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Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Columbia
Only one household goods shipment from one country allowed per family. All shipments pay duty, import tax, sales tax and warehouse fees, which are charged to customer's account. Member must have lived outside of the country for at least two years Member must not have imported any household goods in the last seven years. Customs may ask for Bank Guarantee that goods will not be sold for one year. Shipments 100% inspected. Household goods must arrive within 30 days before or 120 days after the arrival of the customer. 

Documents Required
Original Passport for customer and all family members, Visa (mandatory for consignee) valid for at least one year, Residence or Employment Visa, Foreigners must apply for Work or Residence Permit, Certificate of Residence issued by the Colombian Consulate, certifying that owner has lived abroad for at least two continuous years, Inventory (in Spanish). 
Inventory must show:-
For all major appliances and electronic equipment (vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens, roasters, TVs, VCRs, stereos, small personal computers, etc.) state the make, model and serial number. 
If possible, pack all electronic appliances together 
Transmittal documents showing actual weights and/or volume, delivery details, etc. 
Diplomats must have Diplomatic Entry Form, to be requested from Foreign Ministry by Diplomatic Mission 

Diplomatic Shipment
Foreign Diplomats do not require import license approved before shipping. Foreign Diplomats do not pay customs duties and taxes. Foreign Diplomats do not require the Antipollution control.


It is required an import license approved by customs. Before departure at origin.
Import License is required and must be obtained prior to arrival of auto 
Do not include an auto as part of the household goods shipment 
Do not ship vehicles until all documents are in order
Non compliance will result in seizure/storage of shipment at great additional expense.
Documents required: 
Original Commercial Invoice (detailed and in US dollars) 
Copy of Bill of Sale 
All documents (Invoice, etc.) must agree with the Import License 

Prohibited Items
Weapons, ammunition and explosives, Drugs and narcotics, Pornographic material, Uniforms or equipment relating to the Police or Armed Forces.

Live Animals and Plants

Original of Veterinary Health Certificate. Photocopy of the passport of the pet's owner. Vaccination Certificate. Import License. Import License. Notarized Health Certificate from Veterinarian. Quarantine IS NOT required for cats and dogs. Contact destination agent prior to forwarding.

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, and 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 Columbia for full and current information prior to importation/relocation.