Shipping To the Dominican Republic
Shipping To the Dominican Republic
If you are thinking about moving to Dominican Republic, you’ll want to learn some important rules about cargo shipping and how to ship to Dominican Republic. When you ship to Dominican Republic, one of the most important things you should know is that you can ship items that you have owned and have been using for two years or more to your new residence in the Dominican Republic.
If you are shipping new items to the Dominican Republic, you will be expected to pay taxes and other duty fees on these things, especially electrical appliances like televisions and radios. It is important to note that you may also be required to pay a duty on building materials that you ship to Dominican Republic.
An invoice from a Dominican Consulate approving the transaction is necessary for all cargo shipments to the Dominican Republic including used household items. If it is not complete, or if you are shipping from a country where there is not a Dominican Consulate, you will likely be required to pay a fee of around $400 US Dollars.
Interested in moving to Dominican Republic? It is likely that you will want to bring some electrical appliances with you. The electrical supply in the Dominican Republic is the same as the electrical system in the United States with 110 and 220 volts at 60Hz. You will also find that many houses and commercial locations in the Dominican Republic have dual voltage to accommodate the use of 220 volt appliances.
Dominican Republic Citizenship
Are you a Dominican citizen who has been out of the country for two years or more? If so, you will need to present a valid passport and a residence card. If you are not a Dominican citizen, but are interested in moving to the Dominican Republic, you will need a provisional residency card. A provisional residency card for the Dominican Republic is good for one year. There are a number of documents you will need to obtain a provisional residency card including a:
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate (if applicable)
- Photocopies of your passport
- A medical exam, including a blood test and chest x-ray may also be required, along with additional documentation.
Regulations to Know Before You Ship to Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic does have a few cargo shipping regulations to consider before you make plans for moving to Dominican Republic. Here are some examples of items that are restricted from the cargo you ship to Dominican Republic:
- Ammunition and explosives
- Pornographic materials, including video and print
Ship A Car to Dominican Republic
If you want to ship a car to Dominican Republic there are a few things you should know. You will need to have the original title and the last two vehicle registrations. You are also required to provide an invoice. It is important to note that when you ship a car to the Dominican Republic, you are required to pay a duty.
You may qualify for a partial exemption of duty fees for vehicles that you have owned for at least two years or more, and if it is less than five years old. You can ship a new car to the Dominican Republic but you will be required to pay duty on the vehicle.
Shipping to the Dominican Republic can be an easy process if you follow the country’s import rules. The immigration process can take awhile to complete, so getting the correct forms in order before you ship is important.
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