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Guidelines to follow while importing used car in Dominican Republic :-

Shipping Ports :-
Port for shipment of used vehicle in Dominican Republic is Rio Haina.

Left-hand drive vehicles :-

Importation of left-hand drive vehicles is allowed in the country.

Documents required :-

  • Original certificate of Title and Registration
  • Commercial/Purchase Invoice – original & driver’s license, & license plate
  • Residence Visa
  • Dominican Consular invoice – original, stamped at nearest Dominican Consulate

Certain points to consider while importing in Dominican Republic :-

  • Only one vehicle is allowed for importation per person.
  • All vehicles being imported must be in the owner’s possession for a minimum of one year before importation.
  • Engine size on all imported vehicles is limited to six cylinders.
  • Importation of all luxury vehicles is prohibited.
  • Motorcycles are subject to taxes and duties.
  • It is important for the importer to be present in the Dominican Republic for customs clearance of any vehicle.
  • As a new resident you can bring in a car at little or no duty if you have owned it for two years, and it is less than five years old.


Visit Dominican Republic Consular Information Website