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If you are planning to ship a car to Qatar from the USA, you have no other option but to get thoroughly informed about the importation requirements. Luckily, international companies like Ship Overseas have the experience and background to offer guidance and support, in addition to shipping services. Let’s take a look at what you have to take into consideration when bringing your car to Qatar.

Age of the car

You should check the year when your US car was manufactured before finally deciding between importing the car or renting or buying one in Qatar. This is because vehicles which are more than five years old and right-handed cannot be imported into Qatar. The main reason behind this strict guideline is the weather. Most of the imported vehicles don’t survive the climate of countries such as Qatar, especially if they have been used for long.

The paperwork

When importing US cars to Qatar, there are certain financial requirements, as well. Getting the gist of what the financial charges will be is definitely a wise move. First, you should be aware of the duties and taxes that you are supposed to pay for an imported vehicle. There is a special rule in the country which requires that cars which are sold outside the Gulf Cooperation Council state to be subjected to 4% tax. Vehicles imported for personal use are exempted from any customs duty.
Some of the documents required when shipping a car to Qatar include:
· Title
· Registration from the USA
· Residence permit
· Purchase invoice
· Bill of lading
· Valid insurance
· Import manifest
Getting the car ready
Before the shipping, make sure you clean the car and check for any scratches or dents. It would be wise to obtain a condition report in writing so you can use it as proof of the car’s condition prior to shipping, in case the car suffers any damage. Also, depending on the shipping method, you may have to empty the contents of your car, save for the spare tire. Take the time to get your car ready properly to avoid any complications and delays at the customs.
It is understandable that the process of shipping a car from the USA to Qatar can be overwhelming, especially if you are not familiar with the rules and regulations of the two countries. That is why you should seek the assistance and professional services of a seasoned international shipping company. Ship Overseas boasts more than 30 years of successful business operation, during which time we have shipped vehicles from the USA to various countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Being licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission, we are your reliable partner for car shipping and import!