Are you getting ready to move to Singapore? Any type of international move is a big step to make in your life. Whether it is temporary or permanent, there are many things that you need to prepare for. Sea & Air International can help you feel more at ease and comfortable during this exciting time.
Let Sea & Air International Help You
Sea & Air International is a highly reputable moving company that can help you internationally. These moves involved many documents, signatures, prohibited items, restrictions, and more. This can be an overwhelming situation, and you may want some help navigating through it.
Our professionally trained team will help you with all the steps and hiccups that may arise in your path. If this is a temporary move, we offer climate-controlled storage units for you to keep your items safe while you’re gone. Some of the ways that we help you are:
- Guidance With All Important Documents, Permits, and More That Are Needed
- Information On Pet Health Records and Vaccination Documents That Are Needed
- Information About All Vehicle Permits, Documents, Invoices, and More That Are Needed
- A List of Prohibits, Restricted, and Dutiable Items
Singapore Is A Beautiful Country
The population of Singapore is roughly 5 million people. It is part of the continent of Asia and is a place that many people love to live in and visit. If you are moving to this great place, there are many different attractions for you to enjoy.
The climate is great, and they experience great weather for the majority of the year. It is known to have high values for cleanliness. One fun fact is that there is a band on chewing gum. If you are looking to move to Singapore, we can help you.
Let Us Answer Your Questions
Do you need additional information about the services that we have to offer? You can call us any time and get the details that you need. We understand how important it is to be fully informed. Here are a few examples of the questions we receive most often.
Is There Public Transport In Singapore?
Yes, there is public transport in Singapore. It can be difficult learning to drive in a new country. Using public transport will help you get around easier until you learn the ropes of driving there.
What Do I Need To Live Permanently In Singapore?
If you are going to Singapore to live longer than what a 90-day visitor visa will allow you, you will need to obtain a different type of document. You need to establish permanent residency in the country. You can speak with someone there to better help you understand what you need to do.
Call Us Today
Call Sea & Air International today to get started on your move to Singapore. We can help you get everything you need in order and make the move as smooth as possible. Our team also helps move people from NY, NYC, and CT to other countries. Our team looks forward to working with you soon.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
Weapons and ammunition of any kind (including weapons for display), narcotics, non-branded drugs, chewing gum, pornographic materials (publications, clippings, or films), politically sensitive or subversive literature, firecrackers, counterfeit currencies, and endangered species of wildlife.
Used Household Goods and Personal Effects may be imported free of duty within six months of the owner’s arrival in Singapore provided:
Items were in possession of the shipper for at least 6 months.
Shipper has obtained an employment pass for a minimum of 6 months, or his company can produce a copy of his employment pass application together with a sponsor letter.
Copy of shipper’s passport.
Detailed household packing list in English.
Original Bill of Lading.
Alternatively, GST, currently at the rate of 5% of the declared value of the shipment, must be paid.
DUTIABLE ITEMS IN SINGAPORE
Singapore Customs Authorities perform a physical inspection of all inbound shipments of Household Goods. The following commodities attract duties:
Current duty level:
Cigarettes/Cigars/Tobacco: at US$110.00 per kilo.
Wine, Spirits, and other alcoholic beverages
Current duty level:
Wine (Still): US$6.00 per litre + 5% GST
Wine (Sparkling): US$8.00 per litre + 5% GST
Liquor, Whiskey, Brandy, and Spirits: US$19.00 per liter + 5% GST
A test may be ordered for alcoholic beverages not listed with the Singapore Customs, and duty will be levied according to the alcoholic content. The testing fee is US $80.00 per bottle.
Always provide a detailed list of brand names, alcohol content, and bottle size, pack in separate, clearly marked boxes, and place these easily accessible in the container/lift van. This will facilitate customs clearance and delivery.
Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles
Please contact your T.I.M.N. Agent for further information prior to export to Singapore. (Importation is not normally recommended)
Except for pets arriving from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, all pets are subject to quarantine for one month on arrival to Singapore, and also a license must be granted by the Director of Primary Products, Singapore. The license must be obtained 7 days before importation. Quarantine space is limited and must be booked months ahead.
Recorded video tapes/films, except for Ballet, Opera, Classical, and Jazz music recordings, sports, educational, documentary, and cartoon video tapes, and films meant for children, must be censored on arrival to Singapore. A detailed list of titles with the documentation should be provided and packed in separate, clearly marked boxes and placed in an easily accessible position in the container/lift van. This will facilitate customs clearance and delivery.
Making a false or misleading statement to the Authorities is an offense 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.