Country Guide: Swaziland

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Updated: November 23, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport showing the Entry Permit
  • Packing list
  • Original Bill of Lading  (OBL) - no Express Release Accepted / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Original inventory in English dated, valued and signed by the shipper
  • Residence Permit / Work Permit
  • CE 101 Form
  • DA65 or NEP Form (returning citizens)

 

Specific Information

  • There is no tax on used household goods and 14% charged on new goods.
  • Citizens must have DA65 or NEP forms must complete upon departure from Swaziland for items without serial numbers for re-entry with those items; otherwise, the goods may be detained for proof of local purchase upon re-entry.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original Registration Card
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Purchase Invoice
  • DA 304A Form
  • Interpol Clearance
  • Import Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • If the vehicle has been owned and used by the shipper for more than 1 year, no duties are applicable; if not, then 14% will be levied.
  • Only 1 car per shipper is allowed; additional cars will have duties levied on them.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate (issued in the country of origin)
  • Transit Permit
  • Import Permit

 

Specific Information

  • Pets must travel as manifested cargo.
  • Documents must accompany pets.
  • Vaccination Record must show pets vaccinated at least 30 days prior to import but not more than 6 months, issued in the country of origin.
  • Veterinary Health Certificate must be signed, stamped, and dated within 5 days of import.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Firearms and ammunitions (authorization from the Firearms Licensing Board is required)
  • Alcohol (1 bottle and duties of 14%)
  • Cosmetic creams (registration with the Ministry of Health is required)
  • The following items may qualify for free import:
    • Cigarettes (400), cigars (50), tobacco (250 g)
    • Perfume (10 fl. oz.)

Prohibited Items

  • Unlawful drugs
  • Pornography
  • Local currency
  • Potassium bromides

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.state.gov/p/af/ci/wz

http://swaziland.usembassy.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.