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Temporary Vehicle Import Costs

Afternoon all,

Im just looking around for costs on importing vehicles in central asia/caucasus. I read somewhere that Tajikistan for example is $20 whereas Turkmenistan is >$200 if you use a 5 day transit visa.

Does anybody have any data to add for countries visited? I know a lot of you are on bikes so that data will also help others who find this post.

Depending on cost I may decide to visit/not visit some countries (Turkmenistan for example!).

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we passed through all of the stans during the last two months. temp import for tajikistan was 10 $ per bike and turkmenistan around 180 $ per bike for a five day transit
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we passed through all of the stans during the last two months. temp import for tajikistan was 10 $ per bike and turkmenistan around 180 $ per bike for a five day transit
Thanks MMD,

Do you have any costs for the other countries? were they free? any info will help

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I entered via Latvia/Russia and there was no cost for the bike, but the insurance is another matter

I think it cost me $20 for a 15 day Russian and 400Rybles for a 15 day Kaz one

These are the green card insurance I am talking about

Wont know about Kyrgystan for anoter week or so
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Kyrgy is free no insurance either.
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Bringing this back to the top. Anyone else want to add costs to the thread? Particularly Vehicle import costs

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Are these charges for temporary importation still payable if you have a carnet?
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Are these charges for temporary importation still payable if you have a carnet?
In theory no but you dont NEED a Carnet for these countries and the cost of that is considerably more.

From my experience in West Africa you may also have trouble getting them to stamp the carnet which may bring problems further along your route if you don't have a continuous journey... just a thought.

Most fees are nominal anyhow with, it seems, exception to Turkmenistan.

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Most fees are nominal anyhow with, it seems, exception to Turkmenistan.
I suppose that was my real point, as I hope to be coming through Iran I will have a carnet so am hoping for no TIP fee in Turkmenistan because of that, is that the case?
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I haven't any input, but GD,
But you know I am watching your developments.
Keep up the good work.

@ TravellingStrom: Poland ---> Lithuania ---> Latvia
Can you expand on ~~~~~>I entered via Latvia/Russia and there was no cost for the bike, but the insurance is another matter ~~~>[What do you mean]

I think it cost me $20 for a 15 day Russian and 400Rybles for a 15 day Kaz one

These are the green card insurance I am talking about

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I haven't any input, but GD,
But you know I am watching your developments.
Keep up the good work.

@ TravellingStrom: Poland ---> Lithuania ---> Latvia
Can you expand on ~~~~~>I entered via Latvia/Russia and there was no cost for the bike, but the insurance is another matter ~~~>[What do you mean]

I think it cost me $20 for a 15 day Russian and 400Rybles for a 15 day Kaz one

These are the green card insurance I am talking about

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You need to buy insurance for Russia and Again for Kaz. I paid about $20 for six months of Russian Insurance and about $12 for 3 months of Kaz Insurance.
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You need to buy insurance for Russia and Again for Kaz.

I paid about $20 for six months of Russian Insurance

and about $12 for 3 months of Kaz Insurance.
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Thanks Craig,

That's a good clear explanation.

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Are these charges for temporary importation still payable if you have a carnet?
A carnet is not going to help at all if the country is not a signatory to the carnet system. IF they dont process them them they dont process them. Russia will only process ATA carnets. Not sure about other countries. Turkmenistan fees are a fuel tax. So carnet will not stop it.

Basically if I am trying to get to the jist of your question,its of zero value to you in the stans
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Are there two types of carnets?

A "carnet" as issued by RAc
and an ATA carnet?

or are they both the same thing, with a different name?

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we passed through all of the stans during the last two months. temp import for tajikistan was 10 $ per bike and turkmenistan around 180 $ per bike for a five day transit
I like your trip. I am planing to go through Turkmenistan in july. Did you have touristvisa from before, or did you get that at the border together with temp import. Do you remember how much temp import was in Usbekistan?, or anyone?



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