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Duty-Free vehicle import for diplomats

The government of Kenya allows you to import a duty-free vehicle if you are a diplomat working in an

organization such as;

- Foreign embassies or consulates e.g. Embassy of Switzerland, German Embassy, British High

Commission, etc

- United Nations (UN) bodies e.g. UNEP, UNHCR, IFC, ICC etc

- Non-governmental organizations e.g.  ICRC, AGRA, etc

 You will also need to liaise with the protocol /liaison officer in your organization who will carry out the 

necessary checks to confirm that you are eligible for import duty exemption.

The protocol officer will also assist you in the process of getting the necessary approvals from  the ministry 

of foreign affairs.

You will need to select a vehicle that meets the requirements for import to Kenya as stipulated by

the government. Click here to view general rules and regulations for import of vehicles to Kenya.

 

WHICH DOCUMENTS WILL WE REQUIRE FROM YOU FOR CUSTOMS

CLEARANCE IN MOMBASA?

1) Original PRO 1B form - This is the application form for authority to import duty-free vehicle by entitled 

foreign personnel in Kenya. Click here to view a blank PRO 1B form.

The protocol /liaison officer in your organization will assist you in the application/submission of this to the 

ministry of foreign affairs.

2. Copy of PIN Certificate from Kenya revenue authority (KRA). You can apply for the PIN certificate 

via KRA website.

3. Your original passport. We will only require this once the vehicle arrives in Mombasa and will return to 

you as soon as the vehicle has been cleared. Clearing process will take 3 or 4 days.

WHICH DOCUMENTS WILL YOU REQUIRE FROM EAST AFRICA MOTORS LTD ?

We will furnish you with below documents to facilitate your application for import duty exemption -

1. Scanned copy of the bill of lading.

2. Scanned copy of  vehicle roadworthiness inspection certificate.

3. Vehicle sales invoice

 

HOW MANY DUTY-FREE VEHICLES CAN I IMPORT?

You can get a waiver for up to 2 vehicles i.e. one for yourself and another for your spouse.

You will need to liaise with your protocol officer for further clarification on this.

 

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