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Procedure NameApplication for importer of motor vehicle.
Issuing Agency: Ministry of Transport and Public Works
Incumbent Office Name: Ministry of Transport and Public Works
Address: Ministry of Transport and Public Works
  Physical Address: Capital Hill
  Postal Address: Private Bag 322, Lilongwe 3.
Fax (265) 01 789 328


Procedure Step Description Required Documents
1 Applicant must apply as an entity
a. Entity registration i.e registration of a company, board etc
b. Require registration certificate , introduction letter or application letter including a recommended ID of the author of the letter
c. The company must also represent a registered proxy, who must be in the system already and who is then linked to the Traffic Registration certificate. The Proxy must also have a traffic card which is linked to the Traffic registration.
2 After Traffic Registration Certificate
a. Organizations apply for motor vehicle importer certificate.
i. Validity period is 12 months
ii. Fee is based on the category of the importers certificate
   1. Importers for business (commercial use)
       a. Foreigners and indigenous Malawians
       b. Companies
       c. Individuals
  2. Importation for own use (noncommercial)
      a. Individuals, Company
      b. No importation of more than 5 vehicles per year if you are an individual and the importation is for noncommercial use
     c. Need for application forms which are found at all Road traffic offices
        i. Sample available
     d. Need business Registration certificate and application letters and registered proxy for companies
    e. Need of a prescribed fee
3 For Organizations: Before Registration, an application for inspection must be made and inspection fee must be paid, then Director will issue an importer certificate  



The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Motor Vehicle Registration05-07-201605-07-2016Road Traffic DirectorateThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Registration requirement as an importer of vehiclesRegistration RequirementMinistry of Transport and Public WorksEvery person who, imports new or used motor vehicles into Malawi for the purposes of business must apply to the Director for registration as an importer. NoneRoad Traffic Act31-12-9999Good