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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Original passport
  • Original packing list stamped by the Indonesian Embassy at origin
  • Original inventory
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Boarding pass
  • Original work permit (IMTA)
  • Original residence permit (KITAS)
  • Letter of employment from company at origin
  • Original letter from Indonesian Embassy or Consulate at origin (returning citizens)
  • Original ID card / KTP (returning citizens)
  • Copy ITAS online
  • Copy ID card (diplomat)
  • Copy visa (diplomat)
  • Diplomat passport
  • Original letter of approval from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – PP8 (Diplomats)
  • Original letter of approval from the Indonesian Ministry of State Secretariat – PP19 (Semi-Diplomats)

Specific Information

  • For foreign citizens, documents must be valid a minimum of 12 months before arrival of shipment. 
  • Household goods and personal effects can be imported duty free for returning Indonesian citizens who worked or studied abroad for at least 12 months. 
  • For air and sea shipments, the air shipment must arrive first; only one importation of each type is permitted.
    • Sea shipments must arrive within 3 months after the owner of the goods’ arrival date in Indonesia.
    • Sea shipments take approximately 10-12 business days if a full container load (FCL) or 12-15 business days if a less than container load (LCL) after port arrival for delivery to Jakarta.
    • Air shipments must arrive within 14 days after the owner of the goods’ arrival date in Indonesia.
    • Air shipments take approximately 5-8 business days for delivery after receipt of the necessary documents from the client.
  • For returning Indonesian nationals, the letter of employment must state that the owner of the goods lived abroad for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Diplomatic shipments are free of import duty and tax.
  • All shipments should be sent to POE Jakarta to avoid complications, intensive examinations, and delays with Customs.
  • Incomplete documentation resulting in delays may result in extra charges to include demurrage, port storage, and Customs penalties.
  • All shipments are physically inspected by Customs, excluding diplomatic shipments.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Original packing list, stamped by the Indonesian Embassy in the origin country (Diplomats)
  • Original letter of approval from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – PP8 (Diplomats)
  • Statement letter of the consignee from the organization.
  • Copy of ID card of the signed statement letter
  • Copy of ID card of the consignee
  • Original title and registration of the vehicle

Specific Information

  • Only diplomats may import motor vehicles.


Documents Required 

  • Import permit (issued by the Indonesian Directorate General of Livestock Service)
  • Veterinary health certificate
  • Vaccination record

Specific Information

  • The veterinary health certificate and the vaccination record must be issued by an authorized veterinarian in the origin country.
  • Vaccinations must be given at least 30 days prior to import but no later than 1 year.
  • Pets cannot be imported to Bali.
  • Pets must be at least 90 days old for import.
  • Pets should not be pregnant, nursing, or require food from another animal.
  • Pets are subject to 14 days’ quarantine.
  • The Directorate General of Livestock Service must be notified of the arrival of pets 2 days prior to import.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Cultural objects/statues may be taken to the Indonesian Directorate of History and Archaeology to be examined.
    • The following items may qualify for free import at ‘reasonable’ quantities:
    • Cigarettes, cigars, tobacco
    • Perfume
    • Dry food

Prohibited Items

  • Buddha head statue made of stone is strictly prohibited
  • Alcohol
  • Firearms and ammunitions, explosives gas, gasoline
  • Motor bikes/motorized scooters, vehicle spare parts
  • Pornography
  • Politically sensitive material
  • Protected species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

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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