Moving to Chile

Moving to Chile

Ports: Valparaiso, San Antonio

Prohibited: Drugs, Firearms

Cont: None

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Required Documents:

Customs Regulations:

Clearance:

Remarks: If all documents arrive timely, clearance can be effected before vessel arrives, so immediate delivery upon arrival is possible

Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents: (1) OBL/ AWB (2) Inventory. Foreign diplomats need Chilean Government Decree of Exemption. Returning Chilean Diplomats need special Decree of Exemption.

Customs Regulations: Duty-exempt

Clearance: 2 work days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: If all documents arrive timely, clearance can be effected before vessel arrives, so immediate delivery upon arrival is possible

Firearms and Weapons

Required Documents:

Customs Regulations: To be discouraged, except sporting guns, same as new furniture

Clearance:

Remarks: If all documents arrive timely, clearance can be effected before vessel arrives, so immediate delivery upon arrival is possible

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents: (1) Original OBL/AWB (2) Inventory (English is fine)

Customs Regulations: Returning Chileans and anybody coming to work in Chile are exempted of duties on HHG’s.

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

Remarks: If all documents arrive timely, clearance can be effected before vessel arrives, so immediate delivery upon arrival is possible

New Furniture

Required Documents: (1) OBL/AWB (2) Invoice of purchase

Customs Regulations: Approx. 44% duties on CIF value

Clearance: 3 to 4 work days. Customer presence required for clearance? Yes

Remarks: If all documents arrive timely, clearance can be effected before vessel arrives, so immediate delivery upon arrival is possible

Pets and Animals

Required Documents: Health certificate (with appropriate vaccination details extended by origin country authorities)

Customs Regulations: Generally duty exempt unless commercial use intended

Clearance: 2 work days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: Some uncommon pets liable to quarantine

Vehicles

Required Documents: (1) Original OBL/AWB (2) Diplomats need decree of exemption (3) Returning Chileans or private shippers need invoice of purchase

Customs Regulations: For diplomats = duty free. For returning Chileans or private shippers = duties range from 44% to 183% of CIF value.

Clearance: For Diplomats: 2 work days, and customer presence is required for clearance. For returning Chileans or private shippers: 3 work days, but customer presence is not required for clearance.

Remarks: If all documents arrive timely, clearance can be effected before vessel arrives, so immediate delivery upon arrival is possible

Please note:
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