JVK Africa Movers Ltd
27 Bis Rue Alfrazdak,
L’Aounina 2045 Tunis
Tel: (216) 70727510
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.
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.
Consign both sea and air shipments to:
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
Address in Tunisia
Shipper name ( as in passport)
c/o Olympic Tunisia /JVK Africa
27 Bis Rue Alfrazdak,
L’Aouina 2045 Tunis,
- 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.