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In order to aid you in moving to Finland we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Finland. 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 (Copy)
  2. Proof of Employment
  3. Customs Declaration
  4. Inventory (in English, Finnish, German or Swedish) stating exact number of packages, showing detailed contents of each carton, alcohol and any other dutiable items
  5. Owner's Declaration stating goods are his property, have been used abroad and are for his continued use in Finland
  6. Bill of Sale may be required by Customs for dutiable items
Customs Regulations
  1. CUSTOMER MUST BE IN FINLAND AT THE TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  2. Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free, in suitable quantities, if:
  3. Goods have been owned and used by Customer abroad and not to be re-sold for at least six months
  4. Customer has lived abroad for over 12 months and intends to settle in Finland
  5. Goods must not be imported for commercial use
Dutiable and Restricted Items
  1. New Items (less than six months old) invoices required
  2. Food and fabrics
  3. Precious metal objects
  4. Professional or business equipment
  5. Firearms and ammunition (will be held by Customs until valid Firearm Certificate is obtained)
  6. Collectors items which are plugged and unusable may be imported with restriction
  7. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are subject to high duties
  8. Plants and vegetable products (Phytosanitary Certificate required, if no certificate is present, items will stay in custody for inspection and charges will be billed to Customer)
  9. Certain feathers, furs, tusks, skins, etc. of animals falling under the Protected Species Regulations
  10. Walkie-talkies and radios
  11. ALL DUTIABLE ITEMS MUST BE STOWED FOR EASY ACCESS
Prohibited Items
  1. Explosives, fireworks, clasp-knives and other dangerous edged weapons
  2. Automatic weapons
  3. Narcotics and drugs
  4. Pornographic material
  5. Products of animals coming under the protected species regulations
Motor Vehicles
  1. One auto may be imported duty-free if owned and used abroad for six months and Customer qualifies for duty-free import of household goods
  2. Duty free value is limited up to $34,000.00. If the customs value of the car exceeds this amount the exceeding value is dutiable. Customs determines the customs value
  3. Cannot be sold or otherwise used by others for two years without full payment of all duties and taxes
  4. If vehicle does not qualify for exemption, import taxes will be 50-60% of the retail price of a similar new vehicle in Finland
  5. Duties levied will also depend on the amount and type of accessories and equipment on the vehicle
  6. Must comply with the U.S. or European exhaust regulations
  7. Documents required:
  8. Purchase-deed and receipts of payment
  9. Registration documents
  10. Employment Certificate proving auto bought with earnings from abroad
  11. Passport
  12. Finnish insurance policy
  13. Foreign insurance policy
  14. Driver's License
  15. ABOVE DOCUMENTS MUST ALL BE ORIGINALS
Animals and Pets
  1. Dogs and cats must have a valid vaccination against rabies
  2. Subject to minimum of three months quarantine and veterinary examination
  3. Health Certificate required
  4. Import Permit from Ministry of Agriculture
  5. Duty-free if proof of ownership is available
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