Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Vietnam
Max. 5 Years Old
Ho Chi Minh City
Time of Shipment
Container (10-17 Days)
Ben Line Agencies Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Port of Quy Nhon and Port of Haiphong are the ports of the country.
Imported vehicle cannot be more than 5 years old.
Right Hand Drive Vehicles:
Right Hand Drive vehicles are allowed to be import in the county.
Once the vehicle arrives in Vietnam, it will need to be inspected by Vietnam Customs. A customs officer will check the automobile import licence, bill of lading, customs declaration for import/export, and conduct a physical inspection of the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle may request to see the vehicle before presenting it for inspection, but this process must be overseen by a customs officer.
Some restrictions to follow:
The present owner of the vehicle must be the original owner; if the automobile has changed ownership since the original title was issued, the vehicle cannot be imported into Vietnam. The vehicle must have been legally registered in the owner’s home country for at least six months, have a minimum mileage of 10,000 Km and cannot be more than five years old. Although driving is on the right side of the road, vehicles equipped with the steering wheel on the right.
Imported Vehicle cannot be more than 5 Years Old.
A valid passport
A visa that is valid for at least three months
A valid work permit
A household registration book
An application form for importing an automobile into Vietnam (don de nghi nhap khau o to)
An automobile import licence (giay phep nhap khau)
A bill of lading (van tai don)
A customs declaration for export/import (to khai hai quan xuat/nhap khau)
A vehicle registration certificate (giay dang ky xe nuoc ngoai)
1. Find a reliable supplier
Recently, The Internet can make you to find the many number of used car exporters in Japan. The point when you select the company, Please look at their history, reliability, durability that is popular and has higher rankings on the website. There is some of company who shows unbelievably cheap prices or not real photos of the cars, please make sure to check their reliability and condition of the cars with terms and sales condition.
To avoid Internet fraud, Please contact them closely over the phone to know who they are, or ask about this selected company at your local Japanese embassy. The best way is to find reliable used vehicle exporter is to know any their customer who bought the cars from that company.
2. Choose the right car
There is the import regulation for all cars being imported into Vietnam. An imported car must have the left-handed steering wheel and be manufactured within 5 years up to the time of importation.
Charges on importing cars will be reduced to between 47percent-70percent depending on vehicle engine sizes from 90percent now.
Once you have decided to purchase the vehicle, you can receive the Invoice from the supplier. The most of the company prefer the customer to arrange the payment by Bank remittance.
Once you get the invoice, you can print it out and bring it to your local major bank to transfer money to their bank account. Make sure to have the receipt of your payment at your bank as it is proof of your money transfer and you can submit it to your supplier for their quicker confirmation.
4. Shipment delivery
Once your payment is acknowledged by the supplier, the shipment procedure can be started. It is depending on the condition of payment between you and your supplier.
The delivery of the car to Vietnam shall be carried out before the eligible subject performing exit procedures in the country where he/she is residing.
5. Port clearance and custom clearing
Before the car arrives, you have to find the local port clearing agent who is specialized port clearing company to handle your car from port and custom clearing. You can follow their instruction and arrange the port clearing fee and custom duty with all necessary documents. There are many numbers of local Clearing & forwarding agent who can handle your vehicle up to boarder of Vietnam at reasonable costs.