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Register an imported vehicle

If you want to register an imported vehicle in South Africa, you must do so at your relevant registering authority.

The following documents are required:

  • eNaTIS form (MVR1A or RLV);
  • RSA identity document;
  • If you do not have an RSA identity document:
    • Identity document issued by a foreign country or
    • Traffic register number certificate
  • Documents relating to the registration and licensing of the motor vehicle outside the RSA.
  • Letter of authority (LOA) from the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications

If you want to register the vehicle in a company name, you must have:

  • A certificate of incorporation as issued in terms of the Companies Act or;
  • A certificate of name change as issued in terms of the Companies Act.
  • If you want to register the vehicle in the name of a closed corporation, you must have:
    • A founding statement issued in terms of the Close Corporations Act or;
    • A certificate of name change issued in terms of the Close Corporations Act.

Before the vehicle can be registered, you must get a South African Police Service (SAPS) clearance certificate. This is only issued after the registering authority has issued you with a referral and registration certificate.

The Customs and Excise Division of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will provide the required proof of compliance with their regulations and procedures. You are advised to contact SARS for further information.

Find out more on the eNaTIS website.

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Published Date: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Modified Date: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018