PERSONAL BAGGAGE AND GIFT SCHEMES
(IMPORT OF CARS BUSSES TRUCKS AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES)
S.R.O. 489(1)/2000 – In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Imports and Exports (Control) Act, 1950 (XXXIX of 1950), and in supersession of the Import Policy Order, 1999, Import and Export Procedure Order 1999 and the Import Trade Order 1998, the Federal Government is pleased to make the following Order Para 15 related to Import of Vehicles under Personal Baggage and Gift Schemes.
1.Definitions. In this order, unless there is any thing repugnant in the subject or context.
a. “vehicle” means passenger car, bus, van, trucks, and pick ups including 4X4 vehicles;
b. “Earning Certificate” means a certificate issued by an authorized officer of Pakistan Embassy, Consulate or Mission abroad (including Honorary Consulate) in the form at Annex-I;
c. “family” means parents, husband, wife and children whether married or not, but excluding children under eighteen years of age;
d. “Gift Undertaking” means a certificate issued by an authorized officer of Pakistan Embassy, Consulate or Mission abroad (including Honorary Consulate) in the form at Annex-II;
e. “Last Two Years” for the purpose of eligibility to import or gift another car, means a person having dual nationality and a foreign national of Indo-Pakistan origin; but does not include minors.
a. Subject to the conditions stipulated here – under Pakistan Nationals are eligible to import or gift a vehicle.
Provided that students receiving remittance from Pakistan; non-earning members of families of the Pakistan national and those who have imported, gifted or received a vehicle during the last two years are not eligible.
b. Vehicles may be imported as personal baggage or on Transfer of Residence or gifted.
3.Conditions of Import
a. Vehicles more than two years old shall not be allowed to be imported except under Transfer of Residence.
b. Minimum stay abroad for import as personal baggage shall be 180 days within the last seven months preceding the date of application.
c. Minimum stay abroad requirement for gifting a vehicle or importing under transfer of residence shall be seven hundred days of which at least the last six months preceding the date of application were spent continuously abroad.
d. In the case of personal baggage imports vehicles must be registered in the name of the applicant at least sixty days prior to his departure for Pakistan and in case of transfer of residence at least two years prior to his departure for Pakistan.
e. A vehicle may be gifted only to a family member normally resident in Pakistan.
f. In case of transfer of residence, the applicant shall upon his arrival submit written declaration in duplicate to the Customs who shall return one copy, duly acknowledged, to the applicant.
g. In case or Cars with engine capacity of 1800 cc and above and 4X4 vehicle in new condition to be imported either under personal baggage or under gift scheme, the duty and taxes will be paid out of foreign exchange arranged by Pakistan national themselves or local recipient supported by bank encashment certificate showing conversion of foreighn remittance to local currency.