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In order to aid you in moving to Dominican Republic we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Dominican Republic. You may find more up to date information at your local consulate or embassy. Please note, customs regulations are subject to change at any time. GEM Relocations cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.


Documentation Required
  1. Visa'd Passport (for Customer and each member of the family) must be at least one year old, otherwise previous passport is required
  2. Detailed inventory (original in English or Spanish)
  3. Marriage Certificate (if married)
  4. Birth Certificate of children living in same house
  5. Dominican Consular invoice
  6. In addition to the above documents, foreigners must have the following:
  7. Work Permit
  8. Customs Bond
  9. Residence Visa
  10. Work Contract
  11. Dominican Residence Card
  12. Bank guarantee or affidavit
  13. Contracts for house or apartment rental as well as electrical and water service
  14. All documents must be originals
Customs Regulations
  2. A physical examination is required prior to applying to the Department of Exoneration for clearance of goods
  3. Computer equipment and machinery
  4. Used household goods duty-free, if used and owned for over two years
  5. Dominican citizens may be allowed one time exemption if they have lived abroad a minimum of one year
Dutiable and Restricted Items
  1. All new items (invoices required)
  2. Duplicate electrical appliances (ie.. refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners)
  3. Computer equipment and machinery
Prohibited Items
  1. Weapons, ammunition and explosives
  2. Drugs and narcotics (shipment subject to confiscation if included)
  3. Pornographic material
  4. Alcohol and tobacco products must NOT be shipped with household goods, but separately and requires consular documents
Motor Vehicles
  2. One auto per person
  3. Autos must be registered/owned by Customer for at least one year
  4. If Dominican citizen, Customer must have lived abroad a minimum of two years
  5. Limited to no larger than 2000 cc and maximum of six cylinders
  6. "Luxury" autos not allowed
  7. Documents required:
  8. Original title must be certified by the Department of Vehicles and legalized by the nearest Dominican Consulate
  9. Original of registration for past three years
  10. Residence Visa
  11. Original Dominican Consular invoice stamped at the nearest Dominican consulate
  12. Original Drivers License
  13. License Plate
  14. Passport
  15. All documents must be originals
Animals and Pets
  1. Veterinary Certificate issued within 90 days of departure (no quarantine required for dogs and cats)
  2. Birds have a quarantine period of 10 days
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