Cyprus Customs Regulations

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Residence Visa
  • Passport (covering the two years prior to importation, otherwise the previous passport is required)
  • Inventory
  • Exemption Certificate:
    • For Diplomats certificate must be provided by the Embassy in Cyprus
    • For offshore company expatriates, a C6 form  must be supplied to customs for new items
  • Evidence that Customer will stay in Cyprus over a year, i.e. Rental Agreement, Contract Lease and Residence Permit

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • One car per family duty-free, for returning Cypriots, provided they are taking up permanent residence in Cyprus, and had their permanent residence abroad for a period of at least 10 years
  • Foreigners may import autos provided they intend to take up permanent residence
  • Temporary importation up to one year duty-free if customer has been abroad more then one year during the past two years
  • Motorcycles are subject to duty
  • Documents required:
    • Vehicle Registration in owner's name
    • Invoice
    • Passport
    • Local Road Insurance

Customs Regulations


  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IN ORDER TO SIGN CUSTOMS DECLARATION IN THE PRESENCE OF THE CUSTOMS OFFICER
  • Used household goods and personal effects may be imported duty-free, but are SUBJECT TO OTHER TAXES provided the goods are:
    • Intended for the personal use of the owner and his dependents, are not for resale, and Customer has resided less then a year in Cyprus during the last two years from the time of importation
    • In reasonable quantities
    • Imported within 12 months of the Customer
    • Owned for at least 12 months prior to their importation
    • Duty-free importation also depends on whether the Customer has resided outside of Cyprus for more than one year
  • PETS

    • Rabies Vaccination and Health Certificate
    • Import License from local Department of Veterinary Services
    • Six months home quarantine required

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS


DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • New items (invoice required)
  • Foodstuff
  • Electric and electronic items
  • Perfume
  • Carpets
  • Sports equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
  • Plants (Import License and Phytosanitary Certificate required)

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Weapons and ammunition (one shotgun and one air rifle, at least one year old, permitted with Police Permit and Import License)
  • Narcotics
  • Wireless telephones (walkie-talkies, etc.)
  • Pornographic material

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