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In order to aid you in moving to Austria we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Austria. You may find more up to date information at your local consulate or embassy. Please note, customs regulations are subject to change at any time. GEM Relocations cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.


Documentation Required
  1. Passport (original)
  2. Inventory in triplicate
  3. Original Residence Permit (Meldezette)
  4. Certificate of Residence Change
  5. Entry Certificate from the Police Station of municipal office concerned
  6. Exit Certificate stating stay abroad was for at least twelve months
Customs Regulations
  1. Used household goods (owned and used for at least six months) and personal effects are generally duty-free provided the customer has been abroad for at least twelve months, and the goods will not be sold for at least twelve months after import
  2. Goods must be imported within two years from the change of residence of the customer
Dutiable and Restricted Items
  1. Alcohol, tobacco products, perfume
  2. Foodstuffs, beverages and other consumables
  3. New items, appliances and gifts are subject to duties
  4. Weapons and ammunition require a special license
  5. Plants and certain plant products require a plant protection certificate
  6. Objects of art, antiques, invoice for goods in duplicate (if applicable, expert appraisal)
Prohibited Items
  1. Pornographic material
Motor Vehicles
  1. Motor Vehicles are exempt from duties if owned and used abroad for at least six months, and cannot be sold or otherwise transferred for two years
  2. All cars must meet Austrian specifications and may require extensive modifications
  3. Proof of automobile insurance is required
  4. Application for Austrian license plates must be made immediately; plates from original country must be available
  5. Separate customs clearance at the main customs office in Vienna is necessary
  6. Documents required:
  7. Log Book
  8. Purchase Invoice and contract
  9. Passport (copy)
  10. Registration with police or local authority in Austria (original)
  11. Exit Certificate stating stay abroad was for at least 12 months
Animals and Pets
  1. Dogs and cats are permitted with Health and Vaccination Certificate in German
  2. Vaccination and Health Certificate required
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