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

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

  • Valued inventory
  • Customs Declaration (in French) stating age of goods and intended use
  • Original invoices to document age and value of goods
  • “Certificat de Changement de Residence” issued by the Senegal Consulate
  • Shipments destined for Mali must be declared as “Marchandises en transit pour le Mali.”

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

  • All household goods should be a minimum of six months old and owner must declare they are not for sale
  • All shipments inspected
  • Customs Stamp for all goods (including diplomats and United Nations personnel) must be paid for before shipment is released from arrival port (rates vary)

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

  • All goods less than six months in owner’s possession (and any others if purchase invoice not available)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Drugs
  • Antiques, art objects, jewelry
  • Bicycles, windsurfers, motorcycles

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

  • Weapons and ammunition
  • New computers and accessories
  • More than 10 bottles of alcohol and wine

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

  • Cars and trucks over five years old are prohibited
  • One vehicle admitted per family
  • Customer must arrange for Senegalese Insurance before the shipment moves from the port of arrival
  • Autos for diplomats, United Nations or military personnel are permitted
  • Documents Required:
    • Purchase Invoice
    • Log Book/Registration Card

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Dakar 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.