Country Guide: Haiti

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Updated: November 25, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Airway Bill (AWB)
  • Packing list in English or Spanish
  • Listing of imported items with estimated value
  • Document acknowledging diplomat status / Passport / Carte du Protocole from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Diplomats)
  • Correspondence from the Haitian Consulate certifying that the consignee is a returning resident (returning citizen)
  • Copy of Haitian ID (Matricule Fiscale) / Passport (returning citizen)

 

Specific Information

  • Shipments for Diplomats and returning citizens are exempt from taxes.
  • Duties generally apply to foreigners entering Haiti for purposes of employment, especially if there are new items contained in the shipment.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  •  Original Title
  • Original Purchase Invoice
  • OBL

 

Specific Information

  • Most terminals require an approximate USD 300.00 deposit for all used vehicles transiting through their facility.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • The Veterinary Health Certificate must not be issued more than 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Dogs older than 3 months require an additional Rabies Vaccination Certificate more than 21 days prior to arrival but not more than 11 months.
  • Parrots and macaws cannot be imported.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Wood (a Phytosanitary Certificate may be required)
  • Meat (a Phytosanitary Certificate may be required)
  • Chemicals (a Phytosanitary Certificate may be required)
  • Medicines (a Phytosanitary Certificate may be required)
  • Sporting firearms (a Permit from a consul of Haiti is required0

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms (other than sporting guns)

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://haiti.usembassy.gov

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1134.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.