Dominican Republic Customs Regulations

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Visa’d Passport (for Customer and each member of the family) must be at least one year old, otherwise previous passport is required
  • Detailed inventory (original in English or Spanish)
  • Marriage Certificate (if married)
  • Birth Certificate of children living in same house
  • Dominican Consular invoice
  • In addition to the above documents, foreigners must have the following:
    • Work Permit
    • Customs Bond
    • Residence Visa
    • Work Contract
    • Dominican Residence Card
    • Bank guarantee or affidavit
    • Contracts for house or apartment rental as well as electrical and water service
  • All documents must be originals


    PETS

    • Veterinary Certificate issued within 90 days of departure (no quarantine required for dogs and cats)
      • Birds have a quarantine period of 10 days

Customs Regulations


  • CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • A physical examination is required prior to applying to the Department of Exoneration for clearance of goods
  • Only one shipment allowed
  • Used household goods duty-free, if used and owned for over two years
  • Dominican citizens may be allowed one time exemption if they have lived abroad a minimum of one year

    • MOTOR VEHICLES

    • CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
    • One auto per person
    • Autos must be registered/owned by Customer for at least one year
    • If Dominican citizen, Customer must have lived abroad a minimum of two years
    • Limited to no larger than 2000 cc and maximum of six cylinders
    • "Luxury" autos not allowed
    • Documents required:
      • Original title must be certified by the Department of Vehicles and legalized by the nearest Dominican Consulate
      • Original of registration for past three years
      • Residence Visa
      • Original Dominican Consular invoice stamped at the nearest Dominican consulate
      • Original Drivers License
      • License Plate
      • Passport
    • All documents must be originals

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS


  • All new items (invoices required)
  • Duplicate electrical appliances (ie.. refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners)
  • Computer equipment and machinery

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

 

 

  • Weapons, ammunition and explosives
  • Drugs and narcotics (shipment subject to confiscation if included)
  • Pornographic material
  • Alcohol and tobacco products must NOT be shipped with household goods, but separately and requires consular documents

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.