Customs Information

French Guiana - All


Import of household good and personal effects is permitted into French Guiana. Customs must have a certificate of change of residence or certificate of transfer or the shipper will have to pay the Octroi de Mer (between 12% and 22% of the CAF value).


  • Packing List
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Original bill of lading or express release / AWB
  • Original inventory in French, dated, valued, and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Certificate of change of residence or certificate of transfer
  • Proof of residence in French Guiana (electricity bill, signed lease, etc.) less than 3 month old
  • Non-sale certificate
  • Certificate of property

MOTOR VEHICLES – Documents needed / Customs Regulations

  • Original registration card
  • Certified statement of the vehicle
  • Certificate of insurance
  • Non sale certificate

Without any certificate of change of residence and registration card, the Octroi de Mer (22%) of the CAF value has to be paid before the delivery.


  • Certificate of vaccination
  • No quarantine in French Guiana


  • Firearms / ammunitions are submitted to authorization from territorial administration. It is very rare to get it.
  • Unlawful drugs