If you are thinking about relocating from the UK to South Africa, buying a new car can be quite expensive. Especially if you already own a car that’s paid off or you are struggling to leave your dream car in your country of origin.
While it might seem like a challenge to import your car to South Africa, it is actually not that difficult if you know the steps you need to take.
Below are some things you need to know before you can import your car to South Africa
- If you become a permanent resident in South Africa and have been the registered owner of your vehicle for at least 12 months, you are eligible to import your car into South Africa and be exempt from duty and VAT.
- If you are not a permanent resident of South Africa, you will not be able to import a vehicle. This rule is set in place to protect the local vehicle manufacturing industry.
- There are special circumstances under which cars may be imported to South Africa such as vintage cars, inherited cars, racing cars as well as uniquely designed cars.
- You will need to acquire an authorization letter from the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) to import your secondhand car.
- Your car won’t decrease in value. Its resale value will be retained maybe even more than local cars if its a brand that’s extremely popular internationally.
It is quite possible to manage your vehicle import from the UK on your own, however, if you skip any steps, your application might be declined. To avoid this scenario, it’s advisable to use Valkyrie Logistics for your used cars and truck export from UK to Africa. They offer a tailored solution to fit your needs.
For more information or to start your export process, get in touch with Valkyrie Logistics today.