Epworth is a town located in the southeastern parts of Harare, about 12 kilometers away from the city center. It is also a high-density dormitory town which is currently being administered by the local city board.
If you intend on moving in the city for a longer period of time, you might want to get you vehicle with you in order to explore the beautiful surroundings, What is more, the public transport isn’t exactly reliable and you might not want to get your hopes high for this one. Additionally, having your vehicle in the country will help you with the language barrier.
Zimbabwe, however, is a landlocked country and you would have to get the vehicle shipped to a port in Mozambique. There are seaports and you can use them as transit routes from Mozambique. You might want to work with a reputable shipping agency such as the A1 Auto Transport service which has over 20 years of professional international shipping experience. As per the authorities in Zimbabwe, you need to fill a Form 47 which is basically ZIMRA Custom declaration Form requiring you to fill out the pertinent information for the vehicle. You need to ensure that it’s a right-handed drive and to pay a fixed customs duty of 40% and 25% surcharge if the vehicle is older than 5 years.
There are quite a lot of documents for you to prepare and submit to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority. Here are some of them:
- Title deed.
- Proof of ownership – passport.
- Driver’s License.
- The Form 47.
- Authority Letter via SABS.
- Permit for the import.
You can choose between two different shipping methods based on your budget and your needs. The first one of them is called Roll-on/Roll-off. It requires you to drive the vehicle on its wheels on a shipping dock. The deck is on a freight carrier and the car is stripped to it in order to secure it in place. However, you aren’t going to be able to ship anything else but your vehicle. In fact, you need to empty it out entirely and let nothing in but the spare set of keys and tire, floor mats, and the car jack. This is the quickest and cheapest water-bound transportation method.
The second choice in front of you is the container shipping. You’d be capable of choosing between a 20ft and a 40ft enclosed container which is going to contain your vehicle for the time of the journey. It is appropriate if you have additional belongings to ship and you need that additional layer of security. However, because of that, it’s more expensive and significantly slower due to the majority of checkpoints along the way.
You need to clear customs by paying all duties and submit the proper documents. You can get more information and clarification by contacting the Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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