Mature is currently the fourth largest city in the country and it is located south of the Imbeza Valley and north of the Bvumba Mountains.
If you plan on moving there for a longer period of time you might want to explore the beautiful local nature. You’d also want to know that the local transport is not as efficient and having your own vehicle is incredibly beneficial. However, you have to make sure that you are well aware of all the involved regulations.
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country and you have to freight ship your car to the closest seaport in Mozambique. There are a lot of river ports and harbors but you have to consider this only as an option of shipping your car from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. However, the most efficient way for you to handle this process and ensure that it’s absolutely hassle-free is to hire a reliable international shipping company like the A1 Auto Transport which has decades of shipping experience, especially to South Africa.
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority would require you to file a Form 47 which is a declaration form that requires all of the pertinent information regarding the car which is subject to the import. Furthermore, only right-side steering wheel vehicles are allowed into the country. There is a 25% surcharge if your car is older than 5 years and there is a 40% fixed customs duty for all vehicles. There are no other emission rules or standards or roadworthiness for the vehicle which is checked.
However, you would still have to make sure that you provide the authorities with the following documentation:
- Title deed.
- Proof of ownership and passport.
- Driver’s License.
- Insurance Policy.
- ZIMRA Form 47.
- SABS Letter of Authority from.
- Permit of import.
Affordable shipping means.
The quickest way for you to go for is air shipping but this is rather expensive and it might be more considerable for you to go with RORO or container shipping. Even though there is no sea port in the country, you can get your car transported to the country with multi-carriers or driven across the border of Mozambique. In any case, from the domestic US port to the country of Mozambique you can go for RORO or Container shipping, both revealing different properties, and benefits. The first one is very cheap while the second one is more expensive but offers more perks.
You have to submit the required documentation and get customs clearance upon arrival in the country. You can always contact the Embassy of Zimbabwe for more information.
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.