RETURNING RESIDENTS / CONTAINER SHIPMENT

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

PET / ANIMALS & HOUSEHOLD PLANTS

ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS OR CONDITIONS TO THE ENTRY OF PETS / ANIMALS AND HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?

WHAT IS THE VETERINARY QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT PRIOR TO THE SHIPMENT OF PET ANIMALS?

ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO THE SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?

HOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF ANIMALS, PLANTS AND THEIR PRODUCTS / BY PRODUCTS?

WHAT IS A RETURNING RESIDENT?

A Returning Resident is a former Filipino citizen, now a foreign national that acquired Dual Citizenship Visa under Republic Act no. 9225 or a 13G or 13A (a Non-Quota Immigrant Visa under Republic Act No. 4376). Acquiring any of these visas and complying with all other requirements such as passports, birth certificate and packing list, BAYANIHAN CARGO offers a worry-free shipping package of your own entire container of (HHG) Household Goods and (PE) Personal Effects cleared out of Manila Customs - TAX FREE. (Call us for details @ 650-583-2611) Our services includes packaging of furniture, appliances and other household goods, loading and supervision of goods into the container, trucking/Hauling services, Manila Customs clearance and delivery of container anywhere in the Philippines.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED ITEMS

Philippine Goverment
Source: Philippine Bureau of Customs Website

Prohibited importations are generally those not allowed to be brought into the country except when given permission under high controlled conditions as provided for in the laws prohibiting them. Some of these prohibited items are the following:
Dynamite gunpowder, ammunitions and other explosives, firearms and weapons of war, and parts thereof; Written or printed articles in any form containing any matter advocating or inciting treason, or rebellion, insurrection, sedition or subversion against the government of the Philippines, or containing any threat to take the life of, or inflict bodily harm upon any person in the Philippines.
Written or printed articles, negatives or cinematographic film, photographs, engravings, lithographs, objects, paintings, drawing or other representations of an obscene or immoral character.
Articles, instruments, drugs and substances designed, intended or adapted for producing unlawful abortion, or any printed matter which advertises or describes or gives directly or indirectly information where, how and by whom unlawful abortion is produced.

Maximum limit per shipper:

Food Items like canned goods, grocery items, and the likes 12 of a kind Wearing Apparel and clothing material not exceeding 3 yards per cut, 12 of a kind Other Household goods and Personnal Effects, 12 of a kind


Home Appliances not applicable for shipment via Balikbayan Box:
  • TV
  • Video
  • Microwave Oven
  • Stereo & components
  • Refridgerator
  • Karaoke
  • Organ
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Aircon
  • Range
  • Speaker

Crating is required on appliances shipments. BAYANIHAN CARGO is not responsible for any damage to any items packed by non-professionals. Consumers takes all responsibility and risk to all items that they packed themselves.

OTHER IMPORTANT RULES As Per Balikbayan box Philippine Customs Circular.
We do not ship any hazardous materials, automobile tires, oils, items over 150 lbs, breakables and other items that we deem unsafe. BAYANIHAN CARGO reserves the right to refuse any shipment.
Please see Philippine Bureau of Customs FAQ page.
For more information, Please contact US Homeland Security Out Bound Exam Team ( 310) 971-2200 or Philippine Bureau of Customs at (632) 527-9861. BAYANIHAN CARGO +1.6505832611.

Restrictions

BAYANIHAN CARGO handles shipment of vehicles to the Philippines. Automobile shipping falls under a different category and rates in ocean cargo. It also involves a different reporting system to international and Philippine Governments.

Prohibited importations are generally those not allowed to be brought into the country except when given permission under high controlled conditions as provided for in the laws prohibiting them. Some of these prohibited items are the following:
Dynamite gunpowder, ammunitions and other explosives, firearms and weapons of war, and parts thereof; Written or printed articles in any form containing any matter advocating or inciting treason, or rebellion, insurrection, sedition or subversion against the government of the Philippines, or containing any threat to take the life of, or inflict bodily harm upon any person in the Philippines.
Written or printed articles, negatives or cinematographic film, photographs, engravings, lithographs, objects, paintings, drawing or other representations of an obscene or immoral character.
Articles, instruments, drugs and substances designed, intended or adapted for producing unlawful abortion, or any printed matter which advertises or describes or gives directly or indirectly information where, how and by whom unlawful abortion is produced.