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In order to aid you in moving to Ghana we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Ghana. 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. Passport
  2. Letter of Transfer from the shippers employer
  3. Ghana Customs Form C.12
  4. Inventory (in English, with values, dated, and signed)
  5. PUBD Form ("Personal Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration") to be filled out at airport of arrival, failure may cause penalty and delay.
Customs Regulations
  1. Used household goods duty-free if goods have been in owner's possession for at least six months and are for the continued use of the owner and not for resale
  2. Goods must arrive within 12 months of customer's arrival
Dutiable and Restricted Items
  1. Items less then six months old are subject to duties
  2. Excessive amounts of food
  3. Medications (prescription required except for first aid items)
  4. Electrical appliances; only one item is authorized per family. The second is subject to payment of Customs duties and taxes
  5. New electrical items are subject to payment of Customs duties and taxes
Prohibited Items
  1. Firearms and weapons (proof of ownership, Import License, Police Withdrawal Permit, and License from Ministry of Interior required)
  2. Ports of import are limited
  3. Drugs
  4. Pornographic material
  5. Explosives
  6. Counterfeit money
  7. Alcohol and other spirits are prohibited and should be sent separately
Motor Vehicles
  1. Customer's presence at Customs clearance may be required
  2. Cars over five years old pay graduated penalty, according to year of manufacture
  3. Only left-hand drive cars allowed
  4. Size limit: above 1600cc dutiable
  5. Documents required:
  6. Customs Form C.12/SAD
  7. Proof of ownership, i.e. Insurance Certificate, Registration Card
  8. Original Purchase Invoice
Animals and Pets
  2. Proof of inoculation from a registered veterinarian
  3. Quarantine required in a licensed kennel
  4. Import license issued after quarantine period is completed
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