Saipan to Dubai Vehicle Shipping

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Shipping Your Car from Saipan to the Dubai? 

Car Shipping from Saipan 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 Saipan to the Dubai

✔️Saipan 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)
 
  • File form HS-7 and form 3520-1 or contract with a DOT-registered importer to modify the vehicle and certify that it conforms to all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Emissions Standards
     
  • Understand the costs of shipping a vehicle, including:
     

    • 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

  • Select an international car shipping company and preferred shipping method to transport your vehicle from Saipan to the Dubai
     
  • Determine your vehicle’s departure and destination ports
     
  • Confirm the vehicle’s undercarriage is clean and free of foreign soil
     
  • If you wish to register your vehicle for road use in the Dubai, your vehicle should bear the International Registration Marker or, if you are a Dubai resident, you will need to register your vehicle with the DMV in your state of residence

✔️Determining the Eligibility of Your Vehicle for Shipping from Saipan 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 Saipan to the UAEwhether your car is eligible for shipping from Saipan to 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 imports 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

Generally, if a vehicle already meets the requirements for shipping from Saipan to Dubai, it is because that model was originally designed for export and sale in Dubai, or was manufactured in Dubai for domestic sale. As such, nonconforming vehicles are required to be modified to meet all applicable FMVSS and EPA emissions standards.
 
Things to Consider

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 Saipan 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 Georgia to Dubai.

✔️Saipan 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 Saipan 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 Georgia, 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 Saipan 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 Saipan will vary and depends on the details of your shipment.

To obtain an estimate of the cost to ship a car from Saipan to Dubai, fill out our free quick quote form. We guarantee a response within 24 hours.

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✔️ Saipan to Dubai Car Shipping Costs & Time Frame

Car Shipping from Saipan to Dubai can be performed using a shared container, a sole container or a roll-on/roll-off service.

Roll-on/roll-off

This option tends to be one of the more affordable ones as you only must pay port charges and customs clearance charges in addition to the shipping charge. Your vehicle will be loaded into the holding area of a large vessel, one which resembles a big parking garage. This method is suitable for shipping and handling bulkier vehicles like work trucks. Transits tend to be faster than with the roll-on/roll-off service as the containers depart on a weekly basis..

Shared container service

Several vehicles are shipped using one single container. The container must be processed, so more fees are involved than with the roll-on/roll-off method, however they are shared between several clients. Fees include customs clearance, trucking charge, terminal handling charge and a charge for unloading the vehicles at a warehouse. You may be required to wait for a longer period before your car can be shipped as the container can only depart with a full load thanks to other clients.

Full container load

This method is the same as the shared container load, except that one or more of your vehicle(s) occupies the entire container and the fees, which are similar to those for shared containers, are borne by you alone. Container loading offers the benefit of added security. When the vehicle is received, photographs and a condition report are taken of the car itself as well as the loading process. Once the container arrives at the destination, our warehouse will take photos of the unloading process and of the vehicle itself. The vehicle is kept secure throughout the process, so clients may transport other items inside the vehicle, although they are advised to pack with care as we are not liable for any loss or damages sustained. We choose not to use wood ramps like other companies but instead employ a steel loading system, which is more effective in preventing loss and damage.

✔️ Additional Saipan/Dubai Car Shipping Services

Roll-on/roll-off

This option tends to be one of the more affordable ones as you only must pay port charges and customs clearance charges in addition to the shipping charge. Your vehicle will be loaded into the holding area of a large vessel, one which resembles a big parking garage. This method is suitable for shipping and handling bulkier vehicles like work trucks. Transits tend to be faster than with the roll-on/roll-off service as the containers depart on a weekly basis..

Shared container service

Several vehicles are shipped using one single container. The container must be processed, so more fees are involved than with the roll-on/roll-off method, however they are shared between several clients. Fees include customs clearance, trucking charge, terminal handling charge and a charge for unloading the vehicles at a warehouse. You may be required to wait for a longer period before your car can be shipped as the container can only depart with a full load thanks to other clients.

✔️ Ports Served in the Dubai and Saipan

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Departure Ports – Saipan

The location your vehicle will depart from depends on the method of car shipping to the United States, where your vehicle is located, your budget and which services the nearest port offers. We ship vehicles from the following Georgia ports:

Destination Ports – UAE

We are able to import into any port in the UAE, with facilities in Port of Jebel Ali (Dubai), Port of Mina Zayed (Abu Dhabi), Mina Rashid Port (Dubai), Mina Khalid Port (Sharjah), Khor Fakkhan Port (Sharjah)

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✔️Cleaning Your Vehicle’s Undercarriage Before Shipping

Before shipping your vehicle to Dubai from Saipan, 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 mould 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. Saipan is a party to the Convention on International Road Traffic of 1949, meaning that Georgia citizens can acquire an IDP and use their driver’s license in Dubai.0

✔️ Other Saipan/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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