Customs for parcel shipping to Seychelles
Goods imported into Seychelles are divided into three categories for home consumption, warehouse, or transhipment. Each commodity is classified according to the Harmonized System Nomenclature. Taxes and duties are levied by the type of goods being shipped. The classifications are assigned a code number used when calculating appropriate fees on the imported goods. There is a special release facility used for restricted goods or dangerous materials.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Seychelles
The following goods are prohibited from importation into Seychelles: Any hazardous materials which may or may not include acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals corrosives, flammables, gases, ice of any kind, infectious substances, knives that are not cutlery, liquor, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfumes, poisons, radio active material, or toiletries. Additionally bearer documents, blueprints, checks, blank credit cards, dangerous goods, illicit narcotics, furs, precious stones, seeds, and soil are prohibited. Restricted items are batteries, cosmetics, liquor, vehicles, and used personal effects.
Parcel documents delivering to Seychelles
To import goods into Seychelles it is necessary to provide a Bill of Entry. There are three kinds of Bills: Bill of Entry for Home Use and Documents, Bill of Entry for Warehouse, and Transhipment Entry. It is necessary to lodge one original Bill of Entry plus two copies. The Bill of Entry includes several documents: an original invoice, a packing list, bill of lading or airway bill, an insurance certificate, and in certain cases an import permit.
Parcel delivery limitations to Seychelles
Used personal and household effects may qualify for tax exemption for citizens of Seychelles, expatriates, and passengers who are changing residence. However it is necessary to prove that the items in question have been owned for over 12 months while being used. New items do not qualify for the exemption, no matter how long they have been owned. It is a good idea to keep track of any receipts from purchases of household goods for this purpose. If you wish to import a motor vehicle it will require a special permit.