How Much Does it Cost to Register a Car in Botswana

How Much Does it Cost to Register a Car in Botswana

What is Car?

A car or automobile is a motor vehicle with wheels. Most definitions of cars say that they run primarily on roads, seat one to eight people, have four wheels, and mainly transport people. Cars were invented in 1886, when German inventor Carl Benz patented his Benz Patent-Motorwagen.

How Much Does it Cost to Register a Car in Botswana

The vehicle registration book is valid forever, however, it should be updated in case of any modification to the vehicle or change of ownership.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register a car in Botswana?

Download and complete Vehicle Registration Form(RV 1) form, then attach clearance form from Botswana Police Service and BURS. If applicant is registering a vehicle that is more than three years and above (from the year of manufacture), it must have passed a roadworthiness test.

How much does it cost to register a Botswana car in South Africa?

A predetermined proportion of the car’s worth (36%) and vat (14%), as well as an ad valorem component for vehicles costing more than ZAR 130,000, make up the customs fees. All of this might result in a staggering customs charge of 70% of the value of your automobile.

How can I import a car to Botswana?

Currently, Botswana does not impose any restriction on importation or exportation of motor vehicles. Motor vehicles imported on a temporary basis into Botswana should be imported under cover of a Temporary Import Permit issued by BURS at time of importation or an ATA Carnet.

How much is import duty in Botswana?

VAT is imposed on taxable supplies and the importation of goods and certain services into Botswana. The standard VAT rate of 12% applies to all supplies that do not qualify for an exemption or are not zero-rated for six months from 3 August 2022.

Who pays for change of ownership?

It’s the buyer’s responsibility to pay for the change of ownership. Before the sale of the vehicle has been completed, the seller should ask to see proof the buyer has completed the required sections to confirm the change of ownership.

Can I sell a car without papers?

You cannot transfer ownership to someone else without papers. For a vehicle to legally change hands, the buyer needs to have the registration certificate, as well as a Change of Ownership form, completed by both parties. Again, this is very difficult to do if there is no registration document.

How can I import to Botswana?

Goods imported into Botswana for commercial purposes should be electronically declared to customs and placed under an appropriate customs procedure for which the goods were imported. Goods placed under a customs procedure should be covered by a customs declaration appropriate for that particular procedure.

How do I register for VAT in Botswana?

Application forms can be collected from any BURS office or downloaded from the BURS website, The following documents must be submitted with the registration application forms: Copy of Certificate of Incorporation and Registration.

What are the disadvantages of an imported car?

However you should also keep in mind that most imported cars will decrease in resale value and the money that you save by purchasing one of these cars could be affected by the exchange rate. You may also have some difficulties with the warranty specifications as well.

How do I prove ownership of a car?

To prove that you own the car, you’ll need some sort of receipt or invoice from when you bought it. Even if you buy the car privately, make sure the seller gives you some sort of written agreement detailing the date of sale, the amount you paid and the method of payment.