Are you emigrating to Aruba? Importing your goods

Conditions for importing household goods to Aruba

  • Goods must have been in the person’s possession for at least 6 months before the date that he/she is moving from his/her place of residence in the country of origin.
  • Goods must have been used in so far as they are “non-consumable” goods in his/her former residence.
  • Goods must be intended for use by the person concerned for the same purpose in his/her new residence.
  • The person concerned must submit an itemized list signed by him/her, which contains a description of the goods for which an exemption is requested.
  • Goods must be declared for import within a period of 6 months from the date which the person concerned has obtained his place of residence.

The exemption excludes alcoholic products and tobacco and tobacco products, insofar as these are not considered to be normal household goods.  (General means of transport are not passenger vehicles.)

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Import of motor vehicles to Aruba

Personal vehicles must have been in the person’s possession for at least six months before the date that he/she is moving from his/her place of residence in the country of origin. (The vehicle must have been on the person’s name for at least 6 months and insured for more than 6 months before shipping, i.e. registration papers must be in the name of the person who is insured.

 

Importing new goods to Aruba

The movers must be notified of any newly purchased goods; import duties will need to be paid for these goods. The amount to be paid will be calculated by local customs on the value of the goods and the freight charges.
The amount to be paid will be calculated by local customs on the value of the goods and freight charges. (Plus additional costs.  It is based on the CIF value = Costs – Insurance – Freight value)

 

Importing alcoholic beverages

If you wish to import liquor / tobacco on Aruba, please be aware that a percentage of import duties and excise duties may be taxed by local customs. This amount depends on the percentage of alcohol present in the beverage

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