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Ethiopia - Apply for Transfer of Vehicle Ownership

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Introduction

Once a car changes ownership both the new owner and old owners have to notify Ethiopia Revenue Authority (ERA) about the transfer of ownership

Eligibility

Both new and old vehicle owners are eligible .

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Instructions

A buyer of a second hand motor vehicle is expected to apply for transfer of change of ownership to their name within 14 days of purchase

Required Information

  • Full names of both the buyer and seller
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Date of birth
  • Contact details
  • Signature of both seller and buyer
  • National card (ID) for both buyer and seller
  • TIN certificate for both buyer and seller
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Certificate of business registration

Procedure

In Person

  • Get a duly transfer form from the road transport office in time
  • Fill and sign it
  • Attach copies of the following;
    • The logbook
    • Copies of national identity card or passport of both the buyer and the seller or a certificate of business registration in the case of corporate bodies
    • Valid insurance cover
    • Both purchase tax and transfer fee in accordance with the engine capacity rating of the vehicle
    • PIN cards of both seller and buyer

After you have completed the application form, forward it, together with relevant supporting documents and the appropriate fee to the Road Transport Offices at Magana Ethiopia, or at any Commissioners Offices country wide.

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Required Documents

  • Signature of both seller and buyer
  • National card (ID) for both buyer and seller
  • TIN certificate for both buyer and seller
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Certificate of business registration

Transfer for Individual

  • TIN certificate for both buyers and seller
  • National identification card for both buyer and seller
  • Original registration book (log book)
  • If the owner is deceased, then letter of administration is needed

Transfer for Companies

  • Copies of certificate of incorporation
  • Copies of PIN certificate for both buyer and seller
  • Copy of valid insurance cover
  • Original registration book (log book)
  • If the owner is deceased, then letter of administration is needed

Transfer for Business

  • Certificate of business registration
  • TIN certificate for both the buyer and the seller
  • Original registration book (log book)
  • If the owner is deceased, then letter of administration is needed

Fees

  • Application Fee: No charge.
  • Transfer fee Birr 700

License Fee:
Not Exceeding 1000cc (Birr1700), 1001-1200cc(Brr 1900), 1201-1500 ccc(Birr 3000), 15001-1700cc(Birr 2500), 1701-2000cc(Birr 3200),
2001-2500cc(Birr 4010) , 2501-3000cc(Birr6000) , 3001...and above cc(Birr 6200)
A trailer less than four wheels (Birr1080)
A trailer with four wheels or more (Birr 2000),
Tractor (Birr 1080)

Validity

Validity is 1 year

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

The process of car registration is completed in less than 48 hours subject to all documents being in proper order

Office Locations & Contacts

1.Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority
PO Box 2559, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Telphone - 0116 62 98 57
Fax - 0116 62 98 59
E-mail - kaidakig@revenue.gov.et
Pay your tax today for a better tomorrow
Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority

2.D/Director General, Branch Offices
Coordination and Support
PO Box 2559, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Telphone - 0116 62 98 81
Fax - 0116 62 98 66
E-mail - desta@revenue.gov.et
http://www.erca.gov.et/index.jsp?id=contactus

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Video

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	

Information which might help

  • Use the right application form
  • Ensure that all the relevant parts in the form are duly completed
  • Remember to sign the form
  • Check if your address on the form is clear and correct
  • Ensure that your application form is accompanied by all the necessary supporting document

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

It helps you to be sure about the ownership of your vehicle .

External Links

http://www.erca.gov.et/index.jsp?id=tax_calc

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