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In order to aid you in moving to Jamaica we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Jamaica. 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. Import License
  3. Title of vehicle- (for autos)
  4. Bill of Lading
  5. Invoice
  6. Bill of sight
  7. Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC)
  8. Import Entry - C78
Customs Regulations
  1. Household effects are those items basic to the home. For example, furniture, televisions, radios, stoves, refrigerators. Personal and household goods which are not in commercial quantities may be cleared without the services of a licensed Customs Broker. Goods which have a CIF value of the Jamaican equivalent to United States one thousand dollars (US $1,000) or less, may be cleared without the services of a licensed Customs Broker. The clearance of goods valued in excess of this amount will require the services of a licensed Customs Broker.
  2. The customs Tariff, Item 6 of the Second Schedule, allows for each passenger to receive duty concessions in respect to the following:
    • A reasonable quantity of waring apparel, articles of personal adornment and toiletries requisites whether new or used
    • Instruments and tools to be used by shipper for the purpose of his profession, trade, occupation or employment, provided that they have been in his possession and bona fide use for a reasonable period
    • Tobacco and some potable articles including wines and spirits in his baggage or on his person which he might reasonably be expected to carry with him for his personal use, in such quantities as the Commissioner may from time to time approve
    • Used household effects which have been in the passenger's use for a reasonable period of time and are not imported for sale
Dutiable and Restricted Items
  1. Meat - requires a certificate
  2. Ground Provisions - require a certificate
  3. Fruits and Vegetables - require a certificate
  4. Drugs - require a PSD certificate
  5. Firearms - require a permit/license to import
  6. Used Types - require a certificate
  7. Radios (two way) - require a permit
Prohibited Items
  1. Coins - base or counterfeit of any country
  2. Indecent or obscene prints
  3. Photographs
  4. Cinematography films
  5. Lithographs
  6. Engraving books
  7. Packages or packets having there on, or the cover thereof, any words, marks or designs which are grossly offensive or, of an indecent or obscene character.
Motor Vehicles
  1. A returning resident can import two new or used autos (one commercial and one personal) in any three year period
  2. Used vehicles can not be more than four years old
  3. Customer will require a customs broker
  4. Documents required:
    • Import License which must be obtained before auto is shipped
    • Passport
    • Driver's license (Customer can drive in Jamaica for one year before a Jamaican license is required)
    • Insurance Certificate
    • Certificate of Title or registration documents
    • Vehicles require invoice detailing the model, accessories and CIF value.
    • Tax Compliance Certificate
Animals and Pets
  1. A permit from the Veterinary Division of the Ministry of Agriculture must be obtained prior to importation
  2. Quarantine may be required
  3. Dogs and cats born and bred in the United Kingdom are the only dogs and cats permitted importation
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