Import a Car From The UK to Zambia


Our market leading import service gives you the confidence that your car will be handled with the greatest care. We have a wealth of experience importing vehicles from the UK and Japan so you can be confident your purchase will be managed professionally. You can monitor your car’s progress every step of the way and view all important documents via our private tracking portal. The hardest part is choosing which car to buy. The firm favourites that our clients import are Audi, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lexus, Honda, Volkswagen and Porsche. Let our experienced sales team help you find your ideal car and import it stress free for you.

Car Import Service from the UK to Zambia

All inclusive Shipping Service to Dar-Es-Salaam (CIF)

We offer a shipped and insured service 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. Whilst you may be allowed to perform the customs clearing for your vehicle, we recommend using a licensed clearing agent to assist you through customs. Please see below the link to the current list of licensed customs agents in Dar-Es-Salaam.

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

  • Bespoke 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.
  • Use of the MHH International private tracking portal to view real time progress of your car and scans of required documentation.
  • DHL of all original documentation and vulnerable loose items to you or your agent.

A Simple Car Import Process

Importing from both the UK and Japan takes approximately 40 days from the moment we identify your car to the moment it arrives at the port. 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. Air freight is available on request.

Day 1: Car identified, Deposit Received, Car Purchased
10 days
Car collected, inspected & prepared
Shipping date confirmed
30 days
2 - 5 days
Clearance & Registration
Vehicle preparation, Tracker fitting & Transport
Personal handover by MHH Representative

Approximate Shipping Times to Dar es Salaam

UK Japan
30 days 35 days

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 Zambia

Import requirements for Zambia

There is no age restriction for vehicles being imported into Zambia. The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) require the vehicle to pass the roadworthiness inspection prior to export from the UK or Japan. This is conducted by Jevic and will arranged as part of our pre-export preparation. Do remember to arrange insurance for your vehicle from the point it reaches either Dar-Es-Salaam Port or from the moment your clearing 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 Zambia

Useful links

Customs Taxes from the Zambian Revenue Authority. Details of the Roadworthiness Inspection by Jevic Licensed customs agents in Dar-Es-Salaam.

Kawana Nawa

True to your word the car is "tidy and drives really well". My wife and I drove the 1,250 miles between Walvis Bay and Lusaka with ease, you recommended a very good car to us and we are very happy. Thanks to you and the rest of the MHH team. A few of our friends were waiting to see what service we were going to get from you and I can assure you the outcome has spoken for itself, expect a number of enquiries shortly. I am glad I did business with MHH.

Thank you

Kawana Nawa