Moving to Netherlands

Moving to Netherlands

Ports: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport (near Amsterdam)

Prohibited: Narcotics, Drugs, Explosives

ContNone

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Required Documents:  (1) OBL or AWB (2) inventory with detailed description (3) Import documentation itself to be produced by forwarding agent/customs broker

Customs Regulations: In principal always dutiable, even part of removal goods, however inspector can make exceptions. Special tax/ import duty and normal tax up to quantity, alcoholic percentage, etc.

ClearanceNormal time 2-4 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: As part of removal goods – see Household Goods and Personal Effects

Antiques and Works Of Art

Required Documents:  (1) OBL or AWB (2) Inventory (3) Orig. invoice with antique declaration (4) Import dic. itself to be produced by forwarding agent/customs broker

Customs Regulations: As part of removal goods no special documents. As merchandise/trade free of import duty only tax payable.

ClearanceNormal time 2-4 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksAs part of removal goods – see Household Goods and Personal Effects

Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents:  (1) OBL or AWB (2) Inventory (3) Import doc. 39 granted by the inspector of tax office, the Hague. To apply by the embassy or consulate in question.

Customs Regulations: HHE and PE free of any import duty and/or taxes. Customs authorities do have the right to make inspection.

ClearanceWhen doc 39 available, 2 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksEmbassy or consulate in question has to apply doc. 39 with the tax office The Hague

Firearms and Weapons

Required Documents:  (1) OBL or AWB (2) Orig. invoice (3) Spec. holder – license (4) Import documentation itself to be produced by forwarding agent/customs broker (5) Special registration docs.

Customs Regulations: In principal as part of removal goods free of duty and/or taxes. However, special license necessary.

ClearanceNormal time 2-4 days. Customer presence required for clearance? Yes

RemarksAs part of removal goods – see Household Goods and Personal Effects. Plus in any way special license via tax office and police department.

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:  (1) OBL or AWB (2) Inventory (3) Certificate of exemption granted by inspector of tax office under which resource client will start living (4) Import document itself to be produced by forwarding agent/customs broker

Customs Regulations: Used household goods or personal effects in principal are free of any import duty tax payable, also for second house. Owner has to declare to be the owner before importing for at least one year, and to remain the owner after importing for at least another year.

ClearanceNormal time 2-3 days, but if dutiable, probably takes 2 to 4 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksOwner must prepare the Certificate of Exemption before arrival of the consignment in order to avoid delay in clearance time. Documents necessary for getting Cert. of Exemption: (1) application form for same (2) Certificate registration town-hall (3) rental/buying contract house (4) statement of employer (5) inventory in duplicate with value declaration (second-hand value, not insurance value).

New Furniture

Required Documents:  (1) OBL or AWB (2) Orig. invoice with detailed description (3) taxes/duties payable (4) Import doc. itself to be produced by forwarding agent/customs broker

Customs Regulations: New items as part of removal goods always dutiable

Clearance: Normal time 2-3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks:

Pets and Animals

Required Documents:  Proof of inoculation

Customs Regulations: Depending kind of pet/ animal quarantine possible. Apply/investigate details in advance case by case

ClearanceNormal time 2-4 days. Customer presence required for clearance? Yes

RemarksDepending kind of pet/animal. Make inquiry in advance case by case

Vehicles

Required Documents:  (1) OBL or AWB (2) Registration documents (3) Import doc. itself to be produced by forwarding agent/customs broker (4) Purchase invoice

Customs Regulations: Motor vehicles as part of removal goods in principal free of any duty and tax. Import regulations as removal goods. Other motor vehicles payable with duty and/or taxes. Import only via special customs houses.

ClearanceNormal time 2-3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksAs part of removal goods certificate of exemption like goods. Others via special customs houses.

Please note:
The information on this page is intended as a guide and NOT as a complete or definitive resource.
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