We get a lot of questions regarding importing cars into South Africa. Below is a summary of the requirements and procedure to follow BEFORE YOU BUY A CAR TO SHIP TO SOUTH AFRICA.
You will need an Import Permit (IP) and a Letter of Authority (LOA) from South Africa, before you can import a car.
1) IMPORT PERMIT APPLICATION
Import authorisation will be considered ONLY:
So the best is for you to contact International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) to obtain an application form no:- H462. Their Details are:
Directorate:Import and Export Control
Private Bag X 192
2)APPLICATION FOR LETTER OF AUTHORITY.
Application for Letter of Authority takes 7-21 working days.
National Regulator for Compulsory Specification (NRCS)
Private Bag X 25
We are able to facilitate all this for you should you need us to do so.