Walvis Bay means Whale Bay, and the city nomenclature refers to its location on Walvis Bay in Namibia. The scenic large bay is important for tourism activities, an important aspect to the economy. Regardless of the reason for your temporary or permanent move to Namibia, it is important to plan and then ship your vehicle.
Having your persona vehicle ensures that you are not dependent on the public transportation and can help you save both time and money.
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Details on shipping vehicles.
You also need to ship your vehicle from US and this involves certain international rules and regulations that you have to follow. Ideally, you need to hire the expert services of an experienced international shipping company like A1 Auto Transport Company and allow us to guide you through the procedures. We have years of experience moving vehicles to Namibia and other African countries.
Regulations that dictate shipping of vehicles to Walvis Bay in Namibia are meant to work as a safeguard for your car as well. Thus, adherence to these makes complete sense. In spite of being time consuming and seemingly complex, we walk you through it. If you complete the necessary paperwork and have, the mandatory documents with you, clearing customs will be easier. Along with the application for vehicle import, you are required to submit the following documents:
- Original Bill Of Lading.
- Passport of the owner.
- Purchase invoice of the vehicle.
- 4 copies of import permit.
- Registration papers.
- 3 copies of P1 .160 and NA 304 forms.
You will have to follow the regulatory laws and have the permits associated with international vehicle shipping to Namibia. You or an authorized representative will present the permit along with the appropriate documents to the Namibian Custom officials at the port. They will check it to make sure that everything is as it should be. Only after thorough review of the case and upon receiving confirmation will they release the vehicle in your custody at Walvis Bay. Upon release, you will get an Entry Bill from the Customs Department.
Getting the local license.
Now is the time to get your vehicle license. For this, you will have to submit the Entry Bill as the necessary legal document at relevant department. They will issue you the license. In case, stamping takes time, you may seek a provisional vehicle release after making the necessary payments. It is usually 16.5% of the associated taxes and 20% of the duty. Once the situation resolves itself, you will get the refund. Each family may import single vehicles to Namibia duty free but you have to pay 15% in taxes though.
For two years after the import, you will not be able to sell the vehicle and it should remain in your possession. If you intend staying temporarily, you do not require import permits but will be required to re-export the vehicle within the same year. It is important to plan the budget because you has to meet the expenses at USA and at Namibia. It is best to talk with a representative at A1 Auto Transport service or get in touch with the Embassy of Namibia.
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.