Moving to Italy

MOVING TO ITALY

HOUSEHOLD GOODS REMOVAL

A.  Documents Required

• Copy of valid passport with a clear picture
• Copy of tax code number or Codice Fiscale
• Packing list

Non-Diplomat (Non-European)
• Customs form called “Dichiarazione Sostitutiva di certificazione” to be completed and signed by shipper. (Agent will provide form)
• Permit to stay
• Copy of residence certificate or receipt from Italian City Hall stating that the shipper has requested residence.

  • This must specify the following:
    • Number of family members
    • Nationality
    • City and country of origin from where the shipper is transferring his/her residence
    • Date of establishing residency in Italy

• List of contents (summary) written in Italian
• Copy of annual subscription fee for television service (called Canone TV) if a television set is included in the shipment.

Diplomat
• Copy of diplomatic franchise (called Telespresso) addressed to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued by the shipper’s diplomatic organization in Italy.
• Valued inventory list in Italian Citizen or EU National
• For Italian citizens only, original of consular declaration released by the Italian Consulate/Embassy at origin called “Dichiarazione consolare di rimpatrio”.

  • This document must state the following:
    • The period of time shipper resided abroad (Minimum of 12 months)
    • Names of members of the shipper’s family
    • Shipper’s return to Italy is definitive

• Customs form called “Dichiarazione Sostitutiva di certificazione” to be completed and signed by shipper. (Agent will provide form)
• Inventory of the goods in Italian signed by shipper, visaed by Italian Consulate/Embassy at origin, and attached to the “Dichiarazione consolare di rimpatrio”.
• Copy of annual subscription fee for television service (called Canone TV) if a television set is included in the shipment.

Note: The sanitary division at Italian ports/airports has just implemented a new requirement on all inbound shipments. Importers will need to certify that their shipments do not include any product against the mold and humidity or moisture absorbing bags. If these were included in the shipment, they will need to be declared and this declaration will need to be accompanied by analysis certificates with the composition of the product, certifying that this does not contain dimethyl fumarate. The certification must be provided by an accredited UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory and a legalized translation into Italian may be required. Of course, this also applies to the “anti-mold” bags that are placed in containers/lift vans to inhibit mold during transit.

Declaration forms will be provided by the destination agent in Italy.

B.  Specific Regulations
• Personal effects may not exceed 50 cubic feet to be considered baggage.
• Authorization to import new furniture must be obtained for clearing customs by paying duty and VAT
• For new furniture, duty is approximately 2.2% on value plus cost of shipment plus insurance.
• VAT is 20% on the sum of value + cost of shipment + insurance + duty.

Non-Diplomat (National of a non-EU Country)
• Shipper has one year from the date he/she establishes residence in Italy to import household goods shipment duty and tax free.

Diplomat
• Must apply for diplomatic franchise at least 40 days prior to the arrival of the shipment in Italy.

Citizen or EU National
• Shipper has one year from the date he/she leaves foreign country to import household goods shipment duty and tax free.
• It is strongly recommended that Italian citizens obtain a consular certificate as soon as possible to expedite the customs clearance process.