Kasungu is a city in Malawi that is situated about 80 miles from Lilongwe. It is one of the larger cities in the country and an important center of trade and economy. If you are moving here on a residence visa or work permit for a few months or are a returning citizen, it is best to bring in your personal vehicle with you. It will allow unrestricted movement within and outside the city. With a wide network of paved and unpaved roads traveling is easy.
The first step for importing a vehicle to Malawi is to engage the services of an experienced and trusted shipping service like A1 Auto Transport Company. It is import to work with a company that has been in business for years and understands all about shipping vehicles to Malawi and other African countries. We understand all aspects of procedures and acquiring the permits to clear customs quickly.
As there aren’t many restrictions and long procedures, it is quite simple to import your vehicle to Kasungu. However, we’d need some documents from you before we can file in the notice with the U.S Customs and Border Protection about the intent to ship. These are:
- Vehicle insurance.
- Registration documents.
- Title deed (lien-free).
- Proof of ownership- passport/photo ID.
To be eligible to import a vehicle to Kasungu, it is essential that you can show proof of owning the vehicle in USA for a minimum of 12 months. You are only allowed to own one car per family. Ensure that the vehicle that you are importing does not exceed the value of K 500 in the local Malawi currency.
As Malawi is a landlocked country, it is essential that the owner is present to collect the vehicle after it reaches the Port of Quelimane at Mozambique and plan for land transportation to Kasungu. When you work with A1 Auto Transport service, we take care of all logistics and ensure that the vehicle is delivered at your doorstep.
Options of vehicle shipping.
You have the option of selecting any one of the following shipping methods to send your vehicle to Kasungu. The method that you opt for will affect the price of shipping, so consider discussing it with one of our shipping agents at A1 Auto Transport service.
Your vehicle will be driven on the ship and driven off at the last port of destination. There are some shipping requirements and restrictions that have to be followed before the vehicle is eligible to be shipped.
Your vehicle along with other personal items that have to be shipped to Kasungu is put within the large 20 feet or 40 feet containers and sealed. The size of container varies so that you have ample space to put all the goods that have to be shipped.
For better information and other details on the current laws, regulations and import related levies, call in at the Embassy of Malawi.
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.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.