Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Brazil
One air shipment and one sea shipment only may be brought into Brazil consisting of used furniture, articles for domestic use, machines, tools, instruments and other paraphernalia necessary for professional use. Immigrants with temporary or permanents visas and returning Brazilians who have been outside of Brazil for more than one year need to bring a detailed inventory showing any brand names and serial numbers and which includes estimated value of each item, any items not listed on the inventory are subject to extremely high import duties and taxes. Automobiles, motorcycles and power boats are not included under these terms.
Shipment should originate and embark from country or countries of shipper’s residence. Shipment should arrive Brazil no later than six months after shipper’s arrival. All visa holders should register with the Brazilian Federal Police within one month of arrival. Temporary visa holders, the entire shipment must be re-exported upon expiration of contract . Extensions may be granted.
Original Passport, Visa stamped
Brazil I.D. card
Inventory in Portuguese (two originals)
a. Inventory must be itemized in detail; brand names, make, model and serial numbers of all electrical items must be noted
b. Also need to show the estimated value of the item in U.S. dollars
c. Must be legalized by the Brazilian Consulate for temporary visa holders
d. Pets must be listed on the inventory
e. Two separate inventories first showing used items and the second new items (items less that six months old)
Certificate of Residence issued by the Brazilian Consulate at origin for returning citizens
Proof of revenue abroad
Proof of residence abroad for over one year
Work Contract and Customs Bond are required for Customers holding a temporary visa
Goods must be re-exported upon expiration of the contract for holders of a temporary visa
"Termo de Responsibilidade" (guarantee)
Power of Attorney forms provided by the Destination Agent
Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
Not allowed except for members of foreign diplomatic corps
New articles sent as unaccompanied baggage will be subject to payment of duties. The duties will be 50% of the value of the goods. Customer will have to present the invoice. Items not corresponding to inventory are subject to very high duties/fines. Duplicate items (such as electrical appliances) assessed very high duty. Wedding trousseaux, inheritance items, new furniture, tins of food and alcohol are all subject to high customs duties . Presents, souvenirs, computers and carpets are all duty-free if part of the household goods shipment . Computers need special entry permit from SEI (list model, serial number and accessories). Alcohol and tobacco products. Appliances and bicycles. Photo, audio and video equipment.
Arms, ammunition and dangerous objects (firearms and weapons require special license). Narcotics, medicines and drugs and Plants.
Live Animals and Plants
Cats and dogs require a Health and Vaccination Certificate from the point of origin and are subject to veterinarian examination at the port of entry. Other animals are subject to consultation with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture prior to departure from the country of origin and are also subject to inspection.
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