Importer License Registration

Registration as an Importer/Exporter

Importer and Exporter License

We are able to assist potential new importers/exporters in applying for an importers/exporters code.

What are the requirements?

 

Application as an individual: 

  • Completed DA185 form from SARS (DLS can supply you with this form and help you to complete it)
  • Certified original ID document
  • One of the following:

 A) Legible certified copy or original bank statement OR

 B) An original letter from the bank on a letterhead OR

 C) An original auto bank statement

  • Original or certified municipal account (not older than three months) to confirm business address and residential address details
  • Certified or original landline and or cell phone account (not older than three months) to confirm contact details
  • VAT, IT, PAYE, SDL, UIF letters from SARS to confirm revenue registration details

Application as a company, trust, or close corporation: 

  • Completed DA185 form including Registration / Licensing of Excise clients and, if applicable, the relevant annex signed by the applicant or the appointed representative
  • Founding documents, including:

 A) Certificate of Incorporation (CM1) in case of unlisted public / private company OR

 B) Founding statement and Certificate of Incorporation (CK1) in case of a closed corporation OR

 C) A trust deed or other founding statement in case of a trust

  • Resolution specifying who is authorised to act on behalf of or represent the company, trust, close corporation etc.
  • One of the following documents (not older than three months) to prove the account holder’s name, bank account number and branch code:

  A) A legible certified copy or original bank statement OR

  B) An original letter from the bank on the bank’s letterhead

  • Original or certified municipal account (not older than three months) to confirm the business address details
  • Certified or original landline and or cell phone account (not older than three months) to confirm contact details
  • Original identity document / passport or a temporary ID / passport of the person signing the application and, where required, for the authorised representative
  • VAT, IT, PAYE, SDL, UIF letters from SARS to confirm revenue registration details

DLS can help

Once you’ve completed the DA185 and have all the relevant documentation required by SARS, you will need to complete a letter on your letterhead giving DLS permission to hand in the documents to SARS on your behalf.

DLS will go through the application and documentation to ensure everything is correct. We will then submit the documents to SARS and monitor the progress of the application.

SARS will notify the client directly of their importer/exporters number via an official letter.

Contact us, let’s expedite your importers/exporters code application process.