DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Residence Visa (or letter from Registered Lawyer and copy of petition for Residence Visa, if Customer does not have one)
  • Work Permit (or certificate from attorney)
  • Passport (original)
  • Certificate of Change of Residence
  • Letter confirming employment
  • Detailed inventory (English or Spanish)

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY AT TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Household goods and personal effects duty-free for:
    • Foreigners with Residence Visa
    • Panamanians returning after two years abroad
  • Shipments must arrive within six months of Customer
  • All shipments inspected
  • Customs inspection, Customs charges and Customs Broker's charges all payable by Customer at time of clearance
  • Additional charges incurred for storage or customs delays will be for Customer's account

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • New items, alcohol, jewelry, coins

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Foodstuff and plants
  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Straw or hay packing in lift-vans
  • Firearms, weapons and ammunition

 

 

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • High duty payable by customer at approximately 27%-30% of CIF value
  • Customer and broker must process documentation and pay duties. Customs clearance process is lengthy and demurrage is likely.
  • Documents required:
    • Title
    • Original Passport
    • Bill of  Sale
    • Original Certificate of Ownership
    • Pollution Certificate

PETS

  • Certificate of Health and Rabies Vaccination required
  • 30 day quarantine period required