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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents required:

  • Packing list
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Original bill of lading (no express / release accepted) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Original inventory in French, dated, valued and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Electrical, hi-fi appliances and computer equipment have to be declared

Specific Information:

  • To be exempted from taxes the owner of the goods will have to provide the following documents:
    • Certificate of change of residence or certificate of transfer (soldiers, civil servants)
    • Non-sale certificate
    • Letter of attorney for Customs clearance
  • For Saint Bathelemy: taxes to apply on valued inventory + freight invoice at 6%
  • Without these documents the owner of the goods will have to pay the following taxes:
    • V.A.T. + Octroi de Mer + Customs rights

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required:

  • Original registration card
  • Certificate of insurance
  • Copy of owner of the goods’ driving license
  • Title certificate (certificate de non gage)
  • Registration sticker


Note: Contact local agent for more specific information.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

Note: Contact local agent for more specific information.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms / ammunitions are submitted to authorization from territorial administration
  • Unlawful drugs

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met

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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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