Does your work have you making an international move to Finland? While this is exciting and fun to plan for, you may find yourself feeling a little stressed. That is all normal, but we can help you avoid that. Sea & Air International has assisted in several international moves, and we know all the proper steps to take.
Do you know what you need to do or acquire before making an international move? It is important that you are entirely informed about all the steps you need to make before you arrive. The last thing you want is trouble when you arrive because you do not have everything you need.
Here are a few examples of the items you will need when moving to Finland:
- Personal Documents- Passport, Inventory List, and Import Declaration
- Vehicle Documents-Title and Registration
- Pet Records- Vaccinations and Health Certificate
- And More
There are also many restricted and prohibited items that we can make sure you are aware of. For items you are leaving behind, we offer climate-controlled storage units. You can rest assured that all of your belongings are safe and secure while you are away.
Let Us Move You To Finland
Finland is a great country full of activities to do. It is located in Europe, close to Russia, Norway, and Sweden. The fantastic views of the Northern Lights can be viewed from Finland, which is an attraction that brings many people here.
There are ski resorts, national parks, and museums to experience. The population is more significant than five million residents. Sea & Air International is ready to help you make this exciting new move.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions that you would like to ask us about moving to Finland? Feel free to call us at any time to get answers to the questions that you have. We are always happy to provide answers to our customer’s questions.
How Do You Get The Items Overseas?
When we pack up your belongings, we will label everything before you load it onto the ship. It will then be shipped and arrive at your new location.
Does Sea & Air Help With Paperwork?
Someone from our company will provide you with any information that you need. If you have questions about what you need and how to obtain it, you can ask us.
We Can Help You
Sea & Air International is an international moving company that can help you make a stress-free move. We understand that there is a lot of stress and anxiety that surrounds big moves like this, and our goal is to alleviate some of that for you. Call us today to get discuss more information about a move to Finland. For more information about international moves from NYC, NJ, and CT, please call.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
Firearms, pornography material of any kind, liquor (*certain restrictions apply, see below)
Household goods may be imported duty-free, provided that they have been in the owner’s use and possession abroad and are for the continued use of the owner in his/her new residence. The owner of the goods must have resided abroad for at least twelve months prior to import. The number of goods must also respond to the actual need of the importer.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
- Specified inventory (in Finnish, Swedish, or English) with the exact number of packages.
- Copy of passport.
- Customs declaration form 45.
- For diplomatic goods, an obligation for the privilege to be lodged by the Foreign Ministry, marks, and a number of packages.
MOTORCARS AND MOTORCYCLES
According to the Finnish Car Tax Act, tax is levied on taxable motor vehicles imported either from within or from outside the EU. The vehicle tax on one taxable private vehicle imported by the immigrant at the transfer of the normal place of residence is reduced by a maximum of FIM 80 000 provided that :
- The immigrant has stayed abroad continuously for at least one year immediately before moving to Finland .
- The vehicle has been in the ownership, or in the possession leading to ownership, of the immigrant or his spouse and in the immigrant’s use abroad for at least six months immediately before his moving to Finland.
- If the immigrant has earlier brought in a vehicle free of tax, it is required that the time limit within which that vehicle may not be transferred without payment of tax or reduced tax has expired before his moving to Finland.
The immigrant must prove with documents that the conditions for exemption from, or reduction of, tax are met. The stay abroad can normally be proved with a certificate given by the employer or the population registration authorities of the foreign country concerned or, in some cases, with entries in the passport.
The ownership and possession of a vehicle usually appear from the commercial invoice or other transfer document or from the registration documents. The use of the vehicle must be proved by presenting, inter alia, the traffic insurance certificate.
On request, the immigrant must also produce other documents to prove eligibility for exemption from tax or tax reduction.
A vehicle that has been granted exemption from, or reduction of, tax at importation may not be sold, hired out, or otherwise transferred, or be used, whether for consideration or free of charge, by persons other than members of the immigrant’s family before the vehicle has been in the ownership, or in the possession leading to ownership, of the immigrant or his spouse and in the use of the immigrant for in all three years, of which time, however, for at least one year in Finland. In addition, it must be noted that the waiting period passes after the transfer to the normal place of residence only when the vehicle is used in Finland. For example, if the vehicle is removed from the register or if the immigrant stays abroad for a longer period than a normal holiday trip, this will stop the passing of the waiting period.
WORKS OF ART, ANTIQUES
Duty-free if part of normal household goods or articles is more than 100 years old. Antiques and works of art imported for re-sale are subject to different regulations. FIRE-ARMS
A Finnish license is required at customs clearance. If no license can be presented, the weapon stays in custody until a Finnish license is produced.
Dogs and cats from areas with rabies need a vaccination certificate. Otherwise, free entry.
PLANTS AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS:
Normal houseplants are admitted duty-free as part of removal. A phytosanitary certificate is required.
Alcoholic beverages are subject to duties and extra customs clearance charges (payable by the customer) and may not be imported as household goods. Any new goods, presents, and souvenirs are also liable to payment of customs duty and VAT. Goods imported for commercial purposes are subject to tax and duties. Articles must be separately declared on the import declaration. Invoices are also needed.
Making a false or misleading statement to the Authorities is an offense 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.