Returning to permanently reside Jamaica
As a Jamaican returning home to permanently reside you are allowed to import a specific quantity of personal and household effects, as well as tools of trade free, of customs duty once you have resided abroad for at least three consecutive years. Please note that this does not include motor vehicles, which are subject to a different importation regime.
In addition, students and deported persons are similarly entitled as long as they meet the requirements.
Persons who migrate and return multiple times, may only benefit once from duty concessions.
- For more detailed information on entitlements and qualifications visit www.jacustoms.gov.jm
- For information on the importation of motor vehicles | www.tradeboard.gov.jm
- For importation of pets | www.moa.gov.jm
The Ministry has compiled A Guide for Returning Citizens which may be accessed here (Returning Residents Information Guide November 2017)