Importing from both the UK and Japan takes approximately 30-45 days. We insure your vehicle for its value (not weight) from the moment we collect to until it reaches dry land. We take care of all pre-export checks and any paint re-conditioning work is done free of charge. Modifications are also made so your car is perfectly tailored for you. Once ready, your car is shipped to you and all paperwork is sent via DHL. Cars are shipped in containers or ‘roll on roll off’ (ro-ro) to Walvis Bay, Durban or Maputo. Air freight is available on request.
All Inclusive Shipping Service to Walvis Bay, Durban or Maputo (CIF)
We offer a shipped and insured service to Walvis Bay, Durban and Maputo. 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.
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 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 Import Process
Importing from both the UK and Japan takes approximately 30-45 days from the moment we identify your car to the moment it arrives at the port. This variation depends on the shipping route chosen for your car.
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 Walvis Bay, Durban or Maputo.
Air freight is available on request.
Shipping date confirmed
(Subject to your clearing agent)
Approximate Shipping Times
|Walvis Bay||17-20 days||N/A|
|Durban||20 days||35 days|
|Maputo||20 days||33 days|
|UK vehicles||Japanese vehicles|
|Up to date service history||Japanese service history (where applicable)|
|HPI certification (Mileage verification and No serious damage history)||Original registration certificate. (Mileage verification)|
|Manufacturers book pack||Manufacturers book pack - English translation. (Subject to availability)|
|Bill of Lading||Bill of Lading|
|A locking wheel nut (if applicable)||A locking wheel nut (if applicable)|
|Spare key||Spare key|
|MHH pre-purchase check documents|
Botswana does not have any restriction on importing motor vehicles. Customs duties and VAT will apply and these should be cleared within 14 days of the vehicle entering Botswana. Customs clearance of a motor vehicle should be done even if it will not be registered in Botswana.
Residents of Botswana are not allowed to drive or use foreign registered vehicles in the Botswana for more than fourteen days after importation of such vehicle. If you are intending to do so please contact your nearest customs office for advice. Should you be found in possession of a foreign registered vehicle severe penalties including seizure of vehicles may be imposed.
Do remember to arrange insurance for your vehicle from the point it reaches either 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance on Clearance of Motor Vehicles from the Botswana Unified Revenue Service
Official List of Botswana Customs Clearing Agents from BURS