JVK Africa Ltd.
Plot 28900, Unit H
Image Park, Gaborone West Ins Site
Tel: +267 3927-595/3181-100
Fax: +267 3927-595
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
Original CE 101 in duplicate
Copies of passport including page with date entry in Botswana
Detailed inventory for attestation and declared value for customs
Long term or permanent work and residence permit OR exemption certificate
Letter of appointment stating that duration of the contract is greater then 2 years
Duty free entry is permitted if:
The items are personal effects or household furniture, which includes equipment necessary for the exercise of the calling, trade or profession of the person other than industrial, commercial or agricultural plant excluding motor vehicles
The Bona Fide property of a person and members of his family imported for their own use on the change of residence to Botswana for the purpose of taking up employment or for permanent settlement
Such goods may NOT be sold or disposed of to other persons within six months from the date of importation
The following may be admitted free of duty/sales tax:
1 Liter of wine (anything over will be taxed)
1 Liter of spirits and other alcoholic beverages
250gms of Cigarette or pipe tobacco
50 ml perfumes
250ml toilet water
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
No boat, mokoro or aquatic apparatus may be imported into Botswana unless the owner is in possession of the import permit.
Firearms which do not have the manufacturers serial number or other number by which it can be identified, stamped or engraved on the metal part of the weapon is prohibited.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
A duty free entry is only permissible if done within 6 months of the date of issue of the work permit. Only one vehicle per family is duty free. After that timeframe and if there are any more cars then 12% VAT applies. VAT is assessed on the imported value of the vehicle and must be paid in Botswana Pula.
Original customs for CE101 in duplicate
An evaluation of motorized vehicle from an accredited dealer
Police clearance report
Document showing that the vehicle has been in the owners possession abroad for 365 days or more before importation of the vehicle
Original purchase invoice and insurance certificate
Valuation certificate or invoice registration book
The vehicle may be imported duty free if:
The vehicle (car, motorcycle, moped) will not be sold or otherwise disposed of for 2 years from the date of importation
The shipper is a returning resident and has been abroad for more then 2 years
Foreign diplomats (must have the Diplomatic clearance certificate and proof of value)
Botswana registration and drivers license must be changed within 6 month of arrival in the country. Pre owned vehicles are subject to Interpol verification before police clearance and registration at transport.
ANIMALS AND PETS
A valid certificate of identity, rabies vaccination, movement permit and postal address at origin and destination are required for import.
Consignment for both air and sea shipments provided case by case. Please ask JVK.