Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Sweden
Customer must be in Sweden for customs clearance. Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free provided: Goods have been in owner's possession and used abroad for at least one year. Immigrants or returning Swedish citizens must have been abroad for more than a year and intend to take up permanent residence in Sweden for at least one year . Should the goods arrive before Customer, goods can be bonded at the destination agent's warehouse or a Swedish free port. Additional costs will be charged to the Customer.
Inventory (duplicate in English, French, German or Swedish) three copies showing detailed contents of each carton ("PBO" "packed by owner" or MISC. "miscellaneous", not accepted) Important to avoid extra charges if Customs officer has to examine because of improperly completed inventory.
Swedish Customs Form to be signed by owner and witnessed in Sweden
Diplomatic personnel: Special permit form Swedish Foreign Department and inventory
Customer must be present for customs clearance.
Customers who qualify for duty-free import of household goods MAY also qualify for duty-free import of a vehicle
If owned and used abroad for more than one year and not to be sold for at least one year after importation.
One vehicle per person is allowed to be imported
ALL Customers must contact Customs regarding new regulations in effect for catalytic converters
Any environmental fee will be for Customer's account
Certificate of Registration
Purchase invoice identifying price, date and place of purchase
Customs form (separate from household goods)
Insurance documents from country of origin
"Interims insurance" issued by Swedish insurance company
New items (less than one year old)
Medicine (prescription required)
Firearms, weapons, ammunition, fireworks and explosives (Import License issued by the Swedish Police required)
Alcohol and tobacco products
Alcohol in shipment will delay clearance and incur extra charges for Customer, strongly advise not to include with household goods
If alcohol is included in shipment, taxes are applicable and separate inventory required
Wedding gifts and inherited articles
Narcotics and drugs
Skins and ivory from animals on the Endangered Species List
Live Animals and Plants
Permission from the Department of Agriculture, health examination by veterinarian and Import Permit issued by the National Board of Agriculture is required
Four months quarantine for cats and dogs
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