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Kenya Car Import Export

JEVIC Inspection for Kenya March 2012

Kenya Roadworthiness Inspection Criteria for vehicles exported from Japan to Kenya from March 2012 on

By Jack A. Kates

All used vehicle(s) exported to Kenya from Japan must pass the JEVIC Roadworthiness
Inspection (RWI), as regulated by the Kenya Bureau of Standards, prior to export. The criteria includes the following;

IMPORTANT: Any vehicle not inspected in japan and arriving in Kenya will incur a fee calculated on 15% CIF and be subject to inspection upon arrival by KEBS.

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Car Inspection in Kenya

Roadworthy Inspections for Kenya

The Kenya Bureau of Standards has authorized JEVIC (Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Certificate) to perform Kenya Roadworthiness Inspections (RWI) in Japan, Dubai, South Africa, United Kingdom and Singapore. JEVIC issue to the Shipper/Supplier a Certificate of Conformity and the Test Results. An IDF will be required before any Inspection can be performed.

You can visit Kenya Bureau of Standards at their website at for more information.

Since JEVIC is not present in Thailand. A customer has told us that Kenya Bureau of Standards has given him the following information:


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What can a returning Kenyan Resident bring dutyfree

Returning Kenyan Resident can bring one car dutyfree

You are allowed, among other items, one motor vehicle (excluding buses and mini buses) into the country duty free subject to the following conditions:

  1. You must have resided outside Kenya for at least two years during which period you should not have visited Kenya for an aggregate of more than 90 days.
  2. You must have personally owned and used the motor vehicle for at least twelve months.
  3. The motor vehicle must not be older than 8 years.
  4. You must have attained the age of eighteen years.
  5. You must not have been granted a similar exemption previously.


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Car Registration in Kenya

Car Registration in Kenya

Following are the requirements for registration of vehicles in Kenya;

  • Duty and VAT receipts
  • Import entry form (Form 63)
  • Foreign log book translated into English
  • Port Release Order
  • Bill of Lading or Airway Bill
  • Clean Report of Findings (CRF)
  • Import Declaration Form (IDF)
  • Authority to enter goods for home use from the Commissioner of Customs & Excise
  • Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) if the vehicle is for commercial use.
  • A temporary Importation Document (Form C44A or C44)
  • Road manifest or Carnet de Passages in the case of vehicles imported by road
  • Foreign Vehicle Receipt/License
  • Personal Identification Certificate Number (PIN) card
  • Certified copy of national identity card of vehicle owner or valid Passport.
  • Insurance cover
  • A dully filled Form "A" personally signed by the Importer.


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