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    Morning

    I will enter Namibia from the Katima side. Do we need a police clearance certificate to enter Zambia?

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    Default Re: Police vehicle clearance certificate

    Hi,

    No needed.Based on my experiences (4xtimes) with rented Namibian registered car.Easy and friendly process.

    -juha
    Last edited by Juha S.; 2022/04/06 at 04:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erhardvdm View Post
    Morning

    I will enter Namibia from the Katima side. Do we need a police clearance certificate to enter Zambia?

    Erhard van der Merwe
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    If you are at Katima side you already are in Namibia.

    If you intend to enter Zambia through Sesheke then you need police clearance for your vehicle. It will be scrutinized at the Zam border.
    If rental, be sure you get the cross border permission in writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari Safari View Post
    If you are at Katima side you already are in Namibia.

    If you intend to enter Zambia through Sesheke then you need police clearance for your vehicle. It will be scrutinized at the Zam border.
    If rental, be sure you get the cross border permission in writing.
    Txs, I meant Zambia, not Namibia.

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    I recently travelled to Zambia and had my vehicle police clearance certificate. I heard the certificate is valid for 3 months. Our traffic department was offline, on strike, system updates etc etc. So didnít hand in my certificate when I got back. As I am still within 3 months can I use the same one or do I have to get a new one every time I travel?

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    Default Re: Police vehicle clearance certificate

    Use the same one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    Use the same one.
    Awesome thank you

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    Wil alos be crossing into Zam at Katima and don't have the police certificate. I was asked for it when I went into Zam at Kazungula but they let me through with a verbal warning. Hoping for the same this time. I think the fact that i was the orginal buyer of the vehcile new from dealer, he didn't press. Havent been back to RSA since we departed back in Aug, so no opportunity to rectify the siyuation. I'll explain that as well

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    Just an update. I managed to use the same certificate without any hassles. Thanks for the advice. Appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Police vehicle clearance certificate

    was the
    'police clearance" form actually a "Checking Slip Stolen Status? issued from the Traffic department?
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    Quote Originally Posted by putta View Post
    was the
    'police clearance" form actually a "Checking Slip Stolen Status? issued from the Traffic department?
    Yes, that's what I've read on other parts of this forum.

    I'm heading to Zambia via Namibia in July. Just got my "Checking Slip Stolen Status" yesterday from the SAPS Vehicle Clearance office in Bellville, Cape Town. Told them I am crossing into Zambia, and they confirmed (similar to what others here have said) that (1) you don't need to go through full police clearance process, i.e. microdotting and (2) you just need a "verification" letter, which is the CSSS doc. What they gave me is attached.

    The process was a bit painful (3.5 hours waiting in the queue), but quite simple in the end. No cost. Just make sure you bring ID + car registration docs + proof of address. I forgot the latter and thus why it took me so long to then go find a printer nearby.
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    Good day

    I spent a day between Lenasia clearance centre and Mogale city traffic department, and this is what they handed me in the end.
    Can someone please advise on what this is and if this can even be used?

    Kind regards

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