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French Polynesia

Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Packing List
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) (no express release) / AWB
  • Original inventory in French, dated, valued, and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Invoices for electrical / hi-fi appliances (must include any items bought less than 6 months prior to the shipment’s arrival)
  • Resident / working permit / letter of employment
  • Non-sale certificate 

Specific Information

  • The resident / working permit / letter of employment must explain that the owner of the goods is starting a new contract in French Polynesia.
  • Every item that has been owned by the owner of the goods for less than 6 months is subject to tax based on CIF value.
  • Telephone, telex, fax, and every kind of transmitter-receiver must have the EEC approval.
    • These must all be submitted to an authorization in order to be used on the territory.
    • The delay to obtain the shipment is about 2 days following the EEC approval.
    • Without an authorization, Customs may destroy or dispose of the equipment.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original registration card
  • Copy of the owner of the goods’ driver’s license
  • Original purchase invoice
  • Non-sale certificate
  • EUR 1 if vehicle is of EU origins

Specific Information

  • Contact destination agent for more details.


  • The entry of pets and animals is very regulated.
  • Contact destination agent prior to shipping pets / animals to French Polynesia.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Firearms and ammunitions (must obtain special permit)
  • Telephone, telex, fax, transmitter-receivers must have EEC approval in order to be used in French Polynesia.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms and ammunitions are submitted to authorization from the territorial administration.
  • Unlawful drugs

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments. 

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Movguru note: These policies can change as per customs regulations at any time without notice. Treat this document as informative guide. Movguru has published this document as guide only for information purpose on its sole discretion and holds no depiction of expressing or inferred to the precision or applicability of its content.
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