Shipping to the Philippines
Shipping to the Philippines
Do you want to ship to the Philippines? If you are moving to the Philippines or need cargo shipping to the Philippines, you might be interested in cargo shipping services. While the Philippines is home to many small and medium sized cargo shipping ports, the Port of Manila is the country’s largest shipping port.
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Before you ship to the Philippines, there are some important rules and regulations to understand. If you are moving household goods or shipping a car to the Philippines, there is some paperwork that you will need to provide. This includes:
- Original passport with last arrival and departure date
- Residence Visa for the Philippines
- Residence Permit
- Work Permit (if applicable)
- Cargo Shipping Inventory – if items are used, please specify accordingly
Depending on your immigration status, you may need additional documentation. Your cargo shipment should not arrive in the Philippines before your Residence Visa is approved. In addition, it is helpful to plan to be present at the time of your customs clearance. All cargo shipping to the Philippines is subject to inspection by customs officials.
If you are moving to the Philippines and are using international cargo shipping services like Cargo Experts to transport household goods and other personal items duty free, it is helpful to note that these items should be in your possession for at least six months prior to cargo shipping to the Philippines. In addition, if you plan to bring more than one of a certain appliance (for example, three refrigerators), note that multiple appliances of the same type are taxable.
If you are seeking permanent resident status in the Philippines, all household goods and personal effects are allowed duty free entry on one shipment by air or by sea shipping. If you are a non-resident or retiree moving to Philippines for an extended amount of time, you are allowed to ship your used household goods and personal effects not to exceed $7,800 USD duty free.
When you ship to the Philippines, there are certain goods that are restricted or require duty taxes, including the following:
- Animals including fish
- Equipment for telecommunication
- Color photocopiers
- Vehicle parts
Items Prohibited from Cargo Shipping to Philippines
If you are shipping cargo to the Philippines, it is important to note that some items are prohibited. These include:
- Certain types of medication
- Toy guns that look real
- Firearms and ammunition
- Narcotics, opium and any paraphernalia related to smoking opium
- Counterfeit currency
- Equipment or machines for gambling
Interesting in Shipping a Car to the Philippines?
If you are moving to the Philippines or plan to live in the Philippines for an extended period of time, you might be interested in shipping a car to the Philippines. If you are interested in shipping a car to the Philippines, there are some important rules you should know. There are a number of restrictions on importing privately owned vehicles to the Philippines.
Before shipping a car to the Philippines, you must obtain a special Import Authority permit available through the Philippine Bureau of Import Service. The permit is only available in the Philippines and cannot be issued by an embassy or consulate office outside of the country. Requirements prior to receiving a Vehicle Import Permit include:
- The vehicle owner must have lived away from the Philippines for at least one year, and
- The car is registered in the vehicle owner’s name for at least six months prior to shipping or one year for cars 3 years and older.
- Cars five years or older are not allowed to be shipped to the Philippines
- Only one car per family is allowed
In addition, there are some important documents you’ll need before shipping a car to the Philippines. Some of these include:
- Original Passport
- Vehicle Registration
- Bill of Sale or Proof of Purchase
- Import Permit
- Engine Number
There may be additional paperwork required for car shipping to the Philippines. Feel free to contact Cargo Experts for assistance.
There is plenty to consider before you ship to the Philippines. Cargo Experts is ready to provide you with dependable and reliable service for all your cargo shipping needs. Call Cargo Experts toll free today at 866-994-7822 with any questions you might have about cargo shipping to the Philippines or for a free FREIGHT QUOTE for your cargo shipment to the Philippines.