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Process and Documentation to Import a Motor Vehicle into Bahamas

Guidelines to follow while importing used car in Bahamas :-

Shipping Ports :-
The common port in Bahamas for importation of used vehicles from Japan is Freeport and Nassau.

Left-hand drive vehicles :-

Importation of left hand drive vehicles is preferred in Bahamas.

Age restriction and Inspection :-

Age restriction on used vehicles imported in Bahamas is four years. Special permission is required for importation of trailers and caravans. Upon arrival the vehicle must be taken directly to the Road Traffic Department for inspection and licensing.

Documents required :-

  • Copy of Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Original Commercial/ Purchase Invoice
  • Import permit
  • Bill of Lading

 

Duties and taxes :-

Used Vehicle Value Duty Stamp Tax
$10,000 or less 45% 7%
$10,000-$20,000 50% 7%
$20,000 or more 65% 7%

 

Visit Bahamas Customs Department Official Website

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