Moving to Japan

Moving to Japan

Ports: Yokohama, Narita

Prohibited: Narcotics, Drugs, Explosives, Pornography

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Alcoholic Beverages And Tobacco

Required Documents:  (1) Packing List (2) Commercial Invoice (3) Receipt

Customs Regulations: See regulations under Household Goods/Personal Effects

Clearance:  At least 2 weeks. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents:  (1) Diplomatic clearance form (Kangi Form) (2) OBL (3) Inventory list

Customs Regulations: No duty will be imposed for any Alcoholic beverages or cigarettes

Clearance: 2 to 3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksDiplomatic clearance form will be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Firearms and Weapons

Required Documents:  Strictly Prohibited.

Customs Regulations: No Firearms/Weapons allowed

Clearance:

Remarks:

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:  (1) Declaration of Accompanied Personal effects and Unaccompanied articles (2) OBL (3) Inventory list (4) Original Passports for all family members

Customs Regulations: Used household goods are duty free if they have been in owner’s possession and utilization for at least one full year. Duty will not be imposed for three bottles of alcoholic beverages (around 760cc) and 200 pieces of cigarettes per one adult, if shipper declares his shipment to Customs.

Clearance3 to 4 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksOwner has to complete declaration form and submit same to Customs office at time of his arrival at sea/airport

New Furniture

Required Documents:  (1) Complete packing list (2) Commercial invoice clearly identifying items and indicating sales price, date and year purchased, and place of purchase

Customs Regulations: Items purchased within one year of import are subject to customs duties

Clearanceat least 2 weeks. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: If items are unaccompanied by shipper, ‘Declaration of Unaccompanied baggage’ and shipper’s original passport are required.

Pets and Animals

Required Documents:  For Dogs need vaccination certificate

Customs Regulations: Dog – At least 16 days of quarantine required

Clearance: Varies. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Vehicles

Required Documents:  (1) Purchase receipt (2) Registration Certificate (3) Drivers License Copy (4) Proforma Invoice

Customs Regulations:

ClearanceAt least 2 weeks. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksMaintenance fee to meet import requirements will be incurred after customs clearance and are expensive

Please note:
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