The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Bangladesh. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate to make sure you have all the information you need before you make your move. Contact the nearest Bangladesh Embassy.

When you plan your international shipping to Bangladesh, The following documents are required for customs clearance:

  • Original passport for customer and his family
  • Itemized valued inventory
    • List all electrical items separately, stating brand, model and serial number
  • Form A obtained from Customs at airport of arrival
  • Returning residents and foreigners also require:
    • Transfer of Residence Form
    • Certificate of employer
  • Ensure customer’s name written on all packages and documents is the same as shown in his/her passport

When shipping goods overseas to Bangladesh, The following items customs guidelines will need to be met:

  • Household goods and personal effects must arrive within six months of Customer
  • Personal effects, household goods and electronic/electrical goods for non-privileged shipments are subject to duty, tax and VAT
  • Do not mix household goods and personal effects with commercial goods.   Office furniture, stationary and office machinery are considered commercial goods.

When shipping goods overseas to Bangladesh, The following items are dutiable and/or restricted:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and food
  • Hunting guns are permitted with proper and prior declaration
  • Antiques, sterling silver and gold should be declared to facilitate re-export

When shipping goods overseas to Bangladesh, The following items are prohibited from entry into the country:

  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic or subversive literature
  • Ammunition and firearms
  • Gold bullion
  • Construction material in commercial quantity
  • Gambling instruments

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Bangladesh, The following documents and regulations will apply:

  • Vehicles must be less than six (6) years old and right-hand drive
  • Documents required are the same as for household goods with the addition of:
    • Invoice
    • Registration
    • Ownership Certificate

Moving Pets to Bangladesh: The following documents must be presented for the importation of pets:

  • Veterinary Certificate of Health (not more than seven days old)
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Prior permission from the Director of Live Stock from the Government of Bangladesh is required
  • Letter of “no objection” from the Bangladesh government

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal, Bogra, Comilla or to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions you may have on import requirements.

The regulations are subject to change without notice. Our company is not liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.