Saturday, 17 March 2012

Carnet De Passage

We were able to collect our Carnet de Passage a couple of days ago. It's a very nice A4 booklet, most of which is pages and pages that will need to be stamped and torn and filed at various borders and countries.

The document is issued by the Australian Automobile Association and there are a few different ways of doing it. We chose an insurance system whereby we pay a premium in order to indemnify ourselves from the full cost (470% of the full car value). It was $950, of which $400 was the cost of the Carnet, $300 was the Insurance Premium and $250 a refundable deposit we get back on returning to Australia with a fully discharged Carnet booklet.

There was an awful lot of paper work, including registration documents for the vehicle that Victoria does not even usually issue. We also had to of course have the car evaluated by a reputable car dealer in order to calculate the fees. It's surprising how many car dealers don't want to be involved in such an activity.

Needless to say however, we got it sorted, we have the document and one more thing is ticked off the to do list.

1 comment:

  1. What a great adventure you are about to embark on! I'll follow with interest (makes my own little adventure to France seem quite tame!)