Country Guide: Georgia

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Updated: November 24, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Visa
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Packing list
  • Detailed inventory
  • Pro-forma Invoice
  • Transportation cost confirmation
  • Letter of Employment (Diplomats)
  • Copy of Diplomatic Card (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • All in-bound non-diplomatic shipments are subject to the payment of Customs fees of 60 euro and Customs value added tax (VAT) of 18% of the costs, insurance and freight value.
  • The detailed inventory should include a detailed description for each item, the total number of pieces, the Customs value for each item, the total value, which should align with the value declared on the Pro-forma Invoice.
  • The consignee’s organization identified on the AWB must be registered in Georgia.
  • An incomplete or missing detailed inventory list will result in an intensive inspection and evaluation of every item in a shipment; this process will result in delays in Customs clearance, resulting in fees and VAT.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required 

  • OBL / AWB
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Visa
  • Pro-forma Invoice
  • Transportation cost confirmation
  • Original Technical Passport
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Certificate of Title
  • Permission forms
  • Full details of the vehicle (make, model, year of manufacture, engine volume, color, chassis and engine number, etc.)
  • Temporary Import, if applicable
  • Letter of Employment (Diplomats)
  • Copy of Diplomatic Card (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • Motor vehicles may be imported on a temporary basis for a period of 1 year; an extension may be granted for an additional year.
  • If shipper is exempt from import duties, a Bank Guarantee for the amount of the value added tax (VAT) of approximately 18% must be paid for the period of the temporary import.
  • The motor vehicle must be exported upon expiration of the Temporary Import.
  • The permanent import of motor vehicles is subject to taxes and duties per Customs tariff.

Pets

Documents Required 

  • Certificate of Vaccination
  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Pet Passport
  • Letter of Employment / Letter from organization

 

Specific Information

  • Animals must be accompanied by the Veterinary Health Certificate for entry.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • The following items may qualify for free import within the limits indicated:
    • Cigarettes (200)
    • Wine (3 L) and beer (10 L)
    • Medications (doctor’s statement required)
    • Art or cultural items (photographs of each item and a letter of permission from the Ministry of Culture required for import)
    • Hunting rifles (a valid Georgian hunting license must be obtained prior to import)

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons of all kinds
  • Pornography
  • Narcotics
  • Toxic and radioactive 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.state.gov/p/eur/ci/gg

http://usa.mfa.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=GEO&sec_id=38&lang_id=ENGsec_id=38

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.