MOVING TO VIETNAM
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
Weapons, ammunition, radio transmitters, narcotics, drugs, pornographic / subversive materials, satellite dishes, publications mentioning/referring to Vietnam, automobile and motorcycles.
Shipper must be in possession of a Work Permit in order to import household goods into Vietnam. The only exceptions are General Managers, General Directors, Managing Directors etc. If in doubt, do not ship – check with us first.
When the shipper first arrives in Vietnam (at the airport), the details of the sea and air shipment should be noted in the “Unaccompanied Baggage” section of the Shipper’s Vietnam Arrival / Departure Card. e.g. 1 container of used personal effects / 2 air vans of used personal effects. If the shipper should leave and return to Vietnam, it is necessary to note the details again in the Vietnam Arrival / Departure Card.
Shipper must be in Vietnam in time of Customs clearance. Customs will require original passport and Vietnam Arrival / Departure Card.
Allow 2-3 working days for air Customs clearance and 5-7 working days for sea Customs clearance.
Customs and Cultural officials will inspect all shipments to assess duties and to screen all cultural items.
Prepare a detailed packing list. DO NOT LABEL “PBO”
Antiques will be inspected and should be registered upon entry. Shipper should take pictures of all antiques. List as antiques on packing list. Unless registered upon entry, export may be disallowed.
Pack books, records, music cassettes, laser compact discs, computer software and videotapes into separate cartons. Note the quantity of each “type” upon carton and on the inventory. Computer software, including floppy discs, music discs, tapes and all videotapes are dutiable at 40 % of the customs assessed value.
Personal clothing is free of duty but furniture will be dutiable at 10% of the customs assessed value.
For electronics, note the Brand, Model, and Serial Numbers on the packing list. The duty rate for electronic hardware is 40 – 60 % of the customs assessed value.
Alcohol (all types) is dutiable: 150-250 % of the customs assessed value.
Videos, CD’s are screened for contents. Cost: Appx $0.50 ea. All written material is screened for contents. Undesirable material, “James Bond” films, for example, will be confiscated!
CONSIGNMENT / NOTIFY INSTRUCTION
Consign OBL / AWB to shipper (name as in passport) – c/o his/her registered Employer Office and address in Vietnam.
Notify party to be shown as our Agent.
Fax / e-mail the packing list, Ocean Bill of lading / Air Waybill well in advance of the arrival of the shipment.
Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Orbit International Logistics LTD. cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Vietnamese customs office for full and current information prior to importation.
Moving to Vietnam
When moving from Canada to Vietnam it is very important to choose the best overseas moving company. Orbit International Moving Logistics is the best international moving company in Canada. With our extensive experience with international relocation to Vietnam, Orbit International Moving Logistics can offer you and your family, valuable insights about you’re moving to Vietnam and finding the right international relocation companies and choosing the best international moving service overseas moving companies. We have listed below helpful ideas and tips that can help you plan you’re moving to Vietnam. Shall you prefer to talk with an International moving consultant, please call (416) 661-4228.
The Best Overseas Moving Companies
There are many overseas moving companies who claim to be the best mover and best relocation company in the country. Of course this cannot be true because then, all the international shipping companies would be the best.
To help determine which overseas moving company is right for you, Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd has gathered some vital points for you to consider.
The best tip – a recommendation from a friend.
Research the overseas moving companies you are considering. Check if they are licensed to export and import.
Make sure that you are performing an equal comparison between the quotes of the various companies. You compare international relocation rates from the overseas moving companies based on shipping an equal volume of goods and contracting the same exact shipping service on the same dates. Pay special attention to the “EXCLUDES” of each quote to insure that you are not overlooking any hidden fees.
Check the overseas moving company’s referrals and reputation. Ask each company for testimonials from past clients. A reputable overseas moving company should have some for you to review.
Visit the physical office of the overseas moving company you are considering. Never trust an international moving company without a physical address!. In this day and age anyone can have an office in their basement.
Make sure that the overseas shipping company you choose has reputable overseas forwarding agents who can assist you in the same manner that you are getting from the company moving you from Canada.
Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd was established by 2 long time family friends who had experienced moves with mixes results. However, none have satisfied the quality of service needed during such an emotional and straining event. We have extensive experience relocating customers worldwide by Ocean Freight and Air Cargo as we are an international shipper. Our rates are always All-inclusive. What sets us apart is the level of service we offer our customers. We provide free, no-obligation estimates, listen to your concerns, and find the solutions best suited to meeting your removal and relocation needs – whether you’re moving your family.(i.e. door-to-door, door to port, full containers, RO-RO, custom crates, etc.) We offer free consultations with one of our relocation specialist and assist you in planning moving to Vietnam and choosing the right overseas moving services.
Embassy of Vietnam in Ottawa, Canada
470 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa,
ON K1N 6M8, Canada
Phone: (613) 236 0772
Fax: (613) 236 2704
Hours: Office hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m – 11.30 a.m 13.30 p.m – 16.00 p.m