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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of packing list
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) – or copy if express release / Convention Marchandises Routiers (CMR) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Original T2L form (page 4), if applicable
  • Certificate of repatriation (persons entering from non-EU countries requesting duty-free entry)
  • Authorization form / declaration form
  • EORI application / declaration form
  • Owner of the goods’ value added tax (VAT) ID number
  • Residence permit issued by Greek authorities (foreigners)
  • Copy of diplomatic passport (diplomats)
  • Diplomatic franchise (diplomats)
  • T1 form (diplomats)

Specific Information

  • Copy of passport for each family member entering with the owner of the goods (persons entering from non-European Union countries (EU) must present an original passport issued within the 2 years preceding entry; otherwise, the previous passport must also be presented)
  • Owner of the goods’ value added tax (VAT) ID number obtained at a Greek tax office closest to new residence [persons entering from non-EU countries requesting duty-free entry]
  • EORI application / declaration forms are only required by owners of the goods moving from a non-EU country.
  • Shipments arriving from non-EU countries have three options for Customs clearance: duty-free entry, the payment of duties and taxes, or diplomatic shipment.
  • The owner of the goods must have lived abroad for a period of 2 years preceding entry and cannot have any financial ties during this time period in Greece; proof of residency may be required, such as utility bills, tax forms, rental receipts, etc. (entering from non-EU countries requesting duty-free entry).
  • Owners of the goods from non-EU countries who qualify for duty-free entry should contact the Greek Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin prior to departure.
  • The owner of the goods must be present for Customs clearance at the port of Piraeus.
  • An authorization form and an affidavit form may be required by agent; contact agent for details.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required 

  • Vehicle ownership documents
  • Proof of car insurance
  • Title / registration card
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Diplomatic franchise (diplomats)
  • Diplomatic ID (diplomats)
  • Letter from Embassy certifying diplomat’s employment, including beginning and ending dates

Specific Information

  • Owners of the goods importing vehicles using a tourist status may temporarily import vehicles duty free for a period of up to 6 months.
  • Owners of the goods possessing a certificate of repatriation for primary residence may import vehicles duty free; owner of the goods must be present for Customs clearance at the port of entry.
  • The owner of the goods may be required to pay for a Greek license plate and a luxury tax (persons holding a certificate of repatriation).
  • For persons importing a vehicle who hold a certificate of repatriation, the vehicle must be in the owner of the goods’ possession and in use for at least 6 months in the country of origin prior to import.
  • Diplomats can import vehicles with temporary duty-free entry.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination record
  • Veterinarian health certificate
  • Pet passport

Specific Information

  • Pets must have a microchip.
  • A rabies test must be performed by a certified European Union (EU) laboratory a minimum of 2 months prior to entry into Greece.
  • Documentation must be issued by a licensed veterinarian at the time of export from Customs in the origin country, granting permission to enter an EU country.
  • No quarantine period is required.
  • Duties and taxes do not apply to pets owned by the owner of the goods for at least 1 year.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Alcohol and spirits (only a small quantity is permitted; items must be identified as kitchenware and loaded first in the container or truck)
  • Hunting weapons (authorization from the Ministry of Interior is required)
  • Duties apply to the assessed Customs values as follows:
    • Electrical items                                     23%
    • Electronic items                                    35%
    • Furniture                                             18%
    • Carpets                                               30%
    • Computers and fax machines                    18%
    • Antiques (over 100 years)                        8% 

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs
  • Tobacco products
  • Alcohol (12 bottles)
  • Cigarettes (3 cartons)
  • Explosive materials
  • Live plants
  • Stuffed animals
  • Guns 

Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • Packing list
  • Bill of lading (BL) / express release  / air waybill (AWB)
  • Resident permit / work permit / registration card / Hungarian ID
  • Detailed inventory in English, dated, valued, signed by the owner of the goods
  • Proof of living abroad a minimum of 1 year outside the European Union (company confirmation, utility bills, etc.)
  • Bank guarantee, if applicable

Specific Information

  • Imported items cannot be sold or leased.
  • The shipment of used goods is duty free for non - citizens with a valid resident permit.
  • If the resident permit is valid for less than 1 year, a bank guarantee is required for the amount of the duty and other applicable shipment costs.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original registration card
  • Purchase invoice (must show purchase price and date of purchase)

Specific Information

  • The duty rate on cars depends on the place of origin. 
    • The registration tax depends on the environmental class of the car plus a 27% value added tax.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Health certificate
  • Valid vaccination record

Specific Information

  • Pets must be identifiable through tattoo or an electronic identification system.
  • Pets may enter as checked baggage, as accompanied baggage, or as cargo.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Firearms and ammunition (authorization from the territorial administration is required)
  • Alcohol and spirits should be sent separately from the personal effects shipment and are subject to tax.
  • Medication
  • Hunting weapons (authorization from the Ministry of Interior is required)
  • The following household goods may be imported duty free within the limits indicated:
    • Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), cigarillos (100), tobacco (500g)

Prohibited Items

  • Unlawful drugs
  • Narcotics
  • Pornography
  • Explosive materials

Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Original passport
  • Original packing list stamped by the Indonesian Embassy at origin
  • Original inventory
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Boarding pass
  • Original work permit (IMTA)
  • Original residence permit (KITAS)
  • Letter of employment from company at origin
  • Original letter from Indonesian Embassy or Consulate at origin (returning citizens)
  • Original ID card / KTP (returning citizens)
  • Copy ITAS online
  • Copy ID card (diplomat)
  • Copy visa (diplomat)
  • Diplomat passport
  • Original letter of approval from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – PP8 (Diplomats)
  • Original letter of approval from the Indonesian Ministry of State Secretariat – PP19 (Semi-Diplomats)

Specific Information

  • For foreign citizens, documents must be valid a minimum of 12 months before arrival of shipment. 
  • Household goods and personal effects can be imported duty free for returning Indonesian citizens who worked or studied abroad for at least 12 months. 
  • For air and sea shipments, the air shipment must arrive first; only one importation of each type is permitted.
    • Sea shipments must arrive within 3 months after the owner of the goods’ arrival date in Indonesia.
    • Sea shipments take approximately 10-12 business days if a full container load (FCL) or 12-15 business days if a less than container load (LCL) after port arrival for delivery to Jakarta.
    • Air shipments must arrive within 14 days after the owner of the goods’ arrival date in Indonesia.
    • Air shipments take approximately 5-8 business days for delivery after receipt of the necessary documents from the client.
  • For returning Indonesian nationals, the letter of employment must state that the owner of the goods lived abroad for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Diplomatic shipments are free of import duty and tax.
  • All shipments should be sent to POE Jakarta to avoid complications, intensive examinations, and delays with Customs.
  • Incomplete documentation resulting in delays may result in extra charges to include demurrage, port storage, and Customs penalties.
  • All shipments are physically inspected by Customs, excluding diplomatic shipments.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Original packing list, stamped by the Indonesian Embassy in the origin country (Diplomats)
  • Original letter of approval from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – PP8 (Diplomats)
  • Statement letter of the consignee from the organization.
  • Copy of ID card of the signed statement letter
  • Copy of ID card of the consignee
  • Original title and registration of the vehicle

Specific Information

  • Only diplomats may import motor vehicles.

Pets

Documents Required 

  • Import permit (issued by the Indonesian Directorate General of Livestock Service)
  • Veterinary health certificate
  • Vaccination record

Specific Information

  • The veterinary health certificate and the vaccination record must be issued by an authorized veterinarian in the origin country.
  • Vaccinations must be given at least 30 days prior to import but no later than 1 year.
  • Pets cannot be imported to Bali.
  • Pets must be at least 90 days old for import.
  • Pets should not be pregnant, nursing, or require food from another animal.
  • Pets are subject to 14 days’ quarantine.
  • The Directorate General of Livestock Service must be notified of the arrival of pets 2 days prior to import.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Cultural objects/statues may be taken to the Indonesian Directorate of History and Archaeology to be examined.
    • The following items may qualify for free import at ‘reasonable’ quantities:
    • Cigarettes, cigars, tobacco
    • Perfume
    • Dry food

Prohibited Items

  • Buddha head statue made of stone is strictly prohibited
  • Alcohol
  • Firearms and ammunitions, explosives gas, gasoline
  • Motor bikes/motorized scooters, vehicle spare parts
  • Pornography
  • Politically sensitive material
  • Protected species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required 

  • Copy of passport
  • Packing list
  • Transfer of residency 1(TOR 1) - PPS declaration document
  • Express release / air waybill (AWB)
  • Documentary evidence of residence abroad for at least 12 months
  • Two original copies of utility bills. (Electricity bill and a bank statement will do. Must not be older than 12 months).
  • Proof of residence in Ireland (2 forms)
  • Copy of property lease, rental agreement, or purchase in Ireland
  • Resident / work permit / letter of employment
  • Travel itinerary returning to Ireland / copy of flight confirmation / copy of boarding pass
  • Letter from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Protocol Section

Specific Information

  • All goods should be in the ownership of the owner of the goods for at least 12 months prior to import.
  • Required documents must be received by the agent prior to the arrival of the shipment to minimize any port charges.
  • Owner of the goods does not need to be present for Customs clearance.
  • Owner of the goods should arrive in the country prior to the arrival of the shipment.
  • Used household goods may be allowed entry on a duty and tax free basis once the TOR has been verified.
  • Imports not deemed qualified as part of a TOR shipment will be subject to duty (6% to 13%) and value added tax (VAT) of approximately 23%.
  • If they do not have a European Union country passport they must provide a copy of their Irish entry authorisation visa.  
  • Letter from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Protocol Section authorizing release of the consignment from the port (diplomats).
    • Needs to be confirmed ahead of arriving into port as Ireland only extends the same privileges it receives in the country of origin.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • Original registration
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Copy of current insurance certificate (copy of previous policy documentation is acceptable if no current insurance is in effect)
  • Bill of sale showing date of purchase and price 

Specific Information

  • The OBL must include the chassis number, engine number, color, model, make, and weight of the vehicle.
  • Vehicles brought into Ireland under TOR rules are not subject to duty or tax.
  • The duty rate on vehicles imported outside of the TOR protocol is 23% VAT of the cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) value, and the vehicle registration tax is payable up to 35% of the vehicle value.
  • In order to avoid unnecessary delays and charges for demurrage and storage due to lengthy Customs procedures, the agent must receive a copy of the required documentation prior to arrival of the shipment.
    • Check with agent for specific details.
  • Motor vehicles must be in the owners name for at least 6 months to be eligible for duty and VAT free import.
  • Only one vehicle per person may be imported.

Pets

Documents Required 

  • Vaccination record
  • Veterinary health certificate
  • Pet passport

Specific Information

  • Pets arriving from outside of the European Union must be pre-booked and pass through the Quarantine Station at Dublin airport.
  • Prior approval from the Department of Agriculture must be received prior to import.
  • 6-month quarantine is not required if the following conditions met:
    • Proof of rabies vaccination and follow up showing effective (6 months after inoculation),
    • Health certificate,
    • Electronic microchip.
  • Pets arriving from within the European Union can usually enter without prior approval or examination at a Quarantine Station.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Alcohol is subject to duties (variable according to type, strength, etc.) and VAT (23%).
  • A declaration form is needed prior to arrival of the container and should be loaded at rear of the container for easy access if examination is required.
  • New furniture and household goods (items purchased within 6 months of the date of shipping are subject to customs duties and VAT of 23%).

Prohibited Items

  • Narcotics
  • Drugs
  • Explosives
  • Pornography
  • Firearms
  • Meat products
  • Live plants
  • Endangered species and any products or parts thereof as outlined by CITES (authorization from CITES is required)

Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Copy of tax code number / Codice Fiscale from the Agenzia delle Entrate
  • Packing list in English or Italian
  • Diplomatic franchise / telepresso addressed to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued by the owner of the goods’ diplomatic organization (Diplomats)
  • Customs Dichiarazione Sostitutiva di Certificazione, completed and signed by owner of the goods
  • Detailed inventory signed by owner of the goods, stamped and signed by Italian Consulate / Embassy at origin and attached to the Dichiarazione Consolare di Rimpatrio (citizens, EU nationals)
  • Permit to stay released by the Questura Police Office (non-Diplomats)
  • Copy of residence certificate / receipt from Italian City Hall stating the owner of the goods has requested residence registration (non-Diplomats)
  • Original consular declaration / Dichiarazione Consolare di Rimpatrio released by the Italian Consulate / Embassy (Italian citizens)

Specific Information

  • The Dichiarazione Sostitutiva di Certificazione must include the following information: 
    • Number of family members
    • City of nationality
    • Country of origin from which the owner of the goods is transferring residence
    • Date of establishing residency in Italy
  • The Consular Declaration / Dichiarazione Consolare di Rimpatrio must include the following information:
    • Period of time the owner of the goods was a resident abroad (must be a minimum of 12 months)
    • Names of family members and the date of the owner of the goods’ definitive return to Italy
    • Packing list
  • The authorization to import new furniture must be obtained for clearing Customs by paying duties and value added tax (VAT).
  • For new furniture, duties are subject to change depending on the material of the furniture.
  • VAT is 22% on the CIF value of the shipment.
  • The owner of the goods has 6 months from the date of establishing residency in Italy to import the household goods shipment duty and tax free (non-Diplomat / national citizens of a non-EU Country).
  • The owner of the goods has 1 year from the date of departure from the origin country to import the household goods shipment duty and tax free (citizens / EU nations).
  • Diplomats can apply for the entry permit / franchise issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs only after they have started working for the diplomatic organization in Italy.
    • In order to avoid extra fees at the port / airport, transportation should be put on hold until given the green light by the destination agent in Italy.
  • It is strongly recommended that Italian citizens obtain a consular certificate as soon as possible to expedite the Customs process (citizens / EU nationals).
  • A detailed list including an accurate description of art pieces and antiques is required.  
  • A legalization of the list from the Italian Consulate at origin is advisable.   

IAM Note:  Inbound shipments cannot contain products that inhibit mold and humidity, including moisture absorbing bags. If these items are included in the shipment, they need to be declared and accompanied by analysis certificates identifying the composition of the products.  The certificates must certify that the products do not contain dimethyl fumarate and be provided by an accredited UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory.  A legalized translation into Italian may be required. This also applies to “anti-mold” bags often used in containers and lift vans to inhibit mold during transit. 

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • OBL
  • Original title (in owner of the goods’ name)
  • Technical data sheet issued by the manufacturer, car features and declaration of conformities with EU requirements.
  • Original registration
  • Proof of ownership of vehicle for more than 6 months
  • Insurance valid for circulation in Italy
  • Certificate of residence issued by Italian City Hall from the new city of residence / Consular documents for returning Italian Citizens (issued by the nearest Consulate in the Country of origin )
  • Copy of diplomatic franchise / telespresso addressed to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued by the owner of the goods’ diplomatic organization in Italy (Diplomats)

Specific Information

  • The certificate of residence must state that the owner of the car has been abroad more than 12 months and that vehicle was imported within 6 months of arrival.
  • Shipments for non-Diplomats are admitted duty free only if the vehicle has been owned and operated for a minimum of 6 months and meets European requirements (non-Diplomats, citizens). If the requirements are not satisfied, the vehicle must be imported by paying a duty of 10% on the cost, insurance and freight value and value added tax (VAT) of 22% on the value of the shipment (citizens).
  • From the date of the import clearance, the owner of the goods will have 6 months to obtain an Italian plate through the Dipartimento Della Motorizzazione Civile.  If duty-free entry is not granted, vehicles may be imported with the payment of duty plus value added tax (VAT) (non-Diplomats).
  • Diplomats should arrive in Italy at least 40 days prior to vehicle import to obtain the necessary documents for duty-free Customs clearance.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Original international vaccination book
  • Pet passport (with microchip number)
  • Rabies vaccination certificate
  • Veterinary health certificate in English or Italian

Specific Information

  • Pets must be imported within the 10-day period of validity identified in the veterinary health certificate.
  • Veterinary health certificate must be issued by competent authorities and be valid for 10 days.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • All audiovisual items such as televisions, radios, stereos, video-recorders, DVD players and personal computers are to be listed with serial number and trademark.
  • Only audiovisual sets that are marked “CE” (European Commission) or purchased prior to January 1996 without bearing “CE” can enter Italy.  Customs might inspect these items to check whether they meet requirements and proof of purchase may be required.
  • Live plants require a Phytosanitary Certificate for import.
  • The import of weapons must meet the following conditions:
    • Weapons must be recorded in the National Catalogue of Weapons.
    • Weapons  without a serial number (applies to USA, Canada,  Japan, and Australia) must  be  sent  to  the  National  Test  Stand  at  Gardone  Val  Trompia  (BS),  where Customs will assign one  to the weapon.
    • Customs clearance generally takes 15-20 days for weapons with serial numbers and 2 -3 months for weapons requiring the assignment of a serial number.
    • The owner of the goods must be present for the clearance process.
    • An import license should be requested by the owner of the goods in their city of residence.
    • Weapons should be shipped separately in cartons or crates easily reachable (i.e., near the door of container) indicating their location.

Prohibited Items

  • Tobacco (in any form)
  • Spirits and wine
  • Food items  
  • Cigarettes and cigars
  • Animal skins
  • Non-prescribed medicines and drugs
  • Cordless electronics, including walkie-talkies

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