Shipping To Germany
Shipping To Germany
Germany attracts visitors from all over the world, and it is a
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popular destination for skilled workers seeking employment. If you are one of the many people interested in moving to
Germany or shipping cargo to Germany, get organized with your paperwork. Some of the information you will need includes:
- Copy of shipper’s passport
- Detailed inventory
- Rental contract for your German residence
- Employment contract
- Paperwork for customs
- A letter from a third party (e.g., an employer) confirming that you have lived and worked for more than a year in a foreign country
Duty Free Cargo Shipping To Germany
Some types of cargo qualifies for duty free shipping to Germany. Contact Cargo Experts for more specific information about rules and regulations when shipping to Germany. Removal goods are granted duty free entry to Germany if they are imported within one year of your establishing residence in Germany. Removal goods are considered items that you previously used at your residence prior to moving to Germany. Other qualifications for duty free shipping to Germany that you should understand include:
- You need to have lived in a foreign country for over a year or be a citizen of a foreign country.
- Your household goods and/or vehicles need to be owned and used for a minimum of 6 months before their shipping date to Germany.
- Your personal goods must stay in your possession for 12 months after you move to Germany.
You can ship food duty free to Germany provided that the amount of the food you are shipping is considered normal for household provisions. This includes meat and sausage, which you can ship duty free to Germany as long as it is for personal use and is considered a normal amount.
Duty on Cargo Shipping To Germany
Some items do not qualify for duty free shipping to Germany. For example, when shipping to Germany, you must pay duty fees on alcohol, including spirits and wine. Other items that you must pay duty fees on if you want to ship them to Germany include:
- Tobacco products
- Stocks of raw materials, or finished or half finished products
- Commercial vehicles
- Commercial goods
- Equipment for people who are self-employed
Items Restricted from Shipment to Germany
Here are some examples of items that are restricted from shipping to Germany:
- Radioactive items
- Writings which are forbidden by the German constitution
- Materials that are obscene or indecent
- Methyl alcohol
Ship A Car To Germany
If you are planning on moving to Germany or living there for an extended period of time, you might want to ship a car to Germany. If you are interested in shipping a car to Germany, there is some paperwork you’ll need to get in order.
Make sure you have a copy of the title of your vehicle which shows that you are the current owner. It is also important that you have used the vehicle for at least 6 months before you ship the car to Germany. When you ship a car to Germany, a technical inspection will be performed on your car by the German vehicle registration office, after your car clears customs.
Call Cargo Experts toll free call today at 866-994-7822 with any questions you might have about cargo shipping to the Germany or for a free freight quote for your cargo shipment to the Germany