Posted 12.05. 2020 by Cekindo
Are you relocating to Vietnam but aren’t ready to let go of your car? A foreigner who would like to import a car to Vietnam and follow them around the world can do so, but the procedure can be a complicated one. Therefore, there are many things you need to consider before going ahead with the process.
This article will guide you through how you can import a car into Vietnam with ease.
Before going into the details of the vehicle import process, you need to consider the following important factors.
These factors will dictate if you can import your vehicle to Vietnam.
Based on the things to consider stated above specifically for cars, first and foremost, the present owner of the car must be the original owner.
So if the car has changed ownership after the original title was issued, car import to Vietnam is prohibited. You need to also note that the car owner must have already registered the car legally in his or her country of origin for a minimum of six months.
In addition to the 6-month legal registration requirement, the car should be less than five years old and have a minimum mileage of 10,000km. Both left-hand drive and right-hand drive cars are allowed to be imported to Vietnam even though people drive on the right side of the road in the country.
After the prerequisites are identified, all necessary documents must be compiled and submitted to the Vietnamese customs:
The owner of the car is also required to present the following documents to the customs officer:
Once the customs are clear for the vehicle, as the owner of the car, you have a maximum of three business days to apply to register your car with the Vietnamese authorities. The car will then be examined based on safety and environmental standards.
If the car passes the test, the owner will obtain a certificate of technical safety and environmental protection. Then, you will have to submit the certificate to the customs to complete the entire import process.
Then, the car must be registered at the local police traffic office and all the following necessary documents must be submitted:
Once the registration is done at the police traffic office, the foreigner will get a Vietnamese license plate. Do note that a foreign license plate may not be permitted.
When you import a car into Vietnam, our expert team will guide you through all the processes, information and paperwork to ensure a stress-free experience.
We are a regulated business consultant and import agency that understands the complexities of Vietnam’s import and export customs formalities.
Once Cekindo has submitted all the documentation and your car has departed from the country of origin, you will be sent the bill of lading and shipping documents. We will also advise you on the expected arrival date and the port of import. On arrival of your import car to Vietnam, Cekindo can act on your behalf to clear customs and pay local duties, taxes and any other charges.
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