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​​​​​​DOCUMENTS APPLICABLE TO REGISTER A VEHICLE  IN NAMIBIA

​New vehicle

  • Manufacturing Certificate.
  •  Customs & Excise Documents (imported). [SAD 500, Release Order\Exit Note, (Declarant Receipt if not registered for Import VAT)]. (Changes to Customs Documents will be governed by Circulars)
  •  Steering Mechanism.

Used motor vehicle

  • Valid Police Clearance (Namibian).
  •  Registration Certificate.
  • SARPCCO Clearance (imported). 
  • Customs & Excise Documents (imported). [SAD 500, Release Order\Exit Note, (Declarant Receipt if not registered for Import VAT)]. (Changes to Customs Documents will be governed by Circulars)
  • Steering Mechanism.
  • Document relating to registration. (Diplomatic/SADC/UN/SACU) & Confirmation from internal investigation section)
  •  Government vehicles (GRN/NDF/NCS/POL).

    # Letter from accounting officer (if vehicle not on NaTIS).

    # Letter of exemption from Ministry of Works & Transport in case of Donation.

Built-up: Vehicles build up from scratch

  • Not on NaTIS system (Regulation 17).
  • Police Declaration (if receipts are not available for both Buyer and Seller, or Donor and Recipient).
  • Affidavit (Affidavit Form).
  • Weighbridge Certificate (tare).
  • ​Police clearance.
  •  Steering Mechanism.

Built-up: Vehicles not previously on system but rebuilt with parts from parts seller (Regulation 17).

  • Receipts
  • Police clearance
  • Weighbridge Certificate (tare)
  • Affidavit (Affidavit Form)
  • Steering Mechanism

Inherited Vehicle (local) - not on NaTIS system (Regulation 19). 

  • Police Clearance.
  • Registration Certificate of previous manual system (if available).
  • Executor letter / Magistrate Letter in case of customary inheritance (and in case of missing Registration Certificate for local inheritances)

Inherited Vehicle (foreign) (Regulation 19).

  • Police Clearance / SARPCCO Clearance (foreign inheritance).
  • Executor letter / Magistrate Letter in case of customary inheritance (Confirmation from Operational Support required).
  • Registration Certificate (if available).
  •  Customs & Excise Documents (foreign vehicle) [SAD 500, Release Order, (Declarant Receipt if not registered form Import VAT)].
  • Letter of exemption from Ministry of Works & Transport (in case of missing Registration Certificate for foreign inheritance).

Repossessed Vehicle – sold on auction (Regulation 20).

  • Police clearance.
  • Court Order (warrant of execution, letter from the deputy sheriff, Notice of execution, Tax Invoice).
  • Affidavit from financial institution.
  • Registration Certificate from manual system (if available).

Recovered Stolen Vehicle.

  • Pre-NaTIS Deregistration Certificate (if available).
  • Police Clearance.
  • Letter of exemption from Ministry of Works & Transport (in case of missing Registration Certificate).

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Please take note: Application forms for vehicle registration and licensing are available at all Registering Authorities.

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