Note: Every page of the copies need to be signed (in blue ink)!
The buyer and seller must provide the following documents:
* Note: We must take the vehicle to the Transport Office (DLT – Department of Land Transport). You should plan on being without the vehicle for the whole day if possible. The paperwork takes 1-2 business days to process, so the updated title book and receipts for payment will need to be picked up later when scheduled (Note: If the vehicle is being transferred out of the province of registration, the registration needs to be changed over first, which also takes 3 business days. You do not need to take the vehicle for this, but will need the title book, owner’s documents and power of attorney if they will not be present)
1) Passport: copies of the photograph page, current visa stamp, tm-30, and departure card.
*Note: Due to a new regulation from the transport office, we will need the buyer’s original passport to transfer ownership. We will have you sign a paper noting it is in our possession, and another paper when it is returned to you. If you are not comfortable with this, you will need to go to the transport office with us (This could take most of the day as we will need the passport when we submit the paperwork and when we pick it up).
2) one of following:
If Buying or Selling in a Company/Foundation name:
Note: Every copy needs to be signed by head chairman/ committee members and stamped with the company/ foundation stamp (including transfer form)
*Note: All transfer, registration, and road tax costs are double if a car is registered in a company name.
Unless a Power of Attorney and Transfer of ownership forms are signed, both parties must go to the Land Transport Office to complete the transfer of ownership. The officers will check to make sure that engine and body numbers match the Title book, and check to make sure that it has undergone a road-worthiness test (for vehicles over seven years old, 5 for motorbikes). If you have not already done this, it can be carried out at inspection centers (Tor.Ror.Or.) around the city.
See this post for checklist if buying a high-top van here.
If you’re having trouble meeting any of these requirements please call us to see if we can help (case by case basis).