Vilnius is the capital of beautiful Lithuania and is located in its southeastern region. Among Baltic States, this is the 2nd largest city. In the past, Lithuania was part of Soviet Union but today it is a sovereign country in its own right. The capital city is like any other of the European nations, and is the hub of commercial and business activities. Newly developed City Center, has turned into the main business and administrative district towards the northern side of River Neris.
Why ship your car here?
If you are here for a couple of months or intend staying for a few years, have you been contemplating transporting your car to Vilnius any time soon? If yes, then, you should make it a point to learn about associated rules and regulations that you will have to follow. As standard procedure, you will need to fill up paperwork, send in documents and take care of custom duties and fees.
Availability of imported goods and development of tourism is seen to be benefiting modern Lithuania. With the advent of more employment opportunities, there has been a steady influx of people from other countries, staying in a short term or call Vilnius home. However, with that there has been a need for personal vehicles which has been facilitated by easier laws; customs related to vehicle import have become increasingly efficient.
The weather conditions here are continental and maritime. It is cool and rainy summers with very cold winters where temperature reaches below freezing point. Cloudy skies and rainfall are quite common. So, when you are shipping your vehicle, you need to take into account the vagaries of the weather as monsoon or cyclonic situations may delay the process.
Steps involved in vehicle import.
The essential documents that are required when shipping your vehicle to Vilnius include:
- Vehicle registration from your original country.
- Car title.
- Invoice of vehicle purchase.
- Insurance documents.
Additionally, you must keep your residence permit, passport, and ownership proof as handy as possible in order to show to custom officials on demand. If you want to obtain complete information regarding vehicle import Lithuania, visit the official customs page. Here, you will gain knowledge regarding all associated restrictions and limitations that people have to face when transporting or moving goods, such as your car.
Before you ship your vehicle, you must make sure to remove nonpermanent and external parts. This is necessary because the journey is long, and these parts can cause unnecessary problems and damages. Steam cleaning of interiors of the vehicle is highly recommended as it prevents any wastage of time due to quarantine procedures. This additionally removes AC gases. Those who are unsure regarding shipping status should refer to US Federal Regulations Code Title 19. You must ensure to pay the required customs duty, relevant fees, and taxes; implement required modifications followed by thorough testing, and apply for registration of identification plate with government approval.
Usually, cars are transported using the enclosed container method or the RORO method. You can decide depending upon your requirement and budget which works for you. In the RORO method, your car is driven on the deck and secured and driven down at the port. In the enclosed method, your car and other goods will be enclosed and sealed in a container.
In case of any confusions and queries regarding vehicle import from USA to Lithuania, you may feel free to contact Embassy of Lithuania.
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.
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