Zimbabwe Roadworthiness

Zimbabwe Inspection Requirements and Country Regulations

 Required for applications (one of the following)
  • Vehicle inspection certificate (shakensho) copy OK
  • Temporary cancellation registration certificate (ichiji masho) copy OK
  • Export certificate (massho) copy OK
 Timing of CoC issuance
  • Can be downloaded within 3 working days after inspection passed
  • (This applies to Clients who have registered for e-Cert Portal access)
  • Otherwise e-Certificates will be emailed to Exporter
 Expiration Date of the Certificate
  • Valid for 90 days from the date of inspection
  • Based on arrival date into Zimbabwe
 Period during which re-inspection is free
  • Within 30 (calendar) days from the date of the first inspection.
  • (Please note these are calendar days and not business days)
  • (e.g. vehicle fails inspection on 5/01/2023 should be re-inspected by 4/02/2023)
 Availability of on arrival inspection
  • Available (however not recommended)
  • Inspection fee of $140.00 plus a penalty applies (based on CIF value)
  • If vehicle does not pass the on-arrival inspection, must be removed at Importers cost
 Export regulations
  • Within 10 years from the date of manufacture (arrival basis)
  • Commercial vehicles with gross of 5,000kg or more (no age restriction)
  • Right-hand drive, left-hand drive (excluding buses) are OK
  • Odometer tampering is not allowed