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Customs Regulations


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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 

  • Passport for each family member
  • Work Permit (for foreign nationals) or NOC from Investment Promotion Bureau, Govt. of Pakistan
  • Letter from employer stating that the Customer will be stationed in Pakistan for approximately three years (for foreign nationals)
  • Employer Certificate
  • Pakistan Nationals require a National Identity Card (copy)
  • Transfer of Residence Certificate
  • Inventory, descriptive showing contents of cartons and of each liftvan

 

  • Bank Guarantee required for all shipments loose in steamship container, CUSTOMER/ACCOUNT MUST BE ADVISED BEFORE SHIPMENT MOVES

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

 

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY AT TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free in reasonable quantity

  • New or used furniture need the following
    • Form "A" Customs
    • Passport
    • Invoice/packing
    • Employee Certificate
    • Above in case of foreign nationals and proof that returning national is returning permanently
    • Allowed under personal baggage or transfer to residence
    • Customer presence is required for clearance

 

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

 

  • Duties apply to all electrical items, major appliances and new items (invoices/receipts required)

  • Duties also apply to tobacco products, perfumes, toiletries and foodstuffs

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

 

  • Alcohol (will be confiscated at port of entry)
  • Drugs
  • Firearms, weapons, explosives and ammunition. If imported must have Exemption Certificate from Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad
  • Pornographic material and statues

  • Recorded VCR tapes and other movies

 

MOTOR VEHICLES

 

  • Importation is allowed only to diplomats and Pakistani Nationals
  • Duties apply - varies from 10090 to value (cost plus freight)
  • Documents required:
    • Import Permit
    • Passport
    • Invoice/old registration book

 

PETS

 

  • Health Certificate
  • Passport of owner required for import
  • Customer’s presence is required for clearance

  • Allowed accompanied or as unaccompanied baggage

 

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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