Australia to Dubai Vehicle Shipping
Shipping Your Car from Australia to the Dubai?
Car Shipping from Australia to Dubai starts at a cost of $2000 USD with an estimated turnaround time of 30 days, depending on make and model of the vehicle and whether the destination is Dubai’s Port as well. Below, our 2022 guide will explore everything you need to know about car shipping from Australia to the Dubai
✔️Australia to Dubai Vehicle Shipping Checklist
Here’s a rough breakdown of the process you’ll need to go through to ship your vehicle to the Dubai.
- Determine your vehicle’s eligibility for shipping to the UAE, or determine the need to modify the vehicle to meet UAE standards (if your nonconforming vehicle is eligible for modification and import)
• Freight and insurance charges when shipping your vehicle
• Wharf, transport, storage and delivery charges after your vehicle arrives
• Duties, taxes and fees, including the gas-guzzler tax
• Cleaning the undercarriage of foreign soil
• Registration and insurance requirements in the relevant UAE state or territory
• Other charges such as import processing, customs brokers’, and logistics service provider charges
✔️Determining the Eligibility of Your Vehicle for Shipping from Australia to the Dubai
As you engage in the vehicle shipping process, some of the most important questions to consider include:
These questions and more will determine the costs to ship the vehicle from Australia to the UAE, whether your car is eligible for shipping from Australia to the Dubai, and finally, whether you will need to go through additional steps to make your vehicle eligible for shipping. In some cases, such as temporary import for racing or other purposes, the usual standards may not apply. Ceekay Shipping can help you through the process of determining what will be required to import your vehicle.
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✔️ Conforming vs. Nonconforming Vehicles
If your vehicle conforms to these standards, it will bear a manufacturer’s label on the engine compartment attesting to its compliance to emissions standards in English, as well as a certification label near the driver’s side door confirming that it complies with safety, bumper and theft prevention standards. You will need to complete EPA form 3520-1 and DOT form HS-7 attesting to your vehicle’s compliance. Additionally, you will need the shipper’s or carrier’s original bill of lading, bill of sale, foreign registration, and other documents covering the vehicle, to be provided to your Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) inspector.
If your vehicle is nonconforming, it may still be eligible for import with modifications by a DOT-registered importer, who modifies the vehicle and certifies that it conforms to all applicable FMVSS and emissions standards. Additionally, the importer must post a bond equivalent to one and a half times the dutiable value of the vehicle (in addition to the normal CBP entry bond). A copy of the bond must be provided with the HS-7 form. The same is applicable to EPA, the list is here: EPA Independent Commercial Importers.
A nonconforming car may be shipped from Australia to Dubai under certain conditions, such as re-importing a previously exported vehicle, shipping a vehicle for personal use not exceeding one year, shipping a vehicle as a member of foreign armed forces, diplomatic personnel, or other exceptions authorized by the UAE State Department, bringing a vehicle into the country for testing, demonstration, or competition, or other special circumstances. Ceekay Shipping can help you identify if your vehicle falls into one of these categories for Car Shipping from Australia to Dubai.
✔️ Australia to Dubai Car Shipping Costs & Time Frame
Using a baseline of a compact car being shipped using the roll-on/roll-off method from the Port of Sydney to the Port of Los Angeles, our estimate for Car Shipping from Australia to Dubai starts at a cost of $2000 USD with an estimated turnaround time of 30 days, depending on whether the destination in the Dubai is on the east or west coast.
However, the cost to ship a car to Dubai can vary according to factors such as the model and make of your vehicle, your current location, the nearest departure port in Australia, your shipping method of choice, availability of your chosen services and your final destination. Additionally, you’ll need to consider costs such as storage, cleaning, other vendor fees, and American taxes & duties.
Duties are levied by Customs and Border Patrol before your vehicle is delivered; if you are staying in Dubai and the vehicle is imported concurrently with your arrival in the country, you are permitted to import a car for up to 12 months without having to pay duties.
Taxes & Duties for Shipping Cars from Australia to UAE
Car Imports to Dubai pay 5% Customs duties. (Value of the vehicle + 1% insurance + cost of shipment).
The amount of taxes and import duties payable when shipping a car to Dubai from Australia will vary and depends on the details of your shipment.
To obtain an estimate of the cost to ship a car from Australia to Dubai, fill out our free quick quote form. We guarantee a response within 24 hours.
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Australia to Dubai Car Shipping Costs & Time Frame
Car Shipping from Australia to Dubai can be performed using a shared container, a sole container or a roll-on/roll-off service.
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Ports Served in the Dubai and Australia
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✔️Cleaning Your Vehicle’s Undercarriage Before Shipping
Before shipping your vehicle to the Dubai from Australia, the undercarriage must be cleaned and free of foreign soil to prevent the introduction of invasive plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms. This can be accomplished through steam cleaning or other thorough cleaning methods.
Ceekay Shipping can assist with finding an appropriate cleaner to help ensure you comply with this requirement.
We do not recommend washing the interior of the vehicle as it can cause mold during transport. Vacuuming the interior is usually more than sufficient.
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Driving Your Vehicle in the Dubai
Before driving your vehicle in the Dubai, ensure that both you and your vehicle comply with UAE licensing and registration laws. Requirements differ based on your citizenship status and the length of your stay in the UAE.
Your imported vehicle should bear the International Registration Marker, and you may wish to consider acquiring an International Driving Permit (IDP) if you are a foreign national. Australia is a party to the Convention on International Road Traffic of 1949, meaning that Australian citizens can acquire an IDP and use their driver’s license in the Dubai.0
Other Australia/UAE Shipping Options
This information was updated in April 2022. All information, time frames, pricing, and regulations are subject to change. Please contact a sales representative for the most current rates and information
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