Country Guide: Haiti
Household Goods and Personal Effects
- 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)
- 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.
- Original Title
- Original Purchase Invoice
- Most terminals require an approximate USD 300.00 deposit for all used vehicles transiting through their facility.
- Vaccination Record
- Veterinary Health Certificate
- 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.
- 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
- Firearms (other than sporting guns)
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.