Country Guide: Curacao

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Updated: November 24, 2015

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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Detailed inventory
  • Certificate of Residence


Specific Information

  • Shippers having lived abroad for at least 6 months prior to import may qualify for a duty exemption.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Title / Registration
  • Proof of insurance (must state the beginning and ending dates of the policy)
  • OBL / AWB


Specific Information

  • Shippers must have lived abroad for at least 1 year to import a motor vehicle duty free.
  • The motorized vehicle (autos and motorcycles) must have been in the possession and used for at least 1 year prior to import.


Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Pet Passport in Dutch or English


Specific Information 

  • Documents must accompany pets during travel.
  • Pets must comply with all health regulations and have been vaccinated at least 30 days but less than 1 year prior to import.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • New items (dutiable)

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs and narcotics

Consignment Instructions

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


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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.