Baggage Shipping to Indonesia
Important Indonesia Customs Information
Indonesia does not have a Personal Effects allowance, and all shipments entering the country are subject to taxes/duties which range from 0%-20% other charges and duties may also apply.
Shipper/Receiver must be in country for the Customs clearance procedures. Household goods must have been in client's possession and used for at least one full year, and be for the customer's continued private use in Indonesia (not for resale). Passport copy needs to be supplied with other customs paperwork i.e packing list.
General Customs Information
Most countries offer a generous duty free allowance for personal effects and the majority of Send My Bag™ shipments worldwide will not be stopped by customs.
Personal effects are usually assessed as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is checked by customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts please check with the destination country, follow their advice and attach all necessary documentation.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country and as such we advise all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 7 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
More information is available in on our customs information page.
In order to demonstrate your shipment is personal effects you will be required to complete a brief non generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton T-Shirts, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Cotton Shirt" and so on rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
What can I send to Indonesia? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a vacation suitcase. For security and customs reasons, however, certain items are prohibited. Please find these listed below.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Illegal or restricted goods;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Wine, Beer, Spirits and Champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones;
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Irreplaceable items.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Indonesia we prohibit the sending of:
- Gambling Devices.
- Laser Disc.
- Precious Metals & Stones.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Cell Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
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WHY SHIP TO INDONESIA
If you’re planning to visit Indonesia, whether on a fleeting trip on your way somewhere else, or as an extended break, you’ll probably have realized what a hugely diverse country it is with far more things to take part in than you could hope to do in a week. Whether you want to take in the scenery and wildlife with hikes around the rainforest or up and down the volcanoes, spend your time at the beach sunning yourself, surfing and diving, or do a bit of cultural sightseeing in the historic towns and cities such as Jakarta, Yogyakarta or Malang, Indonesia is the perfect vacation destination. But with so much to see and do, you’ll quite likely need to bring plenty of luggage with you. If you’re traveling to the country during the rainy season, you’ll need clothes to keep you cool but lots of light cover ups from the heavy downpours; if you’re taking an active vacation and want to use your own kit for surfing, scuba diving or hiking, your bags will be stuffed full. This is where SendMyBag can help. Even if you’re just a student spending a year abroad and don’t want to take a heavy rucksack over to Indonesia by yourself or can’t afford the excess baggage fees that airlines are slapping on now, we can deliver your luggage right to your accommodation in Indonesia, whether it’s the capital city Jakarta, or a relaxing village somewhere like Jimbaran Bay.
Though shipping your bags over to Indonesia with SendMyBag is a very simple process, there are few things you need to ensure that you’ve got sorted at your end first. We cannot send certain items in unaccompanied baggage, so make sure that you aren’t packing any of the following: liquids, gels, aerosols, pastes, illegal items such as guns or other weapons, tobacco and money. Indonesia also prohibits the sending of furs, antiques, jewellery, gambling devices, laser discs and precious metals or stones. The majority of SendMyBag deliveries will pass through customs without any problems, delays or incurring additional fees, but it is up to you to ensure that you have properly completed a packing list, which we will guide you through online, which lists your personal effects and that any household goods have been in your ownership for at least a year and are not intended for resale. Indonesia does not have an allowance for personal effects so items entering the country may be subject to duty tax of up to 20%. The shipper/receiver must also be in the country for customs clearance procedures, and must also supply a passport copy will the rest of the customs paperwork.