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Bahamas

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Inventory of household goods and personal effects (valued)
  • Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment of household goods and personal effects

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • In case of a customs examination, it is recommended that the client be present at the customs examination process
  • All household goods and personal effects items dutiable, except used personal effects (clothing and toilet articles)
  • Antiques with a certificate of authenticity from an authorized dealer or expert
  • Duty may become payable on an assessed value at the Customs Officer’s discretion

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Drugs
  • Plants (Health Certificate required)
  • Pornography
  • Articles contrary to Bahamian religious beliefs or morality will not be allowed into the country

PETS

  • Import permit prior to shipping

VEHICLES

  • Copy of auto title is required
  • An invoice is required for recently purchased autos
  • Value of $10,000 or less-45% duty + 7% stamp tax
  • Value of $10,000-$20,000-50% duty + 7% stamp tax
  • Value over $20,000-65% + 7% stamp tax

DUTY AND TAX RATE

  • The most common charges that a transferee may incur is 35% duty + 7% stamp tax. (Duty and stamp tax are on a C.I.F. value)

IMPORTANT: This information is intended for general guidance. Forward Van Lines International cannot take responsibility for any errors or oversights or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. It is advisable to contact the Bahamas Office athttp://www.bahamasny.net/index.phpfor moreinformation prior to your shipping.

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