Aberdeen (head office)
- Barclayhill Place
- Aberdeen, UK
- AB12 4LH
The following information outlines the documentation required for importing household goods moves to Spain, to the best of current knowledge and belief. This is a summary of the documents required for household goods moves from the UK to Spain on a transfer of residence basis. It does not cover cars, secondary homes, inheritances, or any other exceptional circumstances and for any moves falling into these categories, it is essential that you advise us of your circumstances so that we can check requirements with a local agent in the destination country. An additional useful source of information can be found at the UK Government’s site – www.gov.uk – living in Spain.
Customs protocols for moves from the UK to EU countries
For a move from the UK (UK refers to England, Scotland and Wales) to any EU country, you will need to provide information and documents to the Customs authority in the destination country to enable your household goods to be cleared through Customs.
Most EU customs regimes have several factors in common:
You will need to be able to supply any required information or documentation before the move is packed, to allow the moving company to have it checked by their agent in the destination country for confirmation that everything is in order. This is essential to ensure that there are no delays at the destination border due to missing or incorrect documentation. For a move to an EU country being made for any reason other than a transfer of residence, then you should ask your moving company to check the specific Customs requirements for your circumstances and this should be done as early in the process as tpossible. If, for example, your circumstances were such that carrying-out the move would incur a significant duty or tax liability then that may influence your decision to move altogether. It is essential therefore, that such issues are raised as early as possible. If you are furnishing a holiday or secondary home in an EU country (that is a home other than your main place of residence), then usually you will have to pay duty or tax on the items that you are moving.
"Dear Mr Atkinson, Just a note to thank you for your help in moving us from Angus to France – it was as stress-free as you could have made it!"Oliver Jameson-Till
Aberdeen (head office)
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