Country Guide: Lesotho

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Updated: April 14, 2016

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Packing list
  • Inventory
  • Purchase Invoice / Letter of Value
  • Work Permit / Residence Permit
  • C/E 1 Form
  • C/E 3 Form (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • Shipper must be present for Customs clearance.
  • All documents must be received by the agent prior to Customs clearance.
  • Used household goods and personal effects are duty free if owned and used for more than 1 year.
  • All shipments are subject to Customs inspection.
  • Goods without serial numbers must be declared at Customs for approval before entry.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Letter of Value
  • Original registration forms
  • C/E 1 Form
  • Invoice from the supplier (new vehicles)
  • Import Permit (from the Department of Trade and Industry)

 

Specific Information

  • Left-hand drive vehicles cannot be imported.
  • New and used vehicles may be imported.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • Documents required must be issued by the country of origin.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

The following items may qualify for free import within the limits indicated:

  • Cigarettes (400), cigars (50), tobacco (250 g)
  • Wine (2 L), other types of alcohol (1 L) – returning nationals cannot import alcohol
  • Perfume (50 ml)
  • Toiletries (250 ml)
  • Animals and pets (authorization is required)

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Weapons, explosives and ammunition
  • Pornography
  • Dairy and meat products
  • Blasphemous materials

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.lesothoemb-usa.gov.ls/home

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.