Professional Vehicle Import Services to Mauritius

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. We have French speaking UK team members and local clearing agents available to assist you with your purchases in both English and French should you require. 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 stress free for you.

Mauritius



All Inclusive Shipped Service to Port Louis (CIF)

We offer a shipped and insured service to Port Louis. Our price is inclusive of all shipping and insurance costs to the docks so you receive no surprises along the way. We can recommend our preferred clearing agent to manage the clearing and registration process locally should you require. Just let the sales team know and they can share his details before you make your purchase.

This service provides everything you need to import your car to Port Louis docks.

  • Bespoke sourcing of your vehicle, purchase, inspection and collection.
  • Storage of your vehicle in our safe compound until it is ready to be transported to the port.
  • Paintwork re-conditioning. (if required)
  • Mileage checks & reports.
  • All pre-export inspections required.
  • 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.

Clearing and Registration Service

This service demonstrates everything our recommended clearing agent will do require to get your car on the road in Mauritius.

  • Import Permit, this must be obtained from the Ministry of Commerce prior to arrival of the car.
  • Import Declaration Form application and processing (IDF).
  • Import duties and levies.
  • Registration of your vehicle in Mauritius.
  • Port charges.
  • Road tax

All Inclusive Shipped Service to Port Louis (CIF)

We offer a shipped and insured service to Port Louis. Our price is inclusive of all shipping and insurance costs to the docks so you receive no surprises along the way. We can recommend our preferred clearing agent to manage the clearing and registration process locally should you require. Just let the sales team know and they can share his details before you make your purchase.

This service provides everything you need to import your car to Port Louis docks.

  • Bespoke sourcing of your vehicle, purchase, inspection and collection.
  • Storage of your vehicle in our safe compound until it is ready to be transported to the port.
  • Paintwork re-conditioning. (if required)
  • Mileage checks & reports.
  • All pre-export inspections required.
  • 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.

Clearing and Registration Service

This service demonstrates everything our recommended clearing agent will do require to get your car on the road in Mauritius.

  • Import Permit, this must be obtained from the Ministry of Commerce prior to arrival of the car.
  • Import Declaration Form application and processing (IDF).
  • Import duties and levies.
  • Registration of your vehicle in Mauritius.
  • Port charges.
  • Road tax

A Simple Import Process

Importing from both the UK and Japan takes approximately 35-40 days from the moment we identify your car to the moment it arrives. 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 minor grazes are repaired 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.

All cars are shipped container or ‘roll on roll off’ (ro-ro) to Port Louis.

Air freight is available on request.

Day 1: Car Identified, Deposit Received, Car Purchased
10 days
Car collected, inspected & prepared
Shipping date confirmed
25 - 30 days
Shipping
2 - 5 days
Clearance & Registration

(Subject to your clearing agent)
Enjoy your new car

Approximate Shipping Times to Port Louis

UK Japan
30 days 25-30 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.

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
V5 Logbook

Import Requirements In Mauritius

To import a second-hand car, you need a valid import permit from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection prior to the importation. The age of the car should be not less than 18 months and not more than 48 months at the time of the shipment. Documents required to clear a second-hand car from Customs:

  1. Invoices
  2. Bill of lading / Airway Bill
  3. Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate (PSI) from Bureau Veritas
  4. Log book / Registration book
  5. Radiation certificate is required for Japanese vehicles.
  6. CO2 Emission Certificate is required if the car is registered after July 2005.
  7. In case of returning resident where the CO2 amount is not mentioned on PSI, a certificate from manufacturer is required.
  8. Returning citizens importing a car prior to the 1st July 2005 need not produce a CO2 Emission Certificate.
  9. No. CO2 Emission Certificate is required for a vintage car.
  10. "Classic or vintage motor car" means a motor car which has been registered before 1st January 1970.

Cost Checklist to get my car on the road

The costs you can expect to pay to import and put your car on the road are:

  1. Purchase of car (includes car price, shipping to Port Louis and Marine Insurance)
  2. Import Permit, this must be obtained from the Ministry of Commerce prior to arrival of the car.
  3. Customs Duty, this is based on the engine capacity and value of the car. The car’s value is assessed by the customs department.
  4. Sales Tax at the current rate.
  5. Registration, this varies depending on the engine capacity of the car.
  6. Road tax, known locally as “declaration”.

Do remember to arrange insurance for your vehicle from the point it reaches the Port Louis dock. Should you have any questions please contact MHH International team on +44 (0)1483 275 756 or enquiries@mhhinternational.com

Useful links

Find out if you are eligible for a concessionary rate of import duty: http://www.mra.mu/index.php/importexport-a-others/travellers/100-motor-v...

Tariff rates for customs duties and taxes
http://www.mcci.org/en/our-services/trade-tools/customs-duties-and-taxes

Conditions for a second hand car import from the Mauritius Revenue Authority
http://www.mra.mu/index.php/faqs/custom#7

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