Moving To Guadeloupe

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Customs Regulations for Guadeloupe


  • All visitors (including French citizens) require a passport valid for six months
  • Guadeloupe comes under French immigration rules, but is not a member of the Schengen Area Agreement.
  • All other customers require visas-obtained from a French embassy or consulate in advance (ensure that the visa given is valid for entry into Guadeloupe)
  • Visitors from South America and some Caribbean islands may need a certificate of vaccinations against smallpox and yellow fever
  • Inventory in in French
  • Transportation document (LTA/AWB, Maritim Connaissement/Bill of Lading, LTM, CMR or LVI)
  • Transit documents (T1 or T2) if the merchandise is coming through another EU country
  • Guadeloupe comes under French immigration rules – for the exact documents necessary to enter Guadeloupe, see the French Embassy website
  • Travelers importing or exporting the equivalent of 10,000 Euros in cash or travelers’ checks will need to declare the total sum to the relevant customs officials before being allowed entry
  • All gold, except personal jewelry, over 500 grams, will need to be declared before entering or leaving the country
  • All firearms, explosives and ammunition are prohibited from entering the country unless the travelers have obtained either a Certificate of Possession or a specific Import Permit
  • Plant and vegetables
  • Illegal drugs
  • Weapons and ammunition – unless permission has been obtained
  • Knives and deadly weapons
  • Electronic equipment
  • Counterfeit money
  • Pornographic material
  • More than five animals (only two parrots and any endangered species)
  • Cats and dogs less than four months old and dangerous dog breeds including American Staffordshire terrier or Staffordshire terrier

  • Certificate of Title and Registration
  • Commercial/Purchase Invoice
  • Driver’s license and International Insurance Policy
  • Cats and dogs over three months old may be admitted temporarily with:
    • A bilingual veterinary certificate, which includes proof of anti-rabies inoculation at least 30 days prior to entry
    • Proof of deworming for tapeworm 10 days or less prior to arrival
  • Dogs and cats must also be identified by a microchip

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International sea & air shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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When Moving to Guadeloupe

International Sea & Air Shipping’s talented and expertly trained moving specialists will help you every step of the way during your international move to Guadeloupe. Before you get started, learn more about all of our offered shipping services and options to determine what best meets your needs:

  • Your moving timeline. When do you need to be in Guadeloupe? Should you ship your goods via air or sea freight?
  • Your real estate plans. Will you be renting or buying a home?
  • Your fragile items. Do you require packing or custom crating services?
  • Your family/household size. Are you moving alone or with family? For business or personal reasons?
  • Your cubic feet estimate. How large is your shipment?

How Much Does it Cost to Move to Guadeloupe?

Cost is always a crucial factor when planning your overseas move. Start by scheduling a home survey with International Sea & Air Shipping to receive an estimate to ship your goods to Guadeloupe. One of our trained moving specialists will visit your home to assess your belongings and determine the cubic footage of your shipment. You will then receive a free quote for the international moving services you need!

Ultimately, the cost of your overseas move to Guadeloupe will vary based on the cubic footage of your shipment, your preferred method of shipping (air vs. sea freight) the services you require (such as packing and custom crating), and many other factors.

About Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is an archipelago located in the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Guadeloupe is the first established overseas French territory and one the 27 recognized regions of France.

Guadeloupe is comprised of two main islands, Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre which are separated by a narrow strait that is crossed with bridges. The country also includes the nearby islands of La Désirade, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante. Guadeloupe shares borders with France and the neighboring countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain and Switzerland.

Guadeloupian music includes la biguine, kadans, cadence-lypso, zouk, and gwo ka. Traditional cultural dress for women, often worn for celebrations and on special occasions, includes many layers of colorful fabric. Guadeloupian also wear madras, a head scarf they tie in different symbolic fashions depending on the occasion.

Tourism is a major industry in the economy of Guadeloupe and is a major source of income. Guadeloupe export and import partners are Germany, UK, Belgium, USA, Netherlands, Spain and China.

Moving to Guadeloupe from the U.S.

Do you need overseas shipping services for your international move to Guadeloupe? While moving overseas is not only exciting, it also requires extensive research and planning-and most importantly, a professional, reliable and skilled international moving company to ship your household goods safely to your new country. If you are planning an overseas move to Guadeloupe, let International Sea & Air Shipping assist you with every aspect of your relocation to ensure it is seamless and stress-free.