Located in Northern Croatia, Varazdin is situated about fifty miles north of Zagreb on Highway A4. If you are moving to Croatia, you may want to import your vehicle to Varazdin from the USA, in order to get around as you need and not rely on public transportation.
Importing is not difficult but, hiring a company like A1 Auto Transport to handle the transport for you will lessen your stress and provide a smooth transaction as the process begins.
There are several sea ports in Croatia to choose from when importing your vehicle. You can choose from two different methods of shipping when your application is approved for import; Roll On/ Roll Off and container. With freight ships traveling from the United States and Croatia on a weekly basis, you should be able to transport with minimal hassle and at an affordable price. You will be in charge of paying an eight percent duty on a Non - EU vehicle as well as any other taxes and custom levies associated with your import. If you want to stay in Varazdin for more than three months, you will also need to pay to have your vehicle registered in Croatia.
Legalize Import with Documentation.
Before you can begin the process of importing, you will need to fill out the necessary paperwork and submit them to U.S Customs and Border Protection as well as Croatia Customs Authority. Along with the application request for import, you will need to submit the proper paperwork that will verify that all your information is accurate. Some of the paperwork includes
- The title to your vehicle.
- Purchase invoice of your vehicle.
- Bill of Lading.
- Notary authorized sales contract.
- Submission of the Homologation form for E25 Certificate.
What is Homologation?
When you move a vehicle from the United States to any EU, you have to abide by the safety and environmental rules as stated in the EU Laws. That is why Homologation was formed. If your vehicle needs to be modified to meet these rules and regulations, Croatia doesn't have the facility to do so. You will need to get the modification done in the United States or you will need to send your vehicle to Germany or Spain and once the modifications are complete, you can have your vehicle transported to Varazdin. A1 Auto Transport Service representatives will be able to assist you if you need to have modifications done to your vehicle in order to import it into Croatia.
If you choose to ship your vehicle by way of Roll On/ Roll Off, your vehicle will be driven onto the deck of a ship where it will be harnessed down during the trip for safety. This is the most affordable way to ship your vehicle because you only need to pay for the parking space it takes up. Once your vehicle reaches Croatia, it will be driven off the ship and into the hands of customs. If your vehicle is expensive, you may want to consider container shipping instead.
Container shipping uses a twenty foot or forty foot container to place your vehicle in. Your vehicle is sealed up inside the container and placed on the deck of the ship. Once it is fastened down, it will make the trip to Croatia. With this method of shipping, your personal and household items can go over with your vehicle at the same time.
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.