PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
Firearms, drugs, pornographic material, food, alcoholic beverages. If any of these items are included in a shipment, they may be confiscated and serious delays may develop in the clearance process CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HO– USEHOLD GOODS
Household goods and personal effects which have been used for over 6 months may be imported duty free, if covered by a Certificate of Use, stamped by the Venezuelan consulate in origin (see below for further details), which is granted only to returning Venezuelan citizens and to returning residents. All other shipments (except diplomats) must be prepared to pay import duties, taxes and VAT. The shipper must be in Venezuela when the shipment arrives.
Original bill of lading or air waybill. (2 original bills of lading are required for surface shipments)
Shipper’s passport showing entry stamp of the immigration office at the airport.
Copy of shipper’s personal R.I.F. (Venezuelan Taxpayer’s registration number).
Signature of shipper on customs forms supplied locally in Venezuela by the destination agent.
Detailed inventory (packing list), preferably by lift vans. PBO’s are not accepted. All items must state contents.
Certificate of Use (if applicable) and attached inventory, both in Spanish, stamped by the Venezuelan Consulate in origin. No values should be shown on the Certificate nor on the attached inventory. Shipments should only be forwarded once this document has been obtained. Shipments without this certificate will be subject to payment of duties, taxes and VAT.
Franchise for diplomatic shipments.
No values should be declared on shipping documents, including value on airway bill.
Purchase invoices are required for all new items in the shipment.
Please request latest regulations from us before shipping.
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.