PROCEDURES FOR BRINGING PERSONAL BELONGINGS INTO/OUT OF UKRAINE BY INDIVIDUALS
1. If you are 18 years of age or over you can import free of customs duties and taxes:
• 1 litre of strong alcoholic beverages
• 2 litres of wine
• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 gr. tobacco
2. PERSONAL BELONGINGS are not subject to customs duties or taxes, though a customs officer has a right to ask you to make a written declaration in relation to them.
3. A person can bring in FOOD products free of customs duties and taxes if their total value does not exceed 50 EUR. However, food products should not weigh more than 2 kilos in total, and there should not be more than one package of the same product.
4. GOODS with the total value of less than 200 EUR may be brought in free of customs duties and taxes. If the value of your goods is greater than 200 EUR, but less than 1000 EUR they will need to be declared on a customs personal declaration form. If the value of the goods is greater than 1000 EUR the goods will be subject to clearance in accordance with the import declaration requirements for imported cargo.
5. CULTURAL GOODS may be brought in if they are not subject to any international alert and you have documents, which prove your rights of ownership. To take such goods out of Ukraine you will need to obtain relevant authorisation documents.
6. MEDICATIONS in the amount needed for a course of treatment supported by medical certificates and prescription.
7. FIRE ARMS are only allowed to be transported with permission from the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine.
8. The transportation of DRUGS subject to prohibition is not permitted.
Regulations relating to the exportation of currency by individuals
Regulations for currency imported by individuals
I. Subject to oral declaration
1. Cash per one person, regardless of age
The total value should not exceed the equivalent of 10000 EUR
Notes: Individuals leaving Ukraine should orally declare the cash that they are taking with them with the exception of cases where the cash is subject to mandatory declaration.
LIST of goods viewed as personal belongings
1. Personal jewellery, including those made of precious metals and stones with signs of having been in use.
2. Goods like clothes, body-cloth, and footwear of an exclusively personal character, intended only for personal use and with signs of having been in use, or new ones that are imported, as a rule, in one set.
3. Goods for personal hygiene and individual make-up items in the amount needed for one person to meet his/her needs during the trip.
4. Individual writing materials.
5. Photo-, movie- and video cameras, and accessories for them.
7. Handheld musical instruments.
8. Portable sound reproducers (tape-recorder, Dictaphone, etc.) with tapes, discs, etc.
9. Portable radio sets.
10. Portable TV sets.
11. Portable personal computers and accessories for them.
12. Calculators, pocket PCs.
13. Individual portable medical devices to support the vital functions of a person and to
monitor his/her medical condition, with signs of having been in use.
14. Cellular, mobile phones, pagers.
15. Baby carriages.
17. Sport equipment - bicycles, fishing-rods, equipment for underwater sport, skis, tennis
rackets, surf and windsurf boards, golf equipment, and other similar equipment for use by
18. Medical substances, which are transported through Ukrainian Customs in the amount
and order stipulated by the Ministry of Health.
Hot line: 8-800-50-13-13-0, (38-044) 247-27-19, (38 044) 247-28-50
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Some deleted items. Click on the link for the full list.
Some changes compared to last year.
Regarding goods up to 200 euros, you were allowed to bring in one item up to 300 euros in value in addition.
But now you are really ok up to 1000 euros. You would just have to write it down.
Many customs officials used to ask for "tax" on presents.
Really any goods up to 200 euros should be no problem whatsoever. (if legal, of course).
I sent my gf some used DVD's about six weeks ago. She has not gotten it. I am hoping, but I guess it's lost or stolen. I have sent about a dozen packages so far, this will be the first one missing. Has anyone ever had this happen?
Just been reading speculation that the Ukraine President is thinking about reversing the non Visa requirement for Euro Zone Citizens.
Don’t think it will effect you chaps form the USA – apparently he’s a little pissed that the change to the Visa requirements has been a little one sided.
He has been hoping for the Euro Zone to soften their entry requirements, but this has not been done.
Could you imagine if they did – there would be no one left in Ukraine within a month !!!!!