Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in British Virgin Island

Year Restrictions

No Age Limit

Destination Port


Time of Shipment

RoRo (7-9 weeks)

Vessel Schedule

RoRo (Weekly)

Shipping Line



No Inspection Required

Shipping Ports:

The common port is Purcell for importation of used vehicles from Japan.

Age Restriction:

No age restriction on importation of used vehicle.

Road Inspection Test:

No vehicle road inspection test is required for importing a used car into British Virgin Islands.

Left Hand Drive Vehicles:

The steering wheel of most vehicles is positioned on the left-hand side of the vehicle. Driving on the left side of the road is allowed in the country. The British Virgin Islands, part of a volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean, is a British overseas territory. It is very beautiful but also consists of extremely mountainous terrain which can be difficult to navigate without a reliable vehicle. It is also very inconvenient to attempt to live on the island with no mode of transportation, as the public transit system is not the most reliable and taxis can be expensive. Buying a new vehicle can cost you very pricey, but if you choose to import a used vehicle it is much affordable.

Documents Required:

(Other documents might be included)

Taxes (Duty Fees) on Imports:

The basic duty taxes for bringing goods into the British Virgin Islands range from 5% to 20% when importing these items Vehicles or car body parts 20%

Importing a Vehicle

You are required to register a vehicle if importing a vehicle into the territory:

Customer wishing to import have to fills out vehicle registration form.
Then submits form to Licensing Officer. The officer verifies vehicle’s weight.
You also need to submit Registration form and proof of ownership of the vehicle to the cashier and registers their License Plates.
Registration fee is collected by cashier and a receipt is given to the customer. A one time fee of $10 is required for the registration and a fee of $25 if License Plates are needed.
A copy of the registration form is given to the customer.
A fee is charged based on the curbed weight of your vehicle. Enquire to the accounts officer for the fee associated with your vehicle.
After registration, licensing of the vehicle is the next process.
A copy of the Registration Form and Receipt.
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