Qualifications For Shipping An Automobile To Rwanda
Shipping A Car To Rwanda
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- From the United States, most cars can be shipped to Rwanda for $3,500 to $7,000.
- Both the distance involved and the accessibility to the country by ship are factors that influence the cost.
Since 2010 Rwanda has been operating under a harmonized vehicle registration process with other EAC (East African Community) countries. The agreement creates a uniform set of rules that apply even across the region, making it easier to understand the process of relocating a vehicle to Rwanda.
For residents returning to Rwanda, there is a duty reduction that is available as long as the vehicle being imported is not a commercial vehicle. Others who may qualify for a reduction are those who work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government aid workers and foreign diplomats.
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There is no age limit on cars that are brought into Rwanda, though it should be noted that they only accept imports of left-hand driving vehicles. As with many countries, Toyotas are a good option if you’re concerned about finding replacement parts of getting your vehicle serviced while you’re in Rwanda. Parts for other types of vehicles can be found, but they may have to be ordered from elsewhere.
The roads in Rwanda can be rough, especially by U.S. standards. There are paved roads, but most are made of dirt and the level of smoothness varies widely, making it preferable to have a vehicle that has four-wheel drive. In between the main towns in the country, most of the roads are paved, but do have occasional potholes.
See the Transport and Communications section of this PDF to learn more about getting around and driving in Rwanda.
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Rwanda Auto Imports | Required Documentation & Taxation
The information below covers the required documentation, taxes and duties for shipping a car to Rwanda from another country.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Rwanda
- Purchase invoice
- Bill of lading (OBL)
- Certificate of origin
- Vehicle title
- Drivers license & international insurance
- Passport or visa
- Registration card
You should contact the Rwandan Embassy for information about the different visa categories, of which the country has more than some others. If you are coming from the United States or Great Britain, you are exempted from visa requirements in Rwanda.
A certificate indicating vaccination for Yellow Fever is required before entering the country.
When transporting a motor vehicle to Rwanda, there are four types of taxes that must be paid (not including registration). Taxes are based on the value of the vehicle as determined by a customs agent.
Custom duty – 24%
Value added tax (VAT – 18%
Consumption tax – varies by vehicle
Withholding tax – 5%
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Rwanda Auto Import Resources
Republic of Rwanda – The official website for the Republic of Rwanda. You can learn about the history and government of the country and find resources for visitors and citizens.
Rwanda Embassy in the U.S. – News and information about Rwanda. Resources are available about tourism, trade, foreign affairs and services for U.S. citizens living in Rwanda or planning on moving there.
The Eye Magazine – The Eye Magazine’s is a publication that offers an insider’s guide to living in Rwanda and Burundi, it’s neighbor to the south.
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