Vehicle Import Services to Tanzania

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.


All inclusive Shipping Service to Walvis Bay, Durban or 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. 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.

  • 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 40-45 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 - 35 days
2 - 5 days
Clearance & Registration
(Subject to your clearing agent)
Enjoy your new car

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.

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 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

Useful links

Tanzania Published list of Clearing Agents Licensed for 2015

Tanzania Revenue Authority : Motor Vehicle Registration Guidelines

Duty calculator guide for Tanzania

Source your vehicle today

Join the hundreds of customers who have greatly benefited from importing a quality car from MHH International