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Carnet de Passages en Douane
 

 

NB: We actually ended up buying our Carnet in Kenya as after importing our car into Zimbabwe, via South Africa, this is where we got stuck (we had always been allowed to use Temporary Import Permits (TIPs) elsewhere but the Kenyan authorities were sticklers: no carnet, no entry. So we left the car at the Namanga Border Post and traveled up to Nairobi where we bought an AA insurance guarantee: 3% of 750,000 Ksh (Car valued at 500,000 Ksh, Carnet worked out 150% of the cars value, total = 22,500), plus stamp duty: total 26,850 Ksh. Formalities normaly take 3 days but my wife did it in 1 and a half! Then we took the guarantee to the AA and they issued a 25 page Carnet for 30,000 Ksh (AA members).

Namaga Customs storage fees amounted to 4050 ksh (450 per day).

Plus US$ 40 for one months "crappy" road tax.
So the total cost was approximately US$ 850 - cheaper than buying it in the UK as you don't have to have the 500 GBP deposit.

It is an internationally recognized Customs document entitling the holder to temporarily import a vehicle, duty free into countries which normally require a deposit against import charges. The Carnet has up to 25 pages and needs to be stamped on entry and exit. You can go into a country more than once but you need to go through the stamping procedure again. The RAC or AA are responsible for the Carnet so you need to pay them or provide security via either a bank guarantee, an insurance indemnity with RL Davison or a cash deposit. The indemnity is 10% of the Carnet. 50% is refundable on safe completion of document. It takes minimum 1 week to issue. The cost depends on where you are going and rates of custom duty and tax in each country. Custom rates are a percentage of the vehicle so most of Africa is 200% of the vehicle value but for Egypt it is 500%. For very helpful and friendly advice contact Paul Gowen or go to the RAC website Carnet page.

The Carnet is a booklet with either 10 or 25 pages, each page just like the other. Each page has three separate parts:

Your copy (top part) - at each border post you have to ensure that upon entering you must get the copy stamped as well as exiting the country. Once you return home, you have to send to booklet back with each copy containing an import stamp and export stamp.

The import copy (bottom part) - At the point of entry, the custom officer will tear this part off and send it to a centralised office (sometimes you will wonder whether they actually do it if you see the state of the border crossing office). S/he will stamp it and it is your responsibility to ensure that they stamp it, stamp your copy and take their copy.

The export copy - This part is in the middle of each page, just below your copy. Once you leave the country, the officer at the departure side of the border control post will stamp this part as well as your copy and tear the export copy out and it is their duty to send it back to this centralised office. Once more it is your responsibility to ensure they stamp your copy and tear out the export copy. What they do with theirs is not your concern, because you have your copy with both stamps. If a dispute arises, then you will have the proof. No need to tell you therefore that this document is even more important and valuable than your passport.


The following quotation came from the RAC:

Approx. value: 5000GBP
25 page carnet 75.00 stg (member) or 90.00 stg (non-member)
Security required 200% of vehicle value. Which means either a full cash deposit or bank guarantee for the sum of 10,000 stg or an insurance premium which will be 10% of the security figure e.g. 1,000 plus 5% ins. premium tax of 50.00 stg.

50% of this is refunded by the brokers on return of the correctly discharged carnet to RAC.

Total: GBP 1000 + 90 + 50 = 1140

Country

Consulate / Embassy

Visas

Angola Angola Embassy (012)
342-0049 /
4404

Open
09h00 - 15h00

Consulate
(011)
616-9621
Are required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever & Cholera

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus & Polio

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis & bottled water

Country of reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

New Kwanza (AON) 49.32
Botswana Botswana Consulate General
(011)
403-3748/9

Open
08h00 - 13h00
Not required by SA, GB, ZW Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
None

Recommended Vaccinations:
Hepatitus A & Tetanus

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis

Original vehicle registration papers

Road Safety Levy Fee - Road disk, paid at border on entry, valid for 1 calendar year - BP20.00 (may only be paid for in pula, will also need one if taking a trailer)

Road Permit, paid at border on each entry - BP40.00 (Vehicle may stay in Botswana for only 14 days, if longer, permission must be obtained from the regional office - you may need to pay a deposit - 10% value of vehicle, which is refundable - long process). However, on entry state the number of days you intend visiting and the official may give you the permit for a longer period than 14 days.

Country of original reg. sticker

Police Clearance certificate not required for temporary importation.

Petrol cost (pula) – Blended 302, Unleaded 302 & Diesel 299

Customs (border post) Tel: (09 267) 3922855 Customs Head Office Tel: (09 267) 364-2100

Boat Permit – Application to be made to: Tel no. (09267) 3607100 & fax no. (09267) 3971846 Director of Water Affairs, P/Bag 0029, Gabon , Botswana (Permit is then posted to you – AVC3 – costs approximately 44 Pula)

Pula (BWP) 0.2068 (value in UDSper unit of currency)
Burundi Embassy of Burundi
(012)
342-4881

Open
09h00 - 16h00
Are required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus, Cholera, Polio & Meningitis

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis. Bottled water. Avoid buffets, salads & Ice

Country of reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

Burundi Franc (BIF) 1076.10
Dem. Rep.
Of Congo
Dem. Rep. Of Congo
(012)
343-2455

Open
09h00 - 12h00
Are required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever & Cholera

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus, Polio & Meningitis

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis. Bottled water. Avoid Buffets, Salads & ice

Original vehicle registration papers

Third Party Insurance

Carnet de Passage (recommended - will facilitate border crossing)

Country of reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

Franc Congolaise (CDF) 384.00
Djibouti French Consulate (011)
778-5600
Are required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever (if coming from an endemic country)

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus & Polio

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis. Bottled water.

Country of reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)  

Djibouti Franc (DJF) 169.05
Egypt Egypt Embassy (012)
343-1590/1
ir (012)
344-6042/3

Open
09h00 - 11h00
Are required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
None

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus & Cholera

Precautions:
Malaria in Srutun Park & Red Sea . Bottled water.

Original vehicle registration papers

Carnet de Passage – cannot enter Egypt without the carnet
(AASA will require a deposit/guarantee of 200% value of vehicle) – Egyptian Customs charge R500 for processing carnet document

Entry Permit issued at border (fee is levied according to engine capacity – valid for 3 months)

Temporary Egyptian plates are affixed to every vehicle at the frontier post. Deposit for the plates is payable. Plates must be surrended when vehicle leaves Egypt .

Country of original reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

Automobile & Touring Club of Egypt 10 Kasr El Nile Street Cairo Tel: (+20 2) 576 81 71 / 579 16 66 Email: autoclubegypt@link.net Egyptian Pound (EGP) 6.22
Eritrea Eritrea Embassy (012)
333-1302

Open
08h00 - 12h00
Are required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus, Cholera, & Meningitis

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis. Bottled water. Avoid buffets, salads & Ice

Country of reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)  

Nakfa (ERN) 13.50
Ethiopia Ethiopia Embassy (012)
346-3542 / 2947

Open
09h00 - 12h00
Are required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations: Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus, Meningitis & Cholera

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis in Southern areas

Country of reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

Carnet du Passage

Third Party Insurance 

Birr (ETB) 8.45
Kenya Kenya High Commission
(012)
362-2249 / 50 / 51

Open
08h30 - 12h30

Not required by SA Passport holders (provided visit is not longer than 30 days)

GB passports USD 50 plus you must get an Alien's pass if you intend to stay longer than 3 months

Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus, Cholera & Meningitis

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis. Bottled water.

Original vehicle registration papers (compulsory)

Third Party Insurance (compulsory)

Carnet du Passage (compulsory)

Foriegn Vehicle Permit – obtained at border post on entry (or in Nairobi) – USD40, valid for 1 month. (also compulsory)

Country of reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

Automobile Association of Kenya AA House, Embakasi Nairobi Tel: (+254 2) 825 060 / 061 / 062 / 063 aakenya@wananchi.com Kenyan Shilling (KES) 75.00
Lesotho Lesotho High Commission
(012)
460-7648

Open
09h00 - 12h30
Not required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever (if coming from an endemic country)
Recommended Vaccinations:
Hepatitus A & Tetanus

Original vehicle registration papers

Police Clearance Certificate (optional)

Country of original reg. sticker

Petrol cost (loti) – Blended 406, Unleaded 406 & Diesel 426

Loti (LSL) 6.48
Malawi Malawi High Commission
(012)
342-0146

Open
09h00 - 12h00

Malawi consulate 072 2721461
Not required by SA Passport holders

Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever (if coming from an endemic country)


Recommended Vaccinations:
Hepatitus A, Tetanus & Meningitis

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis. Bottled water.

Original vehicle registration papers

Third Party Insurance – 2000 Kwacha (valid for 1 year)

Country of original reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

Petrol cost (kwacha) – Blended 102, Unleaded . & Diesel 95

Kwacha (MWK) 107.40
Mozambique Mozambique High Commission
(012)
401-0300 or (012)
321-6352

Open
08h30 - 12h30

Moz. Consulate-General
(011)
327-2942
Not required by SA Passport holders

Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever (if coming from an endemic country)


Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus & Meningitis

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis & bottled water

Original vehicle registration papers

Third Party Insurance - compulsory (purchase at any AA Autoshop / Head Office / TE Store – R160.00 –valid for 30 days)

1 set of Warning triangles

Immigration fee per person – R12.00 Moamba Plaza ( Maputo ) – Mmt68 000 - light vehicles ( Rand equivalent is R19.40) Maputo Plaza ( Maputo ) – Mmt12 500 - light vehicles ( Rand equivalent is R3.60)

If towing a trailer, you need 2x yellow & blue Mozambique warning triangle, must be displayed at front of vehicle ( on bumper) & rear of trailer.

Country of original reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

Petrol cost (meticais) – Blended 19000, Unleaded 18000 & Diesel 17000 Komatipoort border Post tel no. (09 2581) 550010

Metical (MZM) 21798
Namibia Namibia High Commission (012)
481-9100 / 18

Open
08h00 - 13h00
Not required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever (if coming from an endemic country)
Recommended Vaccinations:
Hepatitus A & Tetanus

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis

Original vehicle registration papers

Road Permit, paid at border on each entry - N$100 (holiday purposes)

Police Clearance certificate not required for temporary importation (only required if vehicle is being used for rental purposes or importer is in the country on a work permit)

If vehicle remains longer than 2-3 months, 16.5% value of vehicle is payable as a duty, which is then refundable.

Country of original reg. sticker

Customs Tel: (09 264) 63 280023 / 61 2099111

Petrol cost (Namibian Doller) – Blended 410, Unleaded 414 & Diesel 404

Carl List Haus 15 Independence Ave Fidel Castro Street Windhoek Tel: (+264 61) 22 42 01 Namibian Dollar (NAD) 6.61
Rwanda Embassy of Rwanda
(012)
342-6536

Open
09h30 - 12h30
Not required by SA Passport holders (provided stay is not longer than 3 months) Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus, Cholera, Polio & Meningitis

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis. Bottled water. Avoid buffets, salads & Ice

Country of original reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

Franc (RWF) 563.90
South Africa Dept. of Home Affairs (in South Africa )
(011)
836-3228 /
832-2511
(012)
314-8911
South African High Commission (in respective country) Travel Vaccination Clinic (+21 11) 646-9098

Original vehicle registration papers

Carnet de Passage (obtained from local motoring club) - Used TIP

International Drivers License - Used GB licence

Beitbridge Border Post +27 15 530 0066

Rand (ZAR) 6.60
Sudan Sudan Embassy (012)
342-4538 / 7903

Open
09h00 - 12h00
Are required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus, Cholera, Polio & Meningitis

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis. Bottled water. Avoid Salads & Ice

Original vehicle registration papers

Country of original reg. sticker

International Drivers License (recommended)

Sudanese Dinar (SDD) 258.89
Swaziland Swaziland Consulate
(011)
403-2036 / 50

High Commission (012)
344-1910 /17 / 24
Not required by SA Passport holders Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever (if coming from an endemic country)

Recommended Vaccinations:
Hepatitus A & Tetanus

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis.

Original vehicle registration papers

Police Clearance Certificate (optional)

Country of original reg. sticker

Petrol cost (emalangeni) – Blended 450, Unleaded 450 & Diesel 435

Lilangeni (SZL) 6.48
Tanzania Tanzania High Commission
(012)
342-4393 / 4371

Open
09h30 - 12h30

Are required by SA Passport holders

GB passports pay USD 50

Compulsory vaccinations:
Yellow Fever

Recommended Vaccinations:
Typhoid, Hepatitus A, Tetanus & Meningitis

Precautions:
Malaria Prophylaxis. Bottled water.