Import and Export Licence

All you need to know about Import & Export Permit
Businesses that plans on importing or exporting goods for commercial and personal reasons (or to the value of >R2500) must be registered with South Africa’s (SARS) Customs for an Import / Export Certificate. The certificate is obtainable from SARS, it contains what is known as an Importer’s / Exporter’s Customs Code.


What are the requirements for import export licence

  • Bank Account Confirmation letter  (South African Bank)
  • Tax Clearance (Valid)
  • Company Certificate
  • ID Copy/s (Director)
  • Proof of Address for the Company ( or Affidavit)

How long does it take to register?

Customs’ official turnaround time for import export licenses is 5 working days after submission of all the necessary documentation.

Potential reasons for delays include:

  • Customs’ bank authentication taking longer than usual
  • Customs changing computer systems
  • Customs staff shortages
  • Delays due to year end office closures

Please complete application below.