Country Guide: Guyana

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Updated: November 15, 2016

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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • Packing list
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) - no express release accepted / air waybill (AWB)
  • Original inventory in French dated, valued, and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Certificate of change of residence / certificate of transfer
  • Proof of residence in French Guyana (electricity bill, signed lease, etc.) less than 3 months old
  • Non-sale certificate
  • Certificate of property

 

Specific Information

  • Without a certificate of change of residence or certificate of transfer, the owner of the goods will have to pay the ‘Octroi de Mer’ (between 12% and 22% of the CAF value).

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original registration card
  • Certificate of insurance
  • Non-sale certificate

 

Specific Information

  • Without a certificate of change of residence or certificate of transfer, the owner of the goods will have to pay the ‘Octroi de Mer’ (between 12% and 22% of the CAF value).

Pets

Documents Required

  • Import permit
  • Rabies vaccination record

 

Specific Information

  • The importation of animals requires authorization prior to the arrival of the animal.
  • Quarantine is not required for animals.
  • Livestock require an import permit.
  • Animals imported with rabies must be placed in quarantine prior to entry into Guyana. 

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • The following household goods may be imported duty free within the limits indicated:
    • Cigarettes (200)
    • Cigars (50)
    • Tobacco (225g)
    • Perfume (250ml)
    • Wine (750 ml)
    • Spirits (750 ml)
    • Perfume for private use (reasonable quantity; contact agent)
    • Firearms and ammunitions (authorization from the territorial administration is required and difficult to obtain)
    • Weapons, explosives and ammunition (authorization from the territorial administration required)
    • Plant materials (import permit required)
    • Fresh and raw meat (import permit and an inspection by qualified official required)
    • Fresh fruit
    • Organic and inorganic fertilizers
    • Makeup

Prohibited Items

  • Unlawful drugs
  • Knives and dangerous weapons
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Pornographic 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.

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1984.htm

 


Cultural and Other Information

CIA World Factbook Entry for Guyana

Wikipedia Entry for Guyana





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.