Worldwide Moving – Chile

— USED MOTOCYCLES, PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL, DRUGS, PERESHIBLE FOOD. FIREARMS ARE REQUESTED FOR A SPECIAL PERMIT ISSUED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND MILITARY AUTHORITY IN CHILE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT TO SEND IT. PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS FOREIGN CITIZENS WITH WORK VISA OR TEMPORARY VISA OVER ONE YEAR.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • They may import used Household goods up to US$ 5.000.- free of taxes and duties.
  • They may bring more than the above amount, but will pay around 26 % on the overflow and over CIF value.
  • They may bring two or more shipments from different origins. They must be in Chile before the shipment’s arrivals.
  • Shipments must arrive within 120 days from shipper’s own arrival to the country.
  • Chileans returning who have been abroad more than 6 months but less than 1 year are only allowed to import up to US$ 500. of used HHG or personal effects.
  • Chileans returning who has been abroad more than 1 year and less than 5 years, are only allowed to import up to US$ 3.000. of used HHG.
  • Chilean returning who has been abroad more than 5 years, are allowed to import up to US$ 5.000.of used HHG.
  • Client must be in Chile before the shipment’s arrival.
  • The shipment may enter within 120 days from client’s arrival.
  • They may import up to US$ 25.000. in used HHG free of taxes and duties.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FROM ORIGIN AGENT:

  • Original Bill of Lading / AWB.
  • Legible inventories in English or Spanish.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FROM CLIENT:

  • Chilean diplomats returning from Missions abroad: Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepare a whole set of documents to be submitted to Chilean customs and once it is ready, client must provide a copy of valued inventory of HHG to the shipper plus an authorization to clear.
  • Chilean personnel returning from International Organizations: Your removal company will prepare a whole set of documents together with client, to be submitted to Chilean custom authorities.
  • Client must bring from originating Organization, Certificate (s) showing dates of his (her) stay abroad working with that specific Office. Also, certificate must show salaries earned during every year of work.
  • Client also must submit work contract or letter of appointment.
  • Above documents must be originals.

Note:

  • All items imported must be for your personal use during your stay All goods must be exported when you leave CanadaThe goods may not be disposed of in Canada without Customs Authorisation

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • Original Bill of Lading / Original AWB.
  • Legible inventories in English or Spanish.
  • The Embassy/Organization will provide the shipper, a pro-forma invoice and written authorization to clear the shipment into the country.

VEHICLES:

  • Chilean returning citizens may only import used vehicles providing they have been abroad more than 1 year. Taxes and duties are payable.
  • They may only import one new vehicle free of taxes or duties, provided the amount is into the total allowance authorized by Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Only document required is the commercial invoice.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • Commercial Invoice and Proof of property (Title).
  • They can also import new vehicles under a standard import regulation for this commodity.

PETS:

  • Dogs and cats must arrive with an international Health Certificate and vaccination certificate.
  • Documents must arrive attached to the AWB.
  • No quarantine applicable.
  • They can be cleared immediately upon arrival. Please send a pre-alert with documents by fax.
  • Pets must arrive in working hours during labor days and must be consigned owner.

WARNING:
Making a false or misleading statement to the Authorities is an offence and may involve heavy penalties. Drug trafficking is against the law and severe penalties apply.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Sea & Air International cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Australian customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

What our Customers say:

We’ve finally moved into our house in Sydney and received our goods from storage. It’s been a long 5 months but very happy to be settling into our family home.

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– Sean and Kristen Miller