Moving to Namibia From the US

Moving To Namibia 

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Customs Regulations for Namibia


  • Passport including photo page
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Inventory
  • Passport
  • Permanent residents permit
  • Used household effects are duty free if the client has had them in his possession for more than 12 months. Shipments are not always stopped for customs examination.
  • Client must present himself/herself to customs with all documentation. This function can be handled on behalf of the client provided the clearing agent is in possession of the client’s original passport.
  • New items are subject to high taxes and require receipts
  • Computers, business equipment and electronics
  • Archeological items
  • Soil, fruit, vegetables
  • One quart of wine is duty-free, more than one quart will incur duty
  • 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, or ½ pound of loose tobacco is duty-free, more than that will incur duty
  • Licensed handguns must be declared and a license obtained from the police department upon arrival

VAT is always payable. If stopped for customs examination, the client must be in possession of a permanent resident’s permit if he/she is a new immigrant. Do not ship the auto until the client is in possession of an import permit.

The client must complete all documentation and present it to the customs department together with his/her passport so that customs can attest the CA304a. Customs will only release the vehicle once it is satisfied that everything is in order, and the engine number agrees with that stated on the bill of entry. Once the bill of entry has been endorsed by customs, this document must be presented to the motor license department who will issue the license.

Required documents:

  • Import permit
  • Passport
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Registration papers
  • Invoice
  • Are always subject to a customs examination. Firearms will be held by the customs official and kept until the client is in possession of the stamped SAP 311. Required documentation must be presented to his/her local police station who in turn will issue a SAP 312. The police authority will apply for a license on behalf of the importer.
  • The firearm will be held at the customs state warehouse. The SAP 311 must be obtained by client’s local police station in South Africa immediately upon his/her arrival in this country.
  • Alcohol is always subject to customs examination. One bottle each of wine and spirit is extracted from the consignment for testing by the Department of Agriculture to ascertain the percentage of alcohol. Duties are payable based on that percentage.
  • The liquor will be kept in bond until notification has been received from the department of agriculture to release.
  • The veterinary certificate from the country of origin must be presented to customs four (4) working days prior to the animal’s arrival in South Africa. Stamped by state veterinary department.
  • Quarantine is not always necessary. It depends upon the state veterinary surgeon. Once the animal has been examined and the surgeon is satisfied with the condition of the animal it will be released.
  • Plants and vegetable products require a phytosanitary certificate required from the Department of Agriculture.

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International sea & air shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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When Moving to Namibia 

Our moving specialists in international moving can help you discover all the available options based on your specific moving requirements such as:

  • Planned date of arrival in Namibia.
  • Do you wish to ship your belongings by air or sea?
  • How much time do you wish to stay in Namibia?

How Much Does it Cost to Move to Namibia?

The cost of your international move to Namibia is mainly based on cubic feet of your possessions & belongings and your expected time of reaching the destination.

You can fix an appointment for consultation and site inspection of your home for surveying your possessions and belongings before you move. To get a correct and accurate cubic feet estimate and to get the best moving services that fit your requirements, thus speeding up the process of moving to Namibia.

About Namibia 

Namibia officially called as the Republic of Namibia is a country in southern Africa. Namibia gained its independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990.

Namibia has stable multi-party parliamentary democracy and is a presidential representative democratic republic and all the politics occurs within its framework. Namibia is a membership of international institutions and associations include: United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Namibia is the world’s 34th largest country in the world only after Venezuela. Namibia is also the 2nd least densely populated country in the world only after Mongolia. Namibia shares its borders with Angola, Botswana, South Africa and Zambia.

The economy of Namibia is heavily dependent on extraction of minerals deposits. Mining industry is the primary industry and main source of exports accounting to 8% of GDP and provides 50% income in foreign exchange. Namibia is also the 4th largest producer of Uranium and Namibia also a large producer of zinc. The Namibian coastal deserts are one of the richest sources of diamonds on earth.

Moving to Namibia from the U.S.

Planning to move to Namibia? With us you can get reliable international moving services. Depending on your needs you can also find economical international freight shipping services to ship your belongings overseas by air or sea.