DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Letter of Transfer from the shippers employer
  • Ghana Customs Form C.12
  • Inventory (in English, with values, dated, and signed)
  • PUBD Form ("Personal Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration") to be filled out at airport of arrival, failure may cause penalty and delay.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS                                                                 

  • Used household goods duty-free if goods have been in owner's possession for at least six months and are for the continued use of the owner and not for resale
  • Goods must arrive within 12 months of customer's arrival

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • Items less then six months old are subject to duties
  • Excessive amounts of food
  • Medications (prescription required except for first aid items)
  • Electrical appliances; only one item is authorized per family. The second is subject to payment of Customs duties and taxes
    • New electrical items are subject to payment of Customs duties and taxes

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Firearms and weapons (proof of ownership, Import License, Police Withdrawal Permit, and License from Ministry of Interior required)
  • Ports of import are limited
  • Drugs
  • Pornographic material
  • Explosives
  • Counterfeit money
  • Alcohol and other spirits are prohibited and should be sent separately

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • Customer's presence at Customs clearance may be required
  • Cars over five years old pay graduated penalty, according to year of manufacture
  • Only left-hand drive cars allowed
  • Size limit: above 1600cc dutiable
  • Documents required:
    • Customs Form C.12/SAD
    • Proof of ownership, i.e. Insurance Certificate, Registration Card
    • Original Purchase Invoice

PETS

  • CUSTOMER'S PRESENCE IS REQUIRED FOR CLEARANCE
  • Proof of inoculation from a registered veterinarian
  • Quarantine required in a licensed kennel
  • Import license issued after quarantine period is completed