The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Bermuda. 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 Bermuda Embassy.

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

  • Inventory
  • Customs Bond of 33.38% value of the goods, often determined by the insured amount of the goods, (Should the duty and customs fees be less than the deposit, the difference will be refunded to the customer. Accordingly, if the duties and fees are more than the deposit, the difference will be billed to the customer.)
  • Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment

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

  • Used clothing is duty-free

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

  • New items subject to duties (invoices required)
  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Fruits, vegetables and soil require an Import Permit and are subject to inspection upon arrival by the Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Parks. That failing agriculture inspection will be destroyed.

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

  • Weapons of ALL types, including: flick knives, blowguns, spear guns, crossbows, etc., will be confiscated
  • Narcotic drugs
  • Firearms and ammunition (must be accompanied by a permit signed by the commissioner of police)
  • Explosives (including pyrotechnics of any sort)
  • Gold or silver coins
  • Pornographic material
  • Political literature

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

  • No vehicle over six months old is permitted to be imported
  • Motorcycles over 100 cc are prohibited
  • Automobiles are restricted as to size and engine capacity
  • Duty applies
  • License from the Transport Control Department is required

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

  • Animal must be at least four months old
  • Import permit issued by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Parks is required
  • Health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian from the country of origin
  • The name, date of birth, breed and description of the animal is required

When Shipping Bermuda: The following are regulation for importing Alcohol in to Bermuda:

  • Duties will be assessed against Bermuda Customs Tariff.
  • Any person may import duty free up to 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars, plus 1.137 liters of spirits and 1.137 liters of wine.

When Shipping to Bermuda: The following is useful information for importing:

A customs officer will be at residence at time of delivery assessing duties item by item.

  • Used clothing and books are duty free
  • Appliances 33.4% of customs assessed value
  • Furniture and sporting goods 22.25% of customs value
  • Antiques 8.5% of customs value

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to St. George’s or to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions you may have on import requirements.

Customs value is generally lower than what the shipper value is but, it is a good idea for the shipper to be available to answer the customs officers’ questions at time of unloading and assessment.

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.