Parking a vehicle in Iran on a carnet de passage

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Re: Carnet Question: Leaving a vehicle in Iran while exiting the country temporarily

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This thread collects all questions and reports regarding leaving your vehicle in Iran with a regular carnet de passage. If you are using a temporary border carnet, use this forum thread instead.

We sum up all tips and rules surrounding long-term parking across Eurasia in our article on Long-term vehicle storage on a Silk Road trip.
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Parking a vehicle in Iran on a carnet de passage

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Hello. Quick question in relation to the Carnet.

I have travelled to Iran by motorcycle with my Carnet. I want to leave Iran for one week by plane (for supplies and a much needed battery recharge ;) )

Is it ok to leave my vehicle here temporarily? Do I need to contact a customs office to clear storage of the vehicle or can I leave it with my Iranian friends?

PS. My country has visa on arrival at the airport for when I return.

Thanks.
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Re: Carnet Question: Leaving a vehicle in Iran while exiting the country temporarily

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Hey! Update on this... I Left my motorcycle in Iran for one week while I returned home.

It makes sense when you think about it that it should be easier to leave a vehicle in Carnet accepting countries because they have your deposit hostage. In my case there was no mention of the vehicle on any stamp in my passport so I didn't even mention it when leaving/reentering.
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Re: Carnet Question: Leaving a vehicle in Iran while exiting the country temporarily

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When we entered Iran from Armenia, I was expecting the official to put as expiry date something like 3 months other the validity of the visa (10days); but he just copied out the date of the carnet and effectively gave us 11 ½ months! There was nothing in the passport mentioning that we entered with a vehicle. I return to Iran in December and will report back on any issues when leaving through Turkmenistan. So we will have left vehicles for 4 months.
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Re: Carnet Question: Leaving a vehicle in Iran while exiting the country temporarily

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An update. We exited after vehicle had been 11 months in Iran. We exited twice without the vehicles. Got the final exit stamps. No problem. Now sending the COD’s back to Switzerland to recover the guarantee.
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Leaving vehicle in Iran on carnet

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Hi,

does someone here have experience with leaving a car in Iran, and then leaving the country (by plane)? We're planning to do this. We'll have a Carnet de Passage, valid for one year, and would return within this period, get the car and move on.

Will this be possible, or are we likely to run into troubles leaving the country (by plane, or later with the car)?

Also, will we need to get Iranian license plates if the car remains in the country for several months?

We (and the car) are German, if this is of any relevance.

Thanks for any advice,

Robert.
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Re: Parking a vehicle in Iran on a carnet de passage

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Hello
same question as Robert. same personnal situation (EU citizen with need for visa).
Are there recent experoiences you could share ?
thanks a lot in advance
Benoît
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