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Colombia Overseas Moving Services
Do you need overseas shipping services for your overseas move to Colombia? While moving overseas is not only exciting, it also requires extensive research and planning - and most importantly, a professional, reliable and skilled international moving company to ship your house goods safely to your new country. If you are planning an overseas move to Colombia, let International Sea & Air Shipping assist you with every aspect of your relocation to ensure it is seamless and stress-free.
How International Sea & Air Shipping can help for moving to Colombia
International Sea & Air Shipping's talented and expertly trained moving specialists will help you every step of the way during your international move to Colombia. Before you get started, learn more about all of our offered shipping services and options to determine what best meets your needs:
- Your moving timeline. When do you need to be in Colombia? Should you ship your goods via air or sea freight?
- Your real estate plans. Will you be renting or buying a home?
- Your fragile items. Do you require packing or custom crating services?
- Your family/household size. Are you moving alone or with family? For business or personal reasons?
- Your cubic feet estimate. How large is your shipment?
How Much Does a Move to Colombia Cost?
Cost is always a crucial factor when planning your overseas move. Start by scheduling a home survey with International Sea & Air Shipping to receive an estimate to ship your goods to Colombia. One of our trained moving specialists will visit your home to assess your belongings and determine the cubic footage of your shipment. You will then receive a free quote for the international moving services you need!
Ultimately, the cost of your overseas move to Colombia will vary based on the cubic footage of your shipment, your preferred method of shipping (air vs. sea freight) the services you require (such as packing and custom crating), and many other factors.
Colombia, named for explorer Christopher Columbus, is a constitutional republic in northwestern South America. Bordered by Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, the Caribbean Sea, Panama and the Pacific Ocean, Colombia is a part of the Ring of Fire-a region commonly subjected to earthquakes and volcanoes. A number of Caribbean and Pacific islands are also included in the Colombian territory.
Colombia has cultural influences of Native American, Spanish, European, African, American, and Middle Eastern cultures. Colombia's diverse music and dance traditions are excellent examples of the country's varied ethnic influences.
Colombia has the fourth largest economy in Latin America, and is known as the world's leading source of emeralds. Colombia is rich in natural resources-major exports include petroleum, coal, coffee, gold and other produce. The main trade partners of Colombia are US, EU, China, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil and Germany.
Custom Regulations for Colombia:
- Original Passport for customer and all family members
- Visa (mandatory for consignee) valid for at least one year
- Residence or Work Visa
- Foreigners must apply for Work or Residence Permit
- Certificate of Residence issued by the Colombian Consulate, certifying that owner has lived abroad for at least two continuous years
- Diplomats must have Diplomatic Entry Form, to be requested from Foreign Ministry by Diplomatic Mission
- Inventory (in Spanish)
- Inventory must show: Major appliances and electronics (vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens, roasters, TVs, VCRs, stereos, small personal computers, etc.) must state make, model and serial number
- Transmittal documents showing actual weights and/or volume, delivery details, etc.
- Only one household goods shipment from one country allowed per family
- All shipments pay duty, import tax, sales tax (VAT), and warehouse fees which are charged to customer's account
- Owner must have lived outside of the country for at least two years
- Owner must not have imported any household goods in the last seven years
- Customs may ask for Bank Guarantee that goods will not be sold for one year
- Shipments 100 percent inspected
- Household goods must arrive within 30 days before or 120 days after the arrival of the customer
- Duties/taxes on C.I.F. value of household goods are assessed
- Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in small quantities are subject to duties and sales tax (Import License may be required)
- One sporting weapon is permitted per family
- Only one of each major electrical appliance is allowed, except air conditioners which are limited to three
- Bedroom furniture must correspond to the number of persons in the family
MOTOR VEHICLES REGULATIONS
- Weapons, ammunition and explosives
- Drugs and narcotics
- Pornographic material
- Uniforms or equipment relating to the Police or Armed Forces
- No used automobiles may be imported into Colombia
- Import License is required and must be obtained prior to arrival of automobile
- Do not include an auto as part of the household goods shipment
- Documents required:
- Original Commercial Invoice (detailed and in US dollars)
- Copy of Bill of Sale
- All documents must agree with the Import License
NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary ofcustoms regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International sea & air shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.
- Quarantine IS NOT required for cats and dogs
- Contact destination agent prior to forwarding
- Documents required:
- Vaccination Certificate
- Import License
- Notarized Health Certificate from Veterinarian
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Motto : Freedom and order|
Capital : Bogota
National Anthem : "Himno Nacional de la República de Colombia" ("National Anthem of the Republic of Colombia")
Location : Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama
Area : Total : 1,138,910 sq km
Land : 1,038,700 sq km
Climate : Tropical along coast and eastern plains; cooler in highlands
Water : 100,210 sq km
Nationality : Colombian(s)
Population : 44,725,543 (July 2011 est.)
Major Cities : BOGOTA (capital) 8.262 million; Medellin 3.497 million; Cali 2.352 million; Barranquilla 1.836 million; Bucaramanga 1.065 million (2009)
Languages : Spanish (official)
GDP : $431.9 billion (2010 est.)
Exchange Rates : Colombian pesos (COP) per US dollar - 1,869.9 (2010), 2,157.6 (2009), 2,243.6 (2008), 2,013.8 (2007), 2,358.6 (2006)
Airports : 990 (2010)
Roadways : Total : 164,257 km (2005)
Waterways : 18,000 km
Ports & Terminals : Barranquilla, Buenaventura, Cartagena, Puerto Bolivar, Santa Marta, Turbo