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

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

  • Passport
  • Letter of Transfer from the shippers employer
  • Ghana Customs Form C.12
  • Inventory (in English, with values, dated, and signed)
  • PUBD Form (“Personal Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration”) to be filled out at airport of arrival, failure may cause penalty and delay.

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

  • Used household goods duty-free if goods have been in owner’s possession for at least six months and are for the continued use of the owner and not for resale
  • Goods must arrive within 12 months of customer’s arrival

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

  • Items less then six months old are subject to duties
  • Excessive amounts of food
  • Medications (prescription required except for first aid items)
  • Electrical appliances; only one item is authorized per family. The second is subject to payment of Customs duties and taxes
    • New electrical items are subject to payment of Customs duties and taxes

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

  • Firearms and weapons (proof of ownership, Import License, Police Withdrawal Permit, and License from Ministry of Interior required)
  • Ports of import are limited
  • Drugs
  • Pornographic material
  • Explosives
  • Counterfeit money
  • Alcohol and other spirits are prohibited and should be sent separately
  • Customer’s presence at Customs clearance may be required
  • Cars over five years old pay graduated penalty, according to year of manufacture
  • Only left-hand drive cars allowed
  • Size limit: above 1600cc dutiable
  • Documents required:
    • Customs Form C.12/SAD
    • Proof of ownership, i.e. Insurance Certificate, Registration Card
    • Original Purchase Invoice

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

  • Proof of inoculation from a registered veterinarian
  • Quarantine required in a licensed kennel
  • Import license issued after quarantine period is completed

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.