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In order to aid you in moving to Latvia we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Latvia. 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. Packing List
  2. Valued Inventory (weight per box and individual values of items)
  3. Letter of Employment (if one will be employed in Latvia)
  4. Copy of Passport
  5. Copy of work/residence permit (if a work/residence permit is not available, then an additional letter from employer stating that permit has been applied for may also be accepted)
Customs Regulations
  1. The importation of used personal effects is allowed with no value restrictions. All import customs documentation should be kept for presentation when goods are re-exported, as this will avoid export duty and tax.
Prohibited Items
  1. Firearms
  2. Drugs
  3. Alcohol
  4. Tobacco
Motor Vehicles
  1. Cars under 7 years + 1600 cc Petrol or + 1800 cc Diesel subject to 10% duty + 18% VAT.
  2. Cars over 7 years old and under 1600 cc petrol or 1800 cc diesel only VAT 18% applicable
  3. Temporary Import is possible. 2% deposit is to be made to Riga Customs together with application for temporary import. Maximum temporary import is 1 year.
  4. Diplomatic cars can be registered through Foreign Ministry only and Embassies know procedures
  5. Customs has book of car values and will use this as minimum if declared value drops below customs book valuations.
Duty and VAT Rate
  1. Used household goods or personal effects are free of duty and VAT provided that the importer will either accompany or arrive in Latvia.
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