Car Import Schemes In Pakistan

Car Import Schemes In Pakistan

What Does Vehicle Mean?

Here Vehicles meant for transport of passengers, cars, buses, vans, trucks, Agricultural tractors, bulldozers, laser land levelers and combined harvesters, Motor cycles and scooters.
Or
Any means in or by which someone travels or something is carried or conveyed

Import of New and Used Cars In Pakistan

Pakistan Trade Policy and Customs rules allow import of both new and used vehicles into Pakistan. Any one can import new vehicle, under the generally applicable import procedure and requirements like any other goods, on the payment of applicable duty and taxes.
Import of used vehicles only allow to Pakistani Nationals under the below mention import schemes (Certain Restrictions and conditions apply).

Import of Car (Vehicle) by overseas Pakistani

Many Overseas Pakistani have question regarding Import of their different vehicle while coming back to Pakistan, Therefore Government facilitate Overseas Pakistani to import their car in Pakistan with different import Schemes (Categories)
Import Schemes In Pakistan:-
  1. Gift Scheme
  2. Transfer of Residence Scheme
  3. Personal Baggage Scheme Vehicle Capacity (In CC)
(Note:The terms and conditions applicable for the import of vehicles under the above mentioned three schemes)

Import of Car in Gift Scheme:

What is gift scheme ? Its Government `s import scheme to facilitate Overseas Pakistani, under Gift scheme used car (vehicle) can be imported into Pakistan through immediate relative who has stayed outside Pakistan for a minimum period of 700 days.

Gift Scheme Terms And Conditions:

Eligibility to import:
Once in two years (700 days after the date of Bill of Entry / Goods Declaration of an earlier import under any of the three schemes)

Non Eligibility to import :
Any stolen vehicle or with chassis tampered or having fake and forge documents.

Type of vehicle that can be imported:
Cars meant for transport of passengers, busses, vans, trucks & pickups including 4X4 vehicles Agricultural tractors, bulldozers, laser land levelers and combined harvesters

Model of the vehicle:
Not more than three years old model (year of manufacturer)

Importer’s Period of stay out-side Pakistan:
A minimum of 700 days stay out-side Pakistan during the immediately preceding three years from the date of application.
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Donee (To whom the vehicle can be gifted):
A family member normally resident in Pakistan i.e.
  • By parents to children (adult)
  • By children (adult) to parents
  • By either of the spouse
  • By sister to sister or brother
  • By brother to brother or sister
Gift Scheme Procedure and Documents:
  1. Goods declaration in the prescribed form as per Annexure I
  2. Purchase receipt of the vehicle
  3. Bill of lading showing name and address of the consignee
  4. Attested photo copy of the passport of Pakistan origin card of the donor
  5. CNIC of the donee
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Import of Car in Transfer of Residence Scheme

What is Transfer of Residence scheme ? Its also Government `s import scheme to help Overseas Pakistani who again want to shift in Pakistan and wanted to import their car here.
Transfer of Residence Scheme Terms And Conditions:
Eligibility to import:
Once in two years (700 days after the date of Bill of Entry / Goods Declaration of an earlier import under any of the three schemes)

Non Eligibility to import :
Any stolen vehicle or with chassis tampered or having fake and forge documents.

Type of vehicle that can be imported:
Cars meant for transport of passengers, busses, vans, trucks & pickups including 4X4 vehicles
Agricultural tractors, bulldozers, laser land levelers and combined harvesters Motor cycles and Scooters.

Model of the vehicle:
Not more than three years old model (year of manufacturer)

Importer’s Period of stay out-side Pakistan:
A minimum of 700 days stay out-side Pakistan during the immediately preceding three years from the date of application.

Donee (To whom the vehicle can be gifted):  
Not applicable

Transfer of Residence Scheme Procedure and Documents:
  1. Goods declaration in the prescribed form as per Annexure I
  2. Purchase receipt of the vehicle
  3. Bill of lading, if applicable, dated not later than 120 days from the arrival of the applicant
  4. Attested photo copy of the passport or Pakistan origin card (Original will be required at the time of clearance)
  5. Valid driving license of the applicant
  6. Acknowledged copy of the declaration given to the customs on arrival by the applicant
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Import of Car in Personal Baggage Scheme:

What is Personal Baggage Scheme ? Its an other Scheme which is to facilitate overseas Pakistanis to import old and used vehicles in the country.

Personal Baggage Scheme Terms And Conditions:

Eligibility to import:
Once in two years (700 days after the date of Bill of Entry / Goods Declaration of an earlier import under any of the three schemes)

Non Eligibility to import :
Any stolen vehicle or with chassis tampered or having fake and forge documents.

Type of vehicle that can be imported:
Cars meant for transport of passengers, busses, vans, trucks & pickups including 4X4 vehicles Agricultural tractors, bulldozers, laser land levelers and combined harvesters

Model of the vehicle:
Not more than three years old model (year of manufacturer)

Importer’s Period of stay out-side Pakistan:
A minimum of 180 days stay out-side Pakistan during the immediately preceding seven months from the date of application.

Donee (To whom the vehicle can be gifted):
Not applicable

Personal Baggage Scheme Procedure and Documents:
  1. Goods declaration in the prescribed form as per Annexure I
  2. Purchase receipt of the vehicle
  3. Bill of lading, if applicable, dated not later than 120 days from the arrival of the applicant
  4. Attested photo copy of the passport or Pakistan origin card (Original will be required at the time of clearance)
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What is Special Regime and Normal Regime ?

Two different regimes are enforced to collect the payable taxes on import of vehicles, under the above mentioned three schemes. these are referred as Special Regime and Normal Regime.

  • Special Regime:  Certain specified used vehicles imported under the above mentioned three schemes.
  • Normal Regime:  New vehicles imported under the above mentioned three schemes or Used vehicles imported under above mention three schemes, but are not covered under the special regime and Regular import of new vehicles


Difference Between Special And Normal Regime 

Import Duty and Taxes In Special Regime:

Under the Special Regime the taxes are imposed on the basis of engine capacity, irrespective of the value of the vehicle and the optional or additional accessories. The accumulated amount of taxes, covering Custom Duty, Sales Tax, Income Tax and Capital Value Tax based on engine capacity. Example is cars upto 1800cc of Asia origin like Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, or Korean cars.

Import Duty and Taxes In Normal Regime:

Under the Normal Regime the taxes are levied on the basis of both engine capacity and value of the vehicle. Examples are vehicles over 1800cc, all 4x4 and all non-asian vehicles like BMW, Merc etc.

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