Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state located on the north coast of the Persian Gulf. Kuwait City is known to be an economic and political capital of the country. Owing to great oil reserves Kuwait is a rich country with high human development index. Many people move to Kuwait for business purposes. Most of the time, they need to ship their belongings and car, especially for longer stays.
If you want to stay in Kuwait, you will need a car. It may be purchased here or imported from abroad, most likely from the USA. What should you do before you decide on shipping the vehicle from the USA to Kuwait? It is recommended to calculate costs, check the condition of the car and get information about the ways of shipping.
Ship a car to Kuwait in a container or RO-RO
Shipment in a container is believed to be safer. In this case the vehicle is transported on a special cargo ship.
You can also import the car on the RO-RO vessel. Check if the service is available from your location.
It is essential to empty the car’s interior. If you are permitted to ship some personal items along with the car, declare each of them. Otherwise you may expect some problems with customs. Usually because of personal items which have not been declared and have been left in the car.
Remember advantages of hiring one of the international car shipping companies. They may give you a lot of advice and take the most difficult process away from you. Each reliable overseas car shipping company follows regulations of importing a car, a van, a motorbike and other vehicles.
Be cautious if you want to reduce a vehicle shipping cost. The cheaper does not mean the better. Very often the agents hired for car shipping that offer a cheap transport of your car to Kuwait are not reliable. Although the price must be affordable for the owner, delivery of the vehicle on time is even more essential.
You should also be aware of the fact that you are allowed to import one car every two years. When the vehicle has been imported you need to present the documents:
- Bill of Sale or invoice,
- your ID.
What to do when the car is cleared from the port? You need to tow it to your home until you receive the ‘mechanical certificate’. Once you obtain the mechanical certificate, you can drive the car back to the port authority to get import license plates.