Are You A Returning National/Resident?

Returning to reside in the Caribbean permanently? Well, this page is here as a resource to inform and help make the process as pain-free as possible. (will be frequently updated)



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Regardless of your returning country, as a returning national you may be eligible to import personal and household items and vehicles at reduced rates of duty.

However, the definition of a Returning National vary by country. The various tax and duty concessions available to returning nationals also vary from country to country.

Key points to note:

  • Customer must be shipping from and to themselves.
  • Customers must use the name that's on their ID for shipment.
  • Customers must get an import license for cars, refrigerators, and ACs.


Shipping a Car?

  • We require 4 copies of the Title (Including 1 notarized copy, plus proof of the original title)
  • Car must be owned for more than six (6) months
  • A completed Power of Attorney (provided by us)



1. In order to benefit from tax concessions, the Returning National needs to:

  • Provide proof of residence abroad, ex: passport, employment records
  • Provide proof of ownership of vehicle ex: registration certificate
  • Provide an affadavit sworn before a local Commissioner
  • Present two (2) passport-size pictures
  • present a Customs declaration Form in person and attest in writing that the legal requirements have been met.

2. Your second step, hiring a Custom Broker will be required to prepare the customs entry:

  • C82 (broker fills this out based on information you provide) 
  • C84 (filled out by your Broker based on the information you provide)

Broker: Dee's Trans-Cargo | 868.745.4794 or 379-8220 or 625-9865 (let them know T&T Express Shipping sent you)

3. Read more about the tax concessions granted here

4. How to apply for Tax and Duty Waivers?



A returning national is defined as a Barbadian citizen by birth, who is at least 50 years of age and who is returning to Barbados to resettle after a period of at least ten (10) years abroad.

Definition and the guidelines for Returning Nationals



Returning Nationals must be a Jamaican national who has attained the age of eighteen (18) years, be landed in Jamaica on a valid Jamaican passport or on an international passport that is endorsed with the unconditional landing stamp by the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).

 Returning Residents FAQs