FAQ: I want to import my personal effects and / or household goods. What do I require?

The goods or effects may be imported into the RSA without the payment of customs duty and VAT in terms of rebate item 407.06 of Schedule No. 4 to the Customs and Excise Act, provided that you have been out of the Republic of South Africa for a period of 6 months or longer.
The following will be required for the importation of personal effects and household goods:
Inventory of the goods:
  • Inventory of the goods;
  • Form P1.160 – Declaration in respect of unaccompanied manifested household effects
  • Form DA 304 – Item 407.06 of Schedule No. 4 to the Customs and Excise Act ; and
  • SAD 500 – Customs Declaration Form

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