Recently, the demand for luxury cars in the East Africa country of Kenya has noticeably increased. Toyota cars have long been common on Kenyan roads, but Mercedes, BMW, Chrysler and Range Rover cars have also become popular in the country. Beck Evans has great knowledge and experience of exporting many different types of luxury cars, including Audi and Land Rover cars. You can benefit from this knowledge and experience when you export prestige cars to Kenya.
Exporting cars to Kenya, which sea ports are used
The sea port that is most convenient for use in exporting cars to Kenya is the large sea port of the country's city of Mombasa. This city is the second most populous in Kenya and so a car being exported that has arrived at this port does not always need further delivery over a lengthy period.
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We make exporting luxury cars to Kenya straightforward
Exporting prestige cars to Kenya can be wonderfully straightforward when you take advantage of the complete export sale service available from Beck Evans. We can oversee every aspect of shipping export cars to Kenya customers, including delivery of each car to the most suitable sea port, whether through using a transport method of RORO (otherwise called roll-on, roll-off), vehicle transport or air freight and whether one or several cars are being delivered in a single process. We can offer highly competitive rates due to our close contacts with leading logistics firms.
Plus, you could save as much as 20% of the price of the car that you want to export to Kenya if that car meets particular criteria when you export it with help from Beck Evans. You should, however, first check with your local tax office to see if such a saving is genuinely available to you.
The 3 main regulations when considering importing/exporting a car to Kenya are:
- Age Limit: In 2015 only vehicles manufactured in the year 2008 and onwards will be allowed to be imported into Kenya
- Left Hand Drive Vehicles: All left hand drive vehicles are not allowed for registration unless they have a special purpose.
- Road Worthiness: All motor vehicles imported into Kenya must be inspected prior to shipment by JEVIC or QISJ for road worthiness.
Transit Time and Shipping Methods
Depending on which service is used, the transit time from port to port tends to be 21 days or more. We offer a range of shipping methods such as Roll on Roll off as well as containers. We always advise our clients on the best choice striving to meet their time lines, needs and budget.
Duty Exemptions - Returning Residents
A returning resident may import one exempt motor vehicle provided that:
- The person has attained age of 18 years
- The vehicle is registered in his/her name for a period of at least 365 days excluding the shipment period
- The vehicle should arrive within 90 days of the owners arrival
- Must have stayed in the foreign country for more then two years
- Within the two years that the owner has been away, they ought not to have made a visit and stayed in Kenya for a period exceeding in aggregate of 90 days
Documents required to clear the vehicle:
- Original passport to confirm the above
- Vehicle Log book to confirm the above
- Bill of Lading
- Pre Inspection Certificate
- KRA Pin Card
RORO (Roll on Roll off)
Saloon Car £900 4x4 £1000
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