The government of Kenya allows you to import a duty-free vehicle if you are a diplomat working in an
organization such as;
- Foreign embassies or consulates e.g. Embassy of Switzerland, German Embassy, British High
- United Nations (UN) bodies e.g. UNEP, UNHCR, IFC, ICC etc
- Non-governmental organizations e.g. ICRC, AGRA, etc
You will also need to liaise with the protocol /liaison officer in your organization who will carry out the
necessary checks to confirm that you are eligible for import duty exemption.
The protocol officer will also assist you in the process of getting the necessary approvals from the ministry
of foreign affairs.
You will need to select a vehicle that meets the requirements for import to Kenya as stipulated by
the government. Click here to view general rules and regulations for import of vehicles to Kenya.
WHICH DOCUMENTS WILL WE REQUIRE FROM YOU FOR CUSTOMS
CLEARANCE IN MOMBASA?
1) Original PRO 1B form - This is the application form for authority to import duty-free vehicle by entitled
The protocol /liaison officer in your organization will assist you in the application/submission of this to the
ministry of foreign affairs.
2. Copy of PIN Certificate from Kenya revenue authority (KRA). You can apply for the PIN certificate
via KRA website.
3. Your original passport. We will only require this once the vehicle arrives in Mombasa and will return to
you as soon as the vehicle has been cleared. Clearing process will take 3 or 4 days.
We will furnish you with below documents to facilitate your application for import duty exemption -
1. Scanned copy of the bill of lading.
2. Scanned copy of vehicle roadworthiness inspection certificate.
3. Vehicle sales invoice
HOW MANY DUTY-FREE VEHICLES CAN I IMPORT?
You can get a waiver for up to 2 vehicles i.e. one for yourself and another for your spouse.
You will need to liaise with your protocol officer for further clarification on this.