|Area:||38,691 sq. mi|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Seoul 2. Busan 3. Incheon 4. Daegu 5. Daejeon|
|Climate:||Humid continental and subtropical|
Looking for a reputable international household goods mover to help you to South Korea? You’ve come to the right place. Nationwide Van Lines take pride in moving your important items into South Korea. Allow our helpful and professional staff to prepare and move you in a stress-free fashion!
Assuring all of your documents are correctly filled and turned in may be one of the most challenging part of your household overseas move. We’ve made the process easier by providing you with the most common documents needed to clear Customs. Please take a look below to help prepare yourself for your upcoming paperwork.
Import Declaration – A document stating the household goods being shipped.
Certificate of Origin – Gives verification of which country your household goods are manufactured in.
Customs are very particular with their clearance procedures. The correct documents at hand will keep your processing through Customs as smooth as possible. Below are some articles of documents you may need to help identify you and your shipment.
Once your household goods have arrived in South Korea along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
Duties and taxes are one of the most important part of your overseas move. Duties averages 7.9%, Valued-added Taxes (VAT) will amount to 10% and Excise Tax for luxury and electric goods ranging 15 to 100%.
There are a degree of HHGS one can import Duty-free. You must be 19 years of age or older to apply. Below you will find some duty-free items along with its restrictions.
The correct labeling and markings are very important for Customs. Each mark and label should be in the English language. Please take a look below to discover the marking and labeling requirements.
Customs will not accept each and every item you plan to import. Below are a number of items that are prohibited by Customs.
There are a number of items with restrictions as they pass through Customs. Please take a look below at some of the restrictions of certain items.
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
For more information regarding moving to South Korea, please feel free to explore the links below.
South Korean Customs
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.