Moving to Colombia

International moving companies to Colombia


  • Only one household goods shipment from one country allowed per family
  • All shipments pay duty, import tax, sales tax (VAT), and warehouse fees which are charged to customer's account
  • Owner must have lived outside of the country for at least two years
  • Owner 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


  • Notarized copy of Passport
  • Copy of Colombian Visa for foreign
  • Copy of air ticket to Colombia
  • Copy of entry stamp to Colombia
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Detailed Valued Inventory List, mentioning the quantity of each item. For all electronic appliances it must be informed the brand name, serial nr, brand model ( Clear Words)
  • Power of Attorney, completed, signed and notarized. (provided by our agent)
  • RUT. Cod 23 in space number 54.


  • Weapons, ammunition and explosives
  • Food or beverages
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic material
  • Uniforms or equipment relating to the Police or Armed Forces


  • Duties/taxes on C.I.F. value of household goods are assessed
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in small quantities are subject to duties and sales tax (Import License may be required)
  • One sporting weapon is permitted per family
  • Only one of each major electrical appliance is allowed, except air conditioners which are limited to three
  • Bedroom furniture must correspond to the number of persons in the family


  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Import License
  • Notarized Health Certificate from Veterinarian
  • Quarantine IS NOT required for cats and dogs
  • Contact destination agent prior to forwarding

MOTOR VEHICLES: (Including trailers, boats, aircraft, etc.)

  • No USED automobile may be imported into Colombia
  • mport License is required and MUST be obtained prior to arrival of auto
  • Do not include an auto as part of the household goods shipment
  • Documents required:
    • Original Commercial Invoice (detailed and in US dollars)
    • Title
    • Registration
    • Copy of Bill of Sale
    • ALL DOCUMENTS (Invoice, etc.) must agree with the Import License

*Above documents must be certified or Visaed by the Argentine Consulate in the origin country

NOTE: Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.
Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, we cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.
Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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