Car Shipping To Japan


Documents Required

  • Original passport
  • Vehicle registration
  • Application of duty exemption on automobiles
  • Proof of ownership for more than 1 year
  • Original bill of lading
  • Sales receipt / purchase receipt
  • Insurance certificate
  • Original Customs declaration form C-5360
  • KANGI form


Specific Information

  • Automobiles, boats, and other vehicles may be included in household goods shipments, provided that the owner of the goods has owned the vehicle for more than 1 year prior to import from the origin country.
  • Automobiles and other vehicles may be imported temporarily free of duty and tax if they will be re-exported.
  • Automobiles must comply with Japanese exhaust emission control and safety regulations.
    • A test of emission control and safety regulations will be given (SHAKEN).
  • Modifications can be quite expensive for an imported car to be examined and registered.
  • KANGI forms can be obtained by the Foreign Ministry in Japan.

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