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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Dr Congo, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Dr Congo is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Dr Congo, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.


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Example prices for Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
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1kg World Express 3-5 business days *
£ 102.60

Although a successful shipping company depends, to a large extent, upon the men and women on the ground and the equipment they use, we employ the best of modern technology alongside these factors to make sure that shipping to Kinshasa is simple, quick and secure in every way. It's this combination of the manpower and technology, the personal touch and speedy convenience that we think lifts RapidParcel.com head and shoulders above our competitors and means that there's no better place to go to when arranging a Kinshasa package delivery.

Kinshasa is the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo and, due to the fact that French is the official language of government in the city, it is second only to Paris in terms of the world's largest French speaking cities, a position which may well be reversed by 2020 due to the city's population growth. To the rest of the world, Kinshasa is still probably most famous for hosting the 'rumble in the jungle', the 1974 boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, a fight which has since been immortalised in the documentary film When We Were Kings. Modern day Kinshasa is the cultural and industrial centre of the country, with plants that process many of the raw materials mined throughout the rest of the country.

We're quick and easy to use

You may need to make a Kinshasa parcel delivery because you have a family member working out there who wants a taste of home, or perhaps you're hoping to set up or expand business interests on the African continent. As stated previously, the fact that we're an online comparison and booking website means that we've been able to dramatically streamline the whole process, so that choosing, booking and paying for a Kinshasa package delivery can now be completed in six simple steps and in next to no time at all. .

We're safe and secure to use

We appreciate, however, that for some people, paying for goods and services online is something that's fraught with worry. That's why we pay as much attention to the security of your payment as we do to the security of whatever it is that needs shipping to Kinshasa. We work in partnership with WorldPay, one of the world's leading payment processing companies. Every day they handle millions of internet payments from all over the world, and each one of these individual transactions is subject to fifty separate checks. What this means is that your personal financial details will be in the safest possible hands, just like your parcel delivery to Kinshasa.

Once you've booked and paid for your Kinshasa shipping you'll be able to track its progress via our website and, unlike a lot of other couriers, we'll let you know when it arrives and departs from every depot between the UK and Kinshasa so you'll be fully informed and can, if need be, pass this information on to whoever is waiting for your parcel. We only work with the best, whether they are payment partners, insurers or courier companies, so that you'll get the best service possible at all times.

The starting point of any parcel delivery is to establish the best service from the best carrier at the best rate. By completing our Rapid Quote form on the Home page of our website you will be presented with a list of all the carriers, their services and their prices for your specific delivery side by side so you can make an informed choice for your needs.

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