* Show proof of their quality of “Non-Resident” or “Transitory Resident (through our Migration Office in Montevideo)
* Show proof of a work contract with any private or public company in Uruguay
* Show proof of vehicle’s property in his name, through registration document at country of origin with a validity of at least 6 months prior to arrival in Uruguay
* Full Customer and Account information in Uruguay should be sent to our Agent prior to shipping car
* Formalities with Ministry of Economy can take about 2 to 3 months before being able to proceed with customs clearance
The temporary import of the car will not exceed a maximum term of 18 months (to be considered from the exact date of clearance), after which vehicle will have to be re-exported
Kindly note that a bank guarantee may be required in order to authorize the vehicle’s temporary admission, and this will be returned at time of re-export of the vehicle.
Recommendation that full information on shipper and account in Uruguay, be forwarded to our Agent prior to shipping car
All the following documents are required in order to obtain diplomatic franchise with Uruguayan Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Title or certificate of register or matriculation.
Uruguayan Diplomats and Uruguayans who have been working for international organisations
Same as above but these documents must be legalized by Uruguayan Consulate at origin. An official translation of document into Spanish will also be required (which must be obtained in Uruguay).
If officers were in mission abroad before 1st March 2002, they will have to pay normal Port Charges and Customs Ad-Valorem on Cars CIF, Value, COFISS, etc. as usual. *
If officers have been designated in mission after 1st March 2002, when returning they may import automobile, but at time of selling the car for the first time will be subject to payment of:
a) VAT – 23% on CIF value
Additional Requirements for Non-residents & People Immigrating
Type of Visa (Wo
rking Visa, Student Visa; or other) Country of Issuance
Date of Issuance
Date of Expiration
I-94 Form (If applicable)
The shipping of alcoholic beverages is highly discouraged. When included in a household goods shipment the transferee must provide authorities (Food and Drug Administration) advance notice by completing a Prior Notice.
For additional information go to the following website: http://www.fda.gov/oc/bioterrorism/bioact.html
The following information is needed:
Number of Bottles/Cans
Manufacturer & Address
Volume per Bottle/Can
Vintage of Wine
Value Per Bottle
Antiques 100 years old or older can be imported duty free if the transferee has a certificate of antiquity in English as proof for Customs.
Statement signed by importer stating either, “For personal use – not for resale,” or “For resale.”
Supplier’s invoice showing description, value and circa date.
Detailed packing list – Must be able to match items on invoice with packing list.
Owner bringing in firearms previously exported must have proof of purchase and export from the U.S. If not, do not include firearms in the shipment, as it will delay the entire shipment. A permit obtained 6 weeks in advance is required from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Vehicles are subject to duty and state taxes unless they were previously exported from the U.S. provided that the transferee has proof of exportation and/or proof auto was originally manufactured and sold in the U.S. Vehicles being imported must conform to U.S. safety and emissions regulations although vehicles over 25 years old may be excluded from the regulations. All autos must undergo testing for compliance. Vehicles which do not pass emissions testing will be taken to approved sites for modifications at the owner’s expense. The cost to have the car brought up to standards after importation is exorbitant and additionally there will be bond fees or cash deposit.
Please check with our agent for exact regulations before sending a particular automobile to the United States.
* A copy of the death certificate must be provided.
* Cost of each item.
Dogs and cats are not required to stay in quarantine when they enter the US. except for Hawaii where there is a six month quarantine requirement. All pets must have a valid health certificate from a veterinary surgeon and have proof of vaccination against rabies. Some birds are required to stay in quarantine so check with our agent in advance. Animals should be declared as “pets” having no commercial value.
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.