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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Packing list
  • Inventory
  • Purchase invoice / letter of value
  • Work permit / residence permit
  • C/E 1 form
  • C/E 3 form (diplomats)

Specific Information

  • Owner of the goods must be present for Customs clearance.
  • All documents must be received by the agent prior to Customs clearance.
  • Used household goods and personal effects are duty free if owned and used for more than 12 months.
  • All shipments are subject to Customs inspection.
  • Goods without serial numbers must be declared at Customs for approval before entry.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Letter of value
  • Original registration forms
  • C/E 1 form
  • Invoice from the supplier (new vehicles)
  • Import permit (from the Department of Trade and Industry)

Specific Information

  • Left-hand drive vehicles cannot be imported.
  • New and used vehicles may be imported.


Documents Required

  • Vaccination record
  • Veterinary health certificate

Specific Information

  • Documents required must be issued by the country of origin.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • The following items may qualify for free import within the limits indicated:
    • Cigarettes (400), cigars (50), tobacco (250 g)
    • Wine (2 L), other types of alcohol (1 L) - returning nationals cannot import alcohol
    • Perfume (50 ml)
    • Toiletries (250 ml)
    • Animals and pets (authorization is required)

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Weapons, explosives, and ammunition
  • Pornography
  • Dairy and meat products
  • Blasphemous materials

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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