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The Philippine bureau of customs (BOC) have changed the rules for sending tax free balikbayan boxes.

The BOC has implemented changed rules for Balikbayan box shipments. Everybody can still ship balikbayan boxes but not everybody can avail for the taxfree and dutyfree shipment.

Kindly fill up the documents in clear handwriting (all capitals) or typing. Incomplete or wrong filled up documents might result that the BOC will hold the involved boxes.

Beside the customs documents an LVM Cargo shippingform is still required.

General:

  • For every box 3 customs information sheets. 1 for you, 1 inside the box on top and 1 ofr LVM cargo, together with 1 shippingform
  • New products above €50 should have a purchasing receipt

 

de Minimis:

  • For everybody
  • The maximum value from all items in 1 shipment is below PhP 10.000 equal to €200
  • Every box should have 3 copies from the customs declarion form, fully filled up. Additionally one shippingform from LVM Cargo.
  • No passport copy is required.

 

Avail for taxfree and dutyfree shipment

  • Only qualified OFW can send duty/tax free balikbayan boxes
  • Allowed to ship only 3 times a year
  • Maximum value of all items PhP 150.000 per year
  • Only allowed to ship to family until the 4th degree
  • Every shipment should hold a copy from the picture page from the Philippine passport.
  •       Filipinos with an European nationality should provide a copy from their EU passport as well a copy from their (expired) Philippine passport.
  •       OFW's, Students, tourists and undocumented should provide a valid copy from their passport. Valid means not be expired.  
  • Every box should have 3 copies from the customs declarion form, fully filled up. Additionally one shippingform from LVM Cargo.
  • If newly bought items are in the box, a copy from the purchase receipt is required.
  • No commercial quantities allowed
  • A shipment above PhP10.000 is automaticly considered as an avail for tax- and dutyfree.
  • The box is NOT allowed to be bigger than 200 liter = 0,2 cubic meter (measure: lenth x width x height in meters)

 

Boxes below we only accept for de MINIMiS shipment, due to oversized:

- Balikbayan to Phil
- del Rosario
- Marjan Cargo box

 

Click here to open the customs declaration form.
Click here to open the manual for the customs declaration form.

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