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Moving to Haiti from the U.S.

Planning a move to Haiti? Don't worry, International Sea & Air Shipping can help you with that!

We offer a wide array of services to take care of all your international moving needs. Our moving experts can help you every step of the way during your international move from packing to customs clearance.

Call International Sea & Air Shipping to schedule your free in-home estimate today at 1-866-788-1090.

How International Sea & Air Shipping can help for moving to Haiti

haiti1Keep your moving experience stress-free with the help from our international moving experts. Our moving staff will walk you through the entire moving process and provide you with the best services in the moving industry. They can even help you with planning things like:
  • When do you need to move to Haiti?
  • Will you need to ship your car?
  • Do you plan to move to Haiti with family?

How Much Does it Cost to Move to Haiti?

haiti2 Calculating the cost of a move to Haiti will help you plan your international move accordingly. The cost of moving is directly related to the amount of items being shipped and how much volume the shipment needs.
Schedule an appointment with our home inspector who will provide you with the most accurate estimate of cost for your move to Haiti. Call International Sea & Air Shipping today at 1-866-788-1090.

About Haiti

haiti3 Haiti is a small island country in the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago and shares the island with the Dominican Republic. Other countries in the area include Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.
The mountainous country has a population of approximately nine million people and is the most populous full-member state of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). As it was formerly under French rule, French and Haitian Creole are both official languages of the country.

Haiti is a semi-presidential republic a multiparty system where the President of Haiti is head of state and elected directly through popular elections. The Prime Minister acts as head of government and is appointed by the President.

As a free market economy, Haiti enjoys tariff free access to US markets, exporting many of its produced goods. It enjoys advantages of low labor costs. Haiti is a major US trading partner other trading partners include Dominican Republic, Canada, Netherlands Antilles and China.

Custom Regulations for Haiti:

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

  • Passport - copy, including photo page, most recent entry stamp
  • Visa - for all non-Haitian citizens
  • Certificate of Residence "Permis de Sejour” is only required if customer or employer has a tax free agreement with the Haitian government
  • Commercial invoice - notarized at Consulate at origin
  • Comprehensive inventory - original plus one copy

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • All shipments are subject to inspection through the lengthy clearance process.
  • The customer needs to be present at the destination during the clearance process.
  • Used household goods and personal effects are duty free.
  • Terms "misc” and "pbo” are not acceptable descriptions on inventory lists.

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • Sporting guns - written authorization obtained from Haiti Army Chief of Staff prior to importation
  • Alcohol - 1 quart of wine or spirits
  • Tobacco - 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Narcotics/illegal drugs
  • Pornography and subversive materials
  • Explosives, ammunitions and weapons

PETS
Dogs, cats and birds are allowed, however parrots and macaws are strictly prohibited.
Required documents

  • Certificate of vaccination - not more than 7 days prior to importation, rabies vaccine should be issued between 21 days but not more than 9 months prior to importation
  • Health certificate - not more than 7 days prior to importation

VEHICLES
The clearance process is lengthy. Customers should consult with their destination agent and moving expert prior to consigning a vehicle.
Required documents

  • Certificate of Title and Registration - must be original
  • Commercial/Purchase Invoice - must be original

NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs 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.

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Haiti

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Motto : Unity makes strength
Capital : Port-au-Prince
National Anthem : "La Dessalinienne" ("Song of Dessalines")

Geography

Location : Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Area : Total : 27,750 sq km

Land : 27,560 sq km
Water : 190 sq km
Climate : Tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds

People

Nationality : Haitian(s)
Population : 9,719,932 (July 2011 est.)
Major Cities : PORT-AU-PRINCE (capital) 2.143 million (2010)
Languages : French (official), Creole (official)

Economy

GDP : $11.18 billion (2010 est.)
Exchange Rates : Gourdes (HTG) per US dollar - 41.198 (2010), 41.195 (2009), 39.216 (2008), 37.138 (2007), 40.232 (2006)

Transportation

Airports : 14 (2010)
Roadways : Total : 4,160 km
Waterways : N/A
Ports & Terminals : Cap-Haitien, Gonaives, Jacmel, Port-au-Prince

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