What Is the Best Way to Send a Cell Phone to the Philippines?

Customs fees must be paid when sending a mobile phone to the Philippines.

An international courier is needed to send a parcel to the Philippines. Depending on the carrier, you will be required to pay an additional charge to get your package covered if it is lost or hurt. Some packages are also covered by insurance.

Since a mobile phone is an electronic device, you must pay the necessary duties and taxes to the Philippine Bureau of Customs. The sum to be charged is determined by the package’s cost and other associated costs such as insurance and packaging.

Step 1:

Decide which courier you’ll use to send the phone. FedEx, UPS, and USPS are all common courier options. The courier usually provides the box to be used for your delivery.

Step 2:

Prepare your package and ensure that the mobile phone, as well as any appropriate accessories such as the charger, earphones, and manual, are all ready to send. Make a list of all the box contents, as you’ll need this information to fill out the Customs Declaration Form. You can either have your package picked up by your favorite courier or deliver it yourself to a nearby courier office.

Step 3:

Place the phone and all of its accessories in the case. On the packet, write your recipient’s name and address and your name and address as the sender. Fill out the Customs Declaration Form as completely as possible.

Step 4:

Cover the courier costs. Since your package includes an electronic device, inquire about Customs charges with the individual handling your package. Since the exact sum can only be calculated after the Customs officer reviews the shipment, most couriers expect the receiver in the Philippines to pay the duties and taxes by default. Only the Customs officer will have the exact amount to be charged for a specific shipment since the amount can differ.

Some couriers authorize senders to have Customs fees charged to their credit cards. Suppose you don’t want the recipient to pay the sum. In that case, you can either send the money directly to the recipient or make special arrangements with your chosen courier for some convenient alternative. Only if all Customs fees are paid in full will the shipment be released to the recipient.

Step 5:

Get the tracking number for your package so you can monitor its progress.