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  • Customs Officer of the Guyana Revenue Authority demonstrates how the Excise Stamps will be affixed to Alcohol ProductsCOPY

     
    Anti-Smuggling Campaign continues with the introduction of the Excise Stamp

    Following the launch of its Excise Tax Stamp programme a few weeks ago, on Thursday, November 16, 2017, Custom Officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority placed the first set of Excise Tax Stamps on imported alcohol at Kings Liquor Outlet. 
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    Notice to Importers, Retailers of Alochol & Tobacco Products

    The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Customs, Excise and Trade Operations (CE&TO) has launched application of Excise Stamps on imported Alcohol (excluding beer) and Tobacco products.
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    Excise Stamp Notice: Completion of Registration & Inventory Forms

    Importers, businesses, and persons selling these products are urged to complete the registration and inventory forms on GRA’s website and submit to the Excise Stamp and Environmental Levy Section, Customs, Excise & Trade Operations, GRA.
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    Notice to all Shippers

    Shippers, Wharf Owners and Agents are hereby notified that with immediate effect, they will be required to submit advance cargo manifests in the following three (3) electronic formats
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    Restriction on Importation of Motor Vehicles

    The importation of cars, vans, buses, pickups and SUVs manufactured EIGHT (8) years and older are RESTRICTED!
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    Importation of Motor Vehicles four years and under

    Cars, vans, buses, pickups and SUVs four (4) years and under with an engine capacity of 1500 cc or less will be deemed as NEW by the Guyana Revenue Authority and will NOT attract Excise Tax.
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DRIVING IN GUYANA - Information


In order to make it convenient for tourists to obtain a Driver's Permit, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has put relevant facilities in place at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) for travelers to access.

VEHICLES REGISTERED IN GUYANA

Any tourist wishing to drive a locally registered motor vehicle on the roadways of Guyana must obtain a Driver's Permit issued by the Licence Revenue Office of the Guyana Revenue Authority. The tourist must do the following:

  1. - Provide the Licencing Officer with a valid Driver's Licence (from their country of origin).
  2. - Provide details of their local address while in Guyana.
  3. Answer any question that the Officer may have in relation to his/her stay in Guyana and reason for requiring the permit.

Note:  (1)Once issued, a Driver's Permit is valid for one (1) month.

(2)Foreign nationals who are desirous of driving in Guyana must obtain a Driver's Permit and are required to make the application in person, since applications cannot be made via e-mail.

If you are unable to obtain your Driver/s Permit at the CJIA, kindly visitthe Excise Licencing and Motor Vehicle Registration Office (known as the Licence Revenue Office) located at Smythe and Princess Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown to process your request for aDriver's Permit. See requirements for driving motor vehicles registered in Suriname and Brazil below.

VEHICLES REGISTERED IN BRAZIL

 

  1. Driving in Lethem

The Lethem area is a Freeport zone. Therefore, visitors entering Guyana from Brazil, via the Takatu Bridge, with a motor vehicle which was registered in Brazil can now drive that motor vehicle in the Lethem area without having to obtain a temporary importation document provided that their in Guyana does not exceed seventy-two hours (72 hours).


Note:Vehicles registered in Brazil cannot leave the Lethem area during or after the 72 hour period without obtaining the appropriate Guyana Revenue Authority documentation.

  1. Driving outside of Lethem

Visitors using a motor vehicle which was registered in Brazil or any other country (which has an International Road Transportation Agreement with Guyana) who wish to leave the Lethem area and visit Georgetown or any other part of Guyana must obtain a Temporary Importation of Vehicle and Free Driver's Licence.

If you are in the Lethem area and need to obtain a Temporary Importation of Vehicle and Free Driver's Licence please visit the Guyana Revenue Authority's Integrated Office which is located in the Multipurpose Complex, Lethem, Region 9. When making your application you will be required to submit the following documents:

(1) Motor Vehicle Registration;

(2) Driver's Licence;

(3) Motor Vehicle Insurance; which can be obtained from one of two (2) Insurance companies located in Lethem; and

(4) A valid Form of Identification, either a Passport or National Identification Card.

(5) An International Travel Document for the motor vehicle (to be submitted by all foreign nationals except Brazilian nationals).

NOTE:

(1) Once issued, a Temporary Importation of Vehicle and Free Driver's Licence is only valid of for fourteen (14) days.

(2) If the motor vehicle remains in Guyana after the approved 14 day period the GRA can take possession of the motor vehicle and impose duties and taxes in accordance with the tax laws of Guyana. Failure to pay the duties and taxes will result in the motor vehicle being forfeited to the GRA.

(3) In cases of emergency, where you may need to utilize your motor vehicle in Guyana in excess of the approved timeframe, the owner/driver of the motor vehicle may seek an extension from the Commissioner-General, GRA. To do so, you must visit the nearest GRA office.

For more information on how to obtain a Temporary Importation of Motor Vehicle and Free Driver's Licence whilst in Lethem, kindly contact GRA's Lethem Branch Office on telephone numbers 592-772-2257 or 592-772-2258.

VEHICLES REGISTERED IN SURINAME

Residents or nationals of Suriname entering Guyana from Suriname, via the Moleson Creek port of entry, with a motor vehicle which was registered in Suriname will be allowed to drive that motor vehicle in Guyana for a period not exceeding 14 days provided that they obtain a Certificate of Temporary Import of Motor Vehicle from the Customs and Trade Administration, GRA.

The Certificate of Temporary Import of Motor Vehicle can be obtained from the GRA's Customs office which is situated adjacent to the Moleson Creek Ferry Stelling. The procedure for obtaining a Certificate of Temporary Import of Motor Vehicle is as follows:

  1. Complete an application form (in duplicate). The form costs two hundred Guyana dollars ($200 GYD) and can be uplifted at the port of entry.
  2. Submit application form and the following documents to the Customs Office:

(i) Motor Vehicle Registration;

(ii) Valid Driver's Licence;

(iii) Motor Vehicle Insurance which provides coverage for Guyana; and

(iv) A valid Form of Identification, either a Passport or National Identification Card.

(v)If the motor vehicle does not belong to the driver, then he/she must submit a notarized authorisation from the owner of the motor vehicle which authorizes the driver to utilize the motor vehicle in Guyana.

(iv) In cases where the Motor Vehicle Registration is being held by a bank in Suriname as security, a notarized authorization (in English) from the bank must be submitted indicating that permission has been granted for the vehicle to be removed from Suriname for a limited period.

NOTE:

1. Once issued, a Certificate of Temporary Import of Vehicle is only valid of for fourteen (14) days.

2.If the motor vehicle remains in Guyana after the approved 14 day period the GRA can take possession of the motor vehicle and impose duties and taxes in accordance with the tax laws of Guyana. Failure to pay the duties and taxes will result in the motor vehicle being forfeited to the GRA.

3. In cases of emergency, where you may need to utilize your motor vehicle in Guyana in excess of the approved timeframe, the owner/driver of the motor vehicle may seek an extension from the Commissioner-General, GRA. To do so, you must visit the nearest GRA office.

For more information on how to obtain a Certificate of Temporary Import of Motor Vehicle Importation when crossing the Guyana/Suriname border, kindly contact the Guyana Revenue Authority, Corriverton Branch Office, Corriverton, Berbice on telephone numbers 592-339-2818 or 592-339-2819.

Exchange Rates

Effective November 1, 2017 :-
CountryGuyana Dollar
European Union240.56
Eastern Caribbean76.48
Suriname27.76
Trinidad & Tobago30.63
United Kingdom272.24
United States of America206.50

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