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Timisoara is capital city to Timis County and is the cultural, social, and economic centre of Western Romania. This is also informal capital of Banat historical region. The city is among the largest ones in the country while it is considered to be the 3rd populous region as well.
If you are here to study, work or just explore the country and plan to stay on a long-term basis, having personal vehicle makes commuting within the Timisoara easy. Vehicle shipment involves loads of paperwork along with documents needed by US Border Protection and Customs Department and the corresponding authorities in Romania. Some of the essential documents include:
- US car registration.
- Clear deed of title.
- Bill of Lading.
- Vehicle purchase invoice.
- Car insurance.
- Ownership proof and passport.
You should be aware of the restrictions and limitations associated with vehicle import to Romania. To make the import easy and seamless, it is essential to use the services of the services of experienced shipping service like A1 Auto Transport Company. We will guide you and assist you with car preparation for export. Besides, you can talk with us to get answers to all your questions.
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It is important for you to own the vehicle for 6 months at least in the USA before you can consider its import to Timisoara in Romania. You should also be aware of the associated expenses to finalize the budget for shipping. There is a 17% duty and 24% VAT related to all vehicle imported to Romania. Additionally, you need to know that more sophisticated your car; higher will be the associated insurance and shipping costs.
Freight shipping to Romania.
The shipping method you choose will also determine the overall expenses you incur in the process. The common methods are Roll on/Roll off shipping and container transport. When you ship by RORO, there is nothing much to do but to drive your car on the deck of the ship, up the ramp built for the purpose. It will remain there throughout the transit chained to the deck. You cannot keep any personal belongings or items within, in this method of shipping.
Container transport is more expensive among the two where you can choose to place the car inside a 20 feet or 40 feet container based on your requirements. You can choose a separate container for the length of the journey or share it with another vehicle to distribute the expenses. It is completely your choice. Here, it is possible to place personal items inside the car as well.
Ensure trouble-free custom checks by adhering to the rules and regulations. Whenever in confusion, you should check with the US Federal Regulations Code Title 19. Port-to-port and door-to-port services are available from your shipping company. You should check with them to understand your options thoroughly. Once the car reaches Timisoara, change the license plates and apply for local license. For any specific information relating to auto import, contact the Embassy of Romania. This way, you can avoid confusion and unnecessary delay.