Country Guide: Curacao

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Updated: November 24, 2015

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.

Pets

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.

 

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://curacao.usconsulate.gov/contact.html

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_5430.html

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.