How to Import a Private Vehicle used in Foreign country In Uganda

Import a Private Vehicle used in Foreign country In Uganda By Yourself

  1. Importing an used or privately owned vehicle into Uganda is very easy.
  2. It is recommended to employ an clearing agency that will assist in making the required Customs documents.
  3. If you are working in a transaction with your chosen clearing agency, ensure that you have all import documents, not just to:
    • Original passport, (if issued within the last two years, the original passport must also be present)
    • Residence Visa/Work Permit – Original
    • PIN Certificates, which can be obtained through the Uganda Revenue Authority
    • Air Waybill/Bill of Lading, original
    • Comprehensive Packing List
    • Autority to import vehicles nominating a certified customs clearing agent who will act on the behalf of the importer
    • Original logbook from the country of importation, in the case of motor vehicle
    • Certificate of Road Worthiness – provided by the owner to the Uganda Bureau of Standards
    • Clean Report Finding (CRF) and the vehicle log book in English
    • Certificate of Title and Registration-original and must include the Importer’s name, with state chassis number and engine serial
    • The Import Declaration Formula (IDF) The form that the customs agent uses to register the importation.
  4. Clearing agents in Uganda will document electronically the vehicle that is to be imported to Uganda Customs Offices.
  5. The process of importing documents for vehicles into Kenya is done online through Uganda Customs online system. Uganda Customs online system.
  6. A clearing agency in Uganda will clear the vehicle or goods to be imported on behalf of you.
  7. First time visitors with a valid Work Permit and return citizens living in Uganda with the original two-year Work Permit overseas are able to bring one vehicle into Uganda duty-free.
    • For any additional vehicles, the Import declaration fee (IDF) for Uganda is required. Uganda is required for the clearance of imported vehicles and goods in Uganda.
    • The Import Declaration Cost in Uganda is generally 2.25 percent of the CIF value of the item or a minimum amount of Ugsh 200,000.
  8. Customs will then inspect the documents. Customs will then examine the documents and then release the items to verify the documents.
  9. Verification is conducted by the Customs and other relevant regulatory bodies to assess the roadworthiness of the vehicle being imported.
  10. The verification will establish the tax and duties to be paid for any additional vehicles imported aside from the single vehicle that is accepted in Uganda. If there aren’t any additional vehicles, the clearing agent will receive an order of release and be able to collect the vehicle.
  11. If more than one vehicle the agent clearing will issue release orders delaying the amount of duty, tax and port costs you must pay for the vehicle, after which the vehicle will be transferred to the clearing agent (or the importer).
  12. After you have paid, you can then collect your car and then transport them to the destination you wish to take it.

Required Documents For Import a Private Vehicle used in Foreign country

The following documents supporting the application should be attached , not only:

  • Original passport, (if issued within last two years, the original passport is required too.)
  • Residence Visa/Work Permits – original
  • PIN Certificate, obtained through the Uganda Revenue Authority
  • Bill of Lading/Air Waybill original
  • Comprehensive Packing List
  • Autority to import vehicles nominating a certified customs clearing agent who will act on the behalf of the importer
  • Original logbook of the country of importation for motor vehicle
  • Certificate of Road Worthiness – provided by the owner to the Uganda Bureau of Standards
  • Clean Report Finding (CRF) and the vehicle log book in English
  • Certificate of Title and Registration-original required, must be in the Importer’s name, with the state chassis and engine serial
  • Import Declaration Form (IDF)

Office Locations and Contacts

Uganda Revenue Authority Headquarters:Plot M193/M194, Nakawa Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 7279 Kampala, Uganda.
Phone: +256 414744000, 0800117000 (toll free)
Email: info@ura.go.ug
Website: Uganda Revenue Authority

Offices:Kampala South, located in the Old Kampala Mosque,
Kampala North is located inside Bwaise (Mulago Kalerwe Round about).

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Crested Towers (Tall Tower)
Tel: 041-7443000, 041-7443134

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Nakawa (HQRS)
Tel: 041-7440000, 041-7442042

Eligibility

  • The importer must have reached an age limit of
  • The importer must have been outside of Uganda for a minimum of 2 years.
  • The importers must not be a resident of Uganda for at least 90 days in the two years preceding their return to Uganda.
  • The motor vehicle must be transported within 90 days after the date of arrival of the importer.
  • The vehicle must be owned by the individual and registered in the name of the importer or spouse’s name.
  • The person who is importing the goods must have had the vehicle that was to be imported for a minimum of twelve months preceding the time of the importation.
  • The vehicle must meet standards set by the Uganda standards of conduct for road vehicle inspection.
(a) A motor vehicle shouldn’t exceed eight years old.
(b) (b) The vehicle must be a right-hand drive, with the exception of special cars for special purposes.

Fees

  • First time travelers with an approved Work Permit and return citizens living in Uganda with their original two-year Work Permit overseas are able to bring one vehicle into Uganda duty-free.

Validity

  • The validity period is for life.

Processing Time EditProcessing Time[ edit

  • The procedure takes about 90 days, but this is also dependent on the method of importation along with the length of distance between Uganda and the exporting country.

Instructions

  • It is recommended to employ an clearing agent that assists in creating the necessary Customs documents.

Requirements Information

  • Names of the importer’s full names
  • Birth date
  • A valid identity document (passport)
  • Citizenship
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • (CIF Value) The Value of Customs (CIF Value)
  • The Engine Size
  • This is the Manufacturing Age of the Car
  • Exchange rate for the month.

Documentation is needed

  • This permits one to import privately ownedor used vehicles to Uganda from other countries.

Information that can be useful

  • Owner of the vehicle must keep the license current with the Transport Licensing Board Office by the law.
  • An inspection report that details the details of the vehicle as well as related emission test to determine if the vehicle’s good state before it can be allowed to use on the roads that are public in Uganda.
  • Every motor vehicle imported into Uganda need to be checked prior to shipping for roadworthiness.
  • All vehicles with left-hand drive are not registered except for those with a particular use.
  • The vehicle must be ready after 90 days from owner’s arrival.
  • Contact the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to obtain the most current list of certified clearing agents.

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