|Area:||353,841 sq. mi|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Caracas 2. Maracaibo 3. Valencia 4. Barquisimeto 5. Maracay|
|Climate:||Tropic, dry, polar and temperate|
|Motto:||“Dios y Federacion” / “God and Federation”|
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To assist clearing your household goods, documentation is very important. Please take a look at some of the documents that may be asked of you below.
Certificate of Origin – Gives verification of which country your household goods are manufactured in.
Import Declaration (DSI) – A document stating the household goods (HHGS) being shipped.
Customs will require details about you and your household goods (HHGS) shipment. Please review some of the needed documents of Customs:
Once your household goods have arrived in Venezuela 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.
Once your items has arrived to Venezuela, Customs and the National Guard will conduct clearance. Your duties can span from 5 to 20% of the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) value and a Value-added Tax of 16% of the CIF value, duties and taxes. If you are a diplomat, you can have your shipments imported duty-free and tax-free. If you are a returning citizen, you can also have a your import duty-free and tax-free if you’ve received a stamped Certificate of Use at the Venezuelan Consulate at origin and if your HHGS satisfies Customs. If you are a non-resident, you must arrive in Venezuela before your shipment arrives and also be eligible for a Certificate of Use. You have up to 6 months for your shipment to arrive after you have arrived in Venezuela.
The following can be imported duty-free:
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.
Not every item is accepted for import in Venezuela. Please take a look at some of the items one cannot import into Venezuela.
There are certain restrictions towards goods you may choose to move. To assure yourself of restrictions, please take a look at some of the restrictions below.
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 Venezuela, please venture through the websites below.
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.