DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Passport (original)
  • Detailed inventory (avoid PBO items)
  • Foreigners need a legalized copy of a Work Contract presented to the Ministry of Labor

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER'S PRESENCE IN PERU IS REQUIRED FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • Household goods and personal effects dutiable (The average rate for duty and tax is 20%)
  • Household goods previously exported from Peru may be imported duty-free with supporting documents (Inventory, Export Policy, etc.) stamped by Peruvian Customs
  • Shipment must arrive before customers arrival or 120 days before customers arrival
  • Customs will allow the importation of no more than one (1) electrical appliance of same kind on a 20% import duty basis. Additional similar electrical appliances will be charged at the rate of 33%.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Firearms (maximum caliber .38) and telecommunication equipment require a special license prior to arrival of goods
    • Firearms also require proof of ownership and a previous license must be obtained from the Ministry of Interior (no automatic arms are allowed) Subject to confiscation if requirements are not met
  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Pornographic material
  • Explosives
  • Telecommunications equipment

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • Import duties and excise tax levied on all used cars, but the car cannot exceed five years of antiquity
  • Autos not belonging to diplomats require an inspection before Customs clearance can be completed
    • Foreign Peruvian diplomats duty free
  • Documents required:
    • Original commercial invoice - fully detailed (original)
    • Proof of ownership
    • Title
    • Certificate of inspection at origin issued by any international surveillance company such as SGS, SSI, Bureau Veritas

PETS

  • Documents required:
    • Vaccination and Rabies vaccination Certificate
    • Health Certificate