Moving to Hong Kong

Moving to Hong Kong

Ports: Hong Kong

Prohibitted: None

ContNone

Alcohol and Wine

Required Documents:  Purchase invoice

Customs Regulations: Subject to payment of duties

Clearance7 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Dangerous Goods and Firearms

Required Documents:  Valid firearms certificate issued to owner by police authorities controlling the are, in which he intends to reside

Customs Regulations:

Clearance:

Remarks: Importation prohibited: explosives, fireworks, clasp- knives

Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents:  (1) Inventory of the goods

Customs Regulations: Import declaration

Clearance:

Remarks:

Dogs, Cats, Birds

Required Documents:  Health certificate dated not more than 14 days before departure

Customs Regulations: Import license required

Clearance:

Remarks: The importation of dogs and cats is permitted, subject to the usual quarantine for 1 month in licensed and approved premises

Feathers, Furs, Skins, Tusks

Required Documents:  (1) Exporting Country’s license (2) Certificate of origin

Customs Regulations: Import license required

Clearance1 week. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksTo be inspected by Customs Office and Agriculture & Fisheries Dept. together

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:  (1) Inventory of the goods (2) If description is shown as only electrical appliances or clothing, an import license must be obtained before clearance. A general description of used household goods and personal effects is preferred.

Customs Regulations: Import declaration

Clearance4 days. Customer presence required for clearance? May be required.

Remarks:

New Furniture

Required Documents:  Inventory of the goods

Customs Regulations:

Clearance:

Remarks:

Plants and Vegetable Products

Required Documents:  Phytosanitary certificate required

Customs Regulations: Import license required

Clearance: 1 week

Remarks7 Working days is required for application of a Plant Import License

Vehicles and Boats

Required Documents:  (1) Original purchase invoice (2) Insurance certificate (3) Deregistration certificate etc. (4) Certificate of registration showing the dimensions of Boats to be submitted to Marine Department for application of import permit within 24 hours from arrival

Customs Regulations:

Clearance1 to 2 weeks. Customer presence required for clearance? May be required.

Remarks: First registration fee : (1) Depreciation 25% per year (after manufacture.) (2)After depreciation: a) value not exceeding HKD30, 000 should pay 80% of amount. b) Value exceeding HKD30,000 should pay 90% of amount. Vehicles over 10 years difficult to obtain insurance policy.

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