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Max. 3 Years Old


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Time to Ship

2 to 4 weeks

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Used Cars Import Rules and Regulations in Sri Lanka

Age Restrictions

The Sri Lankan government enacted age restrictions on imported vehicles. However, the age limit can vary depending on the type of vehicle. 

  • The age of used cars should not be more than 3 years. 

  • For vehicles such as vans, the age should not be more than 5 years.  

  • For buses (8 – 10 passengers), ambulances, motor cars, motorbikes, and sports vehicles such as jeeps, the age limit is 3 years. 

  • Trucks, Lorries, and cabs shouldn’t be older than 4 years old from the date of manufacturing at the time of importation.

Right-Hand Drive

In Sri Lanka,  only the import of right-hand drive vehicles is permitted.


An original JAAI inspection certificate is mandatory at customs clearance. JAAI inspection should be passed in Japan, and this document will also be needed for the letter of authentication (LCA) transaction.

Import Permit

An import permit is required for vehicles to be shipped to Sri Lanka. An import permit is issued through the Sri Lanka Land Transport Authority (LTA). You can also get it through an authorized agent.

Import Duties and Taxes on Used Cars in Sri Lanka

Customs duties and taxes are applied on imported vehicles. The rates depend upon factors such as cylinder capacity. 

  • 50% on 1000cc

  • 55% on 1600cc

  • 60% on 2000cc

  • 70% on 2600cc

Documents Required for Import of Vehicle in Sri Lanka

  • Bill of Lading 

  • Commercial invoice 

  • Registration certificate

  • Air waybill 

  • Letter of authentication

  • Import permit or license 

  • Export certificate 

  • Insurance certificate

  • Value declaration form

  • ID copy/ Passport 

  • Original registration certificate (Translated into English)

  • Transport Ministry Approval (Required when importing left-hand drive vehicle)

Japanese Used Cars in Sri Lanka

SAT offers an incredible collection of the highest-quality Japanese used cars for sale in Sri Lanka. Our dedicated team provides the best experience to our customers by ensuring that each vehicle in our inventory meets our rigorous quality standards. From our diverse inventory, you can discover a wide range of Japanese used cars and choose the one that fits your needs and budget perfectly. If your desired vehicle isn't readily available, you can also benefit from our car auction service. Our team of professionals is dedicated to assisting you through your car-buying journey. Visit SAT today and explore our premium collection of Japanese used cars for sale in Sri Lanka.

Why Choose SAT



With SAT, you do not have to worry about hidden fees or extra charges. We strive to provide fair deals to our customers in Sri Lanka without compromising on quality.



SAT takes pride in offering high-quality Japanese-used cars in Sri Lanka at affordable prices. With SAT, You can find reliable vehicles at the most reasonable rates.


Extensive Selection

Visit SAT and choose from our wide collection of Japanese used cars. We are Sri Lanka's biggest Japanese car exporters, offering vehicles that match your style and budget.


Unmatched Customer Service

Our dedicated team always goes above and beyond to offer exceptional services to our customers in Sri Lanka and build long-term relationships with them.

Customer Reviews

Another satisfying purchase

Toyota Passo

I am satisfied with all the cars I have purchased from SAT, as none of them caused me any technical or mechanical issues. This time, I bought a Toyota Passo, which is in great shape. The shipment process was also smooth and quick, as always.

David Jamar

Jan 15, 2024

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Best customer service

Toyota Probox

My experience of purchasing a used Toyota Probox from SAT and having it shipped to my country was extraordinary. Their exceptional customer service, swift shipment, and remarkable vehicle quality has surpassed my expectations.

Justin Kai

Feb 06, 2024

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Top quality vehicles

Toyota Landcruiser

Buying a Toyota LandCruiser was my dream, and SAT helped me turn this dream into reality. I am so happy to choose SAT because my car is in excellent condition, and I didn’t have to face any trouble during the purchase process.

Malcolm Omari

Mar 16, 2024

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Smooth purchase experience

Toyota Hiace

It is my 2nd purchase with SAT, and it was just as smooth as before. My Toyota Hiace is in good condition and shape. Also, I didn’t face any trouble during the process. It was delivered to me safe and sound at Dar es Salam port.

Anthony Carter

Apr 11, 2024

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