Rundu is the capital city of the Region of Kavango-East which is located in the northern parts of the country of Namibia. It is bordering Angola on the bank of the river of Kavango and has an elevation of about 1000 meters above sea level.
The fact is that relocating can be rather tedious and when you have to transport your car overseas you should be aware of how to do it. This is important in order to find the most economical way to go through this complex process. You would definitely need to take a look at the international provisions and legal regulations that you would have to comply with if you are to move your car to an African nation such is the country of Namibia.
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There are very specific lawful regulations that must be abided by if you are to transport your car to Namibia. The regulations are overall set forth in order to guarantee the safety of the car as well as the legality of the process of transfer itself. Even though they might take you some time and nerves to go through, the rules for importing a car into Namibia are incredibly straight forward. You can easily import your car into the country, provided that you have the required documentation, which is as follows:
- The original bill of Lading.
- Four copies of import permit.
- Registration documents.
- Purchase Invoice of the vehicle.
- NA 304 and P1.160 forms in three separate copies.
Legal provisions and permits you need to account for.
You must make sure that you have an import permit prior to shipping your car. This document, along with the other paperwork has to be presented to the official as well as your passport. It would allow the authorities to check the documents and make sure that all is in order. Your vehicle is going to be released only after this procedure is completed successfully. You will be provided with a Bill of Entry once it is through and the document should be given to the driver’s license department in order to obtain a vehicle license in the country.
There might be a need for a provisional payment which is approximately about 20% of the duties and 16.5% of the taxes if there is a delay in the stamping by the customs. The payment is going to be fully refunded once the situation is taken care of.
You are allowed to import only one vehicle per family and there is a duty fee and a tax of approximately 15%. You are also going to have to keep the vehicle under your own personal ownership for the next 2 years. Import permit is not mandatory for temporary residents of the country. You would fall within the category if you re-export your vehicle within a year. You will also want to consider the different shipment options as well. Roll on/ Roll off method is quite frequent but you won’t be able to carry other personal items with your vehicle. The other option is through a shipping container which would allow you to relocate other belongings as well as your vehicle.
The regulations for vehicle transportation in and out of the USA are always going to be different, depending on the country you are trying to export your vehicle to. Make sure to check if there isn’t some sort of change in the regulations with the Embassy of Namibia to ensure that the procedure goes by the books.
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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