Professional Import Services to Uganda

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 stress free for you.

Uganda



All inclusive Shipping Service to Mombasa (CIF)

We offer a shipped and insured service to Mombasa. Our price is inclusive of all shipping and insurance costs to the docks so you receive no surprises along the way. This extends to a complete clearing and delivery service to Kampala with our recommended agent. This gives you the choice in service and the reassurance that your vehicle import will be professionally managed right into Kampala for you. Just let the sales team know and they can share their details so you can discuss your needs before you make your purchase.

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

  • 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 agent will do to get your car on the road in Kampala.

Import into Kenya

  • Optional de-stuffing of container.
  • Port charges in Mombasa.
  • Fully comprehensive insurance cover to Kampala.

Import and registration into Uganda

  • Inland transportation.
  • Customs duties and taxes: Import tax, withholding tax and VAT.
  • Environmental Levy (for cars over 8 years old)
  • Infrastructure Levy
  • Vehicle registration.
  • Bond charges in Kampala.
  • Pre-delivery inspection & full valet.
  • Clearing agents fees.

All inclusive Shipping Service to Mombasa (CIF)

We offer a shipped and insured service to Mombasa. Our price is inclusive of all shipping and insurance costs to the docks so you receive no surprises along the way. This extends to a complete clearing and delivery service to Kampala with our recommended agent. This gives you the choice in service and the reassurance that your vehicle import will be professionally managed right into Kampala for you. Just let the sales team know and they can share their details so you can discuss your needs before you make your purchase.

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

  • 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 agent will do to get your car on the road in Kampala.

Import into Kenya

  • Optional de-stuffing of container.
  • Port charges in Mombasa.
  • Fully comprehensive insurance cover to Kampala.

Import and registration into Uganda

  • Inland transportation.
  • Customs duties and taxes: Import tax, withholding tax and VAT.
  • Environmental Levy (for cars over 8 years old)
  • Infrastructure Levy
  • Vehicle registration.
  • Bond charges in Kampala.
  • Pre-delivery inspection & full valet.
  • Clearing agents fees.

A Simple 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 in Mombasa. 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 Mombasa Port.

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
Shipping
2 - 5 days
Clearance & Registration
Vehicle preparation, Tracker fitting & Transport
Personal handover by MHH Representative

Approximate Shipping Times

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 Uganda

Importing a second-hand car into Uganda is very straightforward as there are no major restrictions on the vehicle. It must pass the pre-export inspection with Jevic.

Documents required to clear a second-hand car from Customs:

  • Invoices
  • Bill of lading / Airway Bill
  • Pre-shipment Inspection Certificate (PSI) from Jevic
  • Log book / Registration book
  • Radiation certificate is required for Japanese vehicles.

Do remember to arrange insurance for your vehicle from the point it reaches Kampala.

Should you have any questions please contact MHH International team on +44 (0)1483 275 756 or enquiries@mhhinternational.com

Useful links

Uganda National Bureau of Standards
www.unbs.go.ug

Ugandan Revenue Authority
www.ura.go.ug

Uganda Motor Vehicle Indicative Value Guide
www.ura.go.ug/readMore.do?contentId=999000000000170&type=TIMELINE

Uganda Motor Vehicle Tax Calculator
www.ura.go.ug/mvrRegn.do

Roadworthiness Inspection details from Jevic
www.jevic.co.uk/services/vehicle-maritime-inspections/roadworthiness-uganda

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