Saint Kitts and Nevis Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Saint Kitts and Nevis Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Saint Kitts and Nevis


Year Restrictions
Max. 8 Years Old
Destination Port
Auckland and Wellington
Time of Shipment
30-45 Days
Vessel Schedule
Twice Monthly (Date Varies)
Shipping Line


Shipping Ports

Port for shipment of used vehicle is Basseterre in Saint Kitts and Long Point in Nevis.


Right-hand drive vehicles

Importation of vehicles with the steering wheel on the right side is allowed.


Import Duty and Taxes

  • Import Duty- 45%
  • VAT- 17%
  • Customs Service Charge-12%

Vehicle Environmental Levy (VEL) is based on the aged of vehicle.

  • Less than 2 years - $1000 E.C.
  • 2 years or more but less than four years after the date of manufacture -$3500 E.C.
  • 4 years or more after the date of manufacture - $5000 E.C.


Documents Required for port clearance

  • Bill of Sight

  • Import License

  • Commercial/ Purchase Invoice

  • Copy of Title


Returning Nationals

  • Citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis should have lived abroad for a period of 10 years or more and has return to the nation permanently.

  • Concession given only on one vehicle imported within a family.

  • Importer should have owned the vehicle for at least a year before importation and should have a copy of the title from the country of origin.

  • Age of applicant should be 18 years and should posses a valid driving license in the country of origin.

  • Vehicle clearance within six months from Customs after arrival in the nation.

  • Importer should not transfer the vehicle ownership within four years of the grant of concession.

  • To be considered as a returning resident, returning national should during first three years of return, must not return abroad and reside there continuous period of more than 3 months.

  • Returning students who have been living in abroad for less than ten should provide some college/university documentation as a proof to the Customs Officer. Concession is given at the discretion of the Comptroller of Customs.


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