Move to the Cooks permanently

Explore the process to move to the Cook Islands.

Move to the Cooks permanently

Move to the Cooks permanently

You might qualify for “household items” concessions if you’re moving to the Cook Islands for the first time, or moving back after 3 years or more away. This means you won’t have to pay VAT and duties on most of your items.

You can’t claim household concessions for:

  • new and unused items
  • cars
  • scooters
  • motorbikes
  • boats
  • aircraft
  • commercial items.
  • Other types of motor vehicle or craft.

If you want to claim household effects concessions, you must prove you're allowed to live here in the Cooks.

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You must clear all your household contents through Customs when they arrive in the country.

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You must clear your pets through Customs when they arrive in the country.

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Don't forget to get your vehicles, boats and planes cleared and check to see if you qualify for concessions.

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