Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Somalia
Time of Shipment
36-46 Days (Container)
Port Berbera is the principal port of the country.
Left-Hand Drive Vehicles:
Left Hand Drive vehicles are allowed to be import in the country.
Original Certificate of registration and ownership.
Purchase invoice or letter of sale in English.
Police clearance certificate (Interpol).
Certified Copy of passport, showing date of departure & date of return.
Duties and Taxes:
Returning nationals having lived abroad for more than 2 years are allowed to import one motor vehicle duty and tax free provided the vehicle was registered in the shipper’s name in the country of origin.
Temporary foreign residents are allowed to import one motor vehicle duty and tax free within the first six months of their arrival in Somalia (date of issue of work permit) provided that the vehicle was registered in the shipper’s name.
Although vehicles imported by returning Somalis Diplomats are NOT duty and Tax free, the Department of Foreign Affairs pays those Duties and Taxes on behalf of the returning Diplomat by means of Voucher
The issuing of such vouchers takes up to 3 months from the date of entry.
The vehicle cannot get cleared before the voucher is issued.