If you have ever been to the Dominican Republic, then you most likely remember white sandy beaches and palm trees of Punta Cana. However, not only tourists come to Bavaro area, Santo Domingo, or Puerto Plata, many people are moving to the Dominican Republic from the USA, and all over the world.
Moving to Dominican Republic can be a complicated task, however by choosing Nobel Relocation to relocate you to the sunny climate and beautiful beaches of Dominican Republic, you can be assured that your belongings will arrive safe, unharmed and in a timely fashion.
We understand that bureaucracy can be complicated enough without having to worry about your belongings, we at Nobel Relocation will handle all the paperwork and double check it many times so you don’t encounter problems on the final destination side. All we ask from you is to do us the pleasure of simply turning up at customs when we will need you to release your shipment, in order for it to be delivered straight to your new door.
At Nobel Relocation you will find no other company more equipped to pack, load, transfer and deliver your belongings to Dominican Republic. Our professional packers are highly trained and experienced in packing your belongings for international journeys that can be unpredictable due to unforeseen circumstances such as the changing weather.
Nobel Relocation have only your best interest at heart accompanied by years of successful experience and the most professional and honest staff. Nobel Relocation, a company you can be sure to trust when moving to Dominican Republic.
We can provide moving services from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, and Texas. We can provide moving and relocation services to Punta Cana, Bavaro area, Santo Domingo, or Puerto Plata and all the other cities in Dominican Republic.
Used Household Goods and Personal Effects
- Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
- Detailed inventory in English or Spanish
- Marriage / divorce certificate, if applicable
- Resident visa (if the owner of the goods is requesting a tax exemption)
- Proof of residence abroad for at least 2 years (returning citizens)
- Commercial invoice (if new furniture and household goods are included in the shipment)
- Diplomatic franchise (diplomats)
- New and used appliances are subject to taxes and duties.
- The owner of the goods’ presence is only required at Customs clearance upon the owner of the goods’ request or if the owner of the goods has a Dominican residence and is requesting an exemption from taxes and duties on used electrical appliances and furniture.
- All shipments are subject to demurrage charges
- Contact the destination agent for additional information and rates.
- Customs clearance takes approximately 5 days.
- Diplomats may import household goods and personal effects shipments duty free by request from the embassy or consulate at origin through the Dominican Foreign Relations Office.
- Returning citizens having lived abroad for at least 2 years with no more than 180 days stay in the Dominican Republic during that time may qualify for a tax exemption.
- Wood packaging materials must comply with ISPM-15 regulations.
- Original title / registration
- Original bill of lading
- Purchase invoice
- Diplomats may import motor vehicles duty free.
- Returning residents living abroad for more than 2 years with less than 180 days in the Dominican Republic stay during that time may apply for a partial exemption.
- Vehicles must be less than 5 years old from the date of manufacture.
- Non-motorized bicycles may be imported free of duties if part of the household effects shipment.
- Motorized boats must pay approximately 20% of the purchased price.
- Motorcycles are subject to duties.
- Rabies vaccination record
- Veterinary health certificate
- Birds will be quarantined for a minimum of 10 days.
- Pets may be imported duty free.
- The veterinary health certificate must be issued at origin within 15 days prior to import and indicate that the animal(s) has been free of disease for the 3 months preceding arrival.
- Authorization from the Department of Agriculture and the National Zoo is required for importation.
- Live plants (phytosanitary certificate from origin prior to arrival and a permit from the Dominican Agriculture after arrival are required; plants should not be sent as part of the household goods shipment or risk confiscation/destruction upon arrival)
- Alcohol and wine (only small quantities for personal consumption are permitted)
- Food items (only small quantities for personal consumption are permitted)
- Medicines, narcotics, and drugs (a doctor’s prescription is required and are duty free; otherwise, the owner of the goods may face criminal prosecution and penalties or deportation)
- Household goods and new furniture (commercial invoice is required and the items are subject to payment of duties)
- New electrical appliances (subject to duties)
- Firearms (military permit for personal firearms must be obtained in-person after the arrival of the owner of the goods but prior to shipment arrival; the owner of the goods may face criminal prosecution and penalties if unauthorized items are found in the shipment)
- Appliances, spare parts, and machines (are subject to duties)
- Dangerous objects / weapons
- Pornographic and subversive materials
- Illegal drugs
Consulate General of Dominican Republic in Miami, Florida
1038 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Phones: (305) 358-3220
Consulate General of Dominican Republic in West Palm Beach, Florida
199 Dorothy Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phones: (561) 598-0616
Consulate General of Dominican Republic in Atlanta, Georgia
2640 Blavers Ruin Rd. Suite 511
Norcross, GA 330071
Phones: (678) 886-7604