How to export a car from UAE to GCC countries ?
First of all, it’s necessary to have the Roads and Transport Authority(RTA) pass certificate.
Then the following paperwork are required for shipping to GCC countries:
Vehicle Clearance Certificate.
Police paper about the vehicle.
Passport (copies are a must).
Visa in the UAE.
Visa in the country you are shipping to (unless a citizen of that country).
Destination address with at least 2 working contact numbers.
Exporting a new car into GCC countries, the customer must pay a duty fee (5% percent of the cars value in GCC countries).
Exporting a used car into GCC countries there is no 5% duty fee to pay.
The preferred Shipping method is by land and it could be by:
A- Recovery vehicles or trucks can move you vehicle from country to country .
And usually the transit time is :
2 Days for Dammam and Riyadh .
3 Days for Jeddah.
5 Days for Kuwait
3 Days for Qatar
3 Days for Bahrain
1 Day for Oman
B-Drive the vehicle yourself.
If you choose to use a recovery vehicle for delivery, it’s mandatory to inform the RTA of which company you are using.
If you choose to drive the vehicle , the journey must be done within 14 days of receiving export plates from the RTA. Make note, the vehicle must be insured and you must be a resident of one of those countries.
Below are certain regulations you’ll have to note before exporting:
Exporting to Saudi Arabia
No vehicle over five years can be imported.
The vehicle must not have been used as a taxi or police car.
Steering wheel must be mounted on the left-hand side. If the vehicle was originally right-hand drive and converted to left, it is not allowed into Saudi Arabia.
Importing a 4X4, the customer most prove that their family lives in Saudi Arabia.
Vehicles with more than five seats are classified as commercial vehicles and can only be registered by a company not an individual.
Accident vehicles are not allowed either.
Exporting to Oman
Vehicle must not be older than seven years.
Steering wheel must be on the left-hand side of the vehicle.
Omani nationals can import unlimited vehicles, non-Omani nationals over the age of 18 can import only one vehicle for private use.
Exporting to Bahrain
Vehicle must be no older than five years.
Left-hand drive vehicles only.
For more useful information , feel free to contact:
Global Logistics DWC LLC
Dubai World Central
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