Country Guide: Bermuda

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Updated: November 17, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Work Permit (Non-Bermudian)
  • Transfer of Residence Allowance (TRA)
  • Customs Traveler Declaration Form 98 (CTD)
  • CAPS Registration
  • Cash Valuation Sheet
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Detailed inventory list

 

Specific Information

  • The TRA is good for 90 days from issuance.
  • Bermudian citizens returning to Bermuda must be able to prove time lived abroad for a minimum of 1 year in order to import their household goods duty fre

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Transport Control Department (TCD)
  • OBL / AWB
  • Bill of Sale
  • Certificate of Title
  • Overseas Vehicle Registration
  • Owner’s manual

 

Specific Information

  • To import a motor vehicle, the shipper must be the original owner and have owned the vehicle within the 6 months prior to import.
  • The TCD must be presented with the vehicle specifications for approval.
  • The owner must provide the Transport Control Department the specific details of the vehicle including: make, model, curb weight, horsepower.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Import Permit issued by the Bermuda Department of Environmental Protection

 

Specific Information

  • The Vaccination Record must show the animal has received at least two rabies vaccinations: the first after the age of 3 months, the second between 6-12 months, and with no significant lapses in vaccinations. The most recent vaccination must be given within 30 days and not more than 1 year prior to arrival.
  • Vaccinations must be given by a licensed veterinarian.
  • The Vaccination Record and Veterinary Health Certificate must be dated and signed by a licensed veterinarian, showing veterinarian name, facility address, and telephone number.
  • The Veterinary Health Certificate must be issued within 10 days of import and must state that animal if free from communicable disease and external parasites; the name, date of birth, breed, description, owner’s name, owner’s name and address, and microchip identification of the pet must also be included.
  • Certain restrictions apply for animals arriving from specific countries; contact agent for complete details.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), tobacco (0.5 kg)
  • Spirits and wine (1 L each); amounts above 1 L are charged duties of 25% of the value

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Illegal drugs
  • Pornographic materials
  • Counterfeit items

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://www.tcd.gov.bm/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=256&&PageID=1443&mode=2&in_hi_userid =2&cached=true

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1067.html http://hamilton.usconsulate.gov

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.