Country Guide: Guyana

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Updated: November 25, 2015

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 shipper
  • 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 shipper 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 and Registration Card, the Octrio de Mer (22%) of the CAF value must be paid prior to the arrival of the shipment.

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.

 

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://georgetown.usembassy.gov

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

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.