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if you bring a car from abroad (as an expat) and use it in Egypt as an expat, YOU ONLY are allowed to drive the car! If you get checked by the police (on the road) and someone else is driving the car, you have to pay all the taxes. You CAN'T sell it after to an Egyptian, only to expats, or export it again.

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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 ...


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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 ...
Dear Gullwing,
Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge.
I just need to clarify something.
I have a resident visa of egypt and am working in UAE my family is in Cairo Egypt but we all are Pakistan nationality holding Pakistani passport.
As you said the car should be same year when imported, Does that means I cannot bring my car which is 1.6ltr Hyundai Matrix 2006 model, whereas I am the 1st Owner of the car.
Please let me know if you can help

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Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge with us. Please calrify me the following if you can.
As you wrote the car imported has to be of same year model of import
Whereas my car is 2006 model but I am the first owner and need to come by road.
I need to bring my car permanently and not on temporary basis. CAN I BRING THE CAR?
What are the documents we need to bring the car?

I am an Expat and have a RESIDENT visa of Cairo Egypt (No work permit), at the moment I am working in UAE and need to bring my Car to egypt by road via Saudi Arabia.
My car is 1.6ltr 2006 model Hyundai Matrix.
Q1) How many years old model is permitted to bring.
Q2) what shall be the tax ratio over it.
Q3) Do we need to pay tax on entering the border or only prepare the docs. & pay while registering.
Q4) Do you have any idea for routes to come in by road to egypt.
Can you please email me at shabrash6774 @ yahoo

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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 ...

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Dear Gullwing,
Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge.
I just need to clarify something.
I have a resident visa of egypt and am working in UAE my family is in Cairo Egypt but we all are Pakistan nationality holding Pakistani passport.
As you said the car should be same year when imported, Does that means I cannot bring my car which is 1.6ltr Hyundai Matrix 2006 model, whereas I am the 1st Owner of the car.
Please let me know if you can help


Dear Shabrahs,
if you are the first owner, then there should be no problem. as a pakistani national you have two options: either drive the car in egypt with customs plate (meaning you do not have to pay the customs duty - and the car doesnt need to be same model year) or you can pay the customs and register it with 'private' number plates... meaning u can sell it later on to Egyptians in Egypt (here it needs to be same model year - or like in your case: you are need to be the first owner!). if you drive it with customs plates, then u cannot sell it to Egyptians and you will need to export it outside egypt once your resident visa expires, or sell it to a foreigner or diplomat in egypt.
hope that was helpful ...

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It was Very very helpful, infact you solved my biggest concern because i couldnt sell my car in UAE because of the present senario of no resale value for cars, infact now i shall be able to use it in egypt.

Please see if you can clarify me the below points.

1) I shall be renewing my visa every year in egypt, so can i keep with customs
plate as long as I renew my visas or is their any limitations on time to keep
customs plate.
2) If customs plate renewal every year is possible,
A) Will customs plate registration be more expensive than duty paid yearly
registration
B) where do we have to go for Custom plate registeration renewal
to the same port where we entered or it can be done in Cairo.
3) In case if we enter egypt with customs plate can we register the car in cairo
and pay duty there later within 1 year.

Once again lot of thanks for your help in sharing valuable information



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Dear Shabrahs,
if you are the first owner, then there should be no problem. as a pakistani national you have two options: either drive the car in egypt with customs plate (meaning you do not have to pay the customs duty - and the car doesnt need to be same model year) or you can pay the customs and register it with 'private' number plates... meaning u can sell it later on to Egyptians in Egypt (here it needs to be same model year - or like in your case: you are need to be the first owner!). if you drive it with customs plates, then u cannot sell it to Egyptians and you will need to export it outside egypt once your resident visa expires, or sell it to a foreigner or diplomat in egypt.
hope that was helpful ...

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dear Gullwing,

we apreciate very much your input.

Just another question for my understanding.

I would like to import my wife's car ex Mexico (have been living there before moving to EG, -she is mexican). The car was bought in December 2008 & is registrated under her name.

What do I have to do in order to get a permit for imports ? The car has a 3.5l engine ( Mazda CX-9, SUV). Where could I get information about the taxes to be paid ?

I would import it on a tempoarly basis ( re-exportation after 3 or 4 years ).

thank you for your comments, Beste Gruesse

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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 ...

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Lieber HCwursche,
you could surely get some information regarding the taxes from the Egyptian Customs Authority. Maybe your company (or embassy) could contact them in Cairo and get you the exact amount of taxes.
Is your wife the first owner? that would surely be helpful in case you would be coinsidering to sell the car in egypt after 3-4 years.
Of course your wife will need to have a residence visa / permit before she imports the car (solltest du schon im Vorfeld vorbereiten!).
Regarding the Mazda CX-9 itself, you need to be aware of the fact that there is no proper Mazda Service Station or Mazda importer in Egypt. The main Mazda model sold in Egypt is the Mazda3. Neither the mazda5, nor the Mazda6 and surely not the CX-9 will have reliable and available spare parts at all time ... so watch out for that point! maybe u wonna get another car instead of the cx-9.
hope that was helpful.
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Hallo gullwing,

thank you for the info! Will check abt all the points you've mentioned. Mazda srv = schlecht... you are right abt that point. Needs to be considered indeed. In fact my wife is the first owner. Let's see what she thinks about selling her beloved car Gruesse ! Hans Christopher




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Lieber HCwursche,
you could surely get some information regarding the taxes from the Egyptian Customs Authority. Maybe your company (or embassy) could contact them in Cairo and get you the exact amount of taxes.
Is your wife the first owner? that would surely be helpful in case you would be coinsidering to sell the car in egypt after 3-4 years.
Of course your wife will need to have a residence visa / permit before she imports the car (solltest du schon im Vorfeld vorbereiten!).
Regarding the Mazda CX-9 itself, you need to be aware of the fact that there is no proper Mazda Service Station or Mazda importer in Egypt. The main Mazda model sold in Egypt is the Mazda3. Neither the mazda5, nor the Mazda6 and surely not the CX-9 will have reliable and available spare parts at all time ... so watch out for that point! maybe u wonna get another car instead of the cx-9.
hope that was helpful.
mfg,

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There are a lot of info on that subject and I am not sure I understand all of it for my situation.
- I am a Canadian expat on an Egypt tourist visa. My domestic partner has a work permit visa.
- I have a Toyota Echo 2003, berline, 4 doors in Quebec, Canada (bought it used for 4,000$).
- I would like to ship it to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
- The estimation is around 1,700$ USD to ship it from Canada to Egypt.

If I understand it right, on top of that cost:

1. I have to pay between 2,000 - 18,000 LE in taxes? Where can I know the exact amount?
2. Because I have a tourist visa, I can only keep the car for 6 months. Can my partner - with a work visa, import my car instead of me so we can keep the car longer if we need it?
3. I will pay 40% customs because my car is 1,5 litre. 40% of what price? The one I give or the one that Egypt customs think?
4. Where would be the best port closer to Sharm to have the car delivered? (the Saidi one?)
5. Can I ship the car even tough I did not buy it new in Canada?

Thank you very much for your answers.

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