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Tembisa is a well-known large township located on the East Rand in South Africa. It was established back in 1957 as a small commune that has developed into a large town over the years.
If you are relocating here from USA, apart from the cultural differences, public transportation is difficult to navigate through and taxis are expensive.
Keep in mind that it might actually be cheaper for you to import your own vehicle than to hire a taxi in the city. Furthermore, you would want to know that the road conditions are fairly acceptable and there are plenty of vistas for you to enjoy. The weather conditions are exactly the opposite as the warmer months in South Africa are usually those which are the winter months in the USA.
If you decide to have your vehicle imported it would be beneficial for you to rely on a reputable shipping agency much like the A1 Auto Transport Service. We are an experienced company with over 20 years of experience in international shipping. You would, however, have to provide us with a signed power of attorney so we can arrange everything for you and entirely spare you the hassle. We are also going to provide you with a free estimation of the cost of the entire process so you can plan ahead accordingly.
A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.
Tembisa Import Regulations.
There are quite a lot of regulations that you would have to thoroughly abide by when importing your vehicle into Tembisa. You need to know that only right hand drive cars are allowed in the country. Every person is only allowed to import only one car. You must also get a special permit from the Embassy of South Africa in advance even while you have the vehicle in the United States. Furthermore, if you immigrate to the country you wouldn’t be able to sell the car for another two years. Even if you are a returning citizen you would have to pay the taxes and the fees in full. Temporary residents would also have to pay the full duties and taxes and they also have to carry a valid permit. Only diplomats are exempt from paying taxes.
To validate the complete process of legally moving your vehicle from US to South Africa, there are a myriad of documents that you need to submit to the customs in both the countries. These are:
- Bill of Sale.
- Permit for import.
- Car title.
- Forms D.A. 304A.
- Form P1.160.
- Temporary License.
Things to consider when shipping to South Africa.
Once you have decided to work with A1 Auto Transport service, we are going to provide you with a quote and all the necessary assistance that’s required for you to conveniently transport your vehicle into South Africa. Once all that is being handled, you would have to pick up a shipping method. You can choose between RORO and container shipping. Usually, people who have to import only their vehicles are going to go for RORO shipping as it’s far cheaper and quicker. However, container shipping is more convenient, if you have a vehicle of higher value or if you have to transport other belongings apart from your car. This is due to the fact that your car is going to be stored within an enclosed container and protected from the weather elements.
You can also get in touch with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency if you need any further assistance and information.