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getting carnet on route

I’m starting a rtw trip in June from the UK to Canada/ north America ,South America, Australia ,Asia. From what I have found out I can get by without a carnet as far as Australia and only really need one for the last leg through Asia, by which time I will be at least 2 years into my trip. I don’t really want to arrange a carnet before I go because it ties me to a planned schedule or I need to pay for one for the time I’m travelling through countries where it’s not really needed.

Is it possible to get a carnet away from my home country, probably in Australia, or do I really need to arrange this before I go.
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Hiya Paul

I left the UK at the end of August heading for India without actually having a carnet. The only reason was simply that i always leave things to the last minute and decided to sort the Carnet out a day or so before i left! Anyway, the person i needed to speak to was not there! but i already had some forms so i ended up arranging it by post, phone and credit card in Slovakia. They then DHL'ed it to me.I gave them a forward booked hotel address in eastern Turkey so i had it for Iran. They could have just posted it but i didnt fancy that with the cost of a carnet and decided the sixty uk pounds delivery well worth it.

I would have thought that as long as you investigate the details first and get good contact details, they can fax forms to you anywhere, the UK RAC offered to do this with me, and then you can complete and post them back with credit cards details etc.

I would be surprised if you had a problem.

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I can confirm that the above is accurate. I'll be in the same position as you next year. i.e. I won't really need a Carnet until around the end of my second year on the road.

I contacted the RAC with the same questions last month and the reply was as above. I found them really helpful and actually human.........so don't worry.
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Thanks both, sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious!
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