Used Household Goods and Personal Effects
Scanned copy of passport photograph and signature pages (picture must be clear and legible)
Scanned copy of the entry stamp, dated within the last 6 months (before shipment’s arrival date)
Copy of bill of lading (BL) / air waybill (AWB)
Inventory list / packing list in English
Owner of the goods’ arrival flight details matching entry stamp into Taiwan
Original signed Customs entrusting letter
Customs declaration form (inward declaration form)
Scanned copy, front and back, of the owner of the goods’ Taiwan ID (national citizens)
Scanned copy, front and back, of the owner of the goods’ ARC or work permit (foreign citizens)
Customs declaration form (inward passenger’s declaration) for unaccompanied baggage clearly indicating an “unaccompanied shipment”, completed upon arrival of the owner of the goods.
This form can be obtained by the owner of the goods by exiting through the red channel of the airport baggage declaration area.
If there is no declaration form, duty and taxes will be applied to the shipment.
Household goods and personal effects will not be cleared prior to the owner of the goods’ arrival in Taiwan.
All shipments are subject to inspection, excluding diplomatic shipments with a duty free exemption letter provided by Taiwan government.
Shipment arrival must be within 6 months of entry into Taiwan by the owner of the goods.
Used household goods and personal effects normally are entitled to be cleared duty / tax free if full documentation is presented to Custom Authorities.
For air shipments, advise the agent of all related information (AWB number, number of packages, weight, and contact name and number of company).
The average time for clearance after arrival is 2-3 working days.
Wooden liftvans loaded as a full container load (FCL) in sea shipments must be indicated on the original bill of lading "CY toCFS" to avoid delays in customs inspections.
Otherwise, there will be an additional charge of USD $300 for trailer from CY container terminal yard to CFS terminal warehouse for inspection plus USD $15.00/per CBM for CFS charge and USD 8/CBM for customs terminal fee.
Containers will not be delivered port-to-door, except for diplomatic shipments.
Containers must be unloaded at the Customs bonded warehouse for inspection.
After Customs clearance, shipment will be transported to the residence by truck / van.
The average time for clearance is 4 - 5 days for sea shipments.
All untreated wood (e.g., liftvans and crates) must be fumigated using ISPM 15 standards.
Copy of passport (photograph with signature pages)
Original certificate of title
Original bill of lading
Original Taiwanese ID (nationals)
Original of ARC (residence permit for non - citizens)
Copy of vehicle invoice
Vehicle declaration form
All vehicles must pass an environmental test performed by the Taiwanese government; otherwise it will be returned to origin at owner of the goods’ expense.
Vehicles not manufactured for the Taiwan market may not pass inspection.
Vehicles must use unleaded gasoline and be left-hand drive.
Copy of passport
Certificate of health from origin country
Vaccination record, must include rabies
Blood rest certificate
A quarantine period is required upon arrival.
The certificate of health must indicate breed, sex, age and microchip number of the dog or cat
The vaccination record must include date of vaccination against rabies with inactivated vaccine and whether the vaccination was primary or a booster.
No clinical sign of rabies shown up on inspection.
Need to apply import permit before sending pets to Taiwan.
The blood rest certificate is for neutralization antibody, titration for rabies antibody, and must