Moving to Germany

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    International moving is not an easy task until there is someone whom you can rely upon. There are many things to be considered in an international move like the pricing, reputation, professionalism but the most important thing, reliability. A name that can be relied upon for the best services while moving internationally. We are proud to say that we score well above many others in the industry when it comes to an international move.

    Movage International has the technology to serve the clients and we are dedicated to constantly improve and update ourselves with the latest technology. This has helped us in incorporating the latest technology and work practices into our working system to deliver the best in time, on time. Every country has a different set of rules that are to be followed. Here are a few documents that you should have with you regarding the items while Moving to Germany.

    Documents for the Household Goods:

    • Copy of the Passport and the visa is a must
    • Packing list mentioned either in German or in English
    • The Air Waybill or Bill of Lading as the case may be
    • Employment Letter before entering the country
    • Custom Registration Form 0350
    • Declaration by the Customs Department

    Note: The effective processing for the Customs declaration starts when the goods enter EU and they are subjected to the duties only at the place where and when they enter EU. A letter should be signed by the owner of goods mentioning that highly valued and taxable items like the firearms, tea, coffee, cigarettes and alcohol are not included in the shipment. After the registration the shipment must arrive in Germany within 12 months.

    Documents for the Motor Vehicles:

    • Proof of Ownership and other documents related to the vehicle
    • Insurance card from the country of origin
    • Registration and copy of the title from the country of origin
    • Original bill of Lading
    • Liability insurance for the custom clearance by the third party

    Note:  Prior to the shipment, the vehicle should be in the possession of the owner for at least a minimum of 6 months. Cars have to comply to the German Technical and Environmental Regulations and may require some modifications. The taxes and duties are to be paid well in advance to the customs office.

    Restricted/ Dutiable Items:

    Coming to the list of dutiable items, here is a list of those items which have restricted entry in Germany:

    • A special license is required for the import of live plants
    • Alcohol is subject to the duties and taxes along with tobacco and cigarettes
    • For the import of weapons, the applicable license is mandatory

    Prohibited Items:

    Here is a list of those items which are banned from import in Germany, just check them out before packing your bag for Germany:

    • Explosives
    • Radioactive material
    • Items of historical significance
    • Pornographic material
    • Any protected or endangered species
    • Drugs and narcotics
    • Certain types of meat

    So, just check for all these things and make sure every point is ticked before you are on your way to Germany.

    Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While Movage has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, Movage makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.