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

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

  • Residence Visa
  • Passport (covering the two years prior to importation, otherwise the previous passport is required)
  • Inventory
  • Exemption Certificate:
    • For Diplomats certificate must be provided by the Embassy in Cyprus
    • For offshore company expatriates, a C6 form  must be supplied to customs for new items
  • Evidence that Customer will stay in Cyprus over a year, i.e. Rental Agreement, Contract Lease and Residence Permit

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

  • Used household goods and personal effects may be imported duty-free, but are SUBJECT TO OTHER TAXES provided the goods are:
    • Intended for the personal use of the owner and his dependents, are not for resale, and Customer has resided less then a year in Cyprus during the last two years from the time of importation
    • In reasonable quantities
    • Imported within 12 months of the Customer
    • Owned for at least 12 months prior to their importation
    • Duty-free importation also depends on whether the Customer has resided outside of Cyprus for more than one year

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

  • New items (invoice required)
  • Foodstuff
  • Electric and electronic items
  • Perfume
  • Carpets
  • Sports equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
  • Plants (Import License and Phytosanitary Certificate required)

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

  • Weapons and ammunition (one shotgun and one air rifle, at least one year old, permitted with Police Permit and Import License)
  • Narcotics
  • Wireless telephones (walkie-talkies, etc.)
  • Pornographic material

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

  • One car per family duty-free, for returning Cypriots, provided they are taking up permanent residence in Cyprus, and had their permanent residence abroad for a period of at least 10 years
  • Foreigners may import autos provided they intend to take up permanent residence
  • Temporary importation up to one year duty-free if customer has been abroad more then one year during the past two years
  • Motorcycles are subject to duty
  • Documents required:
    • Vehicle Registration in owner’s name
    • Invoice
    • Passport
    • Local Road Insurance

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

  • Rabies Vaccination and Health Certificate
  • Import License from local Department of Veterinary Services
  • Six months home quarantine required

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Nicosia, Larnaca or to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions you may have on importing.

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.