DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Residence Permit or Work Permit is required for non-nationals
  • Inventory

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Used household goods and personal effects imported duty-free if owned and used for a minimum of one year
  • Belize nationals must have been out of the country for at least one year to be entitled to duty-free entry of household goods and personal effects
  • Items must arrive within six months of owner's arrival

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • New items (less than one year old) are dutiable and purchase invoice required
  • New items that are duty-free include: refrigerators, computers, stoves and most sports items

MOTOR VEHICLES           

  • Autos are examined by Customs for valuation depending on their condition and year of manufacture
  • Ownership papers required
  • Duties applicable
  • Boats require Import Permit (Permit is very difficult to obtain for boats made of wood)