In the UAE it is required that a car has an export certificate before leaving. This is a process undertaken by the Road & Transport Authority (RTA). We can assist with both privately owned cars and trade cars.
Export plates can be purchased for an additional fee and are used to drive the car around if needs be within the UAE whilst the shipping is booked.
This process is essentially unregistering the car within the UAE. It also ensures that no car with outstanding finance or fines leaves the country.
Below is a more thorough explanation of the process which we take care of on your behalf with the exception of the RTA export step above. Which is handled by yourself with guidance from an agent in Dubai.
Vehicle Ownership Verification: Ensure you have legal ownership of the car and possess the necessary documents, such as the car registration card (Mulkiya) and the export certificate from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Choose a Shipping Method: Select a suitable shipping method for transporting your car, such as container shipping or roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping.
Hire a Freight Forwarder: My Car Import can assist with all your requirements when it comes to forwarding freight.
Prepare Documentation: Provide the necessary documents to My Car Import, including the original car registration card, export certificate, your passport copy, and any other required paperwork.
Customs Clearance: My Car Import will handle the customs clearance process in Dubai, ensuring compliance with all export regulations. This includes obtaining export permits and customs declarations.
Transportation to Port: My Car Import will arrange for the transportation of your car from your location to the designated port of departure. They will ensure proper loading and securing of the car.
Shipping: The car will be shipped to the destination using the chosen shipping method. The transit time will vary based on the shipping method and the destination.
Destination Country Import Procedures: Upon arrival at the destination port, the car will go through the import procedures of the destination country. This may involve customs inspections, duties, taxes, and compliance with local regulations.
Local Customs Broker/Import Agent: Consider engaging the services of a local customs broker or import agent in the destination country to assist with the importation process and ensure compliance with local requirements.
Vehicle Delivery: Arrange for the delivery of your car to your desired location in the destination country.
It’s important to note that the specific requirements and procedures for exporting a car from Dubai can vary depending on the destination country’s regulations. It is recommended to consult with a freight forwarding company or seek professional advice to ensure a smooth and successful export process.