DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Residence Visa
  • Passport (covering the two years prior to importation, otherwise the previous passport is required)
  • Inventory
  • Exemption Certificate:
    • For Diplomats certificate must be provided by the Embassy in Cyprus
    • For offshore company expatriates, a C6 form  must be supplied to customs for new items
  • Evidence that Customer will stay in Cyprus over a year, i.e. Rental Agreement, Contract Lease and Residence Permit

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IN ORDER TO SIGN CUSTOMS DECLARATION IN THE PRESENCE OF THE CUSTOMS OFFICER
  • Used household goods and personal effects may be imported duty-free, but are SUBJECT TO OTHER TAXES provided the goods are:
    • Intended for the personal use of the owner and his dependents, are not for resale, and Customer has resided less then a year in Cyprus during the last two years from the time of importation
    • In reasonable quantities
    • Imported within 12 months of the Customer
    • Owned for at least 12 months prior to their importation
    • Duty-free importation also depends on whether the Customer has resided outside of Cyprus for more than one year

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • New items (invoice required)
  • Foodstuff
  • Electric and electronic items
  • Perfume
  • Carpets
  • Sports equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
  • Plants (Import License and Phytosanitary Certificate required)

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Weapons and ammunition (one shotgun and one air rifle, at least one year old, permitted with Police Permit and Import License)
  • Narcotics
  • Wireless telephones (walkie-talkies, etc.)
  • Pornographic material

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • One car per family duty-free, for returning Cypriots, provided they are taking up permanent residence in Cyprus, and had their permanent residence abroad for a period of at least 10 years
  • Foreigners may import autos provided they intend to take up permanent residence
  • Temporary importation up to one year duty-free if customer has been abroad more then one year during the past two years
  • Motorcycles are subject to duty
  • Documents required:
    • Vehicle Registration in owner's name
    • Invoice
    • Passport
    • Local Road Insurance

PETS

  • Rabies Vaccination and Health Certificate
  • Import License from local Department of Veterinary Services
  • Six months home quarantine required