Baggage Shipping to Taiwan
Taiwan is an island to the east of China. It has an area of 36, 188 km2 and a population of 23.3 million people. Taiwan’s main languages are Mandarin Chinese, Min Nan Chinese (or Taiwanese) and Hakka. Its currency is New Dollars (NT$). Taiwan has a tropical/ subtropical climate, with an average temperature all year of 22°C. From January to March temperatures can fall to 10°C, and in June to August temperatures can reach 38°C. It is a humid area with typhoon season running from June to October. To find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Taiwan please read on:
Why Ship to Taiwan?
Whether you are planning a city break to Taipei or you intend to spend longer exploring all that the island of Taiwan has to offer, Send My Bag can help make your trip run smoothly. You can send you luggage to your hotel so that it is waiting for you when you arrive. This includes any equipment you might need to enjoy the many outdoor activities Taiwan has to offer. Send My Bag can also ship your luggage home again, including any purchases you may have made while out shopping – a lifesaver if you have gone a bit overboard! Sending your items means that you can jump on and off public transport easily, and sail through the airport without waiting around at bag drop or luggage carousels.
Our carrier service is also great for students who are relocating to Taiwan to study. Baggage is delivered to your student accommodation so that you can get on with your studies and get to know your new environment straight away.
Ways of Shipping to Taiwan
If you are going to Taiwan to explore its many cultural sights or to take part in outdoor activities, or if you are going there on a more permanent basis, you will need to bring a number of items with you, especially if you are moving house to Taiwan. Here are some of the options available to you for sending your items internationally. Some options will be more suited to your needs than others:
Send Luggage to Taiwan
If you are relocating to Taiwan or returning home there and you need to get all your possessions to Taiwan, too, Send My Bag could be the answer. Send My Bag can send your luggage and boxes to Taiwan for you. This is a good way to make your journey to Taiwan much more manageable and less stressful since you won’t have to worry about your luggage at all – no waiting for it to arrive on the baggage carousel, no dragging several bags behind you and no struggling onto public transport with your bags in tow. To learn more about sending luggage to Taiwan, take a look at our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
send golf clubs to Taiwan
Taiwan has a number of verdant golf courses, such as Palm Lakes, Ta Shee, Miramar and the top-rated Sunrise Golf and Country Club. If you would like to have a game on one or several of Taiwan’s golf courses, you can easily do so using your own golf clubs by sending them to Taiwan with Send My Bag. Your clubs will be delivered to your destination for you, and taken home again, should you so desire. This will make your journey to Taiwan much easier, since you won’t have to worry about dragging large golf bags behind you. Find out how to securely parcel up your golf clubs by visiting Send My Bag's information page on sending golf clubs.
Send your bike to Taiwan
Enjoy cycling through the beautiful Taiwanese countryside from the comfort of your own bike by using Send My Bag’s bike shipping service. You can choose more leisurely roads to cycle along in Taiwan or try one of the more mountainous regions to get a real workout. Find out how to parcel up your bike securely by reading Send My Bag’s bike shipping information.
Removals to Taiwan
If you are moving to Taiwan to work for a few years, to study, or to live permanently, you will probably consider international removals to Taiwan. Take care to package all your items carefully and to research thoroughly the removals company you decide to use.
Student shipping to Taiwan
Taipei and other big cities, such as Hsinchu, have a number of universities and higher education institutions to choose from. Should you decide that you want to study in Taiwan, you can make the move very easily and quickly using Send My Bag to ship your possessions to Taiwan, straight to your student accommodation. This way the move can be an enjoyable one, without luggage becoming an issue and a hassle. Find out about student shipping and how to claim your student discount.
Sending a parcel to Taiwan
It’s just as easy to send a parcel to Taiwan with Send My Bag as it is to send luggage. Your friends and family can make use of this service to send you gifts or forgotten items throughout the year. Make sure you check out our parcel shipping page to get tips on how to package your items using a suitable, sturdy box so nothing gets damaged in transit.
Instead of sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Taiwan you could alternatively choose one of these options for shipping items internationally. These are more appropriate for large, bulky items like a chest of drawers or a bed:
Air Freight to Taiwan
To send large items like tables and chairs to Taiwan you could try air freight, which takes about one or two days. This is a quick option but it can be expensive, especially if you have a large shipment. You will likely have to pay for a customs agent to deal with customs clearance for you. And, you need to transport your items to and from the airport, somehow. If you send internationally by air freight to Taiwan your items will likely arrive at one of the major international airports, such as Taipei.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Taiwan
Instead of air freight you could choose sea freight or container shipping to transport your possessions to Taiwan. This could be the solution for you if you don’t need your items right away, since it can take a few months. This option can be cheaper than air freight, but you will still need to hire a customs agent and will need to get your items to and from the ports. Your items will most likely arrive at one of the big sea ports in Taiwan, such as Taipei or Taichung.
Shipping Goods to Taiwan
It is very important to be aware of current customs rules when shipping goods to Taiwan. You should know of any customs duties that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Taiwan, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. Read on below to find out more in the section entitled ‘What can I send to Taiwan? What items are restricted?’
Important Taiwan Customs Information
In order to gain duty relief when shipping to Taiwan, the consignee must provide a copy of their flight ticket from the country they are shipping from to Taiwan, their entry stamp confirming arrival in Taiwan, and their stamped Inbound Traveller Declaration form which is obtained from customs at the airport of arrival. If no declaration form is provided then duty relief will not be granted.
In addition, non-Taiwanese citizens who are relocating to the country for work or study may be required to provide copies of their Alien Resident Certificate, work or employment certificate. Taiwanese Citizens may need to provide a copy of their Residence ID.
Shipments must be sent within 6 months of the consignee’s arrival in Taiwan.
Customs will generally also exempt a consignee from paying duty on smaller shipments of negligible value, providing the declared value of the shipment is less than 2000 NTD / $60 USD.
General Customs Information
Most countries allow travellers to ship a certain amount of personal effects, duty free. This means that most Send My Bag shipments pass through customs without being stopped by officials. Personal effects are considered by most countries to be items that have been in the sender’s possession for at least 6 months.
If your bag is checked by customs officials and brand new or commercial items are found, you may be required to pay customs duties and taxes. This is something to bear in mind if you are sending Christmas or birthday presents to Taiwan. Please make sure you are aware of any taxes or duties you need to pay before you send your items. Also make sure that you attach all documentation required of you.
You need to indicate to customs officials that your shipment is made up of personal effects. To do so, you are required to complete a short non-generic packing list online, as follows: "3 x Denim Jeans, 5 x Pairs of Socks, 2 x Cotton Shirt’, and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
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 2 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
We advise all travellers to take 5 minutes to assess how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be viewed in accordance with Taiwanese customs regulations.
Additional information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Taiwan? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.
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 1 device containing a battery in line with our battery policy;
- 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;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- 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 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;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
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, 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.
There is plenty to see and do in Taiwan, especially in the capital city, Taipei. These include the National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, which is a tomb and shrine to Taipei’s most well-known leader, Taipei 101 – the world’s tallest building until only very recently, and Taipei’s Night Market (Snake Alley), which sells all sorts of weird and wonderful things, such as pickled pythons! Taipei abounds with opportunities for shopaholics to spend their cash.
There is plenty more to see elsewhere on the island, such as the Chung Tai Chan Monastery (the tallest Buddhist temple in the world), which can be best reached from the town of Puli.
For those interested in the natural world, there is the East Rift Valley and Kenting National Park, with stunning beaches and a bird sanctuary. Taiwan is a great place for birdwatchers, being home to around 460 species of bird.
For the more adventurous, there are opportunities for hang-gliding and paragliding at Green Bay and the Luye Plateau. You can snorkel in the water around Green Island. Or, you can go hiking around Jade Mountain.
For an indulgent treat, try the Taiwan Hot Springs.