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Umm Sa‘id, is a city located in Umm Sa’id municipality, in the state of Qatar. It is located just 31 miles of Doha toward the south. During the 20th century Umm Sa‘id was one of the most popular cities in Qatar due to its importance in the industry for petroleum that it received from Dukhan.
Locating to Qatar, whether short term or long term, you may want to consider bringing your vehicle with you so you can get around easier, if not you will need to depend on public transportation or local transport which can be difficult if you don’t speak the language yet.
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What you need to know about importing a car to Qatar.
You will need to follow the rules and regulations when importing your vehicle to Qatar. You will need to follow rules on preparing your car for shipping to paying all the duties and fees in order to get your vehicle. It’s important to have someone on your side to help you through every step of the way, like A1 Auto Transport Service can do. They have shipped vehicles to Qatar throughout the years so they know what rules and regulations must be adhered to.
When considering transport times, May to October is the most ideal time to import due to the weather conditions being the best during those months. The roads throughout Umm Sa’idcan be well taken care of during this time making your trip more enjoyable.
Importing your Vehicle – What do you Need?
Before you ship your vehicle to Umm Sa‘id, you need to provide the necessary paperwork to ensure a smooth transaction. You will need to have the following:
- Purchase Invoice of the vehicle.
- Work or resident permit.
- 5 registration documents.
- Title to your automobile that is free of liens.
- Passport and driver’s license.
- Proof of ownership of the car.
Qatar Customs Authority will have the details you need to follow including all restrictions as well as limitations that will move the process along. The international driving license will not be allowed so you will need to obtain a local Qatar license in order to legally drive.
Your vehicle will need to be prepared for shipment to Umm Sa‘id. In order to do this, you will need to first have the vehicle steam cleaned. You will also need to remove the gasses from the air conditioning unit. You will need to remove all personal items from the car. If you plan to ship the vehicle using the Roll-On/Roll-Off method, you will need to be sure to follow these rules. If you need assistance in choosing the right transportation method, you can ask A1 Auto Transport Service for assistance in deciding. You can also do your own research by referring to Title 19 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
Shipping Options Umm Sa‘id, Qatar.
You will have two methods of shipping to choose from. The first is the Roll On/Roll Off method, or RO/RO. This method is the most common way to import a vehicle because it is the most affordable. This method requires that your vehicle is driven onto the ship strapped down to secure it for the trip. Once it reaches the port, the vehicle is driven off the ship.
The container shipping is another method to choose from. You will be able to decide between a 20 foot container and a 40 foot container that is sealed up for the transport. This method will cost more money but you can get anything you want to in those containers and it will ship for the same price. This method protects your vehicle while it is in transit.
Once the vehicle reaches it is a destination in Umm Sa‘id, the paperwork that you worked hard to fill out will pay off as long as everything is in order. You will need to pay all customs fees and taxes before the car will be released to you. if you need more information, contact the Embassy of Qatar.