Restrictions At Destination
Regulations for the importation of household effects and cars vary from country to country and our consultant will be able to advise you in this regard. We have agents at destination and if clarification is required the consultant will contact the agent for specific advice.
Generally, firearms and ammunition, drugs, flammable products, ivory, fresh food, meat, plants and pornographic materials are prohibited from importation to most countries.
Wine and Liquor
The regulations regarding the importation of wine and liquor differ from country to country. Our consultants can advise you the allowances and whether it will be duty-free or not.
Export permits for motor vehicles are obtainable from the Department of Trade and Industry in Pretoria Phone: (012) 310-9791
Exemption certificates for wine and spirits are obtainable from the dept.of Agriculture at OR Tambo International Airport Phone: (011) 970-3130/1
The Department of Agriculture in Stellenbosch Phone: (021) 809-1602
Export permits for animal skins/hides/horns are obtainable from a State Veterinarian in:
Johannesburg Phone: (011) 838-5603 Randfontein Phone: (011) 411-4300
Germiston Phone: (011) 821-7700 Pretoria Phone: (012) 328-5140
Cape Town Phone: (021) 551-2050 Durban Phone: (031) 332-6731
Export permits for firearms are obtainable from your local police station.
Police Clearance Certificates are obtainable from the Brixton Murder and Robbery Vehicle Theft Unit, Brixton Street; Brixton, Johannesburg, OR the Roy Beamish Building, Modderdam Road, DF Malan Industria, Cape Town OR Luttig Street, Pretoria West OR the Rossburgh Testing Grounds, Opposite Southway Mall, Edwin Swales Drive, Rossburgh, Durban.
For your visa, temporary and permanent residence requirements we recommend your using the services of an immigration specialist attorney.
Biddulphs has a professional relationship with Julian Pokroy, one of the leading immigration attorneys in South Africa, spanning a period of over twenty-five years.
To learn more click here: www.immigration-sa.com
For emigration and relocation services go to: www.4-corners.co.za
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