehicle runs between $1200 and $2700 when shipping to this country. This quote doesn’t include any special circumstances or taxes and fees.
All non-governmental organization will not need to pay import taxes, however, they will need to pay all inspection fees associated with your vehicle. Haiti uses a sliding scale to determine tax which is based on the value of your vehicle. Tax rates can run between 5% and 20%, it can increase in increments of 5%. If a vehicle is valued at over $2,000, the maximum tax would be 20%. There is also a 10% tourist tax that will need to be paid. If all documents are not filled out and brought with the vehicle, there will be a daily fee for every day that your vehicle is in waiting.
To ensure that the import is legal and all verification has been submitted, you will need to submit paperwork that authenticates your ownership and purchase of the vehicle. The documentation that you will need include:
- Owner’s passport and visa
- Original title deed of the vehicle
- A copy of your drivers license
- Bill of sale of vehicle
- Detailed cargo manifest
- Point of origin and destination
- Ocean Bill of Lading (OBL)
How to Ship a Car Overseas
You will need to also select the best method of shipping such that it meets your requirement and fits your budget. There are two ways to ship your vehicle over to Haiti:
The first way is by Roll On/ Roll Off, or RORO. With this method of shipping, your vehicle will be able to drive onto the deck of the ship and fastened down inside of a bay assigned to your vehicle. You only pay for this bay during transport so that makes this option the most affordable.
Container shipping is another option. With this method of shipping, your vehicle is placed inside of a container where it is protected from flying debris, weather, and other elements. While this method is more expensive, it can save you money in the long run because you can pack the container full of your personal items in addition to your vehicle.
For more information about shipping to Haiti, contact the Embassy of Haiti and get the latest updates.
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.