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Importers code

Hamz1121

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Sup guys, I thought about getting an importers code so I downloaded the necessary documents and I'm really lost. Do you have to have a registered company with VAT , UIF and all those documents or can a regular citizen like me apply for one as well? If so , can someone please assist me as to how I can get my own code , I would highly appreciate it.

(I want the code so I can buy from Amazon etc , I think the maximum is thrice a year without a code and you may be liable to a penalty)
 

DannyBoyOPC

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You can apply for a code in your own personal capacity.

You need to complete the Da185 and DA1854a(stand to be corrected) forms.
Give them the supporting docs like. Proof of residency, proof of bank account, tax compliance certificate(obtained either one filing or at the tax office) , a letter of intent.


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Ninja_Theory

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You don't need a company to get an individual importer's code. Just select the options that say "individual". I got my import code and so did my wife. If my wife can do it, anyone can.

The longest part is getting your docs ready. Once you're at SARS it's 30 mins in and out. Then they email it about 10 days later. Make sure the info on your forms matches your efiling details 100%. And I mean 100%. They check everything.

Form 1: DA185
Form 2: DA185.4A1

Letter of intent - signed
Bank account confirmation letter - certified or VOD stamped
Copy of ID or passport - certified
Income tax clearance certificate (get from eFiling)
Cell phone account showing your name and cell number - certified

Proof of address - certified (not necessary to certify but I did anyway)

If proof of address is with wife, then also:

Copy of wife’s ID certified
Letter from wife confirming she lives with you, also certified
Affidavit stating you live with your wife (remember to include both your ID numbers in your affidavit and your wife’s letter)

Make sure your mobile number, physical and postal address on eFiling match your docs.
 

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If any anyone reading this thread applies for an import code, please ask what the limit is per year for an individual who has a code. I asked my wife to check when she was at SARS for her code but she forgot to ask.
 

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