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    If you’re considering a move to Germany, it’s essential to engage the services of an experienced international mover like Iconic Relocation. We specialize in safely, cost-effectively, and timely transporting your possessions to Germany, ensuring a smooth relocation process.

    Attempting to relocate your family and belongings to Germany on your own can be a daunting task. The intricate customs regulations can easily lead to mistakes that may delay or even jeopardize your move. Your goods could be at risk of confiscation due to technicalities or unexpected customs and shipping fees.

    With the expertise of Iconic Relocation, an experienced international moving company, you can confidently prepare your household goods for shipment. We will guide you on what can be included in the shipment and what should be left behind, ensuring a hassle-free customs clearance. Our skilled team can handle any bulky furniture or equipment you wish to move, ensuring their safe and proper handling.

    At Iconic Relocation, we possess the knowledge, experience, facilities, and personnel to transport your goods to Germany without incident. We prioritize the safety of your valuables by packing them meticulously. We understand that cost is a concern for our customers when making such a significant decision as moving to Germany. Rest assured, we offer affordable rates without compromising the quality of your move.

    From the early planning stages to the delivery of your most treasured possessions to your new doorstep, we strive to make your moving experience stress-free. By entrusting your transportation and shipping needs to Iconic Relocation, you’ll save time, money, and effort.

    As a reliable, affordable, and professional one-stop moving and shipping service provider, Iconic Relocation is the preferred choice for international shipping. Contact us today, and we’ll assist you in planning your important move to Germany.

    Why choose iconic relocation for your move to Germany?
    • Professional Expertise: We are a team of highly skilled professionals who specialize in international moves and relocations. With our in-depth knowledge and experience, we ensure a seamless and stress-free moving process for our clients.

    • Global Coverage: Our services span across the globe, offering comprehensive relocation solutions to a wide range of destinations. No matter where your new home is, our extensive network of worldwide agencies in 186 countries guarantees reliable support throughout your move.

    • Customer Satisfaction: We take immense pride in our track record of achieving 100% customer satisfaction. Our commitment to delivering exceptional service and meeting our clients’ unique needs has earned us a reputation for excellence.

    • Tailored Solutions: We understand that every move is different, and we believe in providing personalized solutions to meet your specific requirements. Our team will work closely with you to design a customized plan that addresses all aspects of your move, ensuring a smooth and successful transition.

    • Reliable and Trustworthy: When you choose us, you can trust that your belongings will be handled with the utmost care and attention. We prioritize the safety and security of your items throughout the entire moving process, providing you with peace of mind.

    Customs Regulations for Moving to Germany:

    Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

    Required Documents:

    • Copy of passport
    • Copy of visa
    • Bill of lading (BL) / air waybill (AWB)
    • Packing list in German or English
    • Customs declaration / signed letter by the owner of the goods
    • Customs registration form 0350
    • Letter of employment or “Botschaft Bescheinigung” (for returning citizens)
    • “Anmeldebestätigung” (registration)
    • Diplomatic entry form 0349 (for diplomats)
    • Certificate from the diplomatic organization in Germany (for diplomats)

     

    Specific Information:

    • Customs declaration processing can only begin once the goods are in the European Union and presented at the Customs office.
    • Duties are applicable when the products first enter the European Union, such as Germany.
    • The local agent in Germany should provide the Customs declaration.
    • A letter signed by the owner of the goods stating that taxable high-value goods like firearms, alcohol, tobacco, cigarettes, tea, and coffee are not included in the shipment.
    • Customs registration form 0350 must state that goods will not be sold for 12 months.
    • The letter of employment should confirm a minimum term of employment of 12 months and that the owner of the goods lived abroad for at least 12 months (issued by the employer).
    • “Anmeldebestätigung” can be obtained from the appropriate German town hall to confirm new residency registration in Germany (not older than 3 months).
    • Starting from November 1st, 2015, the owner of the goods must obtain a confirmation letter called “Wohngeb Bescheinigung” from their future landlord to complete registration.
    • The shipment must arrive in Germany within 12 months after registration.
    • “Botschaft Bescheinigung” is required from the German Embassy or Consulate at the origin (for returning citizens).
    • Proof of registration should not be older than 3 months.
    • All goods for duty-free importation, including household goods and personal effects, must have been in the owner’s possession for at least 6 months in the origin country.
    • Duty-free entry for foreign diplomats is permitted if a bilateral agreement exists with the origin country.

     

    Motor Vehicles

    Required Documents:

    • Proof of ownership
    • Car documents
    • Original bill of lading
    • “Anmeldebestätigung”
    • Insurance card from the country of origin
    • Third-party liability insurance initiated at Customs clearance
    • Registration and copy of title from the origin country
    • Registration showing a minimum use of the last 6 months prior to shipping/prior to the first registration in Germany

     

    Specific Information:

    • “Anmeldebestätigung” from the owner’s town hall registration in Germany is required.
    • Cars and motorcycles must be in the owner’s possession and have been used for at least 6 months (as evidenced by proper registration) at the origin prior to shipment.
    • Approval for possession and use requires title and registration documents showing the customer’s name and identified vehicle for import.
    • Cars must undergo inspection before licensing and comply with German technical and environmental regulations, which may require modifications.
    • Customs clearance necessitates knowledge of all technical details of the car.
    • Taxes and duties must be paid in advance to the Customs office.

     

    Pets

    Required Documents:

    • Vaccination record
    • Veterinary health certificate in German or translated by a licensed veterinarian

     

    Specific Information:

    • The veterinary health certificate is valid for ten days from the date of issuance (20 days for pets coming from non-European countries) and must state that the pet is free from rabies and other contagious diseases.
    • Animals must be fitted with an identification microchip.
    • Importing cats and dogs under 3 months old requires the purchase of an import permit from the state authority of the future residence in the destination country and the authority of the port of entry (POE).

     

    Restricted/Dutiable Items

    • Weapons require an applicable license.
    • Live plants necessitate a special import license.
    • Tobacco and cigarettes are subject to duties and taxes.
    • Alcohol does not qualify as household effects and is always subject to duties and taxes. The shipper must sign a customs declaration to confirm the absence of alcoholic beverages.
    • Customs clearance of alcohol is an additional process not included in standard destination rates.
    • Alcohol is subject to duties as per the EU customs code and taxes based on duties and the proportionate costs of transport (door-to-door).