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

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

  • Passport
  • Residence Visa
  • Immigration Permit
  • Residence Permit
  • Work Permit
  • Certificate of Change of Residence
  • “Attestation reservation de cale”
  • Inventory in English, detailed, valued in triplicate and dated and signed by customer (size, make, model and serial number must be shown for all electrical items)
  • Customs Declaration
  • ALL MARKINGS must correspond EXACTLY to documents, to avoid delay and extra charges

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

  • All shipments must arrive no later than six months after Customer
  • Shipments partially inspected

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

  • New electrical items and furniture are subject to payment of Customs duties and taxes
  • Invoices to prove more than six months old required
  • Home computers are not accepted as personal effects and will be subject to Customs duties and import taxes
  • Tobacco products
  • Cosmetics, toiletries and perfumes
  • Bicycles
  • New musical instruments
  • Provisions, fabrics and gifts
  • Audio, video and photographic equipment

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

  • Weapons (including toys) and ammunition
  • Birds, fish and trophies, including animal skins and ivory
  • Currency and securities
  • Plants, seeds, seedlings, bulbs, etc.
  • Unwrought precious metals and precious stones
  • Pornographic material
  • Gambling equipment
  • Insects, beeswax, condensed milk
  • Alcohol and other spirits are prohibited and should be sent separately

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

  • New autos are dutiable
  • Original Registration Card and declaration of value must be declared

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Zanzibar 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.