Country Guide: Trinidad and Tobago

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Updated: November 20, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Copy of Work Permit, if applicable
  • Detailed inventory
  • Affidavit of Returning Resident (returning residents)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs forms (Diplomats)
  • Diplomatic Franchise (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • An import License is required for appliances that contain gas (e.g., refrigerator, etc.).

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Certified copy of Title / Registration
  • Import License
  • Copy of OBL

 

Specific Information

  • The shipper must apply for the Import License prior to clearance of the vehicle.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Import Permit

 

Specific Information

  • The Veterinary Health Certificate must be obtained from a veterinarian at origin.
  • The Import Permit must be obtained upon entry.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Weapons, including firearms, swords, etc. (require permission from the Police Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago)
  • New items less than 1-year old
  • Alcohol (1 q.)
  • Cigarettes - persons over 17 years or older (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (1/2 lb.)
  • Building materials (e.g., tiles)

Prohibited Items

  • Narcotics
  • Communications equipment such as CB radios, walkie-talkies, etc.

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.ttembassy.org

http://www.ttcgnewyork.com

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.