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In order to aid you in moving to Panama we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Panama. 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. Residence Visa (or letter from Registered Lawyer and copy of petition for Residence Visa, if Customer does not have one)
  2. Work Permit (or certificate from attorney)
  3. Passport (original)
  4. Certificate of Change of Residence
  5. Letter confirming employment
  6. Detailed inventory (English or Spanish)
Customs Regulations
  2. Household goods and personal effects duty-free for:
  3. Foreigners with Residence Visa
  4. Panamanians returning after two years abroad
  5. Shipments must arrive within six months of Customer
  6. All shipments inspected
  7. Customs inspection, Customs charges and Customs Broker's charges all payable by Customer at time of clearance
  8. Additional charges incurred for storage or customs delays will be for Customer's account
Dutiable and Restricted Items
  1. New items, alcohol, jewelry, coins
Prohibited Items
  1. Foodstuff and plants
  2. Narcotics and drugs
  3. Straw or hay packing in lift-vans
  4. Firearms, weapons and ammunition
Motor Vehicles
  1. High duty payable by customer at approximately 27%-30% of CIF value
  2. Customer and broker must process documentation and pay duties. Customs clearance process is lengthy and demurrage is likely.
  3. Documents required:
  4. Title
  5. Original Passport
  6. Bill of Sale
  7. Original Certificate of Ownership
  8. Pollution Certificate
Animals and Pets
  1. Certificate of Health and Rabies Vaccination required
  2. 30 day quarantine period required
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