Import a Car From The UK to Tanzania


Importing a car to Tanzania from the UK is easy with our professional export service. Simply choose your car and will export it to Dar-Es-Salaam in just 30 days. We will help you to carefully select the best car for you in the UK, and ship it to your preferred port. Our professional export service delivers cars across East Africa every week. Let us help you find your ideal UK car and it import it stress free for you.

Car Import Process from the UK to Tanzania

CIF Car Import  Service to Dar-Es-Salaam (CIF)

Our CIF car import service carefully exports your car with insurance to Dar-Es-Salaam. Our price is inclusive of all shipping and insurance costs to the docks so you receive no surprises along the way. We are happy to recommend our preferred clearing agent to manage your vehicle from the moment it reaches docks to its handover to you. Their details are available on request.

This service provides everything you need for your car to reach your preferred port.

  • Professional sourcing of your vehicle, purchase, inspection and collection.
  • Storage of your vehicle until it is ready to be transported to the port.
  • Paintwork re-conditioning (if required).
  • Mileage checks & reports.
  • Company pre-export inspections.
  • Transport to the departure port (on a trailer if the car is new).
  • Fully comprehensive insurance throughout its UK journey.
  • High level of marine insurance throughout shipping.
  • DHL of all original documentation and vulnerable loose items to you or your agent.

The Simple Car Import Process

Importing from the UK takes just 30 days from the moment we find your car to the moment it arrives at the port in Dar-Es-Salaam. We take every care to make sure your car reaches you in optimum condition. We insure your vehicle for its value (not weight) from the moment we collect to until it reaches dry land. All pre-export checks are taken care of and any paint re-conditioning work is done free of charge. At this point any modifications are made so your car is perfectly tailored for you. Once ready, your car is shipped to you and all paperwork is sent via DHL to ensure its safe delivery. Cars are shipped in containers or ‘roll on roll off’ (ro-ro) to Dar-Es-Salaam.

Your Car's Import Journey to Tanzania
Day 1
Car identified, deposit received, car purchased.
Day 2-8
Car collected, inspected and delivered to the port.
Day 9-29
Car loaded and shipped to Dar-Es-Salaam

What You Receive By Post

We will send all vehicle documentation to your preferred address. This is usually you or your nominated clearing agent.

HPI Certificate Service History
V5 Logbook Bill of Lading
Pre-Purchase Inspection Documents Manufacturers Book Pack
Spare Key Locking Wheel Nut


Car import documents for Tanzania

Import requirements for Tanzania

There are no age restrictions for used car imports into Tanzania. Import duties, taxes and fees will apply and they are higher for cars older than 10 years. We recommend that you employ a licensed clearing agent to assist you. Please feel free to ask for our recommended agent or see the TRA approved list for 2015 below. Do remember to arrange insurance for your vehicle from the point it reaches either Dar-Es-Salaam Port or from the moment your agent transfers your car to you. Should you have any questions please contact MHH International team on +44 (0)1483 275 756 or

Car import regulations to Tanzania

Useful links

Tanzania Published list of Clearing Agents Licensed for 2015 Tanzania Revenue Authority : Motor Vehicle Registration Guidelines Duty calculator guide for Tanzania