Country Guide: The Bahamas

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Updated: May 27, 2016

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Original Passport with Entry Visa
  • Packing list
  • Inventory List
  • Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear the shipment upon arrival

Specific Information

  • Personal effects and household goods cna be imported duty-free under the primary condition: Household goods and personal effects are used and in reasonable quantities for personal use.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Ownership Title
  • Invoice (for recently purchased vehicles)

Specific Information

  • Duties and taxes are value of $10,000 or less = 45% duty + 7% stamp tax, Value of $10,000-$20,000 = 50% duty + 7% stamp tax, Value of $20,000 or more = 65% +7% stamp tax

Pets

The requirements to transport dogs and cats may vary per country. If you wish to ship your pet, please contact the airline or country Consulate/Embassy for specific details concerning your type, breed, and documenation for pets.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Antiques
  • Plants (must be accompanied by a Health Certificate)
  • Trailers and caravans
  • Underwater guns (except for Hawaiian slings)
  • Any articles that are contrary to Bahamian religious beliefs or morality

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Drugs
  • Fireworks and firecrackers
  • Counterfeit currency
  • Pornography

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.