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    Anyone living in Namibia that can offer some advice?

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    We've tamed one or two of them here successfully.
    I work with Saffers and can get answers for you.

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    What exactly do you want to know?

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    Have lived here for 20 years. Have permanent residence and am thinking about getting citizenship. What would you like to know?
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    What's required in order to get permanent residency?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alancal View Post
    What's required in order to get permanent residency?
    When we applied, you needed to have lived in Namibia for 5 years. I had been working here for 10 years before I applied. Renewing my work permit every two years was starting to become an issue. To get permanent residence, you need to fill out a lot of paperwork and its best to work through an agent in Windhoek to process the application.

    The political situation in SA is making me think I must just get going on my Namibian citizenship application.....
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    Thanks, Kimball.
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    Thanks guys for all the offers. So far we have most of the questions answered, so thanks to all those that responded to the PMs.

    We head up North in 4 weeks time. Looking forward to it!

    We have decided to sell the cars here and buyin Namibia. Any recommended dealers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigb View Post
    We have decided to sell the cars here and buyin Namibia. Any recommended dealers?
    The Land Rover agents in Windhoek are in Independence Avenue at S2233'06.0" E1704'58.6" Speak to Tony !

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    Where would the Toyota Dealership be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantH View Post
    Where would the Toyota Dealership be?
    Why would he want to know that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantH View Post
    Where would the Toyota Dealership be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigb View Post
    Thanks guys for all the offers. So far we have most of the questions answered, so thanks to all those that responded to the PMs.

    We head up North in 4 weeks time. Looking forward to it!

    We have decided to sell the cars here and buyin Namibia. Any recommended dealers?
    As a South African on a work permit, you can keep your SA registered vehicles in Namibia. All manufacturers are represented in Namibia (Windhoek).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimballR View Post
    As a South African on a work permit, you can keep your SA registered vehicles in Namibia.
    Not necessarily. We are still on 3 month cross-border permits for all our SA vehicles which gets renewed via our customs agents. This saves us the trouble of taking the vehicles out of the country every 3 months.

    @ Kimball: Although you are suppose to be accompanied by your car when you have a 2 year visa, there is no procedure given by the traffic dept. They see the renewals as illegal and we have lost 2 vehicles (impounded whilst having valid cross-border permits) until we did the full import payment. Not even court orders could budge them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    Not necessarily. We are still on 3 month cross-border permits for all our SA vehicles which gets renewed via our customs agents. This saves us the trouble of taking the vehicles out of the country every 3 months.

    @ Kimball: Although you are suppose to be accompanied by your car when you have a 2 year visa, there is no procedure given by the traffic dept. They see the renewals as illegal and we have lost 2 vehicles (impounded whilst having valid cross-border permits) until we did the full import payment. Not even court orders could budge them.

    Dual standards, so get every bit of information you intend to utilize on a Legal Letterhead...
    +1 on this... Rather sell and get something in Namibia, or import your car permanently (you're going to take a 16,5% knock if you follow this route, but you can always get very low valuations for your car and thereby reduce the amount)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    Not necessarily. We are still on 3 month cross-border permits for all our SA vehicles which gets renewed via our customs agents. This saves us the trouble of taking the vehicles out of the country every 3 months.

    @ Kimball: Although you are suppose to be accompanied by your car when you have a 2 year visa, there is no procedure given by the traffic dept. They see the renewals as illegal and we have lost 2 vehicles (impounded whilst having valid cross-border permits) until we did the full import payment. Not even court orders could budge them.

    Dual standards, so get every bit of information you intend to utilize on a Legal Letterhead...
    I am talking from the perspective of being on a border town - people with RSA registered vehicles do not have problems here but I do understand the situation changes further north so it is probably better to get a Nam registered vehicle.
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    Thanks guys. I think if we plan to stay for the long run then it is better to sell. We will take the Fortuner up for the move, but bring it back during December holidays to sell in SA.

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    Hi Craig

    If you don't mind, where will you guys be staying and what will you be doing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigb View Post
    Thanks guys. I think if we plan to stay for the long run then it is better to sell. We will take the Fortuner up for the move, but bring it back during December holidays to sell in SA.

    and then buy a Triton or a Jeep cause those are tho only wheelers that have the kahoonas to meet up on a sunday for some fun. all other brands.....sorry to report: AWOL
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    Thanks for all the help so far.

    Our move is a week away and the moving company say that they need this

    Original Vat Exemption letter from Namibian Ministry of Finance under rebate item no 407.06 Schedule V (Section13) to the VAT Amendment Act 34 of 2000 – P +264 61 209 2047/2006

    Does anyone know what this is or where to get one

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