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

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

  • Passport (original)
  • Detailed inventory (avoid PBO items)
  • Foreigners need a legalized copy of a Work Contract presented to the Ministry of Labor

When shipping goods overseas to Peru, the following items customs guidelines will need to be met:

  • Household goods and personal effects dutiable (The average rate for duty and tax is 20%)
  • Household goods previously exported from Peru may be imported duty-free with supporting documents (Inventory, Export Policy, etc.) stamped by Peruvian Customs
  • Shipment must arrive before customers arrival or 120 days before customers arrival
  • Customs will allow the importation of no more than one (1) electrical appliance of same kind on a 20% import duty basis. Additional similar electrical appliances will be charged at the rate of 33%.

When shipping goods overseas to Peru, the following items are prohibited, but not limited to,  from entry into the country:

  • Firearms (maximum caliber .38) and telecommunication equipment require a special license prior to arrival of goods
    • Firearms also require proof of ownership and a previous license must be obtained from the Ministry of Interior (no automatic arms are allowed) Subject to confiscation if requirements are not met
  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Pornographic material
  • Explosives
  • Telecommunications equipment

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Peru, the following documents and regulations will apply:

  • Import duties and excise tax levied on all used cars, but the car cannot exceed five years of antiquity
  • Autos not belonging to diplomats require an inspection before Customs clearance can be completed
    • Foreign Peruvian diplomats duty free
  • Documents Required:
    • Original commercial invoice – fully detailed (original)
    • Proof of ownership
    • Title
    • Certificate of inspection at origin issued by any international surveillance company such as SGS, SSI, Bureau Veritas

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

  • Documents Required:
    • Vaccination and Rabies vaccination Certificate
    • Health Certificate

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Lima, Arequipa, Callao, Trujillo, Chiclayo or to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions on documentation.

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.