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Registering A Second-Hand Imported Vehicle

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Background

The importation of secondhand vehicles into the Republic of the Philippines is severely restricted by EO 156 (2002) and EO 877-A (2010). So registering a second hand imported vehicle for Expats is likely to centre around the “No Dollar Importation Program” which is the import of cars owned by a returning Filipino citizen, or an immigrant (Expat) with permanent residence.
While there are a few other exemptions from the import restrictions on second-hand vehicles, the “No Dollar Importation Program” is where the focus of this post will be.
However, we have included the lists of documents required for all instances where you might be registering an imported second-hand vehicle, for your information.

What Documents Will You Need?

Imported Second-Hand Through The No Dollar Importation Program

  • The Commercial Invoice of the Motor Vehicle or A Certificate of Title issued by the Country of Origin.
  • The Bureau Of Customs Certificate of Payment.
  • Your Insurance Certificate of Cover.
  • The Original Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR), if the vehicle is being imported on your behalf by a third party.
  • A Certified True Copy of the Authority under the No Dollar Importation issued by the DTI BIS.
  • If no authority from BIS:
    • Copy of Seizure Proceedings.
    • Your Notice of Award.
  • The Original Affidavit of first and last importation.
  • The Original PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certificate.
  • Your Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR).
  • Your Certificate of Compliance to Emission Standards (CCES).

The Process

  • You will need to compile all the documents you need in a folder.
  • Then go to the transaction counter or just the counter in smaller offices, and submit it to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
  • When your name is called go to the Cashier pay the fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
  • Go to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, RFID/stickers.
  • Photocopy the originals of the OR and CR, then keep them in a safe place and just carry the photocopies for daily use.

Imported Acquired Through Donation

  • Your Commercial Invoice of Motor Vehicle or Certificate of Title issued by the Country of Origin.
  • Your Insurance Certificate of Cover.
  • The Bureau Of Customs Certificate of Payment.
  • The Original Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR). If the vehicle is being imported on your behalf by a third party.
  • Your Original Deed of Donation duly signed by the donor and the donee.
  • Or
  • The Original Secretary’s Certificate/Board Resolution when donor is a corporation.
  • An Original PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certificate.
  • Your Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR).
  • The Certificate of Compliance to Emission Standards (CCES), issued to you.

The Process

  • You will need to compile all the documents you need in a folder.
  • Then go to the transaction counter or just the counter in smaller offices, and submit it to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
  • When your name is called go to the Cashier pay the fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
  • Go to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, RFID/stickers.
  • Photocopy the originals of the OR and CR, then keep them in a safe place and just carry the photocopies for daily use.

Imported Secondhand (Used) Exempted From EO 156/877-A

  • Your Original Sales Invoice and/or Commercial Invoice of Motor Vehicle/ Certificate of Title issued by the Country of Origin.
  • An Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
  • The Bureau Of Customs Certificate of Payment.
  • Your Original Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR). If the vehicle is being imported on your behalf by a third party.
  • An Original PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certificate.
  • Your Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR).
  • Certificate of Compliance to Emission Standards (CCES), issued to you.

The Process

  • You will need to compile all the documents you need in a folder.
  • Then go to the transaction counter or just the counter in smaller offices, and submit it to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
  • When your name is called go to the Cashier pay the fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
  • Go to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, RFID/stickers.
  • Photocopy the originals of the OR and CR, then keep them in a safe place and just carry the photocopies for daily use.

What Will It Cost?

Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC)

AGED PRIVATE VEHICLES
This refers to private passenger cars registered under E.O. 43 series of 1986. Pursuant to MC # EMA-MC-01348 dated 8/18/01 re: Clarification on the Rates of Collectible MVUC for Aged Motor Vehicles, hereunder are the schedule of aged MVs, the base year of which is 2000 the year RA 8794 become effective.
In effect this means the age of your vehicle if it is pre 2000, has no extra fiscal advantages. So the fees remain the same whether your vehicle was manufactured in 2000 as it would for a 1994 model.

CATEGORIESGROSS VEHICLE WEIGHTRATES
Passenger Cars
LightUp To 1600kg
1 to 5 years old2000.00
Over 5 years old1400.00
Medium1601 - 2300kg
1 to 3 years old6000.00
4 - 5 years old4800.00
Over 5 years old2400.00
Heavy2301 kg and upwards
1 - 5 years old12000.00
Over 5 years old5600.00

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