Moving from China to Nepal? Shipping Personal Effects & Household Furniture to Nepal
RapidWorld Relocations (RWR) has been offering professional removal services in China since 2006. With more than 14 years of experience, we have grown a mature operational system packing and protectiong your valuable belongings.
Importing HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS to NEPAL
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Customs Regulations:All shipments are subject to inspection. The customer must be present during the Customs clearance process. Used household goods and personal effects which are for daily use such as cloths, books, kitchenware, glassware/china and some furniture are allowed duty free for non-diplomats if they have an Import Permit. All items deemed duty free must enter Nepal within six months of the customer’s arrival into Nepal.
Note: Entry is available via India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Thailand. The border with China is closed. The most common ports of entry are Haldia and Kolkatta (formally Calcutta), in West Bengal, India; thus shipments are subject to control and inspection by Indian Customs. All documents must arrive 20-30 days prior to arrival of the shipment into an Indian port to avoid heavy port charges & container charges and additional charges.
Shipment must be consigned to owner’s full name and address in Nepal.
Required Documents: Passport including photo page Customs Transit Declaration (CTD)– required for shipments cleared at Indian ports of entry Bill of Lading/Air Waybill Comprehensive valued inventory – in English, “Misc.”, “PBO” are not acceptable Import Permit – obtained from the Department of Commerce, can take up to 2 weeks to process Residence Visa Work Visa Customers contact phone number and address in Nepal
Foreign Nationals & Returning Nepalese must also provide the following: Passports of every family member Certificate from Employer stating income source Import License – issued by the Department of Commerce
Diplomat Status:Foreign diplomats, members of government or international organizations are granted tax and duty free entry of their used personal effects and household items with approved Diplomat Status. As a courtesy, diplomatic shipments will not be inspected. CIF Value must be stated on the Exemption Certificate.
Privileged Status: Applies to members of government, international organizations or embassy workers with non-diplomatic status. They are granted duty free entry of their personal effects and used household items. These shipments are subject to inspection. CIF Value must be stated on the Exemption Certificate.
Required Documents: Diplomatic Exemption Certificate – issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Diplomat status) Duty-Free Exemption Certificate – issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Privileged status) Passport copy Comprehensive inventory list in English
RESTRICTED/DUTIABLE ITEMSThe complete list of dutiable items can be obtained from the Consulate of Nepal. Electronics and electrical items must list make, model and serial numbers Firearms require an original invoice & registration at origin. New items require original receipts & Certificate of origin Medications – require original containers, a copy of the prescription & list of generic names Plants & plant products including seeds and fruits require an Import Permit obtained through the Plant Quarantine Department, & a Phytosanitary certificate issued from the place of origin Antiques, pure silver & gold must be declared upon arrival & must be re-exported upon departure Alcohol – not to exceed 1.15 litres or 12 cans of beer Tobacco – not to exceed 250 grams or 250 cigarettes
PROHIBITED ITEMS Narcotics/illegal drugs of any kind Pornography in any format and subversive material Explosives, ammunitions and weapons Beef and any products containing beef
IMPORTATION OF PETSPets are allowed as either accompanied or unaccompanied baggage. Customer’s presence is required when clearing a pet.
Required Documents: Certificate of Vaccination – including rabies, dated less than 30 days prior to arrival Health Certificate – dated less than 30 days prior to arrival