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Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Greece
Customer must be in Greece at time of customs clearance and his passport must be presented. If shipment belongs to Greek repatriate, owner must personally attend clearance. Personal effects and household goods are generally duty-free. All items brought in must be re-exported, or customs duty will be assessed when leaving. For foreigners coming to work in Greece, VAT (Value Added Tax) is payable on all goods.

Documents Required

Passport for Customer and spouse (previous passport if current one is less than two years old) 
Inventory, detailed and consularized by Greek Consulate in country of origin, to be transulated at destination (must include make, model and serial number of all appliances, the quality, and quantity, square feet, and color of any woven floor covering in the shipment and auto, if any) 
Law 1599 Form (Ipefthini di losi) stating that you will keep the goods in your possession for at least one year 
Letter from owner of goods authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment 
Repatriating Greeks, persons with Greek ancestry, persons married to or children of Greek citizens, Greek Military and foreign EEC members 
Customer must have been abroad for at least two years 
Certificate of Repatriation (allows a Customer to bring goods into Greece duty-free) Inventory list 
Foreigners coming to work 
Certificate of Secondary Residence 
Housing Contract 
Bank Guarantee 

Vehicle/Car
Must be in owner's possession for at least six months. Restrictions apply to vehicles with diesel engines. Duties vary according to make, model and length of time car owned. 


Documents required
Consular Certificate from origin 
Must be listed on household goods inventory 
Registration plates and vehicle road license showing that the appropriate road tax has been paid in the country of origin
Drivers License 


Restricted Items 
Only one of each appliance allowed – advise make and serial number on inventory 
Office equipment such as facsimile, photocopies and telephone systems are dutiable

Prohibited Items
Alcohol and tobacco products, Matches, Firearms, Drugs and medicines and Playing cards. 

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