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Border crossing procedures - from South Africa to Mozambique
 
Freight / Commercial clearance

All commercial goods must be declared at Lebombo Commercial Clearance (KM7).
  • Declare all commercial goods through Clearing Agents.
  • Customs to validate and process entries. Goods declared are subject to search.
  • Proceed to check Point 1B : Subject to search by SAPS, Customs
  • Driver to Proceed to 2 and declare the truck. Driver to Proceed either 3 or 3A – Immigration clearance. Driver to collect the passport and endorsed gatepass
  • Driver to Proceed to check port 5A: Subject to search by SAPS, Customs and Immigration. Handing the gatepass and,
  • Proceed to 6A and 7A: Subject to search by Customs/Alfandega and Fronteira Police.
  • Proceed to KM4: Subject to Mozambique Passport Clearance and declare commercial goods.
NB. Vat Refund to be claimed after going through border formalities in Mozambique

Pedestrian – Departure

1A South Africa - SAPS Officials
  • Pedestrians with valid passport will be allowed to go through the pedestrian channel.
  • No commercial goods will be allowed through the pedestrian channels.

3A South Africa - Department of Home Affairs (DHA)

  • All pedestrians to carry valid passports.
  • Immigration will validate and process the travelling documents and stamp both the passport and the gate pass.
  • Please collect your processed passport / travel document and the gate pass.
  • Proceed to the exit check point 5.

5. South African check point

  • Subject to search by SAPS, SARS, DHA
  • Hand in your gate pass and proceed to check point 7.

7. Mozambique - Fronteira police check point

  • Subject to search by Fronteira Police and proceed to 8.

8. Mozambique - Immigration (Migraçao)

  • All pedestrians to carry valid and travel Passports.
  • Immigration will validate and process the travelling documents and stamp both the passport and the gate pass.
  • Please collect your processed passport / travel document and proceed to 9

9. Mozambique - Customs (Alfândega)

  • Travellers to declare all goods.
  • All agricultural goods and animals(including animal products) to be verified by the Department of Agriculture and Health to perform port control at 10 and 11.respectively and Proceed to 13

13. Mozambique - Check point

  • Subject to search by all (Customs, Police, Agriculture and Health)
NB. Vat Refund to be claimed after going through customs border formalities in Mozambique.

Vehicles and Travellers

1. South Africa - SAPS and Customs

  • Driver to present a certified copy of the Certificate of registration in respect of Motor Vehicle. If the driver is not the owner of the vehicle, a Letter of Authority from the title holder/owner of the vehicle will be required.
  • Customs will issue a gate pass and proceed to the parking and go to 2

2. South African - Customs

  • Declare all goods in your vehicles.
  • All commercial foods to be declared through clearing agents at Lebombo Customs Clearance centre (KM7).
  • Please register all your valuables and the vehicle at 2.
  • Declare you vehicles and identifiable valuable such Cameras; Laptop, etc.
  • Driver/clearing agent to collect SAD documents at the commercial counter.
  • Tourist and foreign visitors to submit their invoices to stamp for Vat refund purpose. Vat refund can only be processed after going through Mozambican border formalities
  • Collect your processed documents and gate pass and proceed to 3.

3. South Africa – Immigration (DHA) counters

  • All travellers to carry a valid travel document/passport.
  • Immigration will validate and process the travelling document and stamp both the passport and the gate pass.
  • Please collect your processed passport / travel document and the gate pass
  • Non Vat Refund claimers proceed to their vehicles and drive to check point 5.
NB. Please check with your embassy or immigration if you require a Visa to travel to Mozambique.

4. South Africa - VAT Refund Administrations (VRA)

  • Tourist and foreign visitors to South Africa may make application for a refund of VAT paid with the VAT administrator.
  • VRA will charge a commission for the refund services performed.
  • The goods must also be declared to the customs authority in the country to which the goods are exported in accordance with that country’s customs and excise formalities
NB. Vat Refund to be submitted to Vat Refund Office ( 4) within 90 days from the date of declaration and exportation.

5. South Africa - SAPS, Custom; Immigration

  • Subject to search by all (SAPS, Custom; Immigration)
  • Hand in your gate pass and proceed to check point 6.

6. Mozambique Check point Customs/Alfandega

  • Alfadenga to issue a gate pass.
  • Subject to search by Alfandega
  • Proceed to 7

7. Mozambique Border Police / Guarda Fronteira Policia

  • No travellers will be allowed to cross without a valid passport.
  • Subject to search by the police.
  • Proceeed to 8

8. Mozambique immigration

  • All travellers to carry a valid travel document/Passport.
  • Immigration will validate and process the travelling document and stamp both the passport and the gate pass.
  • Please collect your processed passport / travel document and the gate pass.

NB Please check with your embassy or Mozambique Immigration if you require a Visa to travel to Mozambique.

  • Proceed to 9

9. Mozambique customs counters

  • Declare all goods in your vehicles
  • Pay all the duties at Taxes due to Customs. NB Your declaration documents will be used as proof to claim VAT refund in South Africa.
  • Proceed to 10 (Mozambique Department of Health) and 11 (Mozambique Department of Agriculture). 10 and 11 to regulate and control movement of people and goods and animals.
  • Please insure that your vehicles has third part insurance from 12 before proceeding to the Check point 13

13. Mozambique - Check point

  • Subject to search by all (Customs, Border Police, Agriculture and Health)

NB. Vat Refund may be claimed after going through customs border formalities in Mozambique

  • Hand in gatepass and enter Mozambique. Non- Mozambican residents remember the duration of your stay to avoid paying administration fines.

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