Your shipment must be cleared through Customs before you can take delivery. The owner of the goods doesn’t need to be in Singapore to clear the goods only if all the paperwork is completed in advance with a copy of the passport. In order to clear the shipment you will have to complete a packing list or inventory. If your shipment is an owner-packed shipment, we will supply you with a packing list form on which you list the goods in your shipment. If your shipment is a household relocation including professional packing, our packers will make an inventory for you at the time of the relocation. You will also need to provide a copy of your passport photo page and visa page if applicable.
We will then forward it these documents to our agent in Singapore in advance of the vessel arriving at the port.
Our agent in Singapore will send you some documents which you need to complete for your goods to clear Customs. These first of these documents is the form titled ‘Declaration of Dutiable, Restricted and Prohibited Imports.’ On this form, you will be required to declare the value of your shipment for Customs purposes; whether you have any restricted or prohibited goods in your shipment, and if you have any dutiable goods such as alcohol or tobacco.
The Declaration of Facts form has an attachment sheet, on which you must list any alcohol or tobacco in your shipment. You will need to include the percentage of alcohol content in the liquor. A fine can be levied if Customs discover non-declared alcohol in your shipment.
We hope that you have found the information on this sheet useful. Please do not hesitate to call us if you require further information or advice on any aspect of your shipment, or if you would like full details of our Singapore agent.
All information on this sheet is given for guidance only, and although we believe it to be correct at the time of writing, we do not accept any liability for errors, omissions, inaccuracies or misinterpretation. All charges, regulations and procedures are liable to change without notice.