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Shipping To PeruInternational Shipping To Peru

In order to aid you in moving to Peru we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Peru. 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 (original)
  2. Detailed inventory (avoid PBO items)
  3. Foreigners need a legalized copy of a Work Contract presented to the Ministry of Labor
Customs Regulations
  2. Household goods and personal effects dutiable (The average rate for duty and tax is 20%)
  3. Household goods previously exported from Peru may be imported duty-free with supporting documents (Inventory, Export Policy, etc.) stamped by Peruvian Customs
  4. Shipment must arrive before customers arrival or 120 days before customers arrival
  5. Customs will allow the importation of no more than one (1) electrical appliance of same kind on a 20% import duty basis. Additional similar electrical appliances will be charged at the rate of 33%.
Prohibited Items
  1. Firearms (maximum caliber .38) and telecommunication equipment require a special license prior to arrival of goods
  2. Firearms also require proof of ownership and a previous license must be obtained from the Ministry of Interior (no automatic arms are allowed) Subject to confiscation if requirements are not met
  3. Narcotics and drugs
  4. Pornographic material
  5. Explosives
  6. Telecommunications equipment
Motor Vehicles
  1. Import duties and excise tax levied on all used cars, but the car cannot exceed five years of antiquity
  2. Autos not belonging to diplomats require an inspection before Customs clearance can be completed
  3. Foreign Peruvian diplomats duty free
  4. Documents required:
  5. Original commercial invoice - fully detailed (original)
  6. Proof of ownership
  7. Title
  8. Certificate of inspection at origin issued by any international surveillance company such as SGS, SSI, Bureau Veritas
Animals and Pets
  1. Documents required:
  2. Vaccination and Rabies vaccination Certificate
  3. Health Certificate
Shipping To Peru
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