IMPORTING CARS TO SOUTH AFRICA
The Prices of used cars in South Africa are
when you include the cost of shipping and duties, you will still save thousands
if you buy a car in the UK and ship it to South Africa. The
quality of second-hand cars in the UK is also far better than South
Africa thanks to the strict yearly MOT checks in the UK.
the process of car shipping to South Africa is complex and tricky; luckily we
are the UK’s most experienced company in shipping vehicles to South
Africa. Using our experience and expertise, we can offer you a service so
that all you will have to do is drop your car off at a UK port
and pick it up in South Africa hassle free, we also provide the most
competitive prices on the market.
Customs Duty in South Africa
are approximately 65% of the UK value payable to the clearing agent in South
- You can apply for duty free if you have dual citizenship (UK/EU and SA
passport) and that you have owned your vehicle for longer than 12 months.
dual citizenship does not mean you automatically qualify for duty free
importation to South Africa, it means you can apply for it. You will need
to prove to customs that you are returning to South Africa. permanently i.e.
closure of bank accounts, sale of a house, resignation letters or Inland Rev
need to apply in person at a customs office with all the permits and
documents at least 10 days before your car arrives in South Africa.
leave to remain does not qualify you for duty free importation to South Africa.
- You still must hold a passport for an EU/UK country.
you only have a South African passport you will not qualify for duty free
importation to South Africa.
- Regardless of your circumstances you need to have owned the car for a minimum
of 6 months to obtain an import permit if you are a South African citizen. It
will take between 10 – 20 working days to obtain the permits
- Savannah Freight Services-UK can support you in obtaining permits to ship your vehicles to South Africa, we are also able to
arrange all of the documents to be sent to the clearing agent in South
Africa. and for your car to be cleared through customs.
- Please note
that you have to use a registered clearing agent in South Africa, there is
no other way around it.
We recommend that you contact us be before committing to buying a car .