Customs Duties

Using our expertise  we have helped many people get their car into South Africa duty free however it is down to the applicant to apply for the duty free.

If you have owned your car for 12 months and moving permanently to South Africa from the UK and you have duel citizenship / indefinite leave to remain, you can apply for the duty free on your car.

Once you have paid your deposit and have booked in with us will we help you through this procedure and give you all the information you require to get your car through duty free. You will need to show proof that you are returning to S.A. permanently in order to qualify for the duty free.

You need to apply for the duty free in person at a customs office with all the permits and documents at least 7/10 days before your car arrives in South Africa.

If you only have a South African passport you will not qualify for duty free importation to South Africa.

Regardless of your circumstances you need to have owned the car for a minimum of 6 months to obtain an import permit if you are a South African citizen. It will take between 10 – 20 working days for us to obtain the permits for your car.

For British citizens moving to South Africa, you can only ship your car permanently if you have a permanent residency stamp in your passport.