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Procedure NameSARPCCO Clearance certificate for Importing Motor Vehicles from the SADC Region



Responsible Agency       

The Royal Eswatini Police Service

Address: Police Headquarters Building                   
                 Mhlambanyatsi Road

                 Mbabane, Swaziland

Phone: (+268) 2404 2502


Legal base of the Procedure

Theft of Motor Vehicle No. 16 of 1991


 SZL 200


Required Documents


Type of information

1 Bill of exit from exporting country This is found at the border posts of exporting country.

Registration documents from exporting country

3 Police clearance certificate from exporting country
4 An original tax invoice If importer has paid 15% VAT in the exporting country, they don't have to pay it to ERA at the border.
5 VAT Registration number of the supplier  


Process Steps

Step 1

The importer wishing to import motor vehicles from a SADC country needs to  submit a motor vehicle registration from country of origin and SARPCCO. 

Step 2

Physical inspection of the motor vehicle is done at the nearest police station.

Step 3

After inspection, if approved, a police clearance is sisued to the importer.

Step 4 

The Importer has to take the car to Matsapha to be inspected for road worthiness and if it clears a road worthiness certificate is issued. 

Step 5

After receiving police clearance from Headquarters, the importer takes the motor vehicle to CTA for mechanical tests. 




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SARPCCO Clearance Certificate for importing motor vehicles from SADC AreasGeneralThe Royal Eswatini Police ServiceThe Royal Swaziland Police is involved in approving the import and export of motor vehicles and the issue of SARPCCO certificates to allow the exporting and importing of vehicles. REPS also issues a Police Clearance (PCL) RSP200 form, for importing vehicles (brand new, second-hand and non-SARPCCO originating second-hand). These vehicles are however first imported and the process of obtaining the RSP200 is required to allow registration of the vehicle. The RSP200 is therefore not a required document for importing but only for registration after importing. The Theft of Motor Vehicle Act, 199109-09-9999Good