Moving to Luxemburg

Moving to Luxemburg 

IMPORT REGULATIONS ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECT SHIPMENTS

Copy of the passport

Inventory list for customs in French, completed & signed on every page by the importer (3 originals).

For Foreigners : An original of the “Certificat de Franchise en Douane” issued by the local authorities (Commune) of the new domicile in Luxemburg, showing the nationality, his/her previous nationality abroad where he/she has lived for at least 1 year (From, to), and the date of registration of the domicile in Luxemburg.

For natives of Luxemburg (if not previously residing in Luxemburg): An original of the “Certificat de Franchise en Douane” issued by the local authorities (Commune) of the new domicile in Luxemburg, showing the nationality, his/her previous nationality abroad where he/she has lived for at least 1 year (From, to and the date of registration of the domicile in Luxemburg, and stating that the applicant has not resided previously in Luxemburg.

For natives of Luxemburg or Foreigners who have been living abroad for at least 1 year with declaration of change of domicile: An original of the “Certificat de Franchise en Douane” issued by the local authorities (Commune) of the new domicile in Luxemburg, showing the nationality, the previous domicile abroad, the date of the previous de-registration of domicile on leaving Luxemburg and the date of the re- registration of domicile in Luxemburg or 2 certificates :

  • One issued by the local authorities (Commune) of the place which he left to go abroad, bearing the date of emigration and the commune abroad to which he moved,
  • One issued by the local authorities (Commune) of the new domicile in Luxemburg, bearing the date of registration of domicile and the nationality.

For natives of Luxemburg or foreigners who registered a change of domicile less than 1 year ago, or did not register any change of domicile:

Proof must be furnished that :

  • His/her stay is not the consequence of a temporary situation (travel, mission, studies) of limited duration,
  • He had in fact no residence in Luxemburg throughout the whole duration of his stay abroad.

Duty free entry is provided in the case:

  • The objects have been used abroad by the importer,
  • The objects will still be used by him for at least 6 months
  • The goods clearly show trace of use,
  • The articles were not obtained for the purpose of a duty-free import.

 If the customer does not have yet a “Certificat  de Franchise en Douane”  to provide us, the only way to clear customs is to make a deposit on the value of the  shipment.  A   provisional  exemption  of duties  will  be  granted  by  the Customs,  pending  the   presentation  of  documents  and  the authorization, against a deposit of:

  • The import charges (+/- 3,5% of the declared value of the goods)
  • The V.A.T. of 15% (based on the 10% + the declared value)
  • A sum of € 400.00 to secure a correct settlement of the customs documents.

REQUIRED FOR DIPLOMATS’ REMOVALS:

  • A declaration 136 F
  • An attestation from the employer, or “fiche de renseignements” of employer
  • Inventory list for customs in French, completed & signed on every page by the importer (3 originals)

Duty free entry

Wedding Trousseaux:

The importer asking for duty free entry of wedding trousseaux must supply further to the application (form 136):

  • Inventory (5 copies) certificate from the local authorities abroad, giving evidence that the applicant has resided together with his parents before marriage (residence is compulsory for one person of the couple),
  • Certificate document showing place and date of the marriage,
  • Document showing that at the time of the marriage one spouse was residing in the country and the other abroad.

Duty free entrée provided in the case:

  • The goods are in keeping with the social position of the married couple,
  • The articles are to be used by the married couple at least for 6 months after import,
  • The goods will be imported within 4 months after the marriage at the latest (the Customs Directorate can deliver a prolongation),
  • The country or origin is granting the same reciprocal treatment.

New Furniture & Goods:

  • T-form for transit within the European Community,
  • Original of the invoice,
  • Consumption declaration: COM 4
  • Subject to payment of duties and taxes

 

ARTICLES SUBJECT TO DUTIES:

Wine:

  • A detailed list showing the number, the size and the degree of alcohol of the bottles,
  • If < 13° = 12% VAT on the declared value + taxes of € 13,1 per hectolitre
  • If > 13° = 15% VAT on the declared value + taxes of € 13,1 per hectolitre

Spirits

Tobacco

Motor Vehicles:

Documents required (in addition to above):

  • Original Title,
  • Copy of Insurance Certificate covering the previous six months,
  • Original “Certificat de Franchise en Douane” from the Commune
  • Invoice or another document as evidence of the ownership abroad

Permitted duty-free if:

  • The car has been in owner’s possession and used for  at least six months & has more than 6000 km when registering at the Commune, and owner is transferring residence to Luxemburg,
  • The car will not be sold or transferred before one year after the removal.

PETS:

  • Dogs and cats permitted with recent Health Certificate
  • Medical examination may be required on arrival
  • Regulations are often changing; consult the Consulate for specific details

Please note:
The information on this page is intended as a guide and NOT as a complete or definitive resource.
The information on this page should not be used as an authoritative reference.

Updated October, 2006

THANK YOU TO:
A. Daleiden Sarl – Worldwide Movers
For Providing the above Customs Information