Freight consignments under diplomatic immunity

The customs formalities around transports of goods belonging to diplomatic personnel are carried out in accordance with the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations.

Electronic export declarations must be submitted when transporting diplomatic freight goods. Export declarations are not required for goods carried personally by members of diplomatic personnel.

  • Material consignments under diplomatic immunity can be classified under one commodity code; 9905 00 00.
  • The nominal value of the goods is declared.
  • The status of the goods is indicated in the export declaration with the national procedure code 7VF (Goods intended for diplomatic or comparable use).
  • Moreover, the items to be cleared are declared with the additional statement code FIXXX (additional information) “Diplomatic Mail” or for consignments to the USA (Los Angeles) and Nigeria (Abuja) “Diplomatic Pouch”.