Moving to Bolivia

Moving to Bolivia

Ports: Arica, Chile

Prohibited: Narcotics, Drugs, Explosives, Pornography, Firearms, Weapons

Cont: None

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Required Documents: Inventory with exact number of bottles and containers

Customs Regulations: Owner has to pay full duties and taxes.

Clearance: 3 days. Customer’s presence is required for clearance.

Remarks:

Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents:

  1. Packing list
  2. Valid Passport
  3. Original Bill of Lading or Airway Bill

Customs Regulations: Duty free entry for foreign diplomats. Bolivian diplomats returning to Bolivia are not privileged with a special status; they pay full taxes and duties.

Clearance: 2 days, after obtaining the tax exemption form. Customer’s presence is required for clearance.

Remarks: The tax exemption form must be obtained by the customer’s office in Bolivia after arrival of the customer and the shipment in Bolivia.

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:

  1. Inventory
  2. Valid passport
  3. Original Bill of Lading or Airway Bill

Customs Regulations: Used household goods and personal effects are allowed into Bolivia. Customer must pay full duties and taxes.

Clearance: 3 to 4 days. Customer’s presence is required for clearance.

Remarks: Customs Authorities reserve the right to inspect and control the goods before clearing them.

New Electrical Goods

Required Documents:

  1. Commercial Invoice
  2. Packing list
  3. Copy of Bill of Lading or Airway Bill

Customs Regulations: Customer has to pay full duties and taxes.

Clearance: 3 to 5 days. Customer’s presence is required for clearance.

Remarks:

Pets and Animals

Required Documents: Health Certificate issued by competent veterinary surgeon at the country of origin abroad.

Customs Regulations: Importation admitted, provided no symptom or suspicion of infection, or illness is shown.

Clearance: 2 days. Customer’s presence is required for clearance.

Remarks: The Health Certificate must be recently issued.

Vehicles

Required Documents:

  1. Commercial Invoice
  2. Certificate of Origin
  3. Certificate of Driving conditions, proving that vehicle is in good condition.

Customs Regulations: Importation admitted. Pay full taxes and duties, of around 45% of CIF value. Final valued inspection form is required for clearance.

Clearance: 4 to 6 days. Customer presence is required for clearance.

Remarks: Diplomatic cars do not require the valued inspection. For those who are not diplomatic personnel, a prior shipping valued Inspection at origin by a Bolivian contractor company for this service is required. Request recent information for each car to come to Bolivia.

Please note:

The information on this page is intended as a guide and NOT as a complete or definitive resource.
The information on this page should not be used as an authoritative reference.