Moving to Brazil

Moving to Brazil

Ports: Rio, Santos

Prohibited: Firearms, Explosives, Drugs

Cont: None

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Passport (3) Consularized list

Customs Regulations: If above limit, alcoholic beverages are subjects to duties and fines

Clearance: 10-25 days (air) / 15-35 days (sea)

Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: Allowed for returning Brazilian citizens and for foreigners with permanent visas. Limit (liquor)
60 bottles, (tobacco) 400 cigarettes

Computers

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Consularized list (3) Passport

Customs Regulations:

Clearance: 10-25 days (air) / 15-35 days (sea)

Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: Consularized list must clearly state computer model, serial number and accessories.  Computers need special entry permit from SEI in Brasilia

Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Passport (3) Diplomatic free-entry document (REDA-E) issued by the embassy or diplomatic organization

Customs Regulations:

Clearance: 10-25 days (air) / 15-35 days (sea)

Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Firearms and Weapons

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Consularized list with full description

Customs Regulations:

Clearance: 10-25 days (air) / 15-35 days (sea). Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: Shipper must obtain special license

Household Goods — Permanent Visa

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Passport, visa stamped (3) Consularized list

Customs Regulations: Used HHG/PE must be in possession of owner for more than 1 year and can not be for resale.

Electrical appliances: only one of each brand. Goods not related on Consularized list are subject to duties and fines.

Clearance: 10-25 days (air) / 15-35 days (sea)

Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: Shipper must be registered at the Federal Police within 30 days after arrival.

Household Goods — Returning Citizens

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Passport (3) Consularized list (4) residence certificate

Customs Regulations: Used HHG/PE must be in possession of owner for more than 1 year and can not be for resale.

Electrical appliances: only one of each brand. Goods not related on Consularized list are subject to duties and fines.

Clearance: 10-25 days (air) / 15-35 days (sea)

Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Household Goods – Temporary Visa

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Passport, visa stamped (3) Consularized list (4) Work Contract (5) Customs Bond

Customs Regulations: Used HHG/PE must be in possession of owner for more than 1 year and can not be for resale.

Electrical appliances: only one of each brand. Goods not related on Consularized list are subject to duties and fines.

Clearance: 15/20 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: Shipper must be registered at the Federal Police within 30 days after arrival.

Prohibited items: liquors, cosmetics, food, perfumes, medicines, spices, etc.

Inheritances

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Consularized list (3) Passport (4) Death Certificate (5) Will declaring shipper as entitled

Customs Regulations:

Clearance: 10-25 days (air) / 15-35 days (sea). Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

New Furniture

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Passport (3) Consularized list

Customs Regulations:

Clearance: 10-25 days (air) / 15-35 days (sea). Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Pets and Animals

Required Documents: (1) Consularized list stating animal (2) Proof of inoculation

Customs Regulations:

Clearance: Upon arrival

Remarks:

Vehicles

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Passport (3) Diplomatic free-entry document (REDA-E) (4) Detailed invoice (5) Proof of ownership (6) Power of Attorney from Embassy

Customs Regulations: Dock storage charges are based on value of car and start upon date of discharge from vessel.

Clearance: 10-25 days (air) / 15-35 days (sea)

Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: Only diplomats are allowed to import cars/motorcycles

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.