It is prohibited to import obscene or indecent materials (books and other publications), articles from the PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, any items considered to be weapons (such as hunting knives, bows or firearms), opium, poppy seeds, cannabis indica, cocaine and synthetic narcotics, soil, plants and animals from an infected area or animal hide, alcohol and intoxicating liquor.


Used household goods must be shipped into Taiwan within 6 months after owner’s arrival. The owner should be in Taiwan when the shipment arrives.

Documents Required

  • Copy of owner’s passport.
  • Original of Ocean Bill of Lading/Airway Bill.
  • Complete copy of Inventory (Packing List).
  • Copy of Immigration Stamp with entry date on the owner’s passport.
  • Copy of the embarkation card that is stuck on the passport.
  • Company’s letter for Working Certificate


Please show in the consignee block in OBL/AWB for every location in Taiwan as: * OWNER’S NAME (as it appears in their passport) * C/O our agent (name and address)


Used automobiles may be imported into Taiwan with pre-arrangement for obtaining import permit issued by Board of Foreign Trade before shipping to Taiwan if the car’s value over USD 20,000.00. The following documents are required to obtain an import permit. All motor vehicles must pass environmental test from our own government, otherwise the motor vehicle cannot be registered in Taiwan and has to return to original country.

  • Copy of owner’s passport.
  • Copy of owner’s resident certificate (for Foreigner) / copy of Taiwanese’s ID (for Taiwan citizen)
  • Original resident certificate (for foreigner)/original Taiwanese ID (for Taiwan citizen) is required to applying for a temporary license.
  • Copy of the car title.
  • Original title of the car is required to provide auto environmental testing.
  • Vehicle must use un-leaded gasoline.
  • vehicle must have left hand side steering wheel.


Pets may be imported into Taiwan. An Import Permit and Quarantine are both required in Taiwan. The following documents are required to obtain an import permit.

  • Photocopy of owner’s passport.
  • Origin certificates of HEALTH & RABIES VACCINATION from government or state sponsored agency.
  • Photo of animal, 6 copies 4” x 6”.

IMPORTANT: This information is intended for general guidance. Forward Van Lines International cannot take responsibility for any errors or oversights or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. It is advisable to contact the Taiwan Office at http://www.taiwanembassy.org/US/MIA/mp.asp?mp=57 for more information prior to your shipping.

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