Each person who wants to ship a car to the Middle East should make sure that he or she is aware of all the existing regulations and risks. Sometimes, due to weather conditions or other problems, the transportation may delayed but usually it should not take more than four weeks in case of cars shipped from the US. Do not forget about the insurance and the shipping documents.
As far as documentation is concerned, in case of each country you will definitely need the car’s registration and title and a photo ID. Obviously, you need a valid driver’s license. It is also possible that you will be expected to get a government transportation license. Depending on the exact destination you will need also a number of other documents. You will find the details contacting a proper embassy or asking for advice your shipping agent. Also, it is a good idea to browse the websites of the authorities that regulate the process of car shipping in the Middle East, especially in the country where you are moving to. Some up-to-date information may be also given by workers of the Ministry of Transportation of the destination country. Another important issue is connected to citizenship because a lot of Middle East countries approve car shipping only for people who are citizens. You must definitely check it prior to making any other arrangements. Otherwise, you may lose your time and money. It is also essential to check which vehicles are allowed to enter the country.As for customs, most problems are related to personal items which have not been declared and have been left in the car. Remember to empty the car’s interior or, if you are permitted to ship some personal items along with the car, declare all of them. Most Middle East countries charge Value Added Taxes for the car’s shipped and the amount usually depends on the size of the engine. After checking all the regulations, when you have stated that transportation of your car to Middle East is possible, decide which type of shipment suits you best. Generally, shipment in an enclosed container is believed to be safer.