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How to register a Botswana vehicle in South Africa

Import Vehicle Assistance

How to register a Botswana vehicle in South Africa

Do you need assistance with importing your vehicle?

We understand that your vehicles are an asset and need to be correctly licenced when it comes over the border. You can even submit your vehicle licence renewal application with us online and without ever having to leave the office. 


You will need to ensure that you have all the supporting documents, SARPCO, LOA, ITAC, SAD500, original registration document from the country. All Foreign vehicles must be registered in the current owners name for two years and more before it can be imported with the intention of registering in SA. It then has to be in your name for two years before it can be sold.

How to register a Botswana vehicle in South Africa

How to register a Botswana vehicle in South Africa

To register an imported vehicle in South Africa, the following documents are typically required:

1. Import Permit:

Obtain an import permit from the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa. This permit authorizes the importation of the vehicle into the country.

2. Customs Clearance Documents:

Provide the necessary customs clearance documents, which may include:

  • Bill of Entry (BOE) or Customs Declaration form.
  • SAD 500 form (Customs Declaration form).
  • Importer’s copy of the SAD 500 stamped by customs.

3. Vehicle Registration Documents from Country of Origin:

  • Original vehicle registration certificate or title document from the country of origin.
  • Proof of ownership or purchase documents, such as a sales invoice or bill of sale.

4. Importer’s Identity and Residence Documents:

  • Valid identification documents of the importer (passport, ID card, etc.).
  • Proof of residence, such as a utility bill or lease agreement, to verify the importer’s address in South Africa.

5. Roadworthy Certificate:

Obtain a roadworthy certificate from an approved roadworthy testing station in South Africa. The roadworthy certificate ensures that the vehicle meets the required safety and mechanical standards.

6. Import Certificate:

Provide the Import Certificate or Letter of Authority (LOA) issued by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). This certificate confirms compliance with applicable safety and emission standards.

7. Proof of Payment:

Provide proof of payment for any applicable customs duties, value-added tax (VAT), and other fees related to the importation of the vehicle.

8. Application Forms:

Complete the necessary application forms for vehicle registration, which can be obtained from the appropriate provincial licensing office or online.

9. Vehicle Inspection:

In some cases, an inspection of the imported vehicle may be required to verify its condition, roadworthiness, and compliance with South African standards.

It is essential to consult with the Document Relieve team or the relevant provincial licensing authority for precise and up-to-date information regarding the specific documentation requirements and procedures for registering an imported vehicle in South Africa.

How to register a Botswana vehicle in South Africa

What We Do

We offer a range of administration and licensing services for your company’s vehicle fleet in a simple step-by-step process:


Contact us today to set up a free consultation. Our experts are waiting for your call.


After working through all your vehicles’ documents, we will be able to assess all the services your company needs.


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How to register a Botswana vehicle in South Africa


Import Vehicle Assistance

How to register a Botswana vehicle in South Africa

All Services We Offer

These are just a few of the vehicle and licensing services we offer. We charge the same flat hourly rate for each service.


Assistance in getting a new number plate manufactured for your trailers, motorbikes, vehicles etc. We can apply for personalised licence plates or specific numbers on your behalf.


We can handle your application for a change of vehicle ownership. We will also handle the registration of any new vehicle purchased or settled with a Finance Institution.

ANNUAL vehicle licence renewal

Simply get in touch with us online or give us a call and we will be able to handle your vehicle licence renewal on your behalf from start to finish. We will manage all the admin relating to the submission and submit on your behalf.


We will arrange and take vehicles on behalf of owners for:

  • Roadworthy testing (including Dekra certifications)
  • Police clearances on vehicles
  • DataDot fittings on-site or at our registered fitment centre
  • Acquiring engine clearance certifications


  • Transferring vehicle ownership out of your name after you have sold your car
  • Registering a vehicle you have just bought
  • Licensing and registering a newly inherited vehicle
  • Assistance with importing and exporting your vehicles
  • Business registration certificates
  • Temporary permit application to transport an unlicensed vehicle from point A to B

How to register a Botswana vehicle in South Africa

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