Importation of Personal and Household Items

Importation of Personal Items

What you need to know...

Personal effects and household items include clothing, jewelry, hobby collections (e.g. stamps and coins), furniture, paintings and works of art, soft furnishings (e.g. curtains), and electrical appliances.

Please see Sample List of Personal and Household Items for Duty-Free Concessions.

Note: Periods for duty-free concessions on imported goods are as follows:

  • Three (3) months prior and three (3) months after returning home or
  • Six (6) months after returning  home or
  • Extensions maybe granted on a case-by-case basis by the Returning Nationals Secretariat
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