Shopping in the Turks and Caicos is delightful, and bringing home special souvenirs can be the best way to take a little bit of paradise home with you.
Knowing customs regulations for the Turks and Caicos and your home country will guarantee a hassle-free travel experience. As a visitor, be aware of the following customs tips and rules before entering the islands:
United States citizens: To avoid paying duty on the foreign-made high-ticket items you already own and will take on your trip to the Turks and Caicos, register them with customs before you leave the country. Consider filing a certificate of registration for items such as laptops, cameras, watches, and other digital devices identified with serial numbers or other permanent markings; you can keep the certificate for other trips. Otherwise, bring with you a sales receipt or insurance form to show that you owned the item before you left the United States.
As an island shopper, and before returning home, remember these rules:
The following additional re-entry rules apply for United States citizens:
NOTE: Mailed items do not affect your duty-free allowance upon your return.
Since customs regulations are subject to change from time to time, it is best to check your country's specific entry requirements before you leave, and keep your knowledge current using the following contact information:
|United States||U.S. Customs Service
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20229
|United Kingdom||HM Revenue & Customs
|Canada||Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
|Australia||Australian Customs Service
|New Zealand||New Zealand Customs Service
Coming home from the Turks and Caicos is simple, as long as you know the regulations for getting through customs.
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