With effect from 11th June; 2012, original vehicle registration books (LOGBOOKS) commonly referred to as V5 in United Kingdom will be required as part of the customs clearance in Namibia.
This was announced on the 1st of June, 2012 by Namibia's Ministry of Finance- Customs and Excise's Deputy Director General- Western Region YHM HAIHAMBO.
WHY IS ORIGINAL LOGBOOK NOW REQUIRED IN NAMIBIA?
According to the Customs and Excise department in Namibia, wrong year and models are being declared on the SAD 500 . This gives raise to possible undervaluation of cars. If cars are undervalued, there will be a need to revalue the car. However, this process is not as simply as it appears. It means all documentation has to be resubmitted. This is time consuming and it ties up resources. When such delays are experienced, most customers suffer as the correction process my take anything between 24-72hrs. During this re-evaluation of the SAD 500, there may be possibilities of vehicle owners incurring costs due to extended stay in Walvis. Usually after 72hrs, Namibian Port Authority starts to charge storage fees. It is therefore important to get this part of vehicle clearance right so that there are no inconveniences.
WHAT MUST YOU DO NOW?
In order to avoid delays associated with submitting incorrect documentation, you need to do the following:
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