All shipments are subject to inspection. The customer does not need to be present at the destination during
the clearance process. Customer must contact Destination Agent upon arrival
Used household goods and personal effects are duty free if they have been owned and used by the
customer for over six months. The goods must not be sold or lent for at least 12 months (six months if
previous residence was within the European Union) after importation. The goods are in accordance with
the social status of the Customer.
Re-importation of used goods within one year requires special documentation for duty-free import.
If the customer is not staying in the Netherlands Antilles for a minimum of 12 months, a bond will have to
be posted for duties and taxes.
- Passport copy with entry stamp
- Certificate of Residence
- Work Permit
- Bill of Lading / Air Waybill
Electronics: Electronics, computers, TV’s DVD players etc should be loaded to the rear of the container
for easy access by Customs officials. Once Customs stamps all documents, the goods may be delivered to
Foreign diplomats, members of government or international organizations are granted tax and duty free
entry of their personal effects and household items either new or used. Customs reserves the right to
inspect the shipment.
- Diplomatic Franchise
- Passport Copy
- Comprehensive inventory list in English
- Import Document No. 39 - granted by Inspector of Taxes, The Hague
- Comprehensive inventory list in English or Dutch
Customer must be present when clearing an automobile through Customs. Used autos are allowed duty
free import of owned and used by the customer for over six months.
- Certificate of Title and Registration - must be original
- Commercial/Purchase Invoice – must be original
- Work Permit copy
- Copy of Lease or Deed of Residence
The customer must be present at the Customs clearance process. Upon examination by a Customs officer
your pet may be subject to quarantine. Cats and dogs are subject to regulations EU No. 998/2003 of the
European Parliament. Pets may enter as checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo.
Prohibited: (also in transit): dogs and cats from Central and South America, except from Suriname
Birds: Psittacine birds (parrot type birds) need approval from the nearest Dutch consulate, Veterinary
Service or local Ministry of Agriculture to verify breed of bird(s) are not endangered. Birds are forbidden
importation if arriving from a country infected with Avian flu. The import of psittacine birds from
Australia, Bolivia, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Honduras, Indonesia, Nicaragua or Paraguay is also
- Certificate of Vaccination – including rabies, dated less than 30 days prior to arrival
- Health Certificate - dated less than 14 days prior to arrival or 2 months if importing birds
- Microchip, proof thereof for cats and dogs
- Narcotics/illegal drugs of any kind
- Pornography and subversive material
- Rifles, ammunitions and other weapons are subject to a special license
- Leather goods from Haiti