Vincentians who have lived abroad for at least ten (10) years and have returned to take up permanent residence in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Personal or household effects (whether new or used) and one (1) Motor Vehicle excluding trucks. The goods may be purchased abroad and shipped here or may be bought locally from a supplier in St. Vincent & the Grenadines who operates a private (tax-free) warehouse.
For motor vehicles; qualifying persons pay only 25% of the normal Import Duty, Excise Tax, and VAT. The Customs Service Charge (currently 6%) is payable in full. If the vehicle is more than four (4) years old, a vehicle surcharge is also payable in full. Household items and personal effects can be brought in completely free of all taxes, but some conditions apply (see below).
The conditions applied are as follows:-
Any greater quantity of any such articles shall be deemed to be cargo and be reported and treated as such.
Applications should be made in writing on the attached form to the Comptroller of Customs & Excise at the following address:-
Comptroller of Customs & Excise
Customs House Upper Bay Street Kingstown St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Telephone number: 1784-457-2711 or 1784- 457-2421
You may be called to attend an interview and be required to bring with you documents that will support your case. Your application will then be considered by the Comptroller and you will be informed of his decision.
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