Sign in to join the discussion or ask one of our experts another question.

Importing items to Thailand?

habanero's picture
By habanero - Posted on
17 June 2011
I'm moving to Thailand and would like to take many belongings with me as my CD/DVD/book collection. I'm married to a Thai citizen who lives in Thailand. I have a Non-Immigrant Visa O (marriage visa) that is valid for three months, and which must be renewed in September for 12 months. I wonder if this is still correct after they changed the laws: "Upon entry into Thailand, expats have six months to import their household items from their home country. If importing items on a permit that is valid for less than year, a 20 percent import tax and a seven percent value-added tax will apply on all goods. If entering Thailand on a visa that allows stay for longer than a year, no taxes will apply." I know that it's all easier with a working permit. But I do not have that. Or can my wife (thai and live in Thailand) import my belongings? Will the import tax be 20% of the value and 7% tax? The values is up to me and the shipping company? What should I do?
Daniel Van Niekerk's picture
Last seen: 1 year 45 weeks ago
Joined: 15/06/2011

It might be best to check with a reliable and well known international shipper...even if you're not going to be using them.

These guys are usually updated regularly on the newest terms and conditions.


Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Post new comment

Please only respond to the original question. If you have a new question, click here

Comment Note

If you are not logged in, your comment will first be moderated before showing up on the page. Thanks for being patient. Please don't resubmit your comment when you don't see it appear immediately.

If you browser seems to hang when submitting a comment, please click here and reload the main Q and A Forum Page.

Read more posts about Thailand

Login with your Facebook account (Recommended)
, after login or registration your account will be connected.