Warehouse Procedures

All Types of Cargo:

  • Amendment Form (if applicable)
  • TRN
  • Validated Bill of Lading
  • Valid Identification (Passport, Drivers License, Voters ID, Broker/Broker Clerk ID)

Clearance of Commercial Cargo:

  • Valid Identification (Passport, Drivers License, Voters ID, Broker/Broker Clerk ID)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) (if applicable)

Clearance of Personal Effects Cargo :

  • Valid Identification (Passport, Drivers License, Voters ID)
  • C86 (Declaration Form)


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Step 1

Pay warehouse charges at Validation Office

After documents are collected from the Shipping Agent/Freight Forwarder, it should be taken to the Validation Office at the warehouse along with a valid identification (Driver’s Licence, National ID, Passport). When a Passenger Declaration (yellow form), for unaccompanied luggage, is received at the airport, it should be presented to the Customs Supervisor (Window #1) inside the Customs Department for approval before proceeding to the Customs Manifest Office.

Step 2

Verify documents at Customs Manifest Window

The documents you received from the Shipping Agent/Freight Forwarder is matched against the information submitted to Jamaica Customs. After being checked, the documents are validated with the “Customs manifest Branch” Stamp.


Proceed to Customer Waiting Area

When your cargo is brought to the Examination Area you will be alerted i.e. your name is called and/or the number attached to the Bill of Lading is displayed on monitors.


Customs Examination

The cargo is inspected in your presence by a Customs Officer who will value how much Customs Duty is to be paid. Ensure cargo is properly repacked and re-sealed before exiting examination area.


Collect Bill of Lading with printed Assessment Notice

After customs examination is completed, proceed to the Customer Waiting Area to collect processed documents.


Pay customs duty at Customs Cashier

Proceed upstairs to pay customs duty and collect Order Release.


Gate-pass Office / Delivery

Take all documents to the Gate-pass Office for a gate-pass to be generated.

Take documents to Gate Security along with the driver’s licence of the person transporting the goods to allow vehicle access to the premises.

N.B. Security will give your documents to the Delivery Supervisor for final checks and delivery when vehicle has gained access to compound.



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Present original copies of the validated Bill of Lading (B/L) and the duty paid Customs Entry to the Validation Office to obtain ‘Letter of Request’.


Take ‘Letter of Request’ along with B/L and Customs Entry to Customs Supervisor to obtain approval for stripping container at our facility.


Take approval letter and corresponding documentation to the port for container to be released and escorted to the warehouse for stripping.


Pay stripping charges at Validation Office.


Take all documents to Customs Supervisor who will assign an officer to carry out the examination. The container will then be offloaded and re-stuffed.


Collect Order Release and take to the Gate Pass Office along with the B/L, stripping letter and Customs Entry to obtain a Gate Pass.


Take Gate Pass to the Customs Personnel at the Stripping Ramp who will approve delivery.

Dress Code For Entering Our Premises

ALB Warehouse Customer Dress Code