Walkthrough at Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border

Olinda created the topic: Walkthrough at Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border

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Could anybody be so kind and post a "Walkthrough" including Visa at the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border when travelling with a rented car from South Africa to Mozambique and eventually also for the way back?

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Olinda replied the topic: Walkthrough at Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border

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I found myself on another side ( www.mcli.co.za/mcli-web/mdc/border-procedures.htm ) the following. Is this still valid?

1. Crossing the border from Mozambique - Ressano Garcia Border Post to South Africa - Lebombo Border Post(Komatipoort

At Mozambique Border:
a. Drive through gate
b. Park your vehicle and disembark
c. Proceed to Migração desk
d. Collect a form from the official, fill it in and hand to an official with your passport (Mozambicans are required to pay MTn 60.00 – Always ask for a receipt)
e. Have your passport stamped and ask for a receipt.
f. Complete Modelo10C and pay MTn26.50 for Mozambican registered vehicles.
g. Declare all goods at the customs desk.
h. Return to your vehicle and drive through to the South African frontier.

At South African Border:
a. Enter the gate and collect your gate pass with: car registration and number of people in vehicle
b. Park your vehicle.
c. All individuals go to The National Immigration Branch with their passports and the gate pass to have their passports stamped
d. Declare any goods at the Customs Assessment Office. An official will determine how much you should have in ZAR and
e. Payment is made at the cashier and travelers should always request a receipt.
f. Driver of the vehicle proceeds to the Car Registration Desk with the car vehicle registration form and the gate pass, which will be stamped (SA registered vehicles form DA341, Mozambican registered vehicles from DA308).
g. Embark from the vehicle and proceed to the gate
h. At the gate, a customs, veterinary service, or police official will meet you.
i. Present your stamped receipt received for any duties or VAT paid.
j. Walk through the disinfectant bath – During Foot & Mouth break-outs Only
k. Hand in your gate pass and proceed through the gate

2. Crossing the border from South Africa - Lebombo Border Post(Komatipoort) to Mozambique - Ressano Garcia Border Post

At South African Border:
a. Enter the gate and collect your gate pass with: car registration and number of people in vehicle
b. Park your vehicle and disembark
c. If you have any questions go to the Customer Services Help Desk
d. If you have any export goods to declare, go to the Customs desk where your original invoices must be stamped
e. Proceed to the Vehicle Registration desk (You should have all your vehicle registration documents) and collect the DA341
f. Complete the DA341 form and have it stamped with your gate pass by the official
g. Proceed to Immigration desk along with your passport and gate pass and have your passport stamped.
h. If you are not a South African citizen and want to reclaim VAT, present the goods and original invoices at the VAT counter for a VAT refund
i. Return to your vehicle and give your gate pass to the official at the gate
j. Proceed to the Mozambique frontier.

At Mozambique Border:

a. Enter the gate and collect your gate pass with: car registration and number of people in vehicle
b. Park your vehicle and disembark.
c. If you do not have a Visa, report to the second Migração desk and apply for a Visa (Note: Non South African and Mozambican citizens)
d. Report to the first Migração desk with your passport and R17.50 cash, per passenger.
e. Individuals are required to complete a form which you will receive from the immigration official.
f. The passport is stamped, the R17.50 is paid and you are reminded to request a receipt.
g. If you have any export goods to declare, go to the Customs desk where your original invoices must be stamped
h. The driver of the vehicle must then go to the Vehicle Registration desk and present the DA341 form (You should have all your vehicle registration documents) and have it stamped with your gate pass by the official
i. You need to also pay MTn 26.50 (+- R7.00) at the Vehicle Registration desk.
j. Return to your vehicle and request an inspection officer to inspect your vehicle and sign your gate pass.
k. Embark your vehicle and hand in your gate pass to an official at the gate.

Note: You may be stopped for a control inspection along the N4.

RESSANO GARCIA/LEBOMBO BORDER POST OPENING/CLOSING HOURS
Open at 06.00
Close at 00.00 (non commercial)

A NEW SYSTEM IS IN PLACE TO DEVIATE TRAFFIC (TRUCKS AND BUSSES) AWAY FROM THE NORMAL TRAFFIC. NEW TERMINAL ARE BUILT FOR CARS WHERE A DRIVE THROUGH SYSTEM WITH A SCANNING OF PASSPORTS WILL COME INTO PLACE. THE STRUCTURE IS BUILT. HARD TO DEFINE WHEN IT WILL COMMENCE.

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Olinda replied the topic: Walkthrough at Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border

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On another side ( www.morrungulobay.com/Border_crossing_an...mbique_made_easy.pdf ) I found also an indication regarding another document: the Temporary export permit (DA65). On this document you will specify all easily identifiable items that you are taking into Mozambique with you and that you will be bringing back to RSA. Typically you would declare the following items:
- Digital cameras, lenses and accessories
- cameras and accessories.
- GPS equipment (Garmin, TomTom, etc.)
- Laptops and accessories
- Portable -s
- I-Pod docking station, I-Pod and accessories.
- Hi-Fi’s, Radios, Music System
- Microwave (if camping)
- Camping equipment
- Fishing rods, tackle & equipment
- Paddle-skis, Kayaks, Canoes.
- Boats
- Bicycles
- Quads
- Motorcycles
- Jet-skis
- Yachts
- Generators
- Car Freezer/Fridge
- Desktop PC, Screen, keyboard and Printers
- Camping stoves, gas braais.
- DSTV decoder
- Portable DVD player
- Portable compressor.
Fill in this form and return it to the customs desk for checking and stamping by the customs official.
The customs official will remove one page from the document and return the permit/declaration to you. (Keep this document safe as you will require it when you return to South Africa)

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mozman replied the topic: Walkthrough at Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border

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Hi Olinda

you have found excellent information. For those driving rentals or not the car owner a letter of authorization (allowing you use of vehicle) showing your full name and passport number, the vehicle reg and VIN numbers and full name and address of registered owner, along with original or cetified copy of registration document, must be carried

Note that if there is queue of trucks and or buses before or at each border, I simply drive past as they use seperate clearing facilities. Otherwise nothing to add.

Mike

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Olinda replied the topic: Walkthrough at Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border

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Hi Mike,

thank you. Estimated time ±1 hour? Is that correct?

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mozman replied the topic: Re: Walkthrough at Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border

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Time depends on many variables such as arrival of buses, number of staff, renovations etc. Last time I went through Lebombo / Ressano Garcia both sides 15 mins. Best time is between 0800 and 1200 as then you avoid the initial opening queue and buses from Gauteng that arrive from 1300 onwards.

Mike

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