Windhoek is the largest city and capital of Namibian Republic. It is located on plateau of Khomas Highland in the central part of the country. It is at an elevation of 5,600ft or 1,700, from sea level. This is the cultural, political, economic, and the social center of Namibia. Headquarters of all the major cultural institutions along with the educational and government bodies are located in Windhoek.
Working with an experienced shipping service.
Relocation is a tedious process and when the shipping of the car is involved as well, it can be particularly complex. To take away the complexity from the transfer of your vehicle to Windhoek, Namibia, work with A1 Auto Transport service. For a quick import and hassle-free clearances, you will need to abide by a host of international regulations and laws. This legalizes the process of the vehicle transfer completely.
The import rules here are clear-cut and straightforward even if the processing takes some time. Just complete the necessary paperwork and submit needed documents to make car import easy and smooth. Along with the application of vehicle import, the other documents that you need to submit include:
- Original Lading Bill.
- Passport and invoice.
- 4 copies of import permit.
- Registration paper.
- 3 copies of P1.160 and NA304 forms.
Procedures and Regulations.
Before you can ship your vehicles to Windhoek, Namibia, you require the import permit. You must submit this along with the necessary paperwork and your passport to the Customs. The officials are going to release your vehicle only when they have done a thorough checking of the papers submitted followed by information verification. Once they receive confirmation, you can take your vehicle with you in Namibia. During release, they provide the Entry Bill.
To obtain the vehicle license you will have to submit the Entry Bill properly stamped by the customs at the Motor Vehicles Department. If there is a delay in getting the legal document from Customs, you can provide provisional payment and release the vehicle. It involves 16.5% taxes and 20% duties. Upon the collection of the situation, you will get a refund of payment. Import of single vehicle duty-free is allowed per family with 15% associated taxes. For two years after the import, you cannot sell your car. Temporary residents, however, do not require import permit. Upon re-export within the year, you will fall under the category.
The common methods of shipping your vehicle to Windhoek include RORO and container shipping. Roll on/Roll-off method has some limitations while container shipping offers extra protection and custom shipping options to your vehicle. The shipment of the vehicle to Namibia may occur from any one of the three major ports in US namely - Los Angeles, Savannah, and New York. During vehicle transfer, you have to pay for both interstate transport and overseas travel. For answer to any queries, you may contact Namibian embassy in US.
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.