Are you planning to move or relocate to Singapore? In the past decade, it has become a top international destination among the many larger cities in Asia and is also one of the few places that is a city as well as a state.
This is particularly important for those moving to Singapore when it comes to importing their household goods and personal effects.
Since the state is very strict in terms of what items come in, it's worth it to make sure you're not bringing in any restricted items from your household or shipping a vehicle that's restricted.
Examples of restricted items include chewing gum, tobacco, gun shaped lighters, reproduced copyrighted material and any attempt to import such items is against the law.
Some items that fall into the controlled category include:
As an international moving company, our services to Singapore from the U.S. for household goods and personal effects will cover all aspects of the export.
This may start with packing and wrapping your effects at your residence or when the goods arrive at one of our warehouses depending on the service you select.
We own 5 in the U.S. alone: Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Savannah and Miami. Call today to see which departure location is best for you.
The processes and costs involved will really depend the particulars of your move. As it's essentially a free port, most household shipments can be imported free of duties and taxes.
The only way to be eligible for this relief on your effects is to fulfill all the requirements. For moving household goods to Singapore duty free an individual must:
The goods must also be used and you must have owned them for more than 3 months prior to import. For more information and the required documentation, visit the Singapore customs website.
Resident or Non-Residents?
You will be treated as a tax resident for a particular Year of Assessment (YA) if you are;
Otherwise, you will be treated as a non-resident of Singapore for tax purposes.
For further information on any of above, call and discuss your move with one of our Moving Specialists at: 800 599-0190 // 562 408-6677
Written by Martyn Cohen