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Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Republic of Honduras

Hondurans returning after 12 months abroad, Diplomatic personnel and users of International organisations are eligible to a free import permit or Franchise (Dispense). Client, through a lawyer after arrival, must secure this franchise but shipment may be held at customs or S.I.T. in bond, with extra charge. If no franchise or resident permit is available, client will have to secure at customs a very high guarantee, as all articles would be assessed. A customs inspection is mandatory and is usually performed at customs site; however, it may also take place at client's residence for his/her convenience or at agent's warehouse for an extra fee. (Please contact your moving company for details). 

Customers/Movers should mail all necessary instructions and documents at least two weeks in advance to the Mover to secure a rapid customs clearance, otherwise extra charges and demurrage may incur.

Documents Required

Used Personal Effects
Bill of Lading/AWB 
Valid passport of the owner 
Inventory list in Spanish (no other language accepted), three copies. 


New or used vehicles are heavily taxed. 
Original title of ownership 
Original purchase invoice 
OBL, and client's personal documents

Diplomatic Shipment

Car/Vehicle can be imported duty free for diplomats and users of international organizations. 

Prohibited Items

Weapons, drugs, explosives, pornographic and subversive films and literature are prohibited. Sporting firearms and ammunition may be imported with a special permit from the Secretary of Defence and the Treasure Department. 

Live Animals and Plants

Live animals (pets) and plants are allowed for imported into the country. A health or quarantine certificate is required. 

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 Republic of Honduras for full and current information prior to importation/relocation.