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Offline WNaude

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Documentation/Papers and permits
« on: February 20, 2013, 08:04:24 am »
Hi all, I'm a newbie on Wild Dog and need some advice and info

I'm flying to Namibia in a couple of weeks to get my brother's GS and drive it back to SA via Botswana.

1) What permits and papers will I need to cross the borders?
2) Is a learners valid in Nam and Botswana or di I need a valid drivers license?
3) As the bike is on my brother's name what will I need from him to drive the bike?

Any help and info will be appreciated

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Re: Documentation/Papers and permits
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 08:21:59 am »
Hey,

I don't know all the details but this is what may help.

1) An authorized copy of the bikes log book,
2) If the log book not in your name a letter from the owner stating you have permission to use is bike (quoting both your id numbers etc..)
3) An authorized copy of the owners id book will only help your case.

As far as the learners license goes I am not sure. I have tripped through Lesotho with one but I am not sure about other countries.

The above mentioned items may not be needed but it never hurts to have them with you just in case.

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Re: Documentation/Papers and permits
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 02:47:53 pm »
Thanks M@

Still not sure whether a learners will do or if a licence is required and any additional documentation if its not my bike.

But thanks, appreciate it
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Re: Documentation/Papers and permits
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 02:58:45 pm »
see here:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=113283.0

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we were not asked for anything other than passports at border posts, but we didnt incounter any roadblocks or corrupt officials!  ::)
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Re: Documentation/Papers and permits
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 03:21:42 pm »
SA Learners is NOT valid outside of SA.
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Re: Documentation/Papers and permits
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 03:40:05 pm »
I have never heard of anyone needing documentation, I have never been asked for any but have heard of people being asked for the log books to check that you did not steal the bike. As it is not your bike you will need the letter from your brother stating that you are allowed to use it on his behalf. I highly doubt you will ever be asked for this though, but if you want to be on the safe side just take it along, its easy to get and can't hurt to have with.

As far as I know you don't need to import the bike or anything, just sign it through customs like you would a motor car
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Re: Documentation/Papers and permits
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 08:01:37 am »
Thanks for all the info, appreciate it.

Lets say I take the chance with only a learners and I get pulled over for not having a drivers licence, whats the worst that can happen to me??
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Re: Documentation/Papers and permits
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 08:05:43 am »
That normally depends on the person that pulls you over. It can range from nothing, to a fine, to a huge fine, to being put in jail and having your passport taken away. It really does vary and is largely up to the person that pulls you over. First thing is first is try to get the guy to like you and be friends even before he asks you for anything. Has worked with getting me out of situations before (mainly speeding though)
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Re: Documentation/Papers and permits
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 08:11:47 am »
It makes sence though,

Thanks for all the help
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