Kanye is a town which is located in the southern parts of Botswana. It is also the administrative center of the Southern District and it was founded by European settlers back in 1853.
If you need to import your vehicle to Botswana, you need to account that there are quite a few things to be aware of. You need to know that the road conditions are rather rough, and that’s why you might want to have a four-wheel drive with you during your stay here. Only about 25% of the roads are paved which creates additional complications.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Kanye
|Kanye to (New York port) to New York, NY||$275||$3800||5+33 days|
|Kanye to (California port) to Los Angeles||$350||$4100||5+42 days|
|Kanye to (New York port) to Boston, MA||$400||$3800||5+33 days|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Kanye||$475||$4100||6+42 days|
|Kanye to (California port) to Phoenix, AZ||$550||$4100||6+42 days|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Kanye||$575||$3800||6+33 days|
|Kanye to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA||$700||$3800||6+33 days|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Kanye||$775||$4100||7+42 days|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Kanye||$800||$3800||6+33 days|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Kanye||$1,025||$4100||7+42 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.
With comparatively easy shipping laws, importing your vehicle might not be an issue. However, as per the Botswana Customs Department, there are quite a few provisions that you need to abide by but not a lot of restrictions to be aware of. Some of the regulations include:
- Submit An IC.2 Form is mandatory.
- You need to have a registration that shows that you’ve owned it for at least a year.
- You need an import permit issued by the Commerce Committee.
- A bill of sale with the price of the vehicle.
- A CE101 form in two copies.
- Valid passport.
- Clearance certification issued by the police.
The regular vehicles can get exported for a price ranging between $1,800 and $3,900 based on the distance and the size of the car. All vehicles are required to pay a National Road Safety Fund tax which is $4.52. This tax is going to expire at the end of the year and you need to pay it again. You can also contact the Embassy of Botswana for further information.
Of course, apart from the aforementioned regulations, you’d also have to consider quite a few documents and submit them to the authorities. These documents include but are not limited to:
- Title and registration.
- Bill of Sale in original.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Social Security Card.
- The power of Attorney if you aren’t present to get your car.
These documents will be needed by both the U.S Customs and the Botswana Revenue Authority.
Before the shipping
Before the shipping, you need to get a finalized quote for the entire process. You need to ensure that your vehicle is properly cleaned in order to avoid any quarantine check-ups and delays. What is more, you need to account for the cost of the shipment but in order to do that, you need to figure out which transportation method you are going to use. You have two options in front of you – Roll on/Roll off and container shipping.
Both of them have merits, depending on your particular need and requirements. If you want to ship your vehicle without any personal belongings then RORO is without a doubt your best bet. Your vehicle six driven over to the ship’s deck using its own wheels. You are not allowed to leave any personal possessions within the car expect the spare tire, floor mats, extra keys and some fuel.
On the other hand, if you have a lot of personal items that you need in Botswana, then you should opt for Container shipping. You can put all your things and the car within a 20 feet or 40 feet container and then it is sealed.
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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