Sri Lanka - All
- Passport with residence visa
- Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
- Packing list
- Detailed inventory
- Insurance certificate
- Duty free clearance certificate (if applicable)
- Import license (if applicable)
- Bank guarantee (if applicable)
- CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT AT TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
- In absence of the owner of the goods, a registered (legalized) Power of Attorney must be submitted with a copy of the owner of the goods’ passport.
- All shipments will be inspected
- It is important that the cargo arrives after the owner of the goods has obtained a residence visa.
- Documents should be received by the destination agent at least 7 days prior to shipment arrival.
- Full-container-load and air shipments take approximately 3-4 business days for Customs clearance provided all documents are received by the destination agent in advance of shipment.
- All applicable fees must be made prior to clearance of the shipment.
- On the detailed inventory, all electrical items and furniture should be individually priced and the total value should not exceed USD $1000.00 per owner of the goods, according to the assess value by the Customs authority, the duty is payable if it exceeds the given amount.
- Only one electrical item of any kind is permitted.
- Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and home theaters are not considered household goods.
- Diplomats can only import duty-free if clearance certificate is produced.
- Manufacture's invoice
- Insurance certificate
- Original Registration certificate
- Import License
- Transport Ministry approval for left-hand drive autos
- Tin and GST Certificate
- Vehicle must be right-hand drive.
- There are many conditions under which a motor vehicle may be imported.
- It is essential that an owner of the goods contact the destination agent to verify the correct applicable form and required vehicle criteria for import.
- Authorization from the Director General of the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH) must be obtained prior to the import of a live animal.
- Pets are subject to examination upon arrival.
- Pets accompanied by their owners are easier to clear than pets traveling via cargo; if a pet travels by cargo, a tax identification number (TIN) may be necessary.
- The import permit must be obtained at least 2 weeks prior to importation from the Director General, Department of Animal Production and Health and valid for 90 days from the date of issue.
- Dogs and cats are subject to a quarantine period of 30 days in the owner’s residence, identified on the Quarantine Surveillance Agreement.
- The owner of the goods’ full address and telephone number must be identified on the form.
- Maximum permissible for other common items:
- 12 Saris and 6 Sarongs (or verities)
- Garments: Males (12) and Females (12)
- Textile material--total of 12 meters
- Shoes, Slippers--6 pairs of each
- All items in commercial quantity
- Alcohol and tobacco products
- All currency, gold, silver, jewelry, etc.
- Satellites, remote control equipment, telephones and fax machines need special approval must be obtained prior to shipment arrival.
- An operation manual must accompany each item.
- Dangerous drugs
- Gold, silver and gems
- Firearms, dangerous weapons and explosives
- Air conditioners of all types
- Refrigerators of two or more doors and with capacity over 500 litres
- Dishwashers of all types
- Deep Freezers of all types
- Four burner cookers with ovens
- Fully automatic washing machines
- Televisions (CRT exceeding 29", LCD exceeding 32")
- Obscene literature, pictures, etc.
- Sri Lanka currency over Rs. 250/-
- Indian and Pakistani currencies
- Fruits, plants, vegetables
- Animals, birds, reptiles, and parts thereof
- Anti-religious materials
- POSSESSION OF HEROIN CARRIES THE DEATH PENALTY