RETURN TO BOLIVIA

DOMESTIC MAINTENANCE

Bolivians who return to the national territory to establish their residence in Bolivia will have the right to import their HOUSEHOLD GOODS without the payment of duties or taxes.

Includes furniture, appliances and accessories (does NOT include any type of automobile vehicles and / or parts and accessories of any machine or equipment) according to the following maximum values f franchise:

  • Up to $ us. 35,000.- (THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND 00/100 US DOLLARS) of FOB value, when Household Goods include clothing and clothing accessories, furniture, appliances and other items of normal use in a home and if it does not carry work machines.
  • Up to $ us. 50,000.- (FIFTY THOUSAND 00/100 US DOLLARS) of FOB value, when the Household Goods, in addition to the elements of use of your home, include your machines, equipment and tools used in your work, considering that $ us. 25,000 correspond to household items and the remaining $ 25,000 to machines for labor use.

 If the value of household goods exceeds the established limits, the surplus will be subject to the payment of corresponding customs duties. The requirements that you need to present to qualify for the benefit of income from household goods are:

  • Sworn Affidavit of Domestic Household Goods, completed in the computer system of the National Customs Office (http://www.aduana.gob.bo) (traveling icon, numeral 1) or click HERE (FORM) and the instructions for completing the form. Once printed and signed by the owner, it must be presented to the Consulate of Bolivia for validation in the system of the National Customs.
  • Passport that proves compliance stayed abroad for at least two (2) years prior to its return date (temporary visits to Bolivia must not exceed ninety days) or official documentation in original or legalized copy that endorses your stay abroad (passports of accompanying persons, if applicable).
  • 2 to 3 documentary proofs of their stay outside of Bolivia for more than two years, for example: tax declaration, employment contracts, work certificates, study certificates, rent or rent hiring, bank statements, Tax ID, licensing driving, or any other official document in originals. When household items include machines, equipment and tools used in their work activity, they must also present documentary evidence of that activity, for example: employment contracts, payment of taxes or work license related to the activity performed (n) on ( the) member (s) of the Family Unit abroad.

The procedure in the Consulate General of Bolivia is free. It is advisable to request an appointment to complete the procedure (the procedure takes approximately 1 hour and is delivered on the day)

The deadline for the arrival of household goods to Bolivia will only be allowed between one (1) month before and up to six (6) months after the date of arrival of the responsible owner, and the customs clearance must be made through a single Customs Administration. The importation of household goods with tax exemption does not apply to temporary returns nor does it constitute, as household goods, the sending of correspondence and parcels to persons in the country.

The cargo (the container) and the documentation of household items must be registered to the same name: that of the Bolivian applicant. The registered data must be Bolivian data according to your Bolivian identity document (identity card or passport).

If you have doubts of a more technical nature about transport companies that carry cargo to Bolivia, you can consult with a Customs Dispatcher Agent.

The list of Customs dispatchers of La Paz is: http://www.despachantes.org.bo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=112

The list of Customs dispatchers of Cochabamba: http://www.despachantes.org/index.php/agencias-despachantes-de-aduanas

The list of customs brokers in Santa Cruz: http://www.crdascz.com/plataforma/admw.asp?pagina=1