Handicap Vehicles

IMPORTING A DISABLED VEHICLE FROM THE UK TO SA

In order to import a specialised vehicle without paying duties (rebate) and getting around all the other rules associated with importing a vehicle to SA you must fulfil certain criteria.

SPECIALLY ADAPTED VEHICLES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING DEALER

http://www.alliedmobility.com/vehicle_range/wheelchair-accessible-vehicles (for new vehicles)

http://www.alliedmobility.com/vehicle_range/used_vehicles/search/index.cfm?id=4 (second hand)

Contact

Alex Roth
Sales Manager

Allied International
Mobile +44 (0)7891455869

 

DO I QUALIFY?

Before you can start the process, you will need to establish if you do qualify for the rebate.

THE QUALIFYING CRITERIA ARE:

When you will be driving the vehicle yourself a permit will be issued if:

 The vehicle is right hand drive and has been homologated by the SABS to comply with the road safety requirements to register the vehicle with the licensing authorities; and

 Hand controls are to be fitted to the accelerator and brake pedals; or

 Brake and accelerator pedals have to be swapped; or

 Brake and accelerator pedals have to be extended

When you are being transported a permit will be issued if:

 The vehicle is right hand drive and has been homologated by the SABS to comply with the road safety requirements to register the vehicle with the licensing authorities; and

 The organization that applies for the rebate permit is registered with the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities to care for persons with physical disabilities or the individual that applies for the rebate permit is registered with the International Administration Commission of South Africa to care for a specific person with a physical disability; and

 The vehicle has been or will be structurally adapted, i.e. the floor pan of the vehicle has been modified to incorporate clamps/clips and an anchorage for the safety harness to hold the wheelchair and person with a physical disability steady and in position when the vehicle is driven; or

 Railings are fitted to the door and sides of the vehicle for a person with a physical disability to hold onto when the vehicle is in motion; or

 The vehicle has to be fitted with medical equipment, such as an oxygen cylinder, to allow the person with the physical disability to be transported.

APPLICATIONS

There are four types of application forms, which mean four different types of permits; you must therefore select only one of the following:

i. Driven Solely: Imported Vehicles – (Customs Duty)

Complete the application form under rebate Item 460.17/87.03/02.04 (A vehicle that has been adapted or to be adapted to be driven solely by a person with a physical disability)

ii. Driven Solely: Locally Manufactured Vehicles (Ad Valorem Excise Duty)

Complete the application form under rebate Item 610.14/126.03/01.05 (A vehicle that has been adapted or to be adapted to be driven solely by a person with a physical disability)

iii. Transport: Imported Vehicle – (Customs Duty)

Complete the application form under rebate Item 460.17/87.00/04.02 (A vehicle that has been adapted or to be adapted to be used for the transport of: – a person with a physical disability / or persons with physical disabilities

iv. Transport: Locally Manufactured Vehicle (Ad Valorem Excise Duty)

Complete the application form under the rebate item 610.14/126.00/01.03 (A vehicle that has been adapted or to be adapted to be used for the transport of a person with a physical disability / persons with physical disabilities)

MOTIVATION LETTER

We need to know about why you have chosen this specific vehicle, please ensure that this letter is completed in full e.g. back ground information (what is your disability), features (what features does the vehicle have to accommodate your needs as a persons with a disability), adaptation etc.

APD PANEL REPORT FORM

This form must be completed by members of an APD Panel of Adjudicators which can be arranged through one of the above-mentioned offices.

This form is only applicable to a person with a physical disability who will be driving the vehicle him / herself.

The APD Panel Report is NOT applicable to a person with a physical disability who will be transported.

MEDICAL REPORT FORM

Your own medical practitioner must complete this form. It can be your house doctor, specialist etc.

HOMOLOGATION CERTIFICATE / LETTER OF AUTHORITY (LOA)

The Homologation Certificate can be obtained from the importer i.e. dealer or manufacturer in South Africa

 If imported vehicles are purchased from a dealer in the RSA, the dealer must quote the homologation reference number for registration purposes

 If the vehicle is imported directly by a person with physical disabilities, the South Africa Bureau of Standards (SABS) must be contacted to obtain a Letter of Authority (LOA). Only right hand drive vehicles which meet the ECE specification will receive a LOA

NOMINATED DRIVER/S DECLARATION FORMS FOR REGISTERED ORGANISATIONS OR REGISTERED PERSONS

This form is only applicable to a person with a physical disability who will be transported by a registered organisation or registered person.

A registered person must enclose a copy of the identity document of the person with a physical disability as well as all the nominated drivers and the applicant.

An organisation must submit a copy of the owner’s identity document as well as that of all the nominated drivers.

This form is NOT applicable to a person who will be driving the vehicle him / her self.

DRIVERS LICENSE

A copy of the Drivers License must be submitted in the case of:

 A person with a physical disability driving the vehicle him / her self and;

 All nominated drivers who will be transporting persons with physical disabilities

 

IDENTITY DOCUMENT

 

A copy of Identity Document must be submitted with all applications referring to:

 A person with a physical disability driving the vehicle him / her self and;

 

 All nominated drivers who will be transporting persons with physical disabilities and;

    The applicant  

MOTOR MANUFACTURERS BROCHURE OF SPECIFICATIONS

This must be included in all applications and can be obtained from the dealership or can be downloaded from the dealerships website

QUOTE FOR ADAPTATION

You will also require a quote from the company / person that will perform the adaptation to the vehicle if it is not fully adapted already.  

CARS4AFRICA ROLE

Once all the forms are done we will submit all the relevant documentation to:

The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities (NCPPDSA) who will process the application.

Once they receive the application, they will scrutinize it. If it is in order and in line with the guidelines issued by The Department of Trade and Industry they will provide us with their written recommendation.

We can then apply for the Import Permit and LOA permit on your behalf. We will also help you through the whole process of shipping the vehicle and clearing the vehicle in S.A.