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Bangladesh Customs Information

Customs Information

Please take a moment to review important customs information before shipping to Bangladesh.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Bangladesh

Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.

The owner of the shipped goods must be in Bangladesh at the time of customs clearance and items must arrive within 6 months of the owner’s arrival. There is no personal effects allowance and all shipments will be subject to the prevailing duties and taxes. The owner of the goods should be named as the shipper and receiver; the name must also match that on the passport used to clear the goods.

Shipments with a value over $100 USD may take an additional 72 hours to process.

On this route, you are required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.

Upon arrival in the destination, you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of 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 Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers 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 on our customs information page.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Bangladesh

Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.

The owner of the shipped goods must be in Bangladesh at the time of customs clearance and items must arrive within 6 months of the owner’s arrival. There is no personal effects allowance and all shipments will be subject to the prevailing duties and taxes. The owner of the goods should be named as the shipper and receiver; the name must also match that on the passport used to clear the goods.

Shipments with a value over $100 USD may take an additional 72 hours to process.

On this route, you are required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.

Upon arrival in the destination, you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of 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 Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers 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 on our customs information page.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, 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 and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Bangladesh

  • Items offensive to Muslim culture;
  • Mobile/cell phones;
  • Old or reconditioned electronics, computer accessories and computers.

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, Mobile 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.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, 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 and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Bangladesh

  • Items offensive to Muslim culture;
  • Mobile/cell phones;
  • Old or reconditioned electronics, computer accessories and computers.

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, Mobile 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.

Prohibited items

Prohibited Items

With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in luggage, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, 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 and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Bangladesh

  • Items offensive to Muslim culture;
  • Mobile/cell phones;
  • Old or reconditioned electronics, computer accessories and computers.

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, Mobile 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.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, 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 and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Bangladesh

  • Items offensive to Muslim culture;
  • Mobile/cell phones;
  • Old or reconditioned electronics, computer accessories and computers.

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, Mobile 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.

Why Ship to Bangladesh?

Why Ship to Bangladesh?

You might be spending an extended period in Bangladesh, as a tourist, a student or an aid worker. In this case, there will be numerous items that you need to bring along with you. But airlines can impose strict limitations on the amount of luggage you can bring. Why not send your luggage with Send My Bag to Bangladesh and so avoid restrictions and high prices from your airline, and create a much more pleasant travel experience at the same time?

Students studying for their degree in Bangladesh or those spending a year abroad or gap year in Bangladesh can quickly set up home by shipping their possessions, including clothes, books and DVDs, with Send My Bag.            

Send Luggage to Bangladesh

Send Luggage to Bangladesh

If you are heading to see the cultural sights of Dhaka or going on a trek through the rainforest, or if you are moving to Bangladesh permanently, you can avoid lots of stress by sending your possessions with Send My Bag. With your belongings taken care of, your journey will become so much more enjoyable. It is such a relief not to have to drag bags onto unfamiliar public transport. Instead, Send My Bag will pick up your bags at home and deliver them to your final destination in Bangladesh. To discover more about sending luggage to Bangladesh, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.

Removals to Bangladesh

Removals to Bangladesh

To facilitate your move to Bangladesh, you will need to do some research into international removals to Bangladesh in order to move all of your belongings. If you go for this option, make sure you choose a reputable removal company that you are completely happy with and ensure that all your items are carefully packaged so that they won’t get damaged along the way.

Student Shipping to Bangladesh

Student Shipping to Bangladesh

If you fancy studying in Bangladesh, at one of the many higher education institutions there, you can easily send your possessions with Send My Bag, which allows you to bring so much more than you could fit within your airline’s baggage allowance – so all the books, writing materials and clothes you might need. You could even travel with hand luggage only and just ship everything else. Find out more about student shipping and how to receive your student discount by visiting our student removals page.

Sending a Parcel to Bangladesh

Sending a Parcel to Bangladesh

Send My Bag can also send a parcel to Bangladesh for you, which is particularly handy if you only need to send a small number of items. Other people can use this service to send things to you in Bangladesh, such as Christmas or birthday gifts. Make sure that anyone who sends you items is aware of the rules in Bangladesh regarding both brand new items and personal effects (see below). Take a look at our information page on how to send a parcel, to find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.

Ways of Shipping to Bangladesh

Ways of Shipping to Bangladesh

If you are moving to Bangladesh, or if you are going to Bangladesh on an extended holiday, you will need to bring numerous items with you. It may be impractical to check these into the hold of a plane, in which case you will probably have to consider international shipping to Bangladesh. You can take your pick of several different options for international shipping to Bangladesh. 

Send Golf Clubs to Bangladesh

Send Golf Clubs to Bangladesh

While golf isn’t a big sport in Bangladesh, there are 14 courses in the country, so you can still enjoy a round of golf while you are there. Dhaka has the country’s top-rated course, Kurmitola Golf Club. Why not try this course while you are in Bangladesh using your own golf clubs by sending them with Send My Bag? Make sure you find out how best to prepare your golf clubs for transit by visiting Send My Bag's page on sending golf clubs.

Send your Bike to Bangladesh

Send your Bike to Bangladesh

Away from the highly-populated cities, Bangladesh has quiet roads in beautiful scenery and is being touted as an excellent destination for cycling holidays. You don’t need to worry about locating a bike shop when you are there. You can simply ship your own bike to Bangladesh and enjoy using a bike that you know suits you well. Send My Bag can ship your bike for you ? all you need to do is take it apart and package it up, ready to be collected. To find out more about shipping your bike, read our bike shipping page, where you can learn how to best package your bike for safe transport.

About Bangladesh

About Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country in South East Asia, situated on the Bay of Bengal. It is a low-lying area susceptible to flooding. It is also a verdant region with plenty of lush forest, including a large mangrove forest (the Sundarbans). Bangladesh is densely populated, with a population of around 166, 280, 712 people in a land area of 133, 911 square kilometres. The country’s capital city is Dhaka, a city of over 15.391 million people. 

Bangladesh’s capital City, Dhaka, has a wealth of tourist attractions on offer. You can visit stunning modern-day architecture in the form of National Parliament House, or go back in time and visit Ahsan Manzil – the former residence of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Or why not take a tour of the 17th-century Lalbag Fort or Sonargaon, outside the city, which was once the capital of Bengal?

If you want to view the Bangladeshi scenery, head to Cox’s Bazar Beach – said to be the world’s longest beach. It is beautifully peaceful if you can find a quiet spot away from the crowds. Or, visit the rainforest in Lowacherra National Park and do some wildlife spotting, where you are most likely to see monkeys and gibbons.

Bangladesh has a subtropical monsoon climate, which means high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. The coolest month is January, when there is an average temperature of 18°C (65°F) in Dhaka. The highest temperature is in August, with an average temperature of 29°C (84°F). Monsoon season is from May until September.

Please explore this page further to find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Bangladesh.

Other Ways of Shipping to Bangladesh

Other Ways of Shipping to Bangladesh

As well as sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Bangladesh you could look into the following alternatives for shipping items internationally, especially if you need to send large, bulky items like furniture.

Air Freight to Bangladesh

When sending big bulky items, like a coffee table or armchair, to Bangladesh, you could use air freight. Air freight normally takes one to two days, which is quicker than sea freight shipping, but generally more expensive. You need to also factor in the cost of paying for a customs agent to handle customs clearance and getting your items to and from the airport, which means that costs could quickly mount up. If you send internationally by air freight to Bangladesh your items will likely arrive at one of the major international airports, such as Osmani, Shah Amanat or Hazrat Shahjalal.

Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Bangladesh

A cheaper alternative is sea freight or container shipping. Sea freight is also good for bulky items, like a sofa or dining table. You will still need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports, which means the cost could be more than expected. When using container shipping to Bangladesh your items will most likely arrive by ship at a major sea port, such as Chittagong.

Shipping Goods to Bangladesh

You should be fully aware of any duty that you need to pay when shipping goods to Bangladesh. Find out what items are allowed to be shipped to Bangladesh, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. Take a look at the prohibited items and customs sections on this page for more information.