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Customs Regulations in Dominican Republic

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Visa and Passport (for Customer and each member of the family) must be at least one year old, otherwise previous passport is required
  • Detailed inventory (original in English or Spanish)
  • Marriage Certificate (if married)
  • Birth Certificate of children living in same house
  • Dominican Consular invoice
  • In addition to the above documents, foreigners must have the following:
    • Work Permit
    • Customs Bond
    • Residence Visa
    • Work Contract
    • Dominican Residence Card
    • Bank guarantee or affidavit
    • Contracts for house or apartment rental as well as electrical and water service
  • All documents must be originals

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • A physical examination is required prior to applying to the Department of Exoneration for clearance of goods
  • Only one shipment allowed
  • Used household goods duty-free, if used and owned for over two years
  • Dominican citizens may be allowed one time exemption if they have lived abroad a minimum of one year

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • All new items (invoices required)
  • Duplicate electrical appliances (ie.. refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners)
  • Computer equipment and machinery

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Weapons, ammunition and explosives
  • Drugs and narcotics (shipment subject to confiscation if included)
  • Pornographic material
  • Alcohol and tobacco products must NOT be shipped with household goods, but separately and requires consular documents


MOTOR VEHICLES

CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

  • One auto per person Autos must be registered/owned by Customer for at least one year
  • If Dominican citizen, Customer must have lived abroad a minimum of two years
  • Limited to no larger than 2000 cc and maximum of six cylinders
    "Luxury" autos not allowed
  • Documents required:
    • Original title must be certified by the Department of Vehicles and legalized by the nearest Dominican Consulate
    • Original of registration for past three years
    • Residence Visa
    • Original Dominican Consular invoice stamped at the nearest Dominican consulate
    • Original Drivers License
    • License Plate
    • Passport
PETS
Veterinary Certificate issued within 90 days of departure (no quarantine required for dogs and cats).
Birds have a quarantine period of 10 days.
   

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