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Sending a Shipping container of personal effects for expat

Does anyone know the paper work and procedures for importing a shipping container of personal effects for Viet Kieu or Expat into Ho Chi Minh City?
Is their duty and taxes on this?
contact details of the relevant government bodies?
Are their companies that handle this type of work and what are their contact details

hello, we can handle this and with lower import duty.
Contact me via
0909023548 or skype ginny.mai

bongolongo :

Does anyone know the paper work and procedures for importing a shipping container of personal effects for Viet Kieu or Expat into Ho Chi Minh City?
Is their duty and taxes on this?
contact details of the relevant government bodies?
Are their companies that handle this type of work and what are their contact details

thanhmai296 :

hello, we can handle this and with lower import duty.
Contact me via
0909023548 or skype ginny.mai

and she'll throw in a free conical leaf hat (the one she's wearing in her avatar picture) if you place your order today!

It's taking me a little longer to research this topic but I found three sources. 

One is another blog/forum (interesting I found Budman1 from our Forum posting there too, even got the same avatar picture but he uses the moniker "budtime" there.  I think it's the same guy...so maybe you can PM him directly here to ask the shipping question).

http://tnhvietnam.xemzi.com/vi/aska/answers/qid/201

Some people were saying if you shipped your items within 30 days of your arrival, it's tax free.

My understanding of this (per my own experience w/customs and that of my friends here) is that as long as the package is shipped w/in thirty days of your arrival in Vietnam, you are allowed to bring in whatever you want, tax-free.

Nonetheless, I\'m sure it will be a pain in the ass. It always is.




A second source is a how to pamphlet for Volunteers but if you scroll down to Page 26, it talks about Shipping Your Personal Belongings.

http://rbmsystems.net/cms/wp-content/up … ersion.pdf



The third site I found is from an actual shipping company from the US, titled "Recommended procedures for shipping your
household goods, personal effects and/or vehicle, going overseas. "

http://www.moveahead.info/

Ah..here's a good source - the information cites the Embassy of Vietnam as well as the Department of State (US):

Importing Personal Property Into Vietnam
HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

http://webportal.atlasintl.com/Customs% … ietnam.pdf

THD I'd be glad to help but my situation back in 2007 was a whole  lot different than his. The shipment was US government funded on official orders. Made it a little easier. What I would recommend is that  bongolongo contact an International HHG's shipper in your city that packs and wraps and also has offices in Saigon to clear the container thru customs and do the unpacking and unwraping here in Vietnam. For sure  request "Door to Door" service

Hello,

You can find some international forwarding services for more references. My friend is working at MS VTEC. Our company uses that service. It's quite good.

BR,

chi Thuy I see you're from Bien Hoa. I'm moving to Bien Hoa this January. How much does shipping personal container usually cost? And I assume shipping containers can be boxes?

You have to be careful with customs,a friend of mine just had his furniture sent over and due to the fact he put a cost on his stuff for insurance, he was wacked 1700usd by customs. That doesnt include the cost to freight it here, that was the customs charge for bringing in his expensive furniture.

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