Worldwide Moving – Italy

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICED GOODS
Spirits, wine, tobacco, drugs. Firearms, ammunition and naked steels (combat knives, etc.) are subject to a special license to be obtained before shipping.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
PERSONAL EFFECTS
Clothing, shoes, cosmetics and other goods necessary for a temporary stay will be admitted free of duty. The passport and photocopy of airline ticket of the owner is generally enough to clear air shipment below 220 kgs.

— USED HO– USEHOLD GOODS
Are admitted free of duty and taxes only in the following cases:
Foreign Citizens Taking Residence in Italy must provide:
Visa on passport.
“Permit to stay” (permesso a soggiorno) issued by police (foreign dept).
Certificate of Taken Residence released by the municipality which must specify the number of members of the family, the nationality, the city and Country from which he is transferring his residence, date of residence in Italy. The member has one year from the day of taken residence to import the household goods duty free.
Copy of passport.
Italian fiscal registration number called “Codice Fiscale”.
Customs form to be completed and signed by the shipper (dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione)
Italian returning from abroad and Italian Diplomats can obtain free importation providing:
Consular declaration released by the nearest Italian Consulate from where the Italian Citizen was living called “Dichiarazione consolare di residenza e di rimpatrio definitivo”. This certificate must specify the period of time resided abroad (minimum 12 months), names of the members of the family and that it is a definitive return to Italy. The member has one year from the date he leaves the Foreign Country to import the household goods duty free.
Inventory of the goods in Italian language signed by the customer and visaed by Consulate.
Italian fiscal registration number called “Codice Fiscale”.
Copy of passport .

Customs form to be completed and signed by the shipper (dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione)
Foreign Diplomats can obtain duty free importation providing:
Application to their Embassy in Italy addressed to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (application to be requested 30/45 days before the arrival of the goods).
Inventory in Italian language signed by the customer.
Copy of passport.
Customs form to be completed and signed by the shipper (dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione)

MOTOR CARS AND MOTORCYCLES
Are admitted free of duty in the following cases:
Foreigner taking residence in Italy have to supply us with the same Certificate needed for the household goods plus the original title, registration and manufacturer’s data and copy of insurance valid onto National Territory. He must prove that the car was used abroad for at least one year before the date of taken residence in Italy.
Italian returning from abroad and Italian Diplomats have to prove that the car was continuously used and owned abroad for more than one year and that the member had a permanence abroad longer than twelve months. The car has to be mentioned with all its specifications on the Italian inventory with all details, visaed and attached to the Consular Declaration.

TELEVISION SET, RADIO, Hl-FI EQUIPMENT, VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER AND PERSONAL COMPUTERS
TV require payment of government tax (abbonamento canone TV). All the above items require a special license released by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications called “Nulla-osta”.

PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND ANTIQUE ITEMS
Items of artistic and antiquarian interest must be cleared and inspected by “Italian Arts Commission”.

PETS
Pets can be brought into Italy although dogs, cats and birds require a certificate of origin and a health certificate issued by a veterinary surgeon. The certificate must be in Italian as well as in the official language of the country of origin. It must state that your pet has been examined the day the certificate was issued and that it is in good health. It must also state that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies at least 20 days before the certificate was issued. The certificate is valid for 30 days.

WARNING:
Making a false or misleading statement to the Authorities is an offence and may involve heavy penalties. Drug trafficking is against the law and severe penalties apply.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Sea & Air International cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Australian customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

What our Customers say:

We’ve finally moved into our house in Sydney and received our goods from storage. It’s been a long 5 months but very happy to be settling into our family home.

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– Sean and Kristen Miller