JVK-Naga Movers (ET) Ltd.
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.
Shipper (name spelt exactly as in passport)
c/o his or her company name and
address in Timor Leste