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Import of Vehicles Under Gift Scheme

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(Gift/Donation Scheme- CIE 8a, 8b)

  • Importation of Motor Vehicle under the Gift Scheme from a close Family Member.
  • Importation of Motor Vehicle under the Gift Scheme for Temples.
  • Importation of Motor Vehicle under the Gift Scheme for an organization.

Eligibility

  • Applicant should be registered
  • Motor Vehicle should have been used
  • Vehicle should be right hand driven
  • Should not be a vehicle with CFC A/C
  • There should be a certificate to the effect that it was shipped after earth and mud had been removed from it.

Support Documents Required

  • Registration documents of the vehicle
  • A photograph of the vehicle
  • A copy of the vehicle invoice
  • A copy of the invoice obtained from the Department of Import and Export Control

Importation of Motor Vehicle Under the Gift Scheme from a Family Member:

  • Copies of Birth/Marriage Certificates to prove relationship
  • A copy of the NIC of the license holder Visa details of the donor
  • A confirmation letter from the company where the donor is employed
  • Photocopies of the passport of the donor (pages containing personal details, validity period, data of departure from Sri Lanka
  • Photocopy of valid visa (with English translation) to prove that he/she has gone abroad for employment and completed one year's stay in that country
  • Letter from employer indicating the date of appointment, post held and salary paid to the donor, the fax number and e-mail address of the employee should be mentioned in this letter
  • Bank documents showing foreign earnings and remittances to Sri Lanka during the period of employment abroad
  • Registration Certificate/ Cancellation of Registration (re-registration) Certificate of the vehicle (with English translations)

Importation of Motor Vehicle Under the Gift Scheme for Temples:

  • Details of the vehicle
  • If the applicant has been gifted a vehicle previously-
  1. Details of the previous import
  2. A letter from the Organization to confirm the donation
  • Registration Number of the vehicle
  1. If the applicant or another person has attempted to import or to release the vehicle from the customs, all such details should be provided to the customs
  2. If the vehicle is exempted fro the Gift tax, a letter of exemption obtained from the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs should be attached.

Obtain Application Forms and Documents
Counter – Unit 02

Making Payments
Counter – Cashier

Submission of Application Form and Documents
Counter – Unit 02

Application Forms
Specimen Indent Forms

Importation of Motor Vehicle under the Gift Scheme from a Family Member Importation of Motor Vehicle under the Gift Scheme for Temples and Organizations
Application for a License to import vehicles under Gift Scheme from a Family Member Applicant for the importation of vehicles under the Gift Scheme for Temples and Organizations

Procedure

Step 1: Obtain the Application Form from Unit 02.
Step 2: Submission of filled Application Form and the relevant Support documents to Unit 02.
Step 3: If all the support documents are submitted and application is filled properly,the applicant is submitted to Asst. controller approve..
Step 4: Applicant pays the license fee to the Cashier and submits the invoice to Unit 02
Step 5: Issue the license.

Note:

  • If the relevant support documents are not submitted then notify applicant about the required documents.
  • If the Application Form is not filled properly, assist the applicant to fill the Form.

Time Line
Process Time Line: One or Two days

Submission Time Line:
Obtain Application Form and Documents

Counter – Unit 02
Time – 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Working Days – Monday to Friday
Holidays – Public and Mercantile Holidays

Making Payments

Counter – Cashier
Time – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Working Days – Monday to Friday
Holidays – Public and Mercantile Holidays

Submission of Application Form, Request Letter and Support Documents

Counter – Unit 02
Time – 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Working Days – Monday to Friday
Holidays – Public and Mercantile Holidays

Validity Time Line: The validity period for this service is 03 months

Note : If the applicant wishes to get an extension on the validity period he/she should make request to the Controller with valid reasons. The Controller will decide whether to grant the request or not.

Costs Related to the Service

Cost: No cost involved in obtaining Application Form

Fee: The fee will be a percentage of the CIF value mentioned below. This is payable to the department by bank draft.

Importation of vehicles for Temples under the Gift Scheme . Importation of vehicles as family members under the Gift Scheme Importation of vehicles for Organizations under the Gift Scheme
Age of vehicle Fees as % 15% of the CIF value of the vehicle should be paid as vehicle license fee If the gift is to social service Organizations - 15%. (If free from gift tax, only 100/- LKR)
5 – 6 years 25,000/= LKR . .
6 – 7 years 50,000/= LKR . .
7 – 8 years 100,000/=LKR . .
8 – 9 years 125,000/=LKR . .
9 – 10 years 150,000/=LKR . .

Penalties: Genuineness of the documents submitted will be verified with relevant agencies and if forged document are submitted, those applicants will be black listed.

Surcharge: No surcharge involved in this service


Organization Information

Department of Imports & Exports Control

1st Floor,
Hemas Building,
No.75–1/3 ,
York Street,
Colombo 1.


Mr. Rangika Sadeesh
Telephones:+94-11-2326774
Fax Nos:+94-11-2328486
Email:imexport@sltnet.lk
Website: www.imexport.gov.lk

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Last Updated On: 2012-02-27 14:11:42
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