Returning residents and non-residents may be entitled to duty relief on their used personal and household goods under special circumstances.
If you are a returning resident you will need proof that you have been living overseas for more than one year.
If you are a first-time resident, you will need:
- proof that you have permission to live in Bermuda (work permit, spousal letter etc.);
- proof that your goods are older than six months if claiming relief.
If you are shipping your goods from overseas and claiming relief, you will need a copy of your Transfer of Residence Certificate.
You must ask a customs officer for this certificate at the airport, when you arrive to take up residence. There is no fee for the certificate. This certificate is processed immediately.
To benefit from this duty relief, you should read the Public Notice 28 Transfer of Residence.pdf.