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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / airway bill (AWB)
  • Packing list in English or French
  • Listing of imported items with estimated value
  • Document acknowledging diplomat status / passport / Carte du Protocole from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (diplomats)
  • Correspondence from the Haitian Consulate certifying that the consignee is a returning citizen
  • Copy of Haitian ID (Matricule Fiscale) (returning citizen)

Specific Information

  • Shipments for diplomats and returning citizens are exempt from taxes.
  • Duties generally apply to non - citizens entering Haiti for purposes of employment, especially if there are new items contained in the shipment.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original title
  • Original purchase invoice
  • Original bill of lading

Specific Information

  • Most terminals require an approximate USD 300.00 deposit for all used vehicles transiting through their facility.


Documents Required

  • Vaccination record
  • Veterinary health certificate

Specific Information

  • The veterinary health certificate must not be issued more than 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Dogs older than 3 months require an additional rabies vaccination certificate more than 21 days prior to arrival but not more than 11 months.
  • Parrots and macaws cannot be imported.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Wood (phytosanitary certificate is required)
  • Meat (phytosanitary certificate is required)
  • Chemicals (phytosanitary certificate is required)
  • Medicines (phytosanitary certificate is required)
  • Sporting firearms (permit from a consul of Haiti is required)

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms (other than sporting guns)

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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