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Moving to Peru

Peru (Republic of Peru) is one of the most interesting expat destinations to move to.
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Shipping to Peru

The country has a rich history, home to ancient civilizations such as the Incas. The country therefore provides many opportunities to explore fascinating ruins such as the UNESCO World Heritage site, the lost city of Machu Picchu. The country also provides stunning scenery including Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and the Andes mountain range. The Amazon rainforest also provides lots of opportunities for outdoor adventures.The country is divided up into 25 regions, the main expat destinations being the larger cities, i.e. the capital, Lima and also Arequipa.

Shipping household goods to Peru

All removal goods from foreign workers are subject to a physical inspection, with the exception of diplomatic shipments.

All personal effects and household goods are subject to an average of 20% VAT upon arrival in Peru. The amount payable will be determined by the customs authorities in Peru.

If you are shipping your household effects to Peru, you will need to be in Lima for customs clearance.

Jewellery and small articles
We suggest that items such as this are included in your hand luggage for greater security. In addition, insurance providers will not usually include cover for jewellery in household goods shipments. We recommend including costume jewellery only.

Returning Peruvians
Household goods can be imported duty free if they have been previously exported. The required documentation must be presented to Customs Authorities.

Pet Relocation to Peru
The information below relates to animals including cats and dogs and other family pets. It is suggested that the pets are imported as Accompanied Baggage.

The following documentation may be required for importing your animal into Peru:

Animal Sanitation Certificate, Origin Certificate, Rabies Vaccination, Health Certificates.

Restricted Items
If you are shipping restricted items to Peru, you will need to be aware of the following regulations:

A special licence is required for telecommunications equipment (including telephone, radio and fax). Contact your Move Manager for further details regarding applying for the permit.

If you decide to take your fridge, freezer or air conditioning unit with you, you will need to provide Peruvian Customs with an original certificate from the item’s manufacturer stating that the coolant used inside the item will not cause any damage to the ozone layer.

Contact us for further information with regards to moving or shipping to Peru

Our International Team will be happy to assist and answer your questions.

Please note that customs regulations can change on a regular basis so please get in touch if you require a detailed copy of the Customs Guide. 

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