Import Regulations in Cyprus for Japan Used Cars

Restriction in Number of Years:
Max. 5 Years Old
Shipping Ports:
Limassol, Famagusta, Kyrenia
Shipment Time:
RoRo (26-36 Days)
Shipping Schedule:
RoRo (Less than bi-monthly)
Shipping Line:
Columbia Ship Management Ltd.
No Inspection
Right-hand drive used Japanese cars are permitted for import in Cyprus.
  • Form P17 (completed)
  • Document of T2L or T2LF (to be obtained from the shipping company or the Customs service in the European country of origin to prove the customer’s community status in Europe)
  • Passports (valid and expired, of at least last 5 years)
  • Shipping documents
  • Alien Registration Certificates (for the applicant and the family)
  • Permit of residence (for the applicant and the family)
  • Sales contract
  • Driver’s license
  • A document proving employment of applicant outside Cyprus (insurance records, payslips or tax returns can be given)
  • A document proving the children of the applicants are enrolled in a school (for applicants having school-going children)
  • Utility or telephone bills
  • Contract of employment in Cyprus
  • Sum of 10% - 22% of the CIF value of the used car and the Engine Capacity tax will be levied as Import Duty.
  • A Sum of 19% of the CIF value, Import Duty, and Excise Duty will be charged as VAT.