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Australia


JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd.

PO Box 275
Bli Bli
Queensland 4560
Australia
Tel: 61-7-44875-2010
Fax: 61-7-5335-1663
E-mail: australia@jvkasia.com
Bangladesh


JVK-Naga Movers (B) Ltd.

F101 2nd Floor,
Mohakhali,
Dhaka 1211, Bangladesh
Tel: 880-2-989-8784
Fax: 880-2-885-8164
E-mail: bangladesh@jvkasia.com
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • A foreigner may import used household goods and personal effects into Bangladesh duty free if he or she is a Privileged Person. A Privileged Person is defined as a foreign diplomat, an employee of a UN agency, some NGO employees, or a foreign company which has a contract with the Bangladesh government that specifically states their employees are such.
  • In the case of a Privileged Person, he or she must obtain a Customs Pass Book.
  • The shippers employer must apply for the passbook when the shipper first arrives in Bangladesh. The application process normally takes at least 25-30 days. The passbook must be issued in order for the shipment to be cleared duty-free.
  • Thus, we strongly recommend that you hold shipments at origin until the shipper receives his/her passbook.
  • All other foreigners and returning Bangladesh nationals, who do not meet the above criteria, may import household goods and personal effects into Bangladesh, but they will be subject to duty. The duty amount varies from item to item
  • The shipper must be in Bangladesh at the time of clearance as the original passport is required by customs. Also Original Bill of lading (all 3 originals) must be couriered to the JVK office, OBL copies are not accepted.
  • Clearance time for FCL shipments is normally 5 working days and 3 working days for air shipments.
  • LCL shipments often take up to two weeks from arrival before they are made available for clearance by the port authority. Please plan accordingly for this delay.
  • Please ensure that the shippers name, as shown all packages and documents, is the same as shown in his/her passport. Otherwise, delays with customs may occur.
  • As Bangladesh typically has very strong monsoons, please ensure that the shipments are adequately waterproofed.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Bangladesh include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, gambling instruments, narcotics, and subversive literature.
  • Never mix household goods and personal effects with commercial cargo. Office furniture, stationary, and office machinery are considered commercial cargo. The importation of commercial cargo is very complex and will delay the import of household goods. If you are not sure, please ask JVK.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Diplomats and Privileged Persons may import a vehicle into Bangladesh duty free.
  • Vehicles must be less than 3 years old.
  • All other foreigners and Bangladesh nationals may import a motor vehicle into Bangladesh, but it will be subject to duty. Also, the process is long and tedious, so there will be port storage of at least one month. This is approximately Usd 750.00 per month. The duty is approximately 100% of the new value of the vehicle (as determined by Bangladesh Customs).
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Bangladesh with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old), a current vaccination card and a letter of no objection from the Bangladesh government.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o his or her company name and
address in Bangladesh
Notify Party:
JVK Naga Movers (B) Ltd.
F101 2nd Floor,
Mohakhali, Dhaka 1211, Bangladesh
Tel: 880-2-989 8784
Fax: 880-2-885 8164
E-mail: bangladesh@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Bangladesh


JVK International Movers LTD

19-13 Thori Lam Changangkha
Thimphu
Bhutan
Tel: 975-02-321-940
Fax: 975-02-324-729
E-mail: bhutan@jvkasia.com

cambodia


JVK-Naga Movers Ltd.

1157 National Road # 2, Bldg B Sangkat Chakangrea Leu, Khan Mean CheyPhnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 855-23-216-781
Fax: 855-23-216-751
E-mail: cambodia@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • A foreigner may import household goods and personal effects into Cambodia duty free under the following conditions:
    1. He or she has diplomatic status or works for an NVO
    2. He or she obtains a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying number one above and requesting customs to permit duty free import.
  • All other foreigners and returning Khmer nationals, who do not meet the above criteria, may import household goods and personal effects into Cambodia, but they will be subject to duty. The duty amount varies and is often subject to negotiation with the customs department. JVK will work with the shipper and his/her company to minimize any duty liability.
  • The original passport is required to clear air shipments, so the shipper should be in Cambodia when the air shipment arrives. For sea shipments, Cambodia customs accepts only a copy of the passport for clearance.
  • Finally, the shippers company must be registered in Cambodia and they must issue a letter, on company letter head, stating that he or she is coming to work in Cambodia, describing briefly what job he or she will perform. JVK has a standard format for this and will work with the shippers company to obtain it.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Cambodia include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, food, alcohol, medicine and short wave radios.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • A foreigner may import a motor vehicle into Cambodia duty free under the following conditions:
    1. He or she has diplomatic status or works for an NGO.
    2. He or she obtains a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying number one above an requesting customs to permit duty free import.
  • All other foreigners may import a motor vehicle into Cambodia, but it will be subject to duty. Also, the process is long and tedious, so there will be port storage of at least one month. This is approximately Usd 750.00 per month. The duty is approximately 100% of the new value of the auto (as determined by Cambodia Customs).
  • A returning Khmer national may import a motor vehicle into Cambodia, but it will be subject to duty. The parameter outlined in the previous paragraph will also apply.
  • All autos must be left-hand drive.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Cambodia with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o his or her company name and
address in Cambodia
Notify Party:
JVK Naga Movers Ltd.
1157 National Road # 2, Bldg B
Sangkat Chakangrea Leu, Khan Mean Chey
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 855-23-216-781
Fax: 855-23-216-751
E-mail: cambodia@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

China


JVK-Asia Ltd.

B-18C, Oriental Kenza
No. 48 Dongzhimen Wai St, Doncheng District,
Beijing 100027, China
Tel: 86-10-8447-7685
Fax: 86-10-8454-9994
E-mail: beijing@jvkasia.com
CHINA (ChongQing)

JVK-Magellan
International Movers Ltd.

No#29-18 Beibushangzuo,
No.5 Hongshi Road,
JiangBei District, Chongqing,
P.R.China.
Postcode:400020
Tel: 023-6751 8643
Fax: 023-6751 7217
E-mail: chongqing@jvkasia.com
CHINA (Chengdu)

JVK-Asia Ltd.

No.26, Unit 1, Block 27, Wu Li Dun,
Wai Hua Town, Jinniu District,
Chengdu 610000, China
Tel: 86-028-8753-7296
Fax: 86-028-8753-7296
E-mail: chengdu@jvkasia.com
CHINA (Shenzhen)

JVK-Asia Ltd.

No.137 Yucun Road,
Shekou, Nanshan,
Shenzhen 518067, China.
Tel: 86-0755-2685-1570
Fax: 86-0755-2658-0843
E-mail: shenzhen@jvkasia.com
CHINA (Guangzhou)

JVK-Magellan
International Movers Ltd.

No 137 Yucan Road,
Shekou, Nanshan
Shenzhen 518067, China
Tel: 86-0755-2685-1570
Fax: 86-0755-2685-0843
E-mail: shenzhen@jvkasia.com
CHINA (Shanghai)

JVK-Magellan
International Movers Ltd.

Room 202-Room 204
No. 251 An Da Road
Shanghai 200434, China
Tel: 86-0755-2685-1570
Fax: 86-0755-2685-0843
E-mail: shanghai@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • All Personal Effects require an Import Permit to be issued prior to clearance. As part of the Import Permit application process we need the shippers original passport with current Resident Permit and Work Permit C the Resident and Work Permit are to be arranged by the shippers employer. (These permits can take up to two months to issue and we cannot clear any shipments without them). We also require a copy of the shippers employers business registration certificate, customs registration certificate, a letter guaranteeing goods are not for re-sale and completed customs forms to be signed by shipper and stamped by the employer. The issuance of the Import Permit can take up to two weeks.
  • Returning Chinese nationals can import personal effects provided they have resided abroad for a minimum 6 months and the amount is deemed reasonable. Shipper must be in China at time of clearance as original passport is required.
  • WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT SHIPMENTS BE HELD AT ORIGIN UNTIL THE IMPORT PERMIT HAS ISSUED OR UNTIL CALLED FORWARD BY JVK.
  • All shipments will be inspected and customs duty levied on furniture, electrical appliances, foodstuff, alcohol and vehicles.
  • On exporting personal effects all Antiques are required to have a valid export permit. It is strongly recommended that at the time of importation any Chinese antiques be declared to avoid problems when re-exported.
  • Diplomatic shipments are not subject to duty. Shippers Diplomatic Card, Duty Exemption Certificate and a Diplomatic Customs Form are required for clearance.
  • Shipments that contain solid wood packaging material need to be either fumigated or heat treated at origin. Failure to do so could entail shipment being subject additional quarantine charges at port of entry.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Never mix personal effects with commercial goods. To import such items the company must have a valid Import License (or their company registration specifically states they will import such items) and must apply for a specific Import Permit for each shipment from the Ministry of Commerce. Customer MUST have this prior to goods landing at port of entry.
  • An extensive list of prohibited goods exists but frequently changes without notice. Generally, pornography, guns, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive literature are banned.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • It is very difficult to get a permit for non-diplomats. We recommend that you do not ship. Diplomats require Diplomatic Card, Duty Exemption Certificate and a Diplomatic Customs Form for clearance.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Pets may be imported upon presentation of a valid health certificate, rabies certificate and vaccination certificate. Shipper must obtain a valid Import Permit prior to shipment.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper name (as in passport)
c/o JVK Magellan International Movers Ltd
See directory for office address as JVK has multiple offices in China
Notify Party: As consignee
Contact
E-mail: info@jvkasia.com for more details.

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Egypt


JVK-Magellan International Movers Ltd.

Ethiopia


JVK Africa Movers Ltd

c/o Segon-Marill
Kazanchis (Fit Ber) Area
Palace Commercial Centre, 4th Floor
122283 Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia.
Tel: (251) 115572207 / 115572214 / 115572230
Fax: (251)115572246
E-mail: ethiopia@jvkafrica.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

Only diplomats can import shipments duty free. Shipper must be in Ethiopia at time of clearance and Embassy must provide duty free import permit. Diplomats can only import one TV, PC, DVD etc. A detailed valued inventory in English will be in required in USD or EURO.

For non-diplomats, NGO/aid workers, returning nationals and expatriates employed by companies the clearance time for all shipments is 2-4 months. Shipper must be in Ethiopia at time of clearance All shipments are subject to examination and duty. Very high demurrage is to be expected. Shipper must be in Ethiopia at time of clearance. Shippers can only import one TV, PC, DVD etc. A detailed valued inventory in English will be in required in USD or EURO. Work permit is also required.

In most cases shipping lines require a container bond to be paid upon arrival in Djibouti. This is returned some months after the empty container is return. This bond is excluded from our rates and JVK CANNOT pay on behalf of shipper. Therefore shipper must make arrangements to pay this at time of shipment arrival (approx. $700/20ft & $1000/40ft).

DO NOT forward shipments until you get green-light from JVK. Original OBL must be used for clearance. Express releases CANNOT be accepted. Original OBL must be received at least 14 days before shipment arrival.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned. Alcohol CANNOT be imported. All telecommunication equipment require a separate Import Permit from Telecommunication Office prior to shipment arrival.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Diplomats must provide Bill of sale and proof of ownership for Embassy to obtain duty free permit. Cars for non-diplomats and returning nationals are subject to very high tax and duty and very high demurrage. It is suggested that non-diplomats DO NOT ship vehicles. Cars with steering wheel on the right hand side are not accepted in Ethiopia. Cars with tinted windows are not allowed in Ethiopia either. VIN must be clearly stated on OBL.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Diplomatic shipments:
Consignee
Full name of the client (as in passport)
c/o his/her Embassy with FULL address, telephone and fax number.
Notify Party:
Segon-Marill
Kazanchis (Fit Ber) Area
Palace Commercial Centre, 4th Floor
122283 Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia.
Tel: (251) 115572207/115572214/115572230
Fax: (251)115572246
Email: ethiopia@jvkafrica.com

For non-diplomats and returning citizen shipments:

Consignee

Full name of the client (as in passport)
c/o Shipper personal address in Ethiopia with FULL address, telephone and fax number.

Notify party

Segon-Marill
Kazanchis (Fit Ber) Area
Palace Commercial Centre, 4th Floor
122283 Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia.
Tel: (251) 115572207/115572214/115572230
Fax: (251)115572246
Email: ethiopia@jvkafrica.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK Africa Ltd cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Europe


JVK International Movers Rep Office.

14 Rue Ampere
642000 Sainte-Etienne
France
Tel: 33-6-7705-8961
E-mail: europe@jvkasia.com
Fiji


Carpenters Shipping

22 Edinburgh Drive,
Suva, Fiji Islands.
Tel: 769-3288 456
Fax: 769-3312 496
E-mail: fiji@jvkpacific.com

JVK also offers relocation & mobility services in Fiji. Visit www.jvkmobility.com for more details

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

To import duty free shipper must have Fijian work permit ( for expatriate) or have resided outside of Fiji for a minimum 12 months prior to returning to Fiji (for Fijian national) and must have owned and used all the personal effects for a minimum 12 months and are all for personal use and not for re-sale.

For any shipper that does not fulfill these criteria the entire shipment will be subject to import duty at varying rate plus VAT at 12.5% on top of total duty amount.

Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Cars are complicated to import. Generally only diplomats can import duty free but under certain circumstances individuals can import but the procedure is lengthy and complicated. Check with JVK before shipping.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Up to 4 months quarantine is required at an approved quarantine establishment. Length of quarantine depends which country the pet is imported from. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
Carpenters Shipping
22 Edinburgh Drive,
Suva, Fiji Islands.
Tel: 769-3288 456
Fax: 769-3312 496
E-mail: fiji@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

French Polynesia


Transit Sat Nui

BP 9003
Papeete, Tahiti.
Tel: 689-504 303
Fax: 689-429 784
E-mail: tahiti@jvkpacific.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

To import duty free shipper must have a work permit ( for expatriate) or have resided outside of Tahiti for a minimum 12 months prior to returning to Tahiti (for local national) and must have owned and used all the personal effects for a minimum 12 months and are all for personal use and not for re-sale.

For any shipper that does not fulfill these criteria the entire shipment will be subject to import duty at varying rate.

Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply.

Original OBL is required for all sea shipments.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Cars are complicated to import. Generally only diplomats can import duty free but under certain circumstances individuals can import but the procedure is lengthy and complicated. Check with JVK before shipping.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
Transit Sat Nui
BP 9003
Papeete, Tahiti.
Tel: 689-504 303
Fax: 689-429 784
E-mail: tahiti@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

Ghana


JVK Africa Movers Ltd

Asadtek Compound,
Freight Masters Premises, Meridian Road,
Community 2, Tema,
Ghana.
Tel: +233 204357357
E-mail: ghana@jvkafrica.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

Expatriates must be working for a registered company and hold a valid work/residence permit. One air and one sea shipment only can be imported. Shipper must obtain PUBD (Personal Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration) form at airport on his arrival in Accra. Shipments ought to arrive within three months of work/residence permit being issued. Shipper’s original passport and work permit will be required for clearance. Any new items must be declared and will be dutiable.

Original rated OBL, valued packing list, Individual Tax Identification Number plus receipts for new items are required for clearance. Even if shipment is duty free a tax off approximately 2% of CIF value is levied on all shipments. All import FCL shipments MUST show an Advanced Shipment Information (ASHI) number on OBL. This needs to be obtained at port of origin. Shipments that arrive in Ghana without an ASHI number CANNOT be cleared. An ASHI number can be obtained for each shipment online at www.antaser.com

All shipments are inspected by both Customs and Quarantine Department. All shipments take time to clear and demurrage is inevitable. Depending of the shipment it might need to be offloaded into bonded warehouse in the port area. High bonded warehouse/handling charges apply and are EXCLUDED in our rates. Shipments can only be released after both Customs and Quarantine have approved release. Shipments will be inspected separately by both departments at a time of their choosing.

Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department. Again, demurrage is very likely.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply if shipments aren’t compliant.

Sea shipments take upto 30 days to clear and air upto 10 days. High demurrage is likely on all shipments.

Most shipping lines charge a container bond prior to release of the container from the port. This fee is excluded from our rates and will be collected from shipper. Once the container is returned the shipping line will refund the bond paid less any fees they decide for damage/cleaning. As they control the bond money JVK has little influence over this and most shipping lines inevitably find a reason to not refund the entire bond amount. It can take up to 3 months for the bond to be returned. The bond fee varies but is approx US$500/20ft and US$1000/40ft.

It is not unusual for the multiple agencies involved in the clearance process to seek unofficial payments from shippers especially if they believe there has been an infringement of the customs regulations. Whilst JVK will do it’s best to avoid this we do not guarantee that it wont happen and will work with all parties involved to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned .

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Non diplomats can import cars duty free as long as shipper has owned/used for a minimum 12 months at origin. Bill of Sale and current insurance paperwork are required as proof of ownership and use. However, the process to clear is long and demurrage will be incurred.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o his/her employer in Ghana
Notify Party:
MOL Packers/JVK Africa
Asadtek Compound, Freight Masters Premises,
Meridian Road, Community 2, Tema,
Ghana.
Tel: + 233 204357357
Email: ghana@jvkafrica.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK Africa Ltd cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Guinea


JVK Africa Movers Ltd

Rua KA 052, BAT 65,
Conakry, Guinea.
BP 3584
Tel: +224 622694060 / 662224134
E-mail: guinea@jvkafrica.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

Expatriates must be working for a registered company and hold a valid work/residence permit. One air and one sea shipment only can be imported. Non diplomats must pay duty on entire shipment but at concessional rates for items over 12 months old. Duty at full rate will be levied on new items or items deemed in excessive quantities for personal needs. Shipments ought to arrive within three months of work/residence permit being issued. Shipper’s original passport and work permit will be required for clearance. Any new items must be declared and will be dutiable. Computers, printers, scanners etc are treated as commercial and duty must be paid.

Original rated OBL and valued packing list in French are required.

All shipments are inspected by both Customs and Quarantine Department. All shipments take time to clear and demurrage is inevitable. Depending of the shipment it might need to be offloaded into bonded warehouse in the port area. High bonded warehouse/handling charges apply and are EXCLUDED in our rates. Shipments can only be released after both Customs and Quarantine have approved release. Shipments will be inspected separately by both departments at a time of their choosing.

Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department. Again, demurrage is very likely.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply if shipments aren’t compliant.

Sea shipments take upto 30 days to clear and air upto 10 days. High demurrage is likely on all shipments.

Most shipping lines charge a container bond prior to release of the container from the port. This fee is excluded from our rates and will be collected from shipper. Once the container is returned the shipping line will refund the bond paid less any fees they decide for damage/cleaning. As they control the bond money JVK has little influence over this and most shipping lines inevitably find a reason to not refund the entire bond amount. It can take up to 3 months for the bond to be returned. The bond fee varies but is approx US$500-1000/20ft and US$1000-2000/40ft.

It is not unusual for the multiple agencies involved in the clearance process to seek unofficial payments from shippers especially if they believe there has been an infringement of the customs regulations. Whilst JVK will do it’s best to avoid this we do not guarantee that it wont happen and will work with all parties involved to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned .

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Non diplomats can import cars duty free as long as shipper has owned/used for a minimum 12 months at origin. Bill of Sale and current insurance paperwork are required as proof of ownership and use. However, the process to clear is long and demurrage will be incurred.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets are very difficult to import. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o his/her employer in Guinea
Notify Party: Soguifret SARL/JVK Africa
Rua KA 052, BAT 65,
Conakry, Guinea.
BP 3584
Tel: +224 622694060/662224134
Email: guinea@jvkafrica.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK Africa Ltd cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Hong Kong


JVK-Asia Ltd.

Unit 903-905
9/F Kowloon Centre, 33 Ashley Road,
Tsim Sha Tui, Hong Kong.
Tel: 852-9622-9042
Fax: 852-5808-0155.
E-mail: hongkong@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • Customs clearance in Hong Kong is very simple. We require a signed copy of the customers passport, the packing list and letter authorizing us to clear the shipment on the customers behalf.
  • All items are duty free except vehicles, alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco and perfume.
  • Due to traffic restrictions all shipments will be cleared at the port and unloaded at our warehouse pending delivery by small truck. Containers are not normally delivered to residence.
  • If the residence is above the second floor and no elevator is available extra charges will be incurred for the carry upstairs/hoisting and will be billed to the customer PRIOR to delivery.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.
  • Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Only right hand drive cars can be imported upon payment of very high duty and registration levy.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Up to 4 months quarantine is required at an approved quarantine establishment. Length of quarantine depends which country the pet is imported from. Contact JVK for more details.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK Magellan International Movers Ltd.
Unit 1010, Miramar Tower,
132 Nathan Road,
Tsim Sha Tui, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 5808 0161
Fax: (852) 5808 0155.
E-mail: hongkong@jvkasia.com
Notify Party:
JVK Magellan International Movers Ltd.
Suite 1801-1802, 18/F Alliance Bldg,
130-136 Connaught Road Central,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 5808 0161
Fax: (852) 5808 0155.
E-mail: hongkong@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Indonesia


JVK-Magellan International Movers Ltd.

Borneo/10/CH Kalibata City
JL. Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata No.1
Jakarta Selatan 12740, Indonesia.
Tel: 62-21-4445-9757
Fax: 62-21-1155-3087
E-mail: indonesia@jvkasia.com
Indonesia (Bali)

JVK Indochina Movers Ltd.

Jalan Gunung Guntur No. 100E
Denpasar
Bali, Indonesia 80117
Tel: 62-361-849-5588
Fax: 62-361-849-5499
E-mail: bali@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • A foreigner may import household goods and personal effects into Indonesia duty free under the following conditions:
    1. He or she has diplomatic status or holds a valid one year Indonesia residence permit and work permit( spouse also needs this).
    2. His or her goods enter Indonesia within 3 months of his/her initial arrival in Indonesia.
    3. His or her good arrive from the country where he/she lived previously for one year. If the above criteria are met, only one sea and one air shipment are permitted duty free, and the shipper can only import one each of any electrical appliance duty free.
  • A returning Indonesian national may import his or her household goods and personal effects into Indonesia duty free, so long as he/she can prove residence abroad for over one year continuously and the goods arrive from the country where he/she have been living. Again, only one air and one sea are permitted duty free, and one each of any electrical appliance duty free. Packing list MUST be endorsed by the Indonesian Embassy/Consulateat origin.
  • All other foreigners and returning Indonesians, who do not meet the above criteria, may import household goods and personal effects into Indonesia, but they will be subject to duty. The duty amount varies and is often subject to negotiation with the customs department. JVK will work with the shipper and his/her company to minimize any duty liability.
  • While the shipper does not have to be physically present at the port or airport during customs clearance, we must present his/her original passport and original one year work permit (or diplomatic certificate) to the Indonesian Customs Authorities at the time of clearance. Thus, the shipper must be in Indonesia for the shipment to clear through customs. A returning Indonesian national must present both his/her current passport and his/her previously expired passport.
  • All shipments are subject to 100% customs examination.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Indonesia include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, and short wave radios.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Only a foreign diplomat may import a vehicle into Indonesia duty free. He or she must obtain a letter from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying his/her status and requesting that Indonesian Customs permit duty free import.
  • For all other foreigners and returning Indonesian nationals, it is almost impossible to import a vehicle into Indonesia. The procedures for a non-diplomat to import a vehicle are time consuming and tedious. The duty assessed can be as high as 300% of the new purchase value of the vehicle.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Indonesia with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.
  • If pets are sent as cargo, duty will be assessed at roughly US$ 400.00 per animal, though this may vary depending upon the type and size of the pet. If pets are brought as excess baggage, no duty is normally assessed.

With immediate effect all non-diplomatic personal effects shipments applying for duty free clearance in Indonesia MUST arrive at the designated Port of Entry within three ( 3 ) months of the Shipper’s arrival in Indonesia. This applies to both Indonesian and Non-Indonesian Nationals.

  1. Returning Nationals must have resided abroad for a minimum 12 months , plus shipper must obtain Change of Residence Certificate from Indonesian Embassy at origin and have the packing list certified by the Indonesian Embassy at origin to obtain duty free clearance.
  2. Non Indonesian Nationals must hold both Residence and Work Permit vaild for at least 12 months to obtain duty free clearance.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK Magellan International Movers
Borneo/10/CH Kalibata City
JL. Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata No.1
Jakarta Selatan 12740, Indonesia.
Tel: 62-21-4445-9757
Fax: 62-21-1155-3087
E-mail: indonesia@jvkasia.com
Notify Party:
JVK Magellan International Movers
Borneo/10/CH Kalibata City
JL. Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata No.1
Jakarta Selatan 12740, Indonesia.
Tel: 62-21-4445-9757
Fax: 62-21-1155-3087
E-mail: indonesia@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Ivory Coast


JVK Africa Movers Ltd

Bietry G30, Rue des Majorettes
07 BP 66 Abidjan 07
Ivory Coast.
Tel: (225) 2125 27 17
Fax:(225) 2125 28 13
E-mail: ivorycoast@jvkafrica.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

Note that the BESC (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) has to be provided for each single sea shipment coming to the Ivory Coast.

HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

A foreigner may import used import household goods and personal effects into Ivory Coast duty free if he or she has diplomatic status or works for a legally registered foreign company or business cooperation.

Documents required for foreigner:

  1. Original OBL, packing list in French and passport copy.
  2. Freight invoice.
  3. Residency, work permit or letter from the employer explaining the client is starting a new contract in Ivory Coast.
  4. Cargo tracking note (check www.OIC.CI for details).
  5. Original valued inventory in Franc CFA & in French dated and signed by the shipper
  6. Original airplane boarding pass.
  7. Invoice for new items.
  8. Attestation of change of residence from local French consulate or embassy.
  9. Statement of affiliation document mentioning the two parents name and date of birth. (Etat de filiation document pour importation)

Diplomats will need to additionally provide:

  1. Duty exemption certificate issued by his embassy / organization and the Ivory Foreign Affairs Ministry.
  2. Certificate of function established by the employer.
  3. Copy of the diplomatic ID.
  4. Copy of the diplomatic passport (with entry visas).

Returning nationals also need to provide and import duty will be payable:

  1. Affiliation of the customer (for establishment of a taxpayer count).
  2. Photocopy of the resident ‘s permit and passport
  3. Certificate of function established by the employer
  4. Certificate of move signed by the town hall or the prefecture.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, subversive or offensive literature

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Vehicles over 5 years old cannot be imported.
Only foreign diplomat may import vehicle duty free. For all other foreigners and returning citizen they can still import vehicles by paying taxes of approx. 50% of CIF value.
Diplomats required duty free permit plus proof of prior ownership.
Non-diplomats required Bill of Sale, rated OBL, change of residence certificate, passport.
Clearance for vehicles is a complicated and time consuming process. Demurrage is inevitable.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper name (as passport) at their address in Ivory Coast
c/o Packing Service Int’l
Bietry G30, Rue des Majorettes
07 B.P. 66 Abidjan 07,
Ivory Coast.
Tel: (225) 2125 27 17
Fax: (225) 21 25 28 13
Notify Party:
Packing Service Int’l/JVK Africa
Bietry G30, Rue des Majorettes
07 B.P. 66 Abidjan 07,
Ivory Coast.
Tel: (225) 2125 27 17
Fax: (225) 21 25 28 13
Email: ivorycoast@jvkafrica.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK Africa Ltd cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Japan


JVK-Asia Ltd.

Honeho Umber Bldg. 6th Floor
6-52 Honeho,
Naka-Ku, Yokohama 231-0005, Japan
Tel: 81-45-650-7282
Fax: 81-45-650-7283
E-mail: japan@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • Used personal effects are not dutiable in Japan.
  • To clear customs we require:
    1. clear copy of passport bio-data page, Japan visa page and last entry stamp page.
    2. Original Japan Customs Form ( C#5360) which is obtained on aircraft when arriving in Japan and must be stamped by Customs on arrival at airport.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Japan include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, satellite dishes, short wave radios, narcotics, or subversive literature or materials.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Used vehicles must be modified top meet Japanese emission control laws before they can be used. New cars will be dutiable.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Japan will be subject a 14 day quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card. A copy of these documents must be scanned or faxed to JVK at least 10 days prior to arrival.
  • The shipper must be in Japan at the time of clearance.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
The Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK-Magellan International Movers Ltd
Level 9, Ariake Frontier Building, Tower B,
3-1-25 Ariake, Koto-Ku
Tokyo 135-0063
Japan
Tel: 81-03-4578-0476
Fax: 81-03-4578-0475
E-mail: japan@jvkasia.com
Notify Party: As Consignee

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

laos


JVK Indochina Movers (Laos) Ltd.

PO Box 3054
Unit 28 Phonphapao Village
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: 856-21-313-505
Fax: 856-21-312-376
E-mail: laos@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • He or she has diplomatic status or works for a registered foreign company.
    1. He or she has diplomatic status or works for a registered foreign company.
    2. He or she obtains a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying his/her diplomatic status or, in the case of a non-diplomat, obtains a valid Lao work permit. Copies of the employers investment license and business license will also be required for non-diplomats.
  • If the above criteria are met, only one sea and one air shipment are permitted duty free, and the shipper can only import one each of any electrical appliance duty free.
  • All other foreigners who do not meet the above criteria, may import household goods and personal effects into Laos, but they will be subject to duty. The duty amount varies and is often subject to negotiation with the customs department. JVK will work with the shipper and his/her company to minimize any duty liability.
  • While the shipper does not have to be physically present at the port or airport during customs clearance, we must present his/her original passport and original work permit (or diplomatic certificate) to the Laos Customs Authorities at the time of clearance. Thus, the shipper must be in Laos for the shipment to clear through customs.
  • As sea shipments first enter Thailand before being transported in-bond to Laos, please ensure that the bill of lading shows In-transit to Vientiane, Laos via Bangkok, Thailand.
  • If you send a full container load, please use liftvans. The Steamship lines do not permit their containers to enter Laos, so the shipment must be unstuffed in Bangkok port prior to moving in-bond through Thailand and eventually into Laos. Again, please use liftvans.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Laos include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, and reactionary publications.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Only a foreign diplomat may import a vehicle into Laos duty free. He or she must obtain a letter from the Laos Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying his/her status and requesting that Laos Customs permit duty free import.
  • For all other foreigners and returning Lao nationals, it is almost impossible to import a vehicle into Laos. The procedures for a non-diplomat to import a vehicle are time consuming and tedious. The duty assessed can be as high as 300% of the new purchase value of the vehicle.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Laos with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o his or her company name and
address in Laos
Notify Party:
JVK Indochina Movers (Laos) Ltd.
PO Box 3054
Unit 28 Phonphapao Village
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: 856-21-313-505
Fax: 856-21-312-376
E-mail: laos@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

macau


JVK-Asia Ltd.

Rm 904-6 Centro Comercial da Praia Grande
No. 429, Ave. Da Praia Grande
Macau.
Tel: 853-28-333-377
Fax: 853-28-346-956
E-mail: macau@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • Customs clearance in Macau is very simple. We require a signed copy of the customers passport, the packing list and letter authorizing us to clear the shipment on the customers behalf.
  • All items are duty free except vehicles, alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco and perfume.
  • Due to traffic restrictions all shipments will be cleared at the port and unloaded at our warehouse pending delivery by small truck. Containers are not normally delivered to residence.
  • If the residence is above the second floor and no elevator is available extra charges will be incurred for the carry upstairs/hoisting and will be billed to the customer PRIOR to delivery.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.
  • Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Only right hand drive cars can be imported upon payment of very high duty and registration levy.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Up to 4 months quarantine is required at an approved quarantine establishment. Length of quarantine depends which country the pet is imported from. Contact JVK for more details.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK Magellan International Movers Ltd.
Avenida Da Praia Grande No.599,
Edificio Commercial Rodgigues 8 Andar A, Macau.
Tel: 853-28356292
Fax: 853-28356290
E-mail: macau@jvkasia.com
Notify Party:
JVK Magellan International Movers Ltd.
Avenida Da Praia Grande No.599,
Edificio Commercial Rodgigues 8 Andar A, Macau.
Tel: 853-28356292
Fax: 853-28356290
E-mail: macau@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

malaysia


JVK Asia Ltd.

Lot 2136B, Off Jalan Welfare,
KG Baru SG. Buloh
47000 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: 603-6157-6777
Fax:603-6157-6778
E-mail: malaysia@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • Shipper must be in Malaysia at time of clearance as original passport is required. Items less than 6 months old are dutiable. All shipments are subject 100% inspection by Customs.
  • Diplomats are required to obtain duty free certificate from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance of shipment arrival.
  • All video tapes/vcds/dvds are subject to censorship. Charges range from US$1-US$5 per piece.
  • All electronic items must be listed separately stating Brand, Model, serial number, country of purchase and value.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Malaysia include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, and short wave radios.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Except for diplomats importing any vehicle will be subject to Import Duty and Tax at varying rates. Contact JVK for more details.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Malaysia but will be subject to one month quarantine. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
The Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK Magellan International Movers Ltd.
c/o RR Global Solutions Sdn Bhd
Lot 2136B, Off Jalan Welfare,
KG Baru SG. Buloh
47000 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: 603-6157-6777
Fax:603-6157-6778
E-mail: malaysia@jvkasia.com
Notify Party:As Consignee

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Micronesia


CTSI

Pohnpei International Airport Bldg
Nett, Pohnpei
FM 96941
Tel/Fax: 691-320 6462
E-mail: micronesia@jvkpacific.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

All shipments originating in the United States can be imported duty free with OBL and packing list copy. All shipments are still subject to customs clearance process and customs clearance charge.

Shipments originating from other origins can be duty free provided shipper can prove residence status in Micronesia.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Vehicles imported from the United States can be imported duty free. From other locations please check with JVK.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
CTSI
Pohnpei International Airport Bldg
Nett, Pohnpei
FM 96941
Tel/Fax: 691-320 6462
E-mail: micronesia@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

Morocco


JVK Africa Movers Ltd

257-259 Bd. Abdelmoumen,
Casablanca, Morocco.
Tel: (212) 22860143
Fax: (212) 22860143
E-mail: morocco@jvkafrica.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • A foreigner may import household goods and personal effects into Morocco duty free under the following conditions:
    1. He or she has diplomatic status
    2. His or she is coming to work or live in Morocco
    3. His or she is a returning resident
      1. Diplomatic shipment:

        If customer is working for an embassy or an international organism with diplomatic status, they are allowed to import their goods under diplomatic franchise provided by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approved by General customs office and embassy / employer organism.

        Copy of passport is required for owner of goods.

      2. Foreign citizen coming to work or live in Morocco

        Duty free entry if goods have been in owner’s possession and used for more than 6 months. Documents required are original change of residence certificate issued by local authority from country of departure/Inventory in French or Arabic Resident or work permit or letter from the employer stating that the client is starting a new contract/Copy of passport with stamp of entry in Morocco.

      3. Returning resident:

        Duty free entry if goods have been in owner’s possession and used for more than 6 months. Documents required are original change of residence certificate issued by local authority from country of departure/Inventory in French or Arabic/Work contract or original attestation from Moroccan company/Copy of passport with stamp of entry in Morocco. Moroccan Consulate must stamp same documents in place of departure for Moroccan people. CCR (change of residence certificate) has to be on city hall’s paper head, signed and stamped. CCR can be done in most consulates/embassies in Morocco. Check with yours before departure.

Important Notes:

  1. Please be advised that customer should be present during customs inspection and during container extract from the port except for the diplomatic shipment
  2. Foreigners are no more allowed to pay taxes for missing docs, so all docs must be complete, otherwise the shipment will be blocked at the port.
  3. No shipment shall be dispatched without our green light
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Goods prohibited from entering Morocco include pornographic material, subversive literature against the Kingdom of Morocco. Firearms and ammunition, only smooth barreled hunting weapons are permitted. They are retained by customs until the firearm and hunting permit is obtained. For this reason, they must be easily identifiable and placed near the doors of the container, Unlawful drugs. Alcohol and spirits are forbidden except for the diplomatic corps. Maximum of fifteen bottles only can be declared.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Vehicles older than 5 years cannot be imported permanently in Morocco. For non -diplomats they can only be admitted in the country for a period of 6 months maximum and need to be re-exported thereafter, regular car import will be subject to approx. 50 % taxes and duties, the car has to be less than 5 year’s old.

Diplomatic vehicles older than 5 years can be imported, but will have to be shipped out when the client leaves the

country. Documents required are the original registration card, original Bill of Lading, copy of passport, OBL must state the engine number and chassis number and weight of the vehicle.

In order to avoid any unnecessary delays and charges for demurrage and storage due to lengthy customs procedures for vehicles, we need a copy of the above documentation at least 1 month before the shipment is sent.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Bedel
257-259, Bd Abdelmoumen,
Casablanca,Morocco
Tel : (212) 22 86 01 43
Fax : (212) 22 86 01 43
Notify Party:
Shipper`s name (as in the passport)
c/o Bedel/JVK Africa
257-259, Bd Abdelmoumen,
Casablanca,Morocco.
Tel : (212) 22 86 01 43
Fax : (212) 22 86 01 43
Email: morocco@jvkafrica.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK Africa Ltd cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

myanmar


Myanmar JVK Indochina Movers Ltd.

No. 3A Gant Gaw Myaing Street
Parami Avenue, Yankin Township
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: 95-1-662-821
Fax: 95-1-650-729
E-mail: myanmar@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • A foreigner may import household goods and personal effects into Myanmar duty free under the following conditions:
    1. He or she has diplomatic status or works for a legally registered foreign company or business cooperation.
    2. He or she obtains a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying his/her diplomatic status or, in the case of a non-diplomat, he or she obtains a valid visa and stay permit from the Ministry of Labor. If the shippers employer has a special foreign investment privilege, please advise JVK in advance.
    3. An import permit from the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce is obtained prior to shipment arrival in Yangon port.
  • If the above criteria are met, only one sea and one air shipment are permitted duty free.
  • All foreigners, with the exception of diplomats, must pay duty on consumable items.
  • All goods imported duty free by a foreigner must also be re-exported upon his or her eventual departure from Myanmar.
  • The shipper must be in Myanmar at the time of clearance.
  • List all electrical items separately, stating brand, model, and serial number.
  • All personal effects now require a Ministry of Commerce import permit. This must be obtained prior to the shipments arrival in Yangon airport or seaport. Please scan or fax a valued inventory and shippers contact details in Myanmar before sending the shipment. Once the import permit is obtained, JVK will advise that it is ok to send the shipment. Failure to follow this procedure will result in a fine of no less than 30% of the value of the goods.
  • Please ensure that the shippers name, as written on all packages and documents, is the same as shown in his/her passport. Otherwise delays with customs may occur.
  • LCL shipments often take up to three weeks from arrival before they are made available from clearance by the Myanmar Port Authority. Please advise your shippers accordingly.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Myanmar include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, and all communications equipment. This includes satellite dishes, receivers, fax machines, phones, switchboards, walkie-talkies, shortwave radios, etc. Any such items found in a household goods shipment will be confiscated, and the shipper will be fined.
  • Any antiques imported should be declared to the Ministry of Archeology upon importation, otherwise re-export will be a problem. Photographs would be helpful.
  • Video tapes and DVDs will be censored by the Ministry of Information. A fee, or approximately US$ 5.00 per tape or DVD, is levied by the Ministry and will be collected from the shipper.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Only a foreign diplomat may import a vehicle into Myanmar duty free.
  • Private individuals are not allowed to import vehicles.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Myanmar with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o his or her company name and
address in Myanmar
Notify Party:
Myanmar JVK Indochina Movers Ltd.
No. 3 A Gant Gaw Myaing St.
Parami Avenue, Yankin Township
Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: 951 662 821
Fax: 951 650729
E-mail: myanmar@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

nepal


JVK Indochina Movers Ltd.

Thamel, P.O. Box 11943
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 1426 6445
Fax: 977 1426 5455
E-mail: nepal@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • A foreigner may import used household goods and personal effects into Nepal duty free if he or she has diplomatic status or works for a registered aid organization. For customs clearance we require:
    1. The shippers employer must provide JVK with an official letter verifying his/her employment status and authorizing JVK to handle the shipment on their behalf. There is a standard format for this letter and JVK can advise how to make it.
    2. Copies of the employers investment license and business license will also be required for non-diplomats.
    3. Original bills of Lading, packing list and passport copy.
  • If the above criteria are met, only one sea and one air shipment are permitted duty free.
  • While the shipper does not have to be in Nepal at the time of clearance, photocopies of passport along with the above documents are needed prior to shipment arrival.
  • Original bills of lading are required by Nepal customs, please send by courier to our Kathmandu office prior to vessel arrival at Kolkata port.
  • As sea shipments first enter India before being transported in-bond to Nepal, please ensure that the bill of lading shows In-transit to Kathmandu, Nepal via Kolkata, India.
  • For FCL shipment, please ensure that your carrier will provide 21 days free time with the container. We normally require 15-20 days for clearance, linehaul to Kathmandu and return of empty container to Kolkata port. Any container detention charges from the ocean carrier will be billed back to either the origin agent or the shipper.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Nepal include firearms, ammunition, and pornographic material.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Foreign diplomats may import a vehicle into Nepal duty free. The documents required for clearance are same as those required for import used household goods.
  • For all other foreigners and returning Nepalese nationals, please inquire with JVK before shipping so that we can ensure the consignee has the necessary permits to import. Duties may be assessed and are based on the type, age and engine size of the vehicle.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Nepal with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Public Freight Pvt. Ltd.
Thamel, P.O. Box 11943
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 1426 6445
Fax: 977 1426 5455
Notify Party: Same as above

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Nigeria


JVK Africa Movers Ltd

14 Amodu Tijani Close,
Off Sanusi Fafunwa,
Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: +234 – 09092159963 / 09092159964
E-mail: nigeria@jvkafrica.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • Expatriates must be working for a registered company and hold a valid work/residence permit and have a Nigerian Federal Tax Identity Number (TIN). One air and one sea shipment only can be imported duty free but duty will be levied on new items or items deemed in excessive quantities for personal needs. Shipments ought to arrive within three months of work/residence permit being issued. Shipper’s original passport and work permit will be required for clearance. Any new items must be declared and will be dutiable.

    The TIN is very important. Without it the shipment CANNOT be cleared. However for a variety of reasons the TIN might not have been issued before the shippers shipment arrives. In this instance a temporary “one time use” TIN can be obtained at an extra charge of US$275.

  • All shipments are inspected by both Customs and Quarantine Department. All shipments take time to clear and demurrage is inevitable. Depending on the shipment it might need to be offloaded into bonded warehouse in the port area. High bonded warehouse/handling charges apply and are EXCLUDED in our rates. Shipments can only be released after both Customs and Quarantine have approved release. Shipments will be inspected separately by both departments at a time of their choosing.

    See below comments regarding the restrictions on importing furniture.

    For any shipper that does not fulfill these criteria the entire shipment will be subject to high import duty at varying rates.

    Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department. Again, demurrage is very likely.

    All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply if shipments aren’t compliant.

    Sea shipments take upto 30 days to clear and air upto 10 days. High demurrage likely on all shipments.

    There are two main ports in Lagos ( Apapa and Tin Can) as well as numerous overflow terminals. All are heavily congested. Clearing times vary and cannot be predicted. Often containers are offloaded at the overflow terminals due to space constraints but the containers still needed to be transferred to the main port for clearance. Often the transport costs for this extra trucking is billed to the consignee and is NOT included in our rates.

    The traffic in Lagos is also heavily congested as such it is very hard to guarantee definite delivery times in a day with the shipper as transport times are out of our control.

    Most shipping lines charge a container bond prior to release of the container from the port. This fee is excluded from our rates and will be collected from shipper. Once the container is returned the shipping line will refund the bond paid less any fees they decide for damage/cleaning. As they control the bond money JVK has little influence over this and most shipping lines inevitably find a reason to not refund the entire bond amount. It can take up to 3 months for the bond to be returned. The bond fee varies but is approx US$500-1000/20ft and US$1000-2000/40ft.

    It is not unusual for the multiple agencies involved in the clearance process to seek unofficial payments from shippers especially if they believe there has been an infringement of the customs regulations. Whilst JVK will do it’s best to avoid this we do not guarantee that it wont happen and will work with all parties involved to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

Important Notes:

  1. Please be advised that customer should be present during customs inspection and during container extract from the port except for the diplomatic shipment
  2. Foreigners are no more allowed to pay taxes for missing docs, so all docs must be complete, otherwise the shipment will be blocked at the port.
  3. No shipment shall be dispatched without our green light
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

The importation of any kind of furniture into Nigeria is not permitted – high penalties are incurred if any furniture is shipped. If furniture is not declared and is found in the shipment the shipper will be required to pay a high fine, will run the risk of having the entire shipment confiscated and will be required to personally explain why it was shipped. This is a situation best avoided so DO NOT ship any furniture.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned .

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Non diplomats cannot import cars duty free. Bill of Sale and current insurance paperwork are required as proof of ownership and use.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets are very difficult to import. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper Nigeria address
Notify Party:
JVK Africa Movers Ltd,
Tel: +234 – 09092159963/09092159964

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK Africa Ltd cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Palua


CTSI

Waisei Building, Malakal Hamlet,
Koror, Palau 96940
P.O. Box 1713, Koror
Palau 96940
Tel: 680-488 1085
Fax: 680-488 5828
E-mail: palau@jvkpacific.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

All shipments originating in the United States can be imported duty free with OBL and packing list copy. All shipments are still subject to customs clearance process and customs clearance charge.

Shipments originating from other origins can be duty free provided shipper can prove residence status in Palau.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Vehicles imported from the United States can be imported duty free. From other locations please check with JVK.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
CTSI
Waisei Building, Malakal Hamlet,
Koror, Palau 96940
P.O. Box 1713, Koror
Palau 96940
Tel: 680-488 1085
Fax: 680-488 5828
E-mail: palau@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

Papua New Guinea


JVK Pacific Ltd.

PO Box 5714, Boroko,
Port Moresby,
Papua New Guinea.
Tel: 675-7073 7801
E-mail: papuanewguinea@jvkpacific.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

Expatriates must be working for a registered company and hold a valid work/residence permit. One air and one sea shipment only can be imported duty free but duty will be levied on new items or items deemed in excessive quantities for personal needs. Shipments ought to arrive within three months of work/residence permit being issued. Shipper is required to in person sign a Statutory Declaration in front of a Commissioner of Oaths. Any new items must be declared and will be dutiable.

All shipments are inspected by both Customs and Quarantine Department. All shipments take time to clear and demurrage is inevitable. Depending of the shipment it might need to be offloaded into bonded warehouse in the port area. High bonded warehouse/handling charges apply and are EXCLUDED in our rates.

For any shipper that does not fulfill these criteria the entire shipment will be subject to import duty at varying rates.

Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department. Again, demurrage is very likely.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Cars are complicated to import. Generally only diplomats can import duty free but under certain circumstances individuals can import but the procedure is lengthy and complicated. Check with JVK before shipping.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Up to 4 months quarantine is required at an approved quarantine establishment. Length of quarantine depends which country the pet is imported from. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
JVK Pacific Ltd.
PO Box 5714, Boroko,
Port Moresby,
Papua New Guinea.
Tel: 675-7073 7801
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: papuanewguinea@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

philippines


JVK-Asia Ltd.

2267 Guijo Street, United Hills Village,
East Service Road,
Paranque City. 1713, Philippines
Tel: 632-821-4443
Fax: 632-821-4443
E-mail: philippines@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

A foreigner may import household goods and personal effects into The Philippines duty free if he or she holds one of the following visas:

  • Work Visa (9G)
  • Treaty Traders Visa (9D/47E2)
  • EPZA Export Visa (47A2)
  • Special Immigrant Visa (13E/13A)
  • B.O.I. Visa (E.O 226)
  • Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Diplomatic Visa (9E)

All other foreigners, who do not hold one of the visas listed above, may import household goods and personal effects into The Philippines, but they will be subject to duty. The duty amount varies and is often subject to negotiation with the customs department. JVK will work with the shipper and his/her company to minimize any duty liability.

Returning Filipino nationals, who have stayed abroad for a continuous 6 months are exempt for only the first PhP 10,000.00 value of their shipment. Again, JVK will work with the shipper to minimize any duty liability.

As the original passport is required for customs clearance, the shipper must be in the Philippines at the time the shipment arrives.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering The Philippines include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, illegal drugs, gambling machines, gold or silver, realistic toy guns.
  • Goods that are regulated and for which a Government permit is required for import include acetic anhydride, rice, sodium cyanide, chlorofluorocarbon and other ozone depleting substances, penicillin, refined petroleum products, motor vehicles and vehicle parts and components.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • The importation of all vehicles is subject to payment of duties and taxes except for:
    1. Use for a Foreign Embassy
    2. Use for the Department of Foreign Affairs
    3. Use for the Asian Development Bank
    4. Returning Filipino nationals who have stayed abroad for one continuous year and have prior approval from BIS
    5. Special Immigrant Visa Holders (13E/13A) who have prior approval from BIS (Bureau of Import Service)
  • If the vehicle is not duty free, the duty can range from 65% to 150% of the new value of the car (as determined by Philippine Customs).
  • All autos must be left-hand drive.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into The Philippines with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old), a current vaccination card, and an import permit issued from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI). This latter will be applied for by JVK on behalf of the shipper.
  • Pets are subject to duty and tax at the rate of 30% of the original value of the pet (as determined by Philippine Customs). JVK will work with the shipper to minimize the duty liability.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK Magellan International Movers Inc.
Avenida Da Praia Grande No.599,
2267 Guijo, United Hills Village,
East Service Road,
Paranque,Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 632-821-4443
Fax: 632-821-4443
E-mail: philippines@jvkasia.com
Notify Party:
JVK Magellan International Movers Inc.
2267 Guijo, United Hills Village,
East Service Road,
Paranque,Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 632-821-4443
Fax: 632-821-4443
E-mail: philippines@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Saipan


FAS Moving

Puerto Rico Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 500702
Saipan, MP 96950
Tel: 670-322-6587
Fax: 670-322-3238
E-mail: saipan@jvkpacific.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

All shipments originating in the United States can be imported duty free with OBL and packing list copy. All shipments are still subject to customs clearance process and customs clearance charge.

Shipments originating from other origins can be duty free provided shipper can prove residence status in Saipan.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Vehicles imported from the United States can be imported duty free. From other locations please check with JVK.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
FAS Moving
Puerto Rico Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 500702
Saipan, MP 96950
Tel: 670-322-6587
Fax: 670-322-3238
E-mail: saipan@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

Samoa


Betham Freight Services

PO Box 1526
Apia,Samoa.
Tel: 685-20 270
Fax: 685-20 271
E-mail: samoa@jvkpacific.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

To import duty free shipper must have a Samoan work permit ( for expatriate) or have resided outside of Samoa for a minimum 12 months prior to returning to Samoa (for Samoan national) and must have owned and used all the personal effects for a minimum 12 months and are all for personal use and not for re-sale.

For any shipper that does not fulfill these criteria the entire shipment will be subject to import duty at varying rate.

Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Cars are complicated to import. Generally only diplomats can import duty free but under certain circumstances individuals can import but the procedure is lengthy and complicated. Check with JVK before shipping.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Up to 4 months quarantine is required at an approved quarantine establishment. Length of quarantine depends which country the pet is imported from. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
Betham Freight Services
PO Box 1526
Apia,Samoa.
Tel: 685-20 270
Fax: 685-20 271
E-mail: samoa@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

Senegal


JVK Africa Movers Ltd

Ouest Foire, Face CICES,
Dakar, Senegal.
Tel: (221) 33 8693626 / 77 3756811
Fax: (221) 33 8206282
E-mail: senegal@jvkafrica.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

Personal effects are not subject to duties and taxes in Senegal except from items of less than 6 months old. In this case, we will need the purchasing invoices to determine the value of duties and taxes for customs clearance.

For customs formalities, the presence of client is not required. But, for others reasons, if customs find shipment suspicious, client presence will be required for customs visit at quay or for a physical visit.

For expatriates we will need: packing list in French, copy of valid passport, original B/L or AWB, detailed valued ( in CFS) inventory dated, and signed by the shipper. Invoice for items less than 6 months old.

For returning citizen we will also need Certificate of moving and detailed valued inventory list.

For Diplomats we will need duty free permit provided by the embassy.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Weapons and ammunition are subject to the approval of the territorial administration. Drugs, pornography, defamatory, obscene publications and books/films on wars or terrorist events cannot be imported.

Alcohol: only an amount of max 15 bottles can be declared/imported.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Diplomatic shipments must obtain a duty free permit prior to shipment arrival.

For non-diplomats duty is applicable at rate of approximately 50-80% of the CIF value. Only cars under 8 years old can be imported. Bill of sale and registration/title documents will be required.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Kapi’o Shipping
Ouest Foire, Face CICES,
Dakar,
Senegal.
Tel: (221) 33 869 36 26/(221) 77 375 68 11
Fax: (221) 33 820 62 82
Notify Party:
Shipper name (as in passport)
c/o Kapi’o Shipping/JVK Africa
Ouest Foire, Face CICES,
Dakar,
Senegal.
Tel: (221) 33 869 36 26/(221) 77 375 68 11
Fax: (221) 33 820 62 82
Email: senegal@jvkafrica.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK Africa Ltd cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

singapore


JVK International Movers Ltd.

190 Middle Road. #19-05
Fortune Centre
Singapore, 188979
Tel: 65-6659-2575
Fax: 65-6659-1563
E-mail: singapore@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
Documentation Required For Customs Clearance
  • Returning Singaporeans
    1. Photocopy of passport with details of personal particulars and photograph.
    2. A letter from you or your employer in Singapore addressed to The Director General of Excise Department, stating dates and reason for departure and return to Singapore.
    3. If you are working, studying or residing overseas, kindly provide a copy of your working, student or residential status documentation.
    4. Completed Declaration of Facts form.
    5. Completed Importation of Used Personal Household Effects form.
      • Please note that a copy of your marriage certificate is required if the shipment is being declared by your spouse.
  • Foreigners:
    1. Photocopy of passport with details of personal particulars and photograph.
    2. Photocopy of your Singapore Employment/Dependant Pass duly endorsed by the Singapore Immigration Authorities in your passport, or green card valid for more than six months, issued by Singapore Immigration.
    3. Permanent residents of Singapore are to provide a copy of your Identification Card or PR status (if applicable), and a letter either from your company or yourself stating reasons for importing personal effects into Singapore.
    4. Completed Declaration of Facts form.
    5. Completed Importation of Used Personal Household Effects form.

In the event that your Employment/Dependant Pass is still being processed, please provide the following documents to JVK for tax-exempted import clearance:

  1. Photocopy of passport with details of personal particulars and photograph.
  2. Photocopy of the complete set of application forms (Form 8) submitted to Singapore Immigration.
  3. Acknowledgement letter from Singapore Immigration or Immigration endorsement on your application letter.
  4. A letter from your sponsor or company made to the attention of the Director General of Customs & Excise Department, certifying your employment.
  5. Completed Declaration of Facts form.
  6. Completed Importation of Used Personal Household Effects form.
    • Please note that a copy of your marriage certificate is required if the shipment is being declared by your spouse.
CLEARANCE TIMES
  • Under normal circumstances, air shipments can be customs cleared and delivered within 2 to 3 working days, while sea shipments may take 3 to 5 working days, if all necessary permits have been approved and forwarded to JVK Intl Movers (S) Pte. Ltd. prior to the arrival of the shipments.
  • Kindly provide the following documents to us by fax at (65) 6268-0887 or email at singapore@jvkmovers.com prior to the arrival of your shipments. This is to avoid incurring unnecessary expenses for Customs and Excise duties, Goods and Services Tax (GST), as well as possible container demurrage and/or detention and storage costs.
PROHIBITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
  • Alcohol:

    Heavy duties will be imposed on the import of Spirits and Wine. Current customs tariffs are as follows:

    Still Wine S$ 9.50/litre
    Sparkling Wine S$13.00/litre
    Liquors, Whiskies, etc S$30.00/litre
  • A test may be carried out by the Department of Scientific Services for Spirits/Wines not listed with Singapore Customs, and the duty will be levied according to the alcoholic content. The testing fee is S$80.00 per bottle.

    Cigarettes / Cigars / Tobacco : S$ 115.00 / kg

  • Please be advised that certain goods are prohibited/restricted from entry into Singapore unless prior approval has been obtained. Some examples of prohibited/restricted goods are as follows:
    • Pornographic materials
    • Banned literature
    • Recorded video tapes/laser discs/DVD/VCD
    • Firearms
    • Hazardous/corrosive materials
    • Explosive substances
  • Exempted Categories:

    With effect from 1 April 1993 the following categories of videos brought in by companies for their in-house use by individuals for home viewing are exempted from censorship:

    • a. For a Companys In-House Viewing
      • Training and Industrial videos
      • Advertising and Promotional videos
    • b. For Home Viewing
      • Ballet, Opera, Classical and Jazz Videos
      • Educational videos
      • Documentary videos
      • Sport vidos
      • Cartoon videos meant for children

The above exempted categories must not have contents, which depict sex, nudity, gratuitous violence, drug abuse or which denigrate any race or religion or affect Singapores national interest and are not otherwise obscene or lewd.

  • Airport Checkpoints:

    If you are carrying exempted videos through Airport Checkpoints, you should:

    Declare in a prescribed form that your videos fall within the exempted categories.

    Hand over both videos and forms to the Customs Officer on duty who will release them to you if he is satisfied with your Declaration. However, random checks may be made. In the event, obtain a receipt.

    If you are carrying exempted videos through Airport Checkpoints, you should:

    Deposit the videos with the Customs Officer and obtain a receipt.

    The non-exempted videos will be referred to the Board of Film Censors (BFC) for censorship. Owners can pay the censorship fees and collect the videos from the Board after seven (7) days.

  • Other Checkpoints

    If you are carrying exempted videos through Airport Checkpoints, you should:

    Fill in a similar prescribed form if your videos fall within the exempted categories.

    Deposit both the exempted and non-exempted videos with the Customs officer and obtain a receipt.

    Both the exempted and non-exempted videos will be referred to BFC where random checks will be made on the exempted videos. The Board will censor the non-exempted videos. Owners can collect both categories of videos from the Board after seven (7) days from the date of deposit at the Customs. Non-exempted videos will be released after payment of censorship fees.

  • Cargo Consignment

    If you are carrying videos through other checkpoints, you should:

    Obtain an Important Permit either personally at BFCs counter, by fax or through the Trade Net.

    Declare in similar prescribed forms if the videos fall within the exempted categories.

    Your videos will be released if BFC is satisfied with the Declaration. If random checks are necessary, the Board will indicate this in the Import Permit.

  • False Declaration

    In all cases, owners making false declaration will be prosecuted.

  • Collection of Videos

    The videos referred to the Board from all checkpoints can be collected from BFC, located at:

    BOARD OF FILM CENSOR
    31-C Exeter Road
    #06-01 Comcentre 3
    Singapore 239734
    Tel: 6734 7348

    Collection hours:

    Mon - Fri :    9.00am - 12.00pm, 1.30pm - 4.00pm
    Sat :    9.00am - 12.00pm

  • Inspection &/or Erasure Fees

    Inspection fees (per half hour of viewing or part thereof) are as follows:

    Entertainment for private and domestic use: S$ 3.00
    For a companys in-house viewing: S$ 40.00

    Erasure fee of S$5.00 per half hour or part thereof for removing any objectionable scenes from videos going for personal use.

    Erasure fee of S$20.00 per half hour or part thereof for removing any objectionable scenes from videos going for closed circuit TV/ company use.

    Every videotape, a certificate fee of S$1.00 will be charged.

    The client may arrange processing of video through the Films and Publications Department directly. Alternatively, JVK International Movers will make all necessary arrangements at a fee of S$120.00 for each batch of videotapes imported. This fee will be invoiced to the client directly.

    Please provide a title list of all videotapes in the shipment and pack separately and accessible, clearly marked Video Tapes(or DVDs, VCDs etc).

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • You can only import cars that are less than 3 years of age
  • The age of a used vehicle is valid from the date of its first registration date in the foreign country
  • If you cannot ascertain the first registration date of the vehicle, the age of your car will be deemed to be valid from the first manufacture.
  • All modifications made to your car must be properly certified and must be carried out by the manufacturer or an agent authorized manufacturer.
  • You car must use unleaded petrol
  • Your car must use CFC-free air conditioners
  • Your car must pass a mechanical inspection at LTA
  • Only right-hand drive cars are allowed to be registered for use in Singapore
  • Your car must be fitted with approved front and rear seat safety belts. The safety belts and the anchorage points must meet the recognized international standards and labels must be mounted in the car.

    Any person wishing to import motor vehicles for local use has to apply for a duty and GST payment permit. Duty on a motor car is levied at 20% of the Customs assessed value whilst for a motorcycle or scooter, it is levied at 12% of the Customs assessed value. The 4% GST is computed based on the CIF value (cost, insurance & freight) plus the duty payable.

  • Assessment of value on motor vehicles

    The Singapore Customs will assess the Open Market Value (OMV) of the car, based on the purchase price, freight insurance, handling and all other charges incidental to the sale and delivery of the vehicle in Singapore. Incidental charges include the inspection and documentation fees, cost of registration and de-registration, internal taxes, cost of accessories, commission etc, which have been paid on the said vehicle. For the purpose of duty assessment, you are required to submit the following:

    • Original Purchase Invoice – Freight and Insurance Papers
    • Bills/Receipts relating to other incidental charges
    • Documents relating to exhaust emission test, windscreen test, etc
    • Vehicle Date card
    • Vehicles registration and/or de-registration documents (if previously registered),
    • Manufacturers letter confirming the date of manufacture of the vehicle
  • Importing / Registering Your Car

    Arrange with your shipping agent to obtain an Inward Cargo Clearance Permit. Your agent will have to submit this permit to the Singapore Customs using the Tradenet System.

    Only vehicles that are less than 3 years of age may be imported and registered for use in Singapore. A surcharge of S$10,000.00 is payable for each imported used car registered in Singapore.

    After the pre-requisite importation documents for the vehicle have been submitted to LTA for verification and clearance, your car will be required to pass a mechanical inspection at the LTA before it can be registered.

    All motor vehicles in Singapore must be registered with the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

    FOR DETAILED INFORMATION & STEP BY STEP GUIDE, PLEASE REFER TO: www.onemotoring.com.sg

ANIMALS AND PETS
  • These regulations includes Guinea Pigs, Rodents, Chinchillas, Rabbits, Hare, Hamsters.
  • Import Permit

    A valid Import Permit issued by the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore must accompany each consignment of animals.

    Veterinary Certification

    Each consignment of animals must be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate dated within seven (7) days prior to the date of export and signed or endorsed by a government veterinary authority of the country of export, giving details of the following:

    • type
    • breed
    • sex
    • colour

    The health certificate should also include details certifying the following:

    • Quarantine
      The animal shall be subject to two (2) weeks quarantine at an AVA approved premises. AVA officers may inspect the animal at the quarantine premises during the quarantine period.
    • Application For Import Permit
      The owner or his agent must apply for the Import Permit by submitting the completed application Form CVC/3(1) for personal effects to the Import & Export Division at least five (5) working days prior to date of arrival of the consignment.
    • Notification of Arrival
      The owner or his agent shall contact the Quarantine Office as stated in the Import Permit at least one working day before the arrival of the animal.
    • Veterinary Inspection
      On arrival at the port of disembarkation in Singapore, the animal and documents (Import Permit and Veterinary Health Certificate) shall be examined by an authorized Veterinary Office. If the animal is found to be healthy and the documents are in order, the animal shall be allowed in Singapore. The owner must confirm the address where the animal will be quarantined on the Import Permit.
    • Penalty
      If the animals are not healthy or if documents are not in order or if quarantine space is not approved, the animals shall be detained for two (2) weeks for observation prior to quarantine or destroyed or returned to the country of export at the discretion of the Director-General of Agri-food and Veterinary Services. In addition, the importer may be subject to prosecution.
    • Other Requirements
      Animals must be consigned to Singapore in a secure container that meets the relevant container requirements specified in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animals Regulations.

      Import of animals as personal effects is restricted to 5 animals of each species only.

      Any expenditure incurred in the process of importation shall be borne by the importer Regulations and fees are subject to change without notice notwithstanding the issuance of a Permit by AVA.

      Regulations are subject to change without notice notwithstanding the issuance of a permit by AVA FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE REFER TO: www.ava.gov.sg These regulations include dogs and cats.

      These regulations include dogs and cats.

    • Import Permit
      Each animal must be accompanied by a valid import permit issued by the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) of Singapore.
    • Veterinary Certification
      The animal shall be accompanied by:
      • veterinary health certificate bearing a date not more than seven (7) days prior to export and signed by a registered veterinarian of the country of export describing the age, breed, sex, colour, markings or other points of identification of dog/cat and certifying to the effect that:
        • the dog/cat was examined by the registered veterinarian and found to be healthy, free from any clinical sign of infectious or contagious disease and fit for travel at the time of export.
        • In the case of a puppy, the puppy was at a minimum of twelve (12) weeks of age at the time of export.
        • In the case of a dog under sixteen (16) weeks of age, the dog was vaccinated against Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis and Canine Parvoviral infection with at least two (2) vaccinations, four (4) weeks apart, and the second vaccination must be given at least two (2) weeks prior to export, or In the case of a dog sixteen (16) weeks of age and above, the dog was vaccinated at least once not less than two (2) weeks and not more than one (1) year prior to export against Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis and Canine Parvoviral infection.
        • in the case of a dog, it has been examined by the registered veterinarian at the time of export and found to be implanted with a microchip that bears the identification code as that indicated in the veterinary health certificate (microchip identification code of the dog should be stated in the veterinary health certificate) and the dogs vaccination certificate;
      • in the case of a dog, its original vaccination certificate, which bears also the identification code of the microchip that has been implanted into the dog. The vaccination certificate of the dog also bears the details (name of veterinarian, name and address of veterinary practice) and endorsement of licensed/registered veterinarian who implanted the microchip into the dog.
      • An export permit from the country of export. (This is waived if the veterinary health certificate is issued or endorsed by a government or government-appointed veterinarian of the country of export)
    • Quarantine
      Upon arrival the animal shall be vaccinated with an anti-rabies vaccine (irrespective of whether it had been vaccinated or not before import) and subsequently quarantined for a period of not less than 30 days. The animal must be at least 3 months of age at the time of vaccination. The owner or his agent is responsible for ensuring that quarantine space is available at the Jurong Animal Quarantine Station.
    • Application For Import Permit
      The owner or his agent must apply for the import permit by submitting the completed import application Form CVC/3(1) for personal effects and Application and Acceptance for Animal Quarantine Space in Jurong Animal Quarantine Station form to the Import & Export Division of AVA, at least seven working days prior to the date of arrival of the animal.

      Import & Export Division
      5 Maxwell Road #02-00
      Tower Block, MND Complex
      Singapore 069110
      Tel : 65 6227 0670
      Fax : 65 6227 6305
      Mr. Yap Hin Hoo C Yap_Him_Hoo@ava.gov.sg
      Ms. Tan Yeow Fong – Tan_Yeow_Fong@ava.gov.sg

      The Owner of his agent must contact the Quarantine Office as stated in the Import Permit at least one working day before the arrival of the animal.

    • Veterinary Inspection
      On arrival at the port of disembarkation in Singapore, the dog/cat and documents (Import Permit, Veterinary Health Certificate) shall be presented to and examined by an authorized Veterinary Officer. If the animal is found to be healthy and documents are in order, the animal shall be taken to the Jurong Animal Quarantine Station by a Quarantine officer.
    • Penalty
      If any animal is not healthy or if any document is not in order or quarantine space is unavailable, the animal shall be returned to the country of export, detained for two weeks for observation prior to quarantine or destroyed at the discretion of the Director-General of Agri-food and Veterinary Services. In addition, the owner or his agent is subject to prosecution.
    • Other Requirements
      Owners should take into the age of their animals as well as travel and climatic stress when deciding to export their dogs/cats to Singapore.

      Owners of any dog above 3 months of age must apply for a license to keep the dog in Singapore.

      Any expenditure incurred in the process of importation shall be borne by the owner or agent. Any loss occasioned during the removal, handling or treatment of an imported dog/cat under the directions of AVA or occurring during the period of detention in quarantine, shall be borne by the owner or agent.

      Any microchip that is implanted into the dog must meet with ISO (international Standards Organisation) Standard 11784. If the dog is implanted with a microchip which does not comply with these stated ISO Standard, the owner of the dog or his authorized agent must provide a reader which is able to read the identification code of the implanted microchip at the point of entry into Singapore.

    • Important Information
      The following breeds of dogs and their crosses are NOT allowed to be imported into Singapore
      • Pit Bull (which includes the American Pit Bull Terrier also known as the American Pit Bull and Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Bulldog, and crosses between them and with other breeds)
      • Neapolitan Mastiff,
      • Tosa
      • Akita
      • Dogo Argentino
      • Boerboel
      • Fila Brasileiro and their crossesThe following breeds of dogs need to be muzzled while in a public place
      • Bull Mastiff,
      • Bull Terrier
      • Doberman
      • German Shepard
      • Belgian Shepard
      • East European Shepard
      • Rottweiler

      Regulations are subject to change without notice notwithstanding the issuance of a permit by AVA

      FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE REFER TO: www.ava.gov.sg

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK Magellan International Movers Pte Ltd.
10 Changi South Street 3
# 01-03 Tang Logistics Centre
Singapore 486147
Tel: 65-6534-7345
Fax: 65-6534-7348
E-mail: singapore@jvkasia.com
Notify Party:
JVK Magellan International Movers Pte Ltd.
10 Changi South Street 3
# 01-03 Tang Logistics Centre
Singapore 486147
Tel: 65-6534-7345
Fax: 65-6534-7348
E-mail: singapore@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Solomon Islands


BJS

Commonwealth Street
Point Cruz
Honiara, Soloman Islands.
Tel: 677-22393
Fax: 677-21027
E-mail: solomanislands@jvkpacific.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

To import duty free shipper must have a work permit ( for expatriate) or have resided outside of the Soloman Islands for a minimum 12 months prior to returning to the Soloman Islands and must have owned and used all the personal effects for a minimum 12 months and are all for personal use and not for re-sale.

For any shipper that does not fulfill these criteria the entire shipment will be subject to import duty at varying rates.

Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Cars are complicated to import. Generally only diplomats can import duty free but under certain circumstances individuals can import but the procedure is lengthy and complicated. Check with JVK before shipping.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Up to 4 months quarantine is required at an approved quarantine establishment. Length of quarantine depends which country the pet is imported from. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
BJS
Commonwealth Street
Point Cruz
Honiara, Soloman Islands.
Tel: 677- 22393
Fax: 677-21027
E-mail: solomanislands@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

South Korea


JVK-Magellan International Movers Ltd.

Room 214 Shinsong Tower 662-3 Deunngchon-dong,
Kangseo-ki, Seoul, South Korea 140-200
Tel: 82-02-2658-7208
Fax: 82-02-2659-1072
E-mail: south.korea@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • Used personal effects are not dutiable in South Korea.
  • To clear non-Diplomatic shipments we require:
    1. clear copy of passport ( bio-data page, South Korea visa page and last entry stamp page) for each family member.
    2. Original Korean residence permit
    3. Packing list.
  • To clear Diplomatic shipments we also require Exemption Certificate of Duty issued by Ministry of Foreign Affs in South Korea.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering South Korea include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, satellite dishes, short wave radios, narcotics, or subversive literature or materials.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Used vehicles must be modified top meet South Korean emission control laws before they can be used. New cars will be dutiable. Japanese made cars cannot be imported.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into South Korea will be subject a 14 day quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card. A copy of these documents must be scanned or faxed to JVK at least 10 days prior to arrival.
  • The shipper must be in South Korea at the time of clearance.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
The Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK-Magellan International Movers Ltd
Room 214 Shinsong Tower 662-3 Deunngchon-dong,
Kangseo-ki, Seoul, South Korea 140-200
Tel: 82-02-2658-7208
Fax: 82-02-2659-1072
E-mail: south.korea@jvkasia.com
Notify Party:
JVK-Magellan International Movers Ltd
Room 214 Shinsong Tower 662-3 Deunngchon-dong,
Kangseo-ki, Seoul, South Korea 140-200
Tel: 82-02-2658-7208
Fax: 82-02-2659-1072
E-mail: south.korea@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Taiwan


JVK-Asia Ltd.

6FL, No 280, Wen-Lin North Road,
Beitou District, Taipei,
Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-6611-9079
Fax: 886-2-6611-9078
E-mail: taiwan@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • Used personal effects are not dutiable in Taiwan.
  • To clear customs we require:
    1. clear copy of passport ( bio-data page, Taiwan visa page and last entry stamp page
    2. Original Customs Declaration Form which is obtained on aircraft when arriving in Taiwan and must be stamped by Customs on arrival at airport.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Taiwan include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, satellite dishes, short wave radios, narcotics, or subversive literature or materials.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Used vehicles must be modified top meet Taiwan emission control laws before they can be used. Cars under 12 months old and more than 10 years cannot be imported.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Taiwan will be subject to upto 4 months quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card. A copy of these documents must be scanned or faxed to JVK at least 10 days prior to arrival.
  • The shipper must be in Taiwan at the time of clearance.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
The Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK-Magellan International Movers Ltd
6FL, No 280, Wen-Lin North Road,
Beitou District, Taipei,
Taiwan.
Tel: 886-2-66119079
Fax: 886-2-66119078
E-mail: taiwan@jvkasia.com
Notify Party:As Consignee

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Thailand


JVK International Movers Ltd.

222 Krungthep Kreetha Road
Bangkok 10240
Thailand
Tel: 662-379-4646
Fax: 662-379-5050
E-mail: thailand@jvkmovers.com
THAILAND (Eastern Seaboard)
JVK Interational Movers Ltd.
122 Moo 2 Tungsukhla
Amphur Sriracha
Chonburi , Thailand

Tel: 66-38-425-476
Fax: 66-38-373-056
E-mail: thai.easternsea@jvkmovers.com


CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • A foreigner may import household goods and personal effects into Thailand duty free under the following conditions:
    1. He or she has diplomatic status or holds a valid one year Thai work permit.
    2. His or her goods enter Thailand within 6 months of his/her initial arrival in Thailand
    3. His or her good arrive from the country where he/she lived previously for one year.
  • If the above criteria are met, only one sea and one air shipment are permitted duty free, and the shipper can only import one each of any electrical appliance duty free.
  • A returning Thai national may import his or her household goods and personal effects into Thailand duty free, so long as he/she can prove residence abroad for over one year continuously and the goods arrive from the country where he/she have been living. Again, only one air and one sea are permitted duty free, and one each of any electrical appliance duty free.
  • All other foreigners and returning Thais, who do not meet the above criteria, may import household goods and personal effects into Thailand, but they will be subject to duty. The duty amount varies and is often subject to negotiation with the customs department. JVK will work with the shipper and his/her company to minimize any duty liability.
  • While the shipper does not have to be physically present at the port or airport during customs clearance, we must present his/her original passport and original one year work permit (or diplomatic certificate) to the Thai Customs Authorities at the time of clearance. Thus, the shipper must be in Thailand for the shipment to clear through customs. A returning Thai national must present both his/her current passport and his/her previously expired passport.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Thailand include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, and short wave radios.
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Only a foreign diplomat may import a vehicle into Thailand duty free. He or she must obtain a letter from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying his/her status and requesting that Thai Customs permit duty free import.
  • For all other foreigners and returning Thai nationals, it is almost impossible to import a vehicle into Thailand. The procedures for a non-diplomat to import a vehicle are time consuming and tedious. The duty assessed can be as high as 300% of the new purchase value of the vehicle.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Thailand with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.
  • If pets are sent as cargo, duty will be assessed at roughly US$ 400.00 per animal, though this may vary depending upon the type and size of the pet. If pets are brought as excess baggage, no duty is normally assessed.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o JVK International Movers Ltd.
222 Krungthep Kreetha Road
Bangkok 10240, Thailand
Tel: 662-379-4646
Fax: 662-379-5050
E-mail: thailand@jvkmovers.com
Notify Party (for both Bangkok and Eastern Seaboard shipments):
JVK International Movers Ltd.
222 Krungthep Kreetha Road
Bangkok 10240, Thailand
Tel: 662-379-4646
Fax: 662-379-5050
E-mail: thailand@jvkmovers.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Timor Leste


JVK-Naga Movers (ET) Ltd.

Kampumg Baru
Dili,
East Timor
Tel: 670-7723-5784
Fax: 670-7799-2828
E-mail: east.timor@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • A foreigner may import household goods and personal effects into Timor Leste duty free under the following conditions:
    1. He or she has diplomatic status
    2. His or her embassy, mission or organization are registered in Timor Leste
    3. His or her employer sends a letter to Customs requesting duty free import. JVK will assist with the format for this letter
  • If the above criteria are met, only one sea and one air shipment are permitted duty free.
  • All other foreigners and returning Timorese nationals, who do not meet the above criteria, may import household goods and personal effects into Timor Leste, but they will be subject to duty. The first Usd 300.00 of value is duty free, thereafter duty will apply. The duty amount varies and is often subject to negotiation with the customs department. JVK will work with the shipper and his/her company to minimize any duty liability.
  • While the shipper does not have to be physically present in Timor Leste during customs clearance, we must present a copy of his or her passport to the Timor Leste government at the time of clearance. Also, should any issued arise, it is best if the shipper is in-country to assist.
  • Timor Leste is a young country. As such, regulations often change and with little notice. It is best to contact JVK Prior to shipping in order to ensure there are no significant changes to the regulations above.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Timor Leste include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, and narcotics
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Only a diplomat may import a vehicle into Timor Leste duty free. His or her organization must send a letter, similar in format to the one for household goods, to the Customs Department requesting duty free import.
  • All other foreigners and Timorese nationals may import a motor vehicle into Timor Leste, but it will be subject to duty. The present regulations use a formula that multiplies the cc of vehicle by Usd 2.00, with a minimum amount of Usd 200.00 per vehicle. Again, because regulations change often and with little notice, it is wise to ask JVK before shipping.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Timor Leste with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o his or her company name and
address in Timor Leste
Notify Party:
JVK Naga Movers (ET) Ltd.
Kampung Baru
Dili
East Timor
Tel: 670-7723-5784
Fax: 670-7799-2828
E-mail: east.timor@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Tonga


Pacific Forum Line (NZ) Ltd.

Suite 1-5, South building
Fakafanua Centre
Cnr Vuna Rd. & By-Pass Rd. Tonga
Tel: (676) 23-012
Fax: (676) 23-345
E-mail: tonga@jvkpacific.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

To import duty free shipper must have a work permit ( for expatriate) or have resided outside of Tonga for a minimum 12 months prior to returning to Tonga and must have owned and used all the personal effects for a minimum 12 months and are all for personal use and not for re-sale.

For any shipper that does not fulfill these criteria the entire shipment will be subject to import duty at varying rates.

Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Cars are complicated to import. Generally only diplomats can import duty free but under certain circumstances individuals can import but the procedure is lengthy and complicated. Check with JVK before shipping.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Up to 4 months quarantine is required at an approved quarantine establishment. Length of quarantine depends which country the pet is imported from. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
Pacific Forum Line (NZ) Ltd.
Suite 1-5, South Building
Fakafanua Centre
Cnr Vuna Rd. & By-Pass Rd.
Tonga
Tel: (676) 23-012
Fax: (676) 23-345
E-mail: tonga@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

Tunisia


JVK Africa Movers Ltd

27 Bis Rue Alfrazdak,
Cite Alferdaws,
L’Aounina 2045 Tunis
Tunisia.
Tel: (216) 70727510
Fax:(216) 70726192
E-mail: tunisia@jvkafrica.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

A foreigner may import household goods and personal effects into Tunisia duty free under the following conditions:

  1. He or she has diplomatic status
  2. His or she is coming to work in Tunisia
  3. His or she is coming to live in Tunisia
  4. His or she is a returning resident
  1. Diplomatic shipment:

    If customer is working for an embassy or an international organism with diplomatic status, they are allowed to import their goods under diplomatic franchise provided by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approved by General customs office and embassy / employer organism. Copy of passport is required for owner of goods. Packing list in French or Arabic will be required.

  2. Foreign citizen coming to work in Tunisia:

    They are allowed to import their household goods under the condition to have a work certificate (from Ministry of Employment) and a Residence Card. Packing list in French or Arabic will be required.

  3. Foreign citizen coming to live in Tunisia:

    They are allowed to import their household goods under the condition to have a certified proof of ownership of a house in touristic area (sea coast) and a Residence card. Shipper will have to prove they have sufficient funds to maintain them in their stay in Tunisia ie pension, overseas salary, sufficient funds in bank. Packing list in French or Arabic will be required.

    Otherwise customer will pay taxes and duties to customs according to the value of goods.

  4. Returning resident:

    They are allowed to import their goods one time in life under the following conditions:

    Customer should have resided more than 2 years outside the country and shouldn’t have spent more than 120 days in Tunisia before final return. Value of goods shouldn’t exceed 15,000 Tunisian Dinars for single person or 30,000 Tunisian Dinars for a married couple. Packing list in French or Arabic will be required.

Important Notes:

Please be advised that customer should be present during customs inspection and during container removal from the port ( excluding diplomatic shipments).

Shipper MUST provide all required documentation otherwise shipment cannot be import and will be re-exported to origin at shipper’s expense.

DO NOT forward shipments prior to getting JVK greenlight.

Our rates EXCLUDE container bond charges (if levied by shipping line). These will need to be paid by shipper directly and will be returned to shipper once container is returned in good condition to the shipping line.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Goods prohibited from entering Tunisia include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, subversive literature and alcohol (unless customer can obtain an import licence).

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Diplomatic shipments must obtain a duty free permit prior to shipment arrival.

Foreign citizen coming to work in Tunisia are allowed to import their vehicle for work period with temporary plates and should be exported later.

Returning Tunisian nationals are allowed to import duty free 1 car if under 5 years old. Driving license, original passport and bill of sale/registration documentation from origin is required.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
Address in Tunisia
Telephone number
Notify Party:
Shipper name ( as in passport)
c/o Olympic Tunisia /JVK Africa
27 Bis Rue Alfrazdak,
Cite Alferdaws
L’Aouina 2045 Tunis,
Tunisia
Tel:(216) 70727510
Fax:(216)70726192
Email:tunisia@jvkafrica.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK Africa Ltd cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

USA


USA (Agent Liaison Office only)

JVK International Movers USA Inc.
USA and European Liaison Office
157 Drexel Drive
Severna Park, MD 21146 USA
Tel: 1-410-729-7422
Fax: 1-410-729-7522
E-mail: usa@jvkasia.com
Vanuatu


Vila Agents Ltd.

PO Box 62
Port Vila
Vanuatu.
Tel: 678-22490
Fax: 678-23379
E-mail: vanuatu@jvkpacific.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

Shipper can only import goods totaling VT50,000 per family member. All items in excess of this amount will be dutiable. For any shipper that does not fulfill these criteria the entire shipment will be subject to import duty at varying rates.

Diplomats require duty free certificate issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs whilst UN/NGO/AID employees require duty free certificate issued by their sponsor government department.

All shipments must be ISPM15 compliant. Additional quarantine charges might apply.

Shipments take time to clear. Demurrage is inevitable.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

Never mix personal effects with commercial goods.

Generally pornography, guns, fireworks, narcotics, gambling instruments and subversive or offensive literature are banned as are agricultural products.

MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)

Cars are complicated to import. Generally only diplomats can import duty free but under certain circumstances individuals can import but the procedure is lengthy and complicated. Check with JVK before shipping.

ANIMALS AND PETS

Pets may be imported but a valid Import Permit is required to be issued prior to arrival of the pet. Pets must be forwarded as manifested cargo under an Airway Bill (not hand carried). To apply for an Import Permit we require the general details of the pet (name, sex, breed, age, color). Import Permits can take up to 2 weeks to issue and shipments MUST NOT be forwarded without an Import Permit. When the pet is forwarded it is essential that the rabies vaccination and general vaccination certificates are attached to the Airway Bill. Up to 4 months quarantine is required at an approved quarantine establishment. Length of quarantine depends which country the pet is imported from. Contact JVK for more details.

CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o shipper employer or home address.
Notify Party:
Vila Agents Ltd
PO Box 62
Port Vila
Vanuatu.
Tel: 678-22490
Fax: 678-23379
e-mail: vanuatu@jvkpacific.com

Please ensure a copy of pre-advice and shipping documents are forward to JVK Australia before shipment arrival.

JVK Magellan International Movers Pty Ltd
Tel: 61 -7-5309 6890
Fax: 61-7-5335 1663
E-mail: australia@jvkpacific.com

Vietnam


JVK Indochina Movers (Vietnam) Ltd.

6 To Ngoc Van Street
Tay Ho District
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 844-3826-0334
Fax: 844-3715-0650
E-mail: hanoi.vietnam@jvkasia.com
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
  • A foreigner may import household goods and personal effects into Timor Leste duty free under the following conditions:
    1. He or she has diplomatic status
    2. His or her embassy, mission or organization are registered in Timor Leste
    3. His or her employer sends a letter to Customs requesting duty free import. JVK will assist with the format for this letter
  • If the above criteria are met, only one sea and one air shipment are permitted duty free.
  • All other foreigners and returning Timorese nationals, who do not meet the above criteria, may import household goods and personal effects into Timor Leste, but they will be subject to duty. The first Usd 300.00 of value is duty free, thereafter duty will apply. The duty amount varies and is often subject to negotiation with the customs department. JVK will work with the shipper and his/her company to minimize any duty liability.
  • While the shipper does not have to be physically present in Timor Leste during customs clearance, we must present a copy of his or her passport to the Timor Leste government at the time of clearance. Also, should any issued arise, it is best if the shipper is in-country to assist.
  • Timor Leste is a young country. As such, regulations often change and with little notice. It is best to contact JVK Prior to shipping in order to ensure there are no significant changes to the regulations above.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
  • Goods prohibited from entering Timor Leste include firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, and narcotics
MOTOR VEHICLES (AUTOS AND MOTORBIKES)
  • Only a diplomat may import a vehicle into Timor Leste duty free. His or her organization must send a letter, similar in format to the one for household goods, to the Customs Department requesting duty free import.
  • All other foreigners and Timorese nationals may import a motor vehicle into Timor Leste, but it will be subject to duty. The present regulations use a formula that multiplies the cc of vehicle by Usd 2.00, with a minimum amount of Usd 200.00 per vehicle. Again, because regulations change often and with little notice, it is wise to ask JVK before shipping.
ANIMALS AND PETS
  • Most pets, including dogs, cats, and birds, can be brought into Timor Leste with no quarantine period. The documents necessary at the time of import are a current health certificate (not more than 7 days old) and a current vaccination card.
CONSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o his or her company name and
address in Timor Leste
Notify Party:
JVK Naga Movers (ET) Ltd.
Kampung Baru
Dili
East Timor
Tel: 670-7723-5784
Fax: 670-7799-2828
E-mail: east.timor@jvkasia.com

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, JVK International Movers cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.