Botswana


General

  • The general rule is that any vehicle may be imported into Botswana, as it does not have a manufacturing Industry to protect. This also promotes the principles of free trade.
  • New and Second hand vehicles of right hand drive origin only are allowed into the market to promote free trade principles.

 

Export process to be followed for vehicles: CONDITIONS ON EXPORT

 

FORMWHAT FORM IS THISWHERE CAN IT BE OBTAINEDREQUIREMENTS
DE-REGISTRATION CERTIFICATECertificate of de-registrationDepartment of road transport and safetyVehicle details
POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATEPolice clearanceBotswana policeVehicle details
SAD 500Customs bill of entry/exitLocal customs officeShows the details of vehicle to be exported
CUSTOMS CERTIFICATE (CE109)Customs clearance certificateLocal customs officeMust correspond to the vehicle VIN/engine number and relevant bill of exit number

Importation process to be followed for vehicles

 

FORMWHAT FORM IS THISWHERE CAN IT BE OBTAINEDREQUIREMENTS
INVOICEInvoiceFrom supplierName of supplier and importer, value and description of vehicle
SAD500Customs clearance documentCustoms officeVIN/Chassis number must be identical to that on the vehicle
BoEBill of entry/exitCustoms officeMust have customs stamp
SARPCCO Clearance CertificateSouthern African regional police chiefs cooperation organizationPolice in country of export and import
ReceiptProve of payment of dutiesBotswana Unified Revenue ServiceMust show amount of taxes paid
Customs Certificate (CE109)Customs clearance certificateObtained from the local customs officeMust correspond to the vehicle VIN/engine number and description
CRWCertificate of road worthinessDepartment of Road Transport and SafetyVehicle undergo a road worthiness
MASS MEASURING CERTIFICATECertificate that shows mass of vehicleDepartment of road transport and safetyIt has to show the vehicle official mass
RV1Application for vehicle registrationDepartment of road transport and safetyName of the would be owner