Baggage Shipping to Vietnam
Important Viet Nam Customs Information
Consignee will need to provide a copy of their Passport to Customs along with their Arrival/Departure card which must be dated within 30 days of the shipments arrival into Vietnam. Customs will generally exempt a shipment of duty if the declared value is under 5,000,000 VND (~$300).
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.
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 Viet Nam? 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.
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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Vietnam is a country in South East Asia, beside Laos and Cambodia and to the south of China. It is a communist state where Vietnamese is the official language but English is increasingly learned as a second language. The country covers an area of 325, 361 km2 and has a population of 93, 421, 835 people. The country’s currency is the Dong.
Although not the capital city, Ho Chi Minh City, located in the south, is the largest in the country and is a fascinating destination for tourists.The city brings an assault on the senses, with its bustling streets and markets and colourful temples and pagodas.
An alternative city to visit is Hanoi, in the north of the country, which boasts some beautiful French colonial architecture, such as the Hanoi Opera House.
There are a number of excursions you can take beyond the main cities, such as a visit to Tay Ninh, the hub of the Cao Dai religion. Nearby there are also the Cu Chi tunnels, which Vietnamese villages dug to keep them out of reach of US bombing during the war. Or, you could visit the Mekong Delta and witness its lush landscape and rice paddies.
Numerous outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed in Vietnam, such as riding in dug-out canoes, taking an elephant ride, or trekking into forests or around the mountains, including Sa Pa.
Or, you can enjoy stunning beaches, such as Phu Quoc and Nha Trans.
WHY SHIP TO VIETNAM?
If you plan to enjoy a break in one of Vietnam’s cities, or if you plan to explore the country as a whole in more depth, SendMyBag can help by shipping your luggage to and from your destination. If you hope to spend most of your time on a beach, or if you intend to get active, SendMyBag can ship all the clothes and equipment you might need. With great flat rates for a massive 66 lbs, you will have plenty of provisions to see you through your holiday. You can also shop to your heart’s content while in Vietnam and ship your purchases home. By doing so you will avoid waiting in line at bag drop or luggage carousels and you can hop on and off public transport without traipsing luggage behind you.
Before you send your bags, there are a few things you need to consider first. Certain items are restricted from being sent by our services such as aerosols, liquids, pastes, tobacco, money or illegal items. Electrical items including phones, computers and tablets are permitted but are excluded from our complimentary insurance cover, as are glass and porcelain. If you’re unsure about a particular item you can contact our team of experts for advice.
When shipping to Vietnam you will need to fill in a personal effects form detailing what items you are sending and proving that they are not intended for sale at the destination. Our website will guide you through this so that everything can be completed quickly and smoothly. We recommend not sending items that total over $1500 in value to allow it to pass through customs more quickly and without being delayed or charged any extra fees. Anything that is stopped to be inspected will incur an additional charge and may take up to a week to pass through customs.
As always, please ensure that all of your information is correct before sending your bag especially your full name, home address and the address of the destination.