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Old 24 Nov 2013
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4X4 Dual Ownership?

I am looking to buy a used LandRover or LandCruiser in South Africa early 2014. Would appreciate a reply to any or all the following questions:

1) As a Canadian citizen is it possible to have a dual ownership registration with a friend who is a South African citizen?

2) Can I register a vehicle as a foreigner using my friends address?

3) Can I arrange for insurance locally?

Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by willemdamen View Post
I am looking to buy a used LandRover or LandCruiser in South Africa early 2014. Would appreciate a reply to any or all the following questions:

1) As a Canadian citizen is it possible to have a dual ownership registration with a friend who is a South African citizen?

Why would you want to do that? If he already owns a car you can drive it a in his name without problems. If you wanna cross borders, you just need a paper issued by him stating that this is his car and that you are allowed to take it out of the country. All the rental car companies use the same system.

2) Can I register a vehicle as a foreigner using my friends address?

Yes, check this thread: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...oid-need-69788
Can a non-South African resident buy and register a motorcycle in their name?

3) Can I arrange for insurance locally?

Same threads as mentioned above.

Thanks in advance!
Greets Claudio
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If you're travelling through Africa, that means you'll probably have a Carnet. And if you have a Carnet with a name that doesn't match that on the registration doco, you might have problems at borders. I'm not saying you will, but something to be aware of.

Exfoleyation: Egypt

The experience of these guys is about names on passports not matching names on the rest of the paperwork - they were delivering a vehicle to South Africa for someone who had bought it, thus the carnet was in his name and not theirs. They had to traipse all the way to Cairo to get the carnet overtyped with their names before the Egyptians would let them in.

But one can just imagine a bloody-minded customs official somewhere obscure making an issue out of something like this - if only as an excuse to extract un petit cadeau!
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