Moving To Liberia From The US

Moving To Liberia

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Moving to Liberia from the U.S.

Do you need overseas shipping services for your overseas move to Liberia? 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 house goods safely to your new country.

If you are planning an overseas move to Liberia, let International Sea & Air Shipping assist you with every aspect of your relocation to ensure it is seamless and stress-free.

When Moving to Liberia

International Sea & Air Shipping’s talented and expertly trained moving specialists will help you every step of the way during your international move to Liberia. 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 Liberia? Should you ship your goods via air or sea freight?
  • 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 Liberia?

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 Liberia.

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 Liberia 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 Liberia

Liberia is a West African country established by the American Colonization Society, working to repatriate former enslaved black Americans and send them to greater freedom.

The country of Liberia is bordered by Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and Sierra Leone, with a small coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Liberia is the 103rd largest country in the world by area and is only a little bit bigger than the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Liberia follows a dual system of statutory law, which is based on Anglo-American common law for the modern sector. Liberia has three equal branches of government in the constitution, with the executive branch led by the president being strongest. The other two branches are the legislature and the supreme court of Liberia, much like the governmental branches in the United States.

Liberia has the 68th highest GDP growth rate in the world. The country has the unique distinction of having the highest ratio of foreign direct investment to GDP in the whole world. The trading partners of Liberia include Germany, PolandSouth Africa, India, Greece, US, Norway, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, China and Taiwan.

Custom Regulations for Liberia:


  • Original Passport
  • Visa
  • Certificate of Change of Residence
  • Bill of Lading/Air Waybill – original, Express Release not allowed
  • Packing List-in English
  • Comprehensive Valued Inventory – in English, dated and signed by owner
  • Invoice stating total value of the inventory needed for pre-clearance
  • CRF (Clear Report of Findings) – issued by the pre-inspection company’s representative in Liberia after the pre-inspection process
  • Power of Attorney – giving authority for Destination Agent to arrange customs clearance
  • Clients must be present during the Customs clearance process
  • Used household goods and personal effects for non-diplomats and returning nationals are subject to duty and import taxes
  • Non-diplomatic shipments are subject to a “pre-shipment inspection” at origin
  • The Destination Agent coordinator can initiate the inspection process–failure to comply with the requirements will result in delays at destination, penalties and complete physical examination at Customs
  • All new items will be levied a tax
  • Goods must be imported within six months of arrival
  • Items cannot be sold, lent or otherwise disposed of during stay
  • AWB/OBL must state “Used Personal Effects”, not household goods
  • Documents including OBL must arrive to the Destination Agent 10 days prior to arrival of the shipment
  • Full address including phone numbers and email addresses must be provided to the Destination Agent for all clients
  • Narcotics/illegal drugs of any kind
  • Pornography and subversive material
  • Explosives, ammunitions and weapons unless otherwise approved
  • Products which are also manufactured in Liberia
  • Appliances/electronics – must have invoices/receipts
  • Prescription medications – require a health certificate
  • New items – (less than six months) must have invoices/receipts
  • Tobacco – 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of loose tobacco may be imported duty-free, excess amounts incurs duty

  • Vehicles can be subject to high import taxes and duties–amount depends on value, model, year, cubic centimeters and accessories of vehicle
  • The OBL must show chassis and engine number, cubic capacity, year of manufacture, brand and model
  • Used vehicles are subject to appraisal
  • Vehicles more than 12 years old are prohibited
  • Required documents:Certificate of Title and Registration – must be original
    • Commercial/Purchase Invoice – must be original
    • Driver’s License
    • International Insurance Policy (green card)
    • OBL
  • Certificate of Vaccination – including rabies, less than six months prior to arrival
  • Health Certificate issued by a veterinarian at origin
  • Import Permit issued by the Ministry of Agriculture

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.

Call our International Moving Specialists @ 1 (866) 315-4170