For tourists travelling to Turin, Italy, they are generally amazed with the eclectic art galleries, palaces, beautiful gardens and spacious parks. Turin however, has much more to offer for those moving to the city than just exciting tourist attractions. The architecture and rental homes are beautiful, and as home to the Fiat automobile group, it is a bustling industrial epicenter especially in the automotive and aerospace industries. Other notable automobile manufacturers like Maserati, General Motors and Lancia, among more than 10 other automobile manufacturers, are prevalent and help maintain a high level of unemployment in the city. If you need to move to Turin for business you will quickly find that having your own car will be very beneficial. While driving in Italy in general is very different than in the United States, it won’t take long to get used to the hustle of busy roads and the typical maze of traffic along the primary as well as secondary streets around the busy manufacturing city.Having Your Car Moved Professionally
Having Your Car Moved Professionally.
Only a professional automobile transport company can move your car to Turin, Italy. You will need to contact an agent and provide all the details of your automobile including make, model and year as well as any information as to whether you have had anything modified on the car that may affect the weight or size of the vehicle. It is very important when scheduling a car to be shipped overseas that the size and weight be accurate so shippers will know the amount of room necessary for transport as well as anything that needs specialized for the specific car during transportation overseas. When you hire a professional you’ll be able to enjoy convenient door to door shipping, safe and secure transport and peace of mind in knowing that your car will arrive just as secure as if you had driven it on your own. Professional auto transporters handle thousands of motor vehicles daily and have the knowledge and experience necessary to have your car relocated with ease. You will of course need to give the company a copy of your driver’s license and social security card in order for them to verify your identity when scheduling your automobile shipment, and you will need to sign documents giving them access to your car and permission to move the car on your behalf.
You will also be given information that details the shipping contract, fees for international shipping and the various methods of overseas transport for motor vehicles.
The two basic ways to ship a car internationally are:
RORO (Roll-On Roll-Off) - RORO is the most widely used form of international car shipping around the globe. Whether you have a car, truck, van, SUV, ATV, motorcycle or even a bus, RORO is the most affordable and efficient way to have your motor vehicle shipped. RORO is a very safe shipping process and hundreds of cars can easily be loaded onto one RORO ship at one time.
Enclosed (Container)- Enclosed, or container shipping is also a widely used type of automobile shipping and is excellent for luxury and classic cars, ATV’s, motorcycles and all other motor vehicles that will fit inside of a large shipping container for transport. Containers are sealed for transport thus ensuring added security for the contents inside during shipment.
Your agent will fully explain the total cost of international shipping as well as the types of transport that are available for your automobile.
Customs and Vehicle Registration Laws.
Fortunately for travelers relocating to Turin, Italy, they will find that Italy is not extremely difficult to import a motor vehicle to. If you have owned your car for a year or more, you can be exempted from paying import duties. If you have not owned the car for at least one year you will need to pay taxes and import duties as well as a VAT on new cars. Once you register for residency in Italy you will also need to apply for a tax code number as all residents must pay taxes whether you are a citizen of Italy or a temporary resident. You will also need to provide specific paperwork when importing a motor vehicle due to the registration laws of Italy. For new cars you will need to have your original are registration that shows your name as shown on your photo identification or driver’s license. You will also need the original commercial sales receipt and it must be notarized with your signature. Lastly, for new car imports, you will need to show proof of your tax code number or documentation showing that the number has been applied for. If you’re the owner of a used automobile you will need to show your driver’s license. If the license is not an Italian license you’ll need to have the details translated on a document in Italian and you also need to have a residency certificate. As with new car imports, you will need to show your original sales receipt and it must be notarized with your signature. You will need your original motor vehicle registration and will also need a verified copy of the registration to give to customs agents at the time of clearance.
Notes for Shipping.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Italy is a great source of information for travelers who need information on tax code numbers, residency registration certification and travel advice for your stay in Turin. For all information on having your motor vehicle shipped to Turin from the United States, your automobile transport agent will be able to answer all of your questions and provide beneficial information on all aspects of shipping overseas.
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.