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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Packing List
  • Valued Inventory (weight per box and individual values of items)
  • Letter of Employment (if one will be employed in Latvia)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of work/residence permit (if a work/residence permit is not available, then an additional letter from employer stating that permit has been applied for may also be accepted)

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

 

The importation of used personal effects is allowed with no value restrictions. All import customs documentation should be kept for presentation when goods are re-exported, as this will avoid export duty and tax.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Guns
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco

DOCUMENTS FOR DIPLOMATS

  • Letter from Embassy stating that they are a diplomat and that the shipment is personal effects
  • Copy of passport and diplomatic card may be helpful if available

AUTOMOBILE REQUIREMENTS

  • Cars under 7 years + 1600 cc Petrol or + 1800 cc Diesel subject to 10% duty + 18% VAT.
  • Cars over 7 years old and under 1600 cc petrol or 1800 cc diesel only VAT 18% applicable
  • Temporary Import is possible. 2% deposit is to be made to Riga Customs together with application for temporary import. Maximum temporary import is 1 year.
  • Diplomatic cars can be registered through Foreign Ministry only and Embassies know procedures
  • Customs has book of car values and will use this as minimum if declared value drops below customs book valuations.

DUTY RATES ON AUTOS

  • Cars under 7 years + 1600 cc Petrol or + 1800 cc Diesel 10% duty + VAT at 10%.
  • Cars over 7 years old + 1600 cc petrol or 1800 cc diesel VAT only 18%
  • Temporary Import is possible. 2% deposit is to be made to Riga Customs together with application for temporary import. Maximum temporary import is 1 year.
  • Diplomatic cars can be registered through Foreign Ministry only and Embassies know procedures
  • Customs has book of car values and will use this as minimum if declared value drops below customs book valuations.

DUTY AND TAX RATE

 

Used household goods or personal effects are free of duty and VAT provided that the importer will either accompany or arrive in Latvia.

 

NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.
Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, we cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

 

 

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