The following list of documents are needed for importation: S
- Way Bill of Lading
- Packing List
- Copy of the passport
- Copy of the valid visa
- Valued inventory in English or Russian *
- Power of attorney document
- Confirmation of employment in Kazakhstan
*NOTE: The valued inventory is purely for customs duty purposes
and does not need to correlate with the values declared for insurance
- The consignee should be present at the destination and should
have a valid visa.
- The consignee should be employed with a registered company.
- Temporary import of HHG and personal effects in Kazakhstan
is duty and taxes free. This is valid for one year and can be
renewed every year until the time the expatriate has finished
his stay and is ready to re-export the shipment.
- Permanent import of HHG and personal effects is subject to
customs duties and taxes. Additionally, a V.A.T. of 20% is charged
on the import.
- Only a limited amount of foodstuff, new items, and electronics
are allowed duty free.
The allowance limit for duty free import of wine and spirits
for personal consumption is two liters per person. All excess
is subject to the following:
- Excise duty of $1.00 / liter
- Customs duty of up to 30% of value
- V.A.T. of 20% of value
- Customs procedures duty of .2% of value
Some prohibited goods include, but are not limited to:
- Weapons of all kinds
- Exportation of antiques (carpets, paintings, books, or other
items of cultural and/or historic value.)
Cars can be imported duty and tax-free on a temporary basis.
Yearly fee must be paid on such imports and sale of the temporary
car is not allowed. Permanent import is subject to the tax and
duties as per customs tariff.
The following documents are necessary:
- Vaccination Certificate
- Veterinary Certificate
- Mark very clearly on the waybills, "USED HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND
- Packing list should be in English or Russian.
- Items such as books, CD�s, and audio or videotapes should
not be mentioned on the packing list. If it is necessary to
include these items, make sure to list the author, year of publication,
and the topic of each item separately.
- A separate list describing the values of high tech equipment,
works of art, antique carpet, silver, and musical instruments
should be included to avoid any problems when re-exporting at
a later date.