Namibia


General

  • The general rule is that any vehicle may be imported into Namibia as it does not have a manufacturing industry to protect as is the case for South Africa, with the following exceptions:
1. It must be younger than five years from date of manufacture.
2. No left hand drive vehicles may be imported.

 

Export process to be followed for vehicles

  • Settle any outstanding debts over such vehicles and receive proof of settlement documentation from the finance house concerned.
  • Obtain ownership & title papers from the registration authorities stating that the person exporting the item is the valid owner and titleholder of the vehicle. This is obtained from the local Natis registration authority.
  • Obtain a de-registration certificate from the Natis register stating that there are no outstanding road ordinance fees.
  • A police clearance certificate confirming that the vehicle is not stolen from the Namibian police authority.

Importation process to be followed for vehicles

  • Any vehicles allowed barring exceptions listed above in the general section.
  • Contact Dti/ Customs for an import permit and payment of customs duties.
  • Produce a deregistration certificate/ release document from the country of origin.
  • Produce a bill of entry from the shipping line if from port area.
  • Get the vehicle a roadworthy certificate for registration purposes.
  • The rules and regulations are not static and are under revision for 2010.
 

 

Process To Be FollowedLEFT HAND DRIVE VEHICLESRIGHT HAND DRIVE VEHICLES
IN TRANSITINTO BOND
(For Re-export)
LESS
THAN
5 YEARS
OLDER THAN
5 YEARS
MORE THAN
3,5 TONS
InvoiceYESYESYESYESYES
Police ClearanceYESYESYESYESYES
Import PermitNONONOYESNO
Other Customs Doc’s/ DutiesYESYESYESYESYES
Bill of EntryYESYESFrom SA – NO
Overseas - YES
From SA – NO
Overseas - YES
From SA – NO
Overseas - YES
De – Reg CertYESYESYESYESYES