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Chile

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS WHEN MOVING TO CHILE

Chile

HOUSEHOLD GOODS:

  • They may import used Household goods up to US$ 5.000.- free of taxes and duties.
  • They may bring more than the above amount, but will pay around 26 % on the overflow and over CIF value.
  • They may bring two or more shipments from different origins. They must be in Chile before the shipment’s arrivals.
  • Shipments must arrive within 120 days from shipper’s own arrival to the country.
  • Chileans returning who have been abroad more than 6 months but less than 1 year are only allowed to import up to US$ 500. of used HHG or personal effects.
  • Chileans returning who has been abroad more than 1 year and less than 5 years, are only allowed to import up to US$ 3.000. of used HHG.
  • Chilean returning who has been abroad more than 5 years, are allowed to import up to US$ 5.000.of used HHG.
  • Client must be in Chile before the shipment’s arrival.
  • The shipment may enter within 120 days from client’s arrival.
  • They may import up to US$ 25.000. in used HHG free of taxes and duties.

Documents required from origin agent:

  • Original Bill of Lading / AWB.
  • Legible inventories in English or Spanish.

Documents required from client:

  • Chilean diplomats returning from Missions abroad: Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepare a whole set of documents to be submitted to Chilean customs and once it is ready, client must provide a copy of valued inventory of HHG to the shipper plus an authorization to clear.
  • Chilean personnel returning from International Organizations: Your removal company will prepare a whole set of documents together with client, to be submitted to Chilean custom authorities.
  • Client must bring from originating Organization, Certificate (s) showing dates of his (her) stay abroad working with that specific Office. Also, certificate must show salaries earned during every year of work.
  • Client also must submit work contract or letter of appointment.

Above documents must be originals.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS

USED MOTOCYCLES, PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL, DRUGS, PERESHIBLE FOOD.
FIREARMS ARE REQUESTED FOR A SPECIAL PERMIT ISSUED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND MILITARY AUTHORITY IN CHILE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT TO SEND IT. PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
FOREIGN CITIZENS WITH WORK VISA OR TEMPORARY VISA OVER ONE YEAR.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • Original Bill of Lading or express release for the sea shipments. Original AWB and legible inventories in English or Spanish from origin agent.
  • Client must sign a couple of forms in Chile, which are provided by the shipper, such as authorization form to clear and customs declaration.
  • Client also has to provide copy of his passport showing identification page, last entry to Chile and work visa stamped.
  • Valuation for Chilean customs is made by our imports department to reduce or avoid, if possible, payment of taxes.
  • Original Bill of Lading or express release for the sea shipments/Original AWB for the air shipments.
  • Legible inventories in English or Spanish.
  • Client must sign customs declaration and authorization to clear shipment upon his arrival. Forms are provided by us.
  • Original Certificate issued by International Police Office in Santiago, showing travel history of shipper (in/out Chile) to apply to above categories.
  • Copy of passport showing identification page and last entry to Chile.

FOREIGN DIPLOMATS

They may import new or used Household Goods. Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs will provide a duty free import license as per their Embassy or Organization’s request. Their allowances will directly depend on status of client.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • Original Bill of Lading / Original AWB.
  • Legible inventories in English or Spanish.
  • The Embassy/Organization will provide the shipper, a pro-forma invoice and written authorization to clear the shipment into the country.

VEHICLES:

They may only import new vehicles and will pay taxes and duties in full.

  • Only document required is the commercial invoice
    CHILEAN CITIZENS RETURNING AS PER THEIR LENGTH OF TIME ABROAD
  • Chilean returning citizens may only import used vehicles providing they have been abroad more than 1 year. Taxes and duties are payable.
  • They may only import one new vehicle free of taxes or duties, provided the amount is into the total allowance authorized by Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Only document required is the commercial invoice.

Documents REQUIRED:

  • Commercial Invoice and Proof of property (Title).

They can also import new vehicles under a standard import regulation for this commodity.

PETS:

  • Dogs and cats must arrive with an international Health Certificate and vaccination certificate.
  • Documents must arrive attached to the AWB.
  • No quarantine applicable.
  • They can be cleared immediately upon arrival. Please send a pre-alert with documents by fax.
  • Pets must arrive in working hours during labor days and must be consigned owner.

Important:This information is intended for general guidance. Forward Van Lines Internationalcannot 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 nearest Chile customs office at http://chileabroad.gov.cl/miami/en/for most updated information prior to yourshipping.

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