Country Guide: French Guiana

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Updated: March 29, 2016

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Packing list
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Original bill of lading or Express Release / AWB
  • Original inventory in French dated, valued and signed by the shipper
  • Certificate of change of residence or certificate of transfer
  • Proof of residence in French Guyana (electricity bill, signed lease, etc) less than 3 month old
  • Non sale certificate
  • Certificate of property

Specific Information

  • Without any 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
  • Certified statement of the vehicle
  • Certificate of insurance
  • Non sale certificate

Specific Information

  • Without any certificate of change of residence and registration card, the Octroi de Mer (22%) of the CAF value has to be paid before the delivery.

Pets

  • Certificate of vaccination

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms, ammunitions are submitted to authorization from territorial administration. It is very rare to get it.
  • Unlawful drugs

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.  

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.