Moving to Ghana

Moving to Ghana

Ports: Tema, Takoradi, Airport (KIA) Accra

Prohibited: Narcotics, Drugs, Explosives, Pornography, Animals and Carcasses Infected with Disease, Beads of Inflammable Celluloid, Coffee (Raw, imported overland), Coin not up to standard, Food (Contaminated), Knuckle Dusters, Life Preservers, Literature (Scandalous), Money (base or counterfeit), Obscene Articles, Dangerous Weapons (e.g., Flick and Paper Knives)

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New Furniture

Required Documents:  1) Purchase Invoice 2) Sales Invoice clearly identifying items, price paid, with date and place of purchase.

Customs Regulations: Items purchased within 6 months are subject to Customs Duties and VAT. They should be shown separately on Customs Form C.12/SAD.

Clearance7 Days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.

RemarksMark outside of wrapping for easy identification.

Pets and Animals

Required Documents: Proof of inoculation from registered vet.

Customs Regulations:

ClearanceCustomer’s presence is required for clearance.

RemarksCheck with Ghana Customs and Dept. of Agriculture before shipping, especially for rare or endangered species. Import license is granted after the shipper has made arrangements for the period of quarantine with a licensed kennel.

Vehicles

Required Documents:  1) Customs Form C.12/SAD 2) Proof of ownership, i.e. Insurance Certificate, Registration Card 3) Original Purchase Invoice

Customs Regulations:

Clearance7 Days. Customer’s presence may be required for clearance.

RemarksMay be imported duty-free if the vehicle is for commercial purpose, otherwise disposed of for 1 year after the date of importation.

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Required Documents:  Wine/Spirits separate inventory listing each bottle in 3 sub sections: 1) Makers name 2) Percentage proof 3) C.L. (Volume)

Customs Regulations: Subject to Customs Duty plus 15% VAT

Clearance7 Days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.

RemarksStrongly recommended against including wine/spirits. Containers can be outturned for sake of 2 – 3 bottles of spirits. If shipped, load at rear of container for immediate access.

Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents:  1) Ghana Customs SAD Form C.12 2) Bill of lading/waybill 3) Clear inventory of household goods in English

Customs Regulations: Application for privilege must be lodged by appropriate Embassy to Ghana Foreign Office who, in turn, passes relevant authority to Ghana Customs.

Clearance7 Days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.

RemarksBills of Lading/Waybills should be annotated ‘Diplomatic Clearance’. Advise destination agent before arrival that a Diplomatic Clearance is required.

Firearms and Weapons

Required Documents:  1) Proof of ownership 2) Police Import License 3) Police withdrawal permit 4) License from Ministry of Interior

Customs Regulations:

ClearanceAt least 7 days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.

RemarksCheck Ghana Customs requirements at port of entry before shipping. Can be imported only through Tema, Takoradi and (KIA) Port Accra

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:  1) Ghana Customs Form C.12 2) Bill of Lading/Waybill 3) Clear inventory of household goods in English

Customs Regulations: Used household goods are allowed into Ghana duty-free, if they have been in the owner’s possession and used for at least 6 months, and are for owner’s continued use and not for resale.

Clearance7 Days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.

Remarks: Goods must arrive within 12 months of arrival of client.

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.