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Old 23rd March 2012, 11:09 AM
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but i see many cars custom Alexandria owned by many foreigners for some time and some one told me that the G.M. of the hospital was German and his car was here for more than 2 years with custom plates ..!!
the issue where i can ask and whom to get the right answer?
do u have phone numbers ?

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Some time ago you would go to the Egyptian embassy or consulate in your country and they would explain how to do it and obtain what is called a Trip ticket for the car. All arrangements must be made in your country of origin before you try and bring it here

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dear aziza ... your info were not very accurate

panama ... if you are an expat and have a residence or work visa or study visa, then you can keep the car with you as long as you want ... u do NOT need to export it out every 6 months ... the 6-months-regulations is only for Egyptians with a residence-visa abroad ... only first-grade family members and a driver are allowed to drive your car ... u pay taxes depending on the cc / engine-displacement of your car ... between 2000 - 18000 LE ... u can drive in-side and out-side egypt as much as u want ... if your car was imported in 2009 and is a 2009 model, then you can sell it later after u pay the customs ... it has to be the same model year when imported ... embassies have a different (and much better rule) ... if you import the car in 2009 and it was a 2002 then u can sell your car only to an expat or an Egyptian with residence-visa outside Egypt or to a diplomat ... otherwise u will have to export it again ... or give it up to the Egyptian customs (if the car is not worth the shipping costs back to Europe!) .. or u can spend a weekend in Alexandria, then drive it over to Libya and just sell (or leave it there!)
the current customs for 1.6 litre cars are app. 40 % , for cars over 2.0 litres it is around 135 % ... customs will change soon again ...
LolaLolita ... if you have a tourist visa, then u can keep the car only for 6 months ... if you have a work or residence visa then u can keep it as long as u want ... u can sell your car to egyptian only if it is the same model year when it was imported, and of course after u pay the taxes ... u cannot sell it even u make tawkil (certificate of certificate / power of attorney ) to an Egyptian

bondags ... you can bring any car u want as long as u have a foreign passport ... and u can keep it as long as u want ... if you park it every 6 months in the customs free zone ... u would need to contact the egyptian customs for that ... check their website ...

shabrash ... you will need to pay some taxes when u enter and receive your egyptian documents ... you will need a trip ticket carnet from the UAE automobile club if u will come with a tourist visa ...
Hello, Gullwing, it sounds too good "you can bring any car you want and keep it as long as you want if you have a foreign passport". Is it really the case? Does someone you know did it this way? For shipping personal car for expat with resident visa the trip ticket is also required? Can the owner of the car be not a first owner? Can it be a 2004 car? To which port it is better to ship the vehicle? Would appreciate your reply.

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Hello, Gullwing, it sounds too good "you can bring any car you want and keep it as long as you want if you have a foreign passport". Is it really the case? Does someone you know did it this way? For shipping personal car for expat with resident visa the trip ticket is also required? Can the owner of the car be not a first owner? Can it be a 2004 car? To which port it is better to ship the vehicle? Would appreciate your reply.
This post by Gullwing was posted on May 2009 so doubt very much that you will get a reply.

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Hello, Gullwing, it sounds too good "you can bring any car you want and keep it as long as you want if you have a foreign passport". Is it really the case? Does someone you know did it this way? For shipping personal car for expat with resident visa the trip ticket is also required? Can the owner of the car be not a first owner? Can it be a 2004 car? To which port it is better to ship the vehicle? Would appreciate your reply.


No you can't... if you could do you not think every ex pat would be doing it??




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hi
1) the import of cars applies only to cars where you have been the sole owner
2) resale if it comes in duty free to diplomat / government sectors - can only be resold to an expat with the same priveliges - sale to anyone else will result in the payment of the full duties for the new owner. or you take it home with you to your own country when you leave.
driving it from anywhere it is the same - the car is still be imported - so either pay up or only drive your car for 6 months of the year.
3) the law that applies to Egyptians importing goods tends to be tougher than for expats (even household goods)

the rules are there to protect the egyptian economy - for the same reasons that all imported goods are higher in price.
If they changed the law - the road from Libya would be groaning under the weight of imported cars!!

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Hi Aziza,
i'm an expat and I work for the UN, so the option one you mentioned above is applicable.
my question is can I buy a brand new car from egypt without customs or i have to bring it with me.

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Dear Aziza,
as mentioned above, you are the expert,
i'm an expat i work for the UN, so option 1 that you mentioned above is applicable in my case, the question is:
1- Do I have the right to buy a brand new car from the local market but without paying the taxes (customs)? meaning excluding taxes?

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I have some research to do in Egypt and the Sudan. I want to import my two land cruiser vehicles to Egypt from Ethiopia or directly from Dubai if that is a better option. The vehicles are all new, 2014. I want to stay in Egypt for a month or less. Then along with my team, we will drive south to the Sudan via Aswan and finally back to Ethiopia, all driving. Is there anyone who can help me with all the procedures I should follow to import my vehicles into Egypt just for a month?
Thank you in advance, friends.

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By the way, I've been browsing like for a week to find such a useful forum or any sort of information, though it ended in vain. I'm glad I'm finally here.

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Hi
I would like to know how you got your ticket for your cars. I am in the same situation as you.
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