Frequently asked questions
What paperwork is required to import a used car to South Africa ?
In order to import a used vehicle to South Africa you will need a ITAC import permit and NRCS loa certificate .
What is the duty and vat on a used car in South Africa ?
On average duty and vat is rougly 50% the value of the vehicle , but in South Africa we have ad-vat which is based on the value of the vehicle the more expensive the vehicle the higher the duty and vat element becomes.
How many cars can I import to South Africa as a returning resident ?
You are entitled to import a maximum of 3 vehicles per household.
What is requried to export a car from South Africa ?
To export a vehicle out of South Africa you will need police clearance for export and ITAC export permit .
Can I import used cars into South Africa ?
You can only import used cars into South Africa if you are a returing RSA resident haveing owned the vehicle for more than 6 months or if the vehicle is internationlay classed as classic or collectable.
What is the cheapest way to ship a vehicle ?
Generally the cheapest methos of shipping is Roll on Roll off but this is a vehicle only service so no personal effects.
Do you have to change the speedometer when you import a vehicle to South Africa ?
No you dont most vehicles will have dual display so it is not a requirement.
Can I import a left hand drive vehicle to South Africa ?
No you cannot import left hand drive vehicles into South Africa , they will have to be converted to righ hand drive and there is a lot of requirements to meet in order to do this .
What is required to export a car from South Africa ?
You will need police clearance for export and ITAC export permit .
Can I import used motorbikes to South Africa ?
Yes motorbikes are unrestricted import so you can import new and used motorbikes to South Africa.