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Customs Regulations in Colombia

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Original Passport for customer and all family members
  • Visa (mandatory for consignee) valid for at least one year
  • Residence or Work Visa
  • Foreigners must apply for Work or Residence Permit
  • Certificate of Residence issued by the Colombian Consulate, certifying that owner has lived abroad for at least two continuous years
  • Inventory (in Spanish)
    • Inventory must show:
    • For ALL MAJOR APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens, roasters, TVs, VCRs, stereos, small personal computers, etc.) state the MAKE, MODEL, AND SERIAL NUMBER
    • If possible, pack all electronic appliances together
    • Transmittal documents showing actual weights and/or volume, delivery details, etc.
    • Diplomats must have Diplomatic Entry Form, to be requested from Foreign Ministry by Diplomatic Mission

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • Only one household goods shipment from one country allowed per family
  • All shipments pay duty, import tax, sales tax (VAT), and warehouse fees which are charged to customer's account
  • Owner must have lived outside of the country for at least two years
  • Owner must not have imported any household goods in the last seven years
  • Customs may ask for Bank Guarantee that goods will not be sold for one year
  • Shipments 100% inspected
  • Household goods must arrive within 30 days before or 120 days after the arrival of the customer

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • Duties/taxes on C.I.F. value of household goods are assessed
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in small quantities are subject to duties and sales tax (Import License may be required)
  • One sporting weapon is permitted per family
  • Only one of each major electrical appliance is allowed, except air conditioners which are limited to three
  • Bedroom furniture must correspond to the number of persons in the family

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Weapons, ammunition and explosives
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic material
  • Uniforms or equipment relating to the Police or Armed Forces

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • As of 1/1/94 no USED automobile may be imported into Colombia
  • Import License is required and MUST be obtained prior to arrival of auto
  • Do not include an auto as part of the household goods shipment
  • DO NOT SHIP VEHICLES UNTIL ALL DOCUMENTS ARE IN ORDER
  • NON-COMPLIANCE WILL RESULT IN SEIZURE/STORAGE OF SHIPMENT AT GREAT ADDITIONAL EXPENSE
  • Documents required:
    • Original Commercial Invoice (detailed and in US dollars)
    • Title
    • Registration
    • Copy of Bill of Sale
    • ALL DOCUMENTS (Invoice, etc.) must agree with the Import License

PETS

  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Import License
  • Notarized Health Certificate from Veterinarian
  • Quarantine IS NOT required for cats and dogs
  • Contact destination agent prior to forwarding

URL: http://www.dian.gov.co
   

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