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CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO IMPORT (CAI)

Certificate of Authority to Import (CAI)2022-08-28T08:25:30+08:00

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Executive Order 156, Series of 2002 (as amended by E.O. 877-A, series of 2010) entitled: Providing for a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program and its Implementing Guidelines, to accelerate the sound development of the motor vehicle industry in the Philippines, banning all importation of all types of used motor vehicles and parts and components, except on the following programs that is allowed under certain conditions and with the requirement of Certificate of Authority to Import (CAI), which shall be secured prior to importation, from the DTI-FTEB:

  • NO DOLLAR IMPORTATION PROGRAM
  • OFFICIALS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS PROGRAM
  • COMPLETELY BUILT-UP UNITS PROGRAM
  • SPARE PARTS
  • COMPLETELY KNOCKED DOWN PARTS AND COMPONENTS PROGRAM
  • DONATED VEHICLES TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS
  • GOVERNMENT IMPORTATION

CAI is a document that authorizes a client to import used motor vehicles and used parts. It is a statutory requirement for importation of used parts and used motor vehicles that are exempted from the general import prohibition imposed under Executive Order 156.

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Issuance of CAI for No Dollar Importation Program (NDI)

The No Dollar Importation Program is a special one-time privilege given to returning residents/balikbayan, immigrants, and other qualified individuals to import a used motor vehicle without foreign remittance from the Philippine Banking System. Such motor vehicles cannot be resold in the country for at least three (3) years after importation.

Checklist of Requirements

For CAI

  1. Basic Requirements/Qualifications
    1. For the Importer
      1. Filipino citizens who have resided abroad for at least (1) year (accumulated for the last 3 years from the date of online filing of the application).
      2. Immigrants holding 13G or 13A Visa or Dual Citizens.
      3. SRR Visa Holder under the Philippine Retirement Act.
      4. Holders of 47 (a)(2) Visa under the Balik-Scientist Program.
    2. For the Motor Vehicle
      1. Left Hand Drive.
      2. Not to exceed 3,000Kgs GVW.
      3. Registered under the name of qualified importer for at least six (6) months prior to the submission of the application. Co-owner to submit Affidavit of Waiver.
      4. Certificate of Roadworthiness and Emission Compliance (CEC) from country of origin duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy abroad for non-members of the Apostille Convention or apostilized by the competent authority of Apostille-contracting countries, whichever is applicable (under CAA RA 8749).
  2. Documentary Requirements
    1. Completely filled-out and notarized FTEB application form and Affidavit of Undertaking
    2. 1 copy of 2×2 picture with signature.
    3. Picture of motor vehicle.
    4. Original or authenticated or apostilled copy of Car Title or Registration with English translation if necessary.
  3. Additional Requirements
    1. Philippine Passport Holders – Original or authenticated copy of pages with entries of both old and new passports.
    2. Dual Citizens
      1. Original or authenticated copy of Philippine and Foreign Passports
      2. Original or authenticated copy of Identification Certificate or Oath of allegiance issued by the Bureau of Immigration or Philippine Consulate/ Embassy in-lieu of a Philippine passport.
    3. Foreign Passport Holders (13A and 13G visa holders)
      1. Original or authenticated copy of passport, stamped with valid 13A or 13G Visa
      2. Immigrant Card (I-card).
    4. Foreigners Under the Philippines Retirement Act (PRA) (SRR Visa) – Original or authenticated copy of passport stamped with a valid SRR Visa.
    5. Filipinos/Foreigners of Filipino Descent under the Balik-Scientist Program (47A2 Visa) – Original or authenticated copy of passport stamped with valid 47A2 Visa.
  4. Note
    1. Authentication or apostillation is required when original documents cannot be presented, unless expressly stated.
    2. Non-original documents shall be authenticated by the Philippine Consulate/ Embassy abroad
    3. Certificate of car title or registration from UAE shall be authenticated by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and consequently certified by the Philippine Consulate/Embassy abroad.
    4. Importation of motor vehicle is subject to payment of taxes and duties.
    5. Personal appearance of applicant at the FTEB is required prior to the release of the motor vehicle from the Bureau of Customs (BOC).
    6. Only one vehicle shall be allowed per family (composed of the husband, wife and unemancipated minor children) and can avail of the program only once (under Part II Sec. 3, par d 3 of the guidelines of EO 156 as amended by EO 887-A.
    7. There shall be no resale of the motor vehicle for three years (under EO 156 as amended by EO 877-A)
    8. Must be filed within two years of arrival in the Philippines.
    9. Submit to the FTEB the above-mentioned requirements for evaluation and subsequent issuance of an authority to import if found qualified.

For Release Certificate

  1. Copy of CAI
  2. Bill of Lading
  3. Vehicle Notice of Arrival
  4. Examination Report
    1. Import Entry documents
    2. Photo and video of examination
    3. Screenshot of actual Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

FAQs

Who are qualified to import used motor vehicle under the NDI?2022-05-30T18:56:54+08:00
  1.  Philippine passport holder who resided abroad for at least one (1) year (accumulated within 3 year period of his/her stay abroad up to the date of filing of the application 
  2. Foreign passport holder with 13G and 13A Visa. 
  3. Dual citizens. 
  4. Special Resident Retirees Visa (SRRV) holder under the Philippine Retirement Act. 
  5. 47A2 Visa holder under the Balik-Scientist Program of the DOST.
How to apply for a CAI for the NDI of Used Motor Vehicles?2022-05-30T18:58:32+08:00

Application for CAI is now fully automated through the DTI Iregis Portal (iregis.dti.gov.ph). You may browse the said portal for the procedure, online process, instructional video, checklist of requirements and other information related to it. Go to iregis.dti.gov.ph. BEFORE you log in, please click on Import Application and select Online Process for the flowchart of step by step process or select Instructional Video. Once you are familiar with the process, you may now sign in using your gmail account and follow the steps which you have learned via the flowchart and/or instructional video.

How much is the fee for the application for NDI CAI?2022-05-30T18:59:18+08:00
  • Car = Php 1,500.00
  • Motorcycle = Php 900.00 

Plus Php 30.00 documentary stamp per application.      

How to apply for a Release Certificate?2022-05-30T18:59:50+08:00

Release Certificate is issued only for importation with CAI. If you already have a CAI, simply log in to your i-REGIS account and look for the approved application associated with the motor vehicle which you need an RC. Select Release Application and answer the information needed, attach the requirements and click submit.

Is there any restriction on the importation of used motor vehicles by returning resident?2022-05-30T19:00:44+08:00
  1. The gross vehicle weight of the vehicle must not exceed 3,000Kgs. 
  2. The motor vehicle must be left-hand drive. 
  3. The motor vehicle must be registered under the name of the qualified importer at least six (6) months prior to filing of the application with FTEB-IRD. 

Laws and Statutes

Executive Order No. 877-A, Series of 20102022-09-01T11:01:54+08:00

The Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Development Program

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Executive Order No. 156, Series of 20022022-09-01T11:02:01+08:00

Providing for a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program and its Implementing Guidelines

Click To View

Implementing Rules and Regulations/Guidelines

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 1562022-09-01T10:54:09+08:00

Guidelines to Implement Executive Order No. 156, Providing a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program

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Issuance of CAI for Officials of the Diplomatic Corps and International Organizations (ODC)

Embassy officials, members of the diplomatic corps and international organizations are eligible to import used motor vehicles, tax and duty free, under relevant laws and international agreements.

Checklist of Requirements

For CAI

  1. Individual
    1. Basic Requirements
      1. Importer – Officials of the Diplomatic Corps and International Organization
      2. Motor Vehicle – Left Hand Drive.
        • Registered under the name of the qualified importer. Co-owner to submit Affidavit of Waiver.
        • Certificate of Roadworthiness and Emission Compliance (CEC) from country of origin duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy abroad for non-members of the Apostille Convention or apostilled by the competent authority of Apostille-contracting countries, whichever is applicable (under CAA, RA 8749).
    2. Documentary Requirements
      1. Completely filled-out DTI-FTEB Application Form and notarized Affidavit of Undertaking.
      2. 1 copy of 2×2 picture with signature.
      3. Photocopy of passport.
      4. Picture of the motor vehicle.
      5. Copy of Car Title or Registration with English translation if necessary.
      6. Processing fee of One Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (Php 1,500.00) for cars and Nine Hundred Pesos (Php 900.00) for motorcycle.
      7. Documentary Stamp Tax Fee – Php 30.00 / application.
      8. Certification from Department of Foreign affairs (DFA) as a member of Diplomatic Corps and authorization to import used motor vehicle.
  2. Embassy/ International Organization
    1. Basic Requirements
      1. Importer – Diplomatic and Consular Missions (DMs) and International Organizations (IOs)
      2. Motor Vehicle – Left Hand Drive.
        • Certificate of Roadworthiness and Emission Compliance (CEC) from country of origin duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy abroad for non-members of the Apostille Convention or apostilled by the competent authority of Apostille-contracting countries, whichever is applicable (under CAA, RA 8749).
    2. Documentary Requirements
      1. Completely filled-out DTI-FTEB Application Form and notarized Affidavit of Undertaking.
      2. Certification from Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that the particular DM/IO is authorized to import used motor vehicle for the use of officials of the Diplomatic Corps or International Organization. (Details of the motor vehicle such as brand/make, model and vehicle identification number must be included/reflected in the certification)
      3. Picture of the motor vehicle.
      4. Processing fee of One Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (Php 1,500.00) for cars and Nine Hundred Pesos (Php 900.00) for motorcycle.
      5. Documentary Stamp Tax Fee – Php 30.00 / application.

For Release Certificate

  1. Copy of CAI
  2. Bill of Lading
  3. Vehicle Notice of Arrival
  4. Examination Report
  5. Import Entry documents
  6. Photo and video of examination
  7. Screenshot of actual Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

FAQs

How to apply for a Certificate of Authority to Import (CAI) for Importation of Used Motor Vehicles by the Officials of the Diplomatic Corps (ODC)?2022-05-30T19:03:01+08:00

Application for CAI is now fully automated through the DTI Iregis Portal (iregis.dti.gov.ph). You may browse the said portal for the procedure, online process, instructional video, checklist of requirements and other information related to it. Go to iregis.dti.gov.ph. BEFORE you log in, please click on Import Application and select Online Process for the flowchart of step by step process or select Instructional Video. Once you are familiar with the process, you may now sign in using your gmail account and follow the steps which you have learned via the flowchart and/or instructional video.

How much is the fee for the application of ODC CAI?2022-05-30T19:03:02+08:00

Car = Php 1,500.00 
Motorcycle = Php 900.00 

with an initial payment of Php 150.00 per application (which will be deducted from the total final payment) plus Php 30.00 documentary stamp per application.

What is the validity of the ODC CAI?2022-05-30T19:03:27+08:00

The validity period of the ODC CAI is 180 days from date of issuance.

Who are qualified to import used motor vehicle under ODC?2022-05-30T19:03:33+08:00

Officials/Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Diplomatic and Consular Missions and International Organizations.

How to apply for a Release Certificate?2022-05-30T19:03:34+08:00

A CAI is a pre-requisite for the issuance of Release Certificate (RC). If you already have a CAI , simply log in to your i-REGIS account and look for the approved application associated with the motor vehicle which you need an RC. Select Release Application and answer the information needed, attach the requirements and click submit.

Laws and Statutes

Executive Order No. 877-A, Series of 20102022-09-01T11:02:09+08:00

The Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Development Program

Click To View

Executive Order No. 156, Series of 20022022-09-01T11:02:16+08:00

Providing for a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program and its Implementing Guidelines

Click To View

Implementing Rules and Regulations/Guidelines

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 1562022-09-01T10:54:22+08:00

Guidelines to Implement Executive Order No. 156, Providing a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program

Click To View

Issuance of CAI for Completely Built-Up Units Program (CBU)

Individuals and businesses, whether registered as single proprietorship or a corporation, are allowed to import Completely Built-Up (CBU) used trucks, buses, and special purpose vehicles in the country.

Checklist of Requirements

For CAI

  1. Notarized application with affidavit of undertaking.
  2. Proforma Invoice.
  3. Business Name if Single Proprietorship or SEC if corporation (for new applicants).
  4. Certificate of Roadworthiness and Emission Compliance (CEC) from country of origin duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy abroad for non-members of the Apostille Convention or apostilled by the competent authority of Apostille-contracting countries, whichever is applicable (under CAA RA 8749).
  5. Picture of the motor vehicle.

For Release Certificate

  1. Copy of CAI
  2. Bill of Lading
  3. Vehicle Notice of Arrival
  4. Examination Report
  5. Import Entry documents
  6. Photo and video of examination
  7. Screenshot of actual Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

FAQs

How to apply for a Certificate of Authority to Import (CAI) for the importation of Completely Built-Up (CBU) Used Truck, Bus & Special Purpose Vehicle?2022-05-30T19:05:48+08:00

Application for CAI is now fully automated through the DTI Iregis Portal (iregis.dti.gov.ph). You may browse the said portal for the procedure, online process, instructional video, checklist of requirements and other information related to it. Go to iregis.dti.gov.ph. BEFORE you log in, please click on Import Application and select Online Process for the flowchart of step by step process or select Instructional Video. Once you are familiar with the process, you may now sign in using your gmail account and follow the steps which you have learned via the flowchart and/or instructional video.

How much is the fee for the application of a CBU CAI?2022-05-30T19:05:51+08:00

Php 600.00 per unit plus Php 30.00 documentary stamp per application.

How to apply for a Release Certificate?2022-05-30T19:05:53+08:00

Release Certificate is issued only for importation with CAI. If you already have a CAI , simply log in to your i-REGIS account and look for the approved application associated with the motor vehicle which you need an RC. Select Release Application and answer the information needed, attach the requirements and click submit.

Are right hand drive vehicles allowed for importation?2022-05-30T19:05:56+08:00

Only left hand drive vehicles are allowed for importation. Importation of right hand drive vehicles is prohibited pursuant to Republic Act No. 8506 S. 1998

Aside from Paymaya, debit and credit card, are there any alternative modes of payment in i-REGIS?2022-05-30T19:06:00+08:00

As of the moment those are the only mode of payment in i-REGIS

Laws and Statutes

Executive Order No. 877-A, Series of 20102022-09-01T10:59:51+08:00

The Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Development Program

Click To View

Executive Order No. 156, Series of 20022022-09-01T10:59:43+08:00

Providing for a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program and its Implementing Guidelines

Click To View

Implementing Rules and Regulations/Guidelines

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 1562022-09-01T10:52:00+08:00

Guidelines to Implement Executive Order No. 156, Providing a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program

Click To View

Issuance of CAI for Spare Parts (SP)

Individuals and businesses, whether registered as single proprietorship or a corporation, are allowed to import used engines, motor vehicle parts, and components for replacement purposes.

Checklist of Requirements

  1. Notarized application with affidavit of undertaking.
  2. Proforma Invoice.
  3. Business Name if Single Proprietorship/Partnership or SEC if corporation (for new applicants).
  4. In appropriate cases, applicant may be required to submit a brochure or any pertinent literature to describe the parts to be imported

FAQs

How to apply for a Certificate of Authority to Import (CAI) for the importation of Used Engines, Parts and Components of Motor Vehicles (SP) for Replacement Purposes?2022-05-30T19:07:19+08:00

Application for CAI is now fully automated through the DTI Iregis Portal (iregis.dti.gov.ph). You may browse the said portal for the procedure, online process, instructional video, checklist of requirements and other information related to it. Go to iregis.dti.gov.ph. BEFORE you log in, please click on Import Application and select Online Process for the flowchart of step by step process or select Instructional Video. Once you are familiar with the process, you may now sign in using your gmail account and follow the steps which you have learned via the flowchart and/or instructional video.

How much is the fee for the application of a SP CAI?2022-05-30T19:07:21+08:00

Php 300.00 per application with an initial payment of Php 150.00 per application (which will be deducted from the total final payment) plus Php 30.00 documentary stamp per application.

What is the validity of the SP CAI?2022-05-30T19:07:25+08:00

The validity period of the SP CAI is 90 days.

Are used tires allowed for importation?2022-05-30T19:07:30+08:00

Under Letter of Instructions (LOI) 1086 used tires are not allowed for importation. (except under the CKD importation where used tires are part of rebuilding of trucks and buses).

Do we need to apply for a CAI for importation of brand new spare parts of motor vehicles?2022-05-30T19:07:35+08:00

No, only importation of used spare parts are required to apply for a CAI.

Laws and Statutes

Executive Order No. 877-A, Series of 20102022-09-01T11:03:28+08:00

The Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Development Program

Click To View

Executive Order No. 156, Series of 20022022-09-01T11:03:35+08:00

Providing for a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program and its Implementing Guidelines

Click To View

Implementing Rules and Regulations/Guidelines

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 1562022-09-01T10:55:55+08:00

Guidelines to Implement Executive Order No. 156, Providing a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program

Click To View

Issuance of CAI for Completely Knocked Down Parts and Components Program (CKD)

Under Department Administrative Order No. 08, Series of 2003 entitled: Guidelines for the Mandatory Accreditation of Rebuilding Centers, only DTI-accredited truck rebuilders may import and rebuild used components and/or parts of used trucks, buses, and special purposes vehicles. Outsourcing the rebuilding of said parts and/or components is prohibited by law.

Checklist of Requirements

  1. Notarized application with affidavit of undertaking.
  2. Proforma Invoice.
  3. Photocopy of Certificate of Accreditation as a Rebuilding Center.

FAQs

How to apply for a Certificate of Authority to Import (CAI) for the importation of Completely Knocked Down Parts & Components (CKD) of Used Truck, Bus & Special Purpose Vehicle for Rebuilding?2022-05-30T19:08:51+08:00

Application for CAI is now fully automated through the DTI Iregis Portal (iregis.dti.gov.ph). You may browse the said portal for the procedure, online process, instructional video, checklist of requirements and other information related to it. Go to iregis.dti.gov.ph. BEFORE you log in, please click on Import Application and select Online Process for the flowchart of step by step process or select Instructional Video. Once you are familiar with the process, you may now sign in using your gmail account and follow the steps which you have learned via the flowchart and/or instructional video.

How much is the application fee for a CKD CAI?2022-05-30T19:08:52+08:00

Php 600.00 per unit,  plus Php 30.00 documentary stamp per application.

Where are we going to pay the fee for the CKD CAI?2022-05-30T19:08:53+08:00

The payment is online via iREGIS with three modes of payment via debit card, credit card or paymaya.

If our Certificate of Accreditation has already expired and we are in the process of renewing our Accreditation, can we still be allowed to apply for a CKD CAI?2022-05-30T19:08:54+08:00

No, the Certificate of Accreditation should be valid at the time of application for CAI.

Where can we check the status of our application?2022-05-30T19:08:55+08:00

You may see the status of your application in the Iregis Portal.

Laws and Statutes

Department Administrative Order No. 08, Series of 20032022-09-01T10:59:58+08:00

Guidelines for the Mandatory Accreditation of Rebuilding Centers

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Issuance of CAI for Donated Vehicles to Local Government Units (LGUs)

Pursuant to Executive Order 443, Series of 2005 and Executive Order No. 156, Series of 2002, Local Government Units (LGUs) are exempted from the import prohibition of used motor vehicles through donation in consideration of the LGUs budgetary constraints to address the need for fast and efficient delivery of services.

Checklist of Requirements

For CAI

  1. For Donee/Consignee
    1. Notarized application with affidavit of undertaking.
    2. Letter request for importation.
    3. Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Sangguniang Panglungsod or Sangguniang Bayan Resolution accepting the donation (original and certified true copy with dry seal of the City/Municipal/Province).
    4. Certificate of Emission Compliance (CEC) and Certificate of Roadworthiness from country of origin duly apostilled or authenticated by the Philippine Embassy abroad (for motor vehicles only).
  2. For Donor/Supplier
    1. Authenticated or Apostilled DEED OF DONATION by the nearest Philippine Consulate abroad (original and photocopy).

For Release Certificate

  1. Copy of CAI
  2. Bill of Lading
  3. Vehicle Notice of Arrival
  4. Examination Report
  5. Import Entry documents
  6. Photo and video of examination
  7. Screenshot of actual Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

FAQs

How to apply for a Certificate of Authority to Import (CAI) for Importation Through Donation of Used Motor Vehicle by Local Government Units (D)?2022-05-30T19:13:12+08:00

Application for CAI is now fully automated through the DTI Iregis Portal (iregis.dti.gov.ph). You may browse the said portal for the procedure, online process, instructional video, checklist of requirements and other information related to it. Go to iregis.dti.gov.ph. BEFORE you log in, please click on Import Application and select Online Process for the flowchart of step by step process or select Instructional Video. Once you are familiar with the process, you may now sign in using your gmail account and follow the steps which you have learned via the flowchart and/or instructional video.

How much is the fee for the application of aCAI for DONATION?2022-05-30T19:13:14+08:00

Php 300.00 per application plus Php 30.00 documentary stamp per application.

What is the validity of the CAI for Donation?2022-05-30T19:13:15+08:00

The validity period of the CAI for Donation is 120 days from date of issuance.

How to apply for a Release Certificate (applicable to motor vehicles only)?2022-05-30T19:13:16+08:00

Release Certificate is issued only for importation with CAI. If you already have a CAI , simply log in to your i-REGIS account and look for the approved application associated with the motor vehicle which you need an RC. Select Release Application and answer the information needed, attach the requirements and click submit.

Are NGOs not allowed to apply for CAI for Donation?2022-05-30T19:13:16+08:00

No. NGOs are not qualified to apply for CAI under the Donation program.  They may apply for CAI to import used motor vehicle under the regular CBU importation.

Laws and Statutes

Executive Order No. 443, Series of 20052022-09-01T11:01:37+08:00

Exempting Donated Used Motor Vehicles to Local Government Units from the Prohibition of Importation of Used Motor Vehicles Under Article 2, Section 3 of Executive Order No. 156 (s. 2002) entitled “Providing for a Comprehensive Industrial Policy and Directions for the Motor Vehicle Development Program and its Implementing Guidelines” and from the Imposition of Specific Additional Duty Under Executive Order No. 418 (s. 2005) entitled “Modifying the Tariff Nomenclature and Rates of Import Duty on Used Motor Vehicles Under Section 104 of the Tariff and Customs Code of 1978 (Presidential Decree No. 1464, as Amended)”)

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Implementing Rules and Regulations/Guidelines

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 4432022-09-01T10:52:59+08:00

Guidelines for the No Dollar Importation (NDI) of Used Motor Vehicles by Local Government Units (LGUs) through donation, issued by the Inter-Agency Committee on Used Trucks and Engines (IAC-UTE)

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Issuance of CAI for Government Importation (GI)

Under the Letter of Instruction 1307, all instrumentalities of the government, both national and local, are instructed to maximize the utilization of locally produced goods, particularly those with maximum local material and labor content and to correspondingly minimize the use of imported substitutes.

The government of the Republic of the Philippines may acquire motor vehicles brought into the country, tax and duty free, under relevant international agreements including foreign loans and donations.

Checklist of Requirements

For CAI

  1. Notarized application with affidavit of undertaking.
  2. Proforma Invoice
  3. Certificate of Emission Compliance (CEC) and Certificate of Roadworthiness from country of origin duly apostilled or authenticated by the Philippine Embassy abroad (for motor vehicles only).
  4. Liquidation of previous Authority to Import if any/ Certificate of First Importation.
  5. Board Resolution (original & certified true copy w/ dry seal) for Local Government Unit (LGU) only indicating all items to be imported.
  6. Notice of Award, Abstract of Bids, if through public bidding.
  7. Sole distributorship/manufacturer certificate of non-public bidding.
  8. Brochure and other documents (if needed).

For Release Certificate

  1. Copy of CAI
  2. Bill of Lading
  3. Vehicle Notice of Arrival
  4. Examination Report
  5. Import Entry documents
  6. Photo and video of examination
  7. Screenshot of actual Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

FAQs

How to apply for a Certificate of Authority to Import (CAI) for Government Importation (GI)?2022-05-30T19:15:47+08:00

Application for CAI is now fully automated through the DTI Iregis Portal (iregis.dti.gov.ph). You may browse the said portal for the procedure, online process, instructional video, checklist of requirements and other information related to it. Go to iregis.dti.gov.ph. BEFORE you log in, please click on Import Application and select Online Process for the flowchart of step by step process or select Instructional Video. Once you are familiar with the process, you may now sign in using your gmail account and follow the steps which you have learned via the flowchart and/or instructional video.

How much is the fee for the application for GI CAI?2022-05-30T19:15:48+08:00

Php 300.00 per application plus Php 30.00 documentary stamp per application.   

How to apply for a Release Certificate (applicable to motor vehicles only)?2022-05-30T19:15:48+08:00

Release Certificate is issued only for importation with CAI. If you already have a CAI , simply log in to your i-REGIS account and look for the approved application associated with the motor vehicle which you need an RC. Select Release Application and answer the information needed, attach the requirements and click submit.

Is there an extension of CAI for Government Importation?2022-05-30T19:15:49+08:00

Yes, the importer can apply for a 60 days extension of a CAI.

Is amendment of CAI allowed for GI?2022-05-30T19:15:56+08:00

Yes, the importer can apply for an amendment within the validity period.

After availment of extension, can I apply for a second extension of CAI?2022-05-30T19:15:56+08:00

No, extension of CAI for GI can only be allowed once.

Laws and Statutes

Letter of Instruction No. (LOI) 1307, Series of 19832022-09-01T11:01:21+08:00

Importations and Direct Payments

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