Moving to Germany

Moving to Germany

Ports: Bremen

Prohibited: Narcotics, Drugs, Explosives, Pornographic

Cont: None

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Required Documents:  Inventory with exact number and sizes of bottles and containers

Customs Regulations: Owner has to pay full duties and taxes

Clearance3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents:  Certificate from the embassy or the consulate

Customs Regulations: Duty free entry for foreign diplomats. German diplomats returning to Germany are not privileged to a special status as in foreign countries.

Clearance3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksCustoms authorities are authorized to make a survey at domicile

Firearms and Weapons

Required Documents:  (1) Certificate of registration (2)Valid Passport (3) Proof of ownership (4) Gun license

Customs Regulations: Duty free if firearms have been used personally by the owner for at least six months in a foreign country. Owner must apply for a German ownership permit.

ClearanceTime varies. Please pack guns in an accessible locations, as they may have to be removed. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:  (1) Certificate of registration (2) Valid Passport (3) Inventory in German or English (4) Declaration signed by customer that no high valued tax goods are contained in his HHG

Customs Regulations: Used HHG are duty free if owner has used the objects personally for at least six months in a foreign country.

Clearance3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksCustoms authorities reserve the right to make a visitation of the goods before delivery.

New Furniture

Required Documents:  (1) Commercial Invoice (2) Packing list (3) Copy of B/L (4) Certificate of Origin

Customs Regulations: Customer has to pay customs duties and import tax

Clearance: 3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Pets and Animals

Required Documents:  Health certificate issued by competent veterinary surgeon, at the place of origin abroad. This certificate must be in German.

Customs Regulations: Importation admitted provided no symptom or suspicion of infectious illness is shown. No case of rabies of rabies has been notified within a radius of 20km from the place of origin of the animal during the previous 3 months.

Clearance3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksThe Health certificate is valid 10 days (20 days for animals coming from non-European countries) from the date which this has been made out.

Vehicles

Required Documents:  (1) Certificate of registration (2) Valid Passport (3) Car papers

Customs Regulations: Car is duty free if owner has used it personally for more than six months in a foreign country

Clearance3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

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The information on this page should not be used as an authoritative reference.