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Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Chile
Customs must be in country at time of customs clearance. They may import used Household goods up to US$ 5.000.- free of taxes and duties. They may bring more than the above amount, but will pay around 26 % on the overflow and over CIF value. They may bring two or more shipments from different origins. They must be in Chile before the shipment’s arrivals. Shipments must arrive within 120 days from shipper’s own arrival to the country. Chileans returning who have been abroad more than 6 months but less than 1 year are only allowed to import up to US$ 500. of used household good or personal effects. Chileans returning who has been abroad more than 1 year and less than 5 years, are only allowed to import up to US$ 3.000. of used house hold good. Returning Chileans and anyone coming to work in Chile are exempt from duties on their household goods and personal effects. Client must be in Chile before the shipment’s arrival. They may import up to US$ 25.000. in used household good free of taxes and duties.

Documents Required
Visa, Work Contract or letter of appointment, Power of Attorney. Inventory (each liftvan in shipment must have separate inventory for clearance) 


Duties are very high and are based on make, model, year, engine's cubic capacity, transmission type, extras, and purchase value. Only returning Chileans and duty exempted persons may import USED vehicles.
Documents required: 
Original Invoice of Purchase 

Restricted Items 
Sporting guns (owner must obtain carrying permit at the Weapons Control Bureau). Alcohol and tobacco products. New furniture is dutiable (invoices required). Caviar, pearls, synthetic furs, uncut precious, semi-precious or synthetic stones (only for personal use).

Prohibited Items
Firearms/weapons, Drugs (unless for medical purposes) and Pornographic material.

Live Animals and Plants
Dogs and cats must arrive with an international Health Certificate and vaccination certificate. Documents must arrive attached to the AWB. No quarantine applicable. They can be cleared immediately upon arrival. Please send a pre-alert with documents by fax. Pets must arrive in working hours during labor days and must be consigned owner.

Disclaimer: This information is intended for general guidance and all users are allowed to reproduce this information. cannot however take responsibility for any errors, additions, omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest customs office or the moving company you select for your move to Chile for full and current information prior to importation/relocation.