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Moving to Portugal from the U.S.
Planning an international move to Portugal is more than just packing your bags and booking your flight.
Shipping your household goods overseas requires proper planning and preparation. You will need professional and reliable international shippers to transport your goods safely and without damage, so you can relax and focus on the more important aspects of your move.
If you are moving to Portugal, International Sea & Air Shipping is here to help you with every step of your overseas relocation. Give us a call today!
How to Move to Portugal
At International Sea & Air Shipping, our professional moving specialists
are trained to advise you and oversee your entire overseas move to Portugal. We offer a variety of shipping services
to meet your needs:
- Your moving timeline. When do you need to be in Portugal? Should you ship your goods via air or sea freight?
- Your real estate plans. Will you be renting or buying a home?
- Your fragile items. Do you require packing or custom crating services?
- Your family/household size. Are you moving alone or with family? For business or personal reasons?
- Your cubic feet estimate. How large is your shipment?
How Much Does a Move to Portugal Cost?
Cost is always an important factor when planning an international move. If you’re moving to Portugal, the price will depend on your shipment size, the services you require, and several other factors. Schedule a free in-home estimate today with International Sea & Air Shipping and one of our trained moving specialists will visit your home to assess your goods, determine the cubic footage of your shipment, and answer all of your questions. You will then receive a free quote for overseas goods shipping and the other moving services you need.
Officially the Portuguese Republic, Portugal is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and shares a border with Spain. One of the 20 most visited countries in the world, Portugal is a major travel destination and romantic getaway, boasting beautiful landscapes, beaches and mountains, historic architecture, and a rich culture.
Portugal ranks 19th in citizen quality of life according to the Economist Intelligence Unit and is considered the 13th most peaceful nation in the world. With a diversified and increasingly service-based economy, Portugal’s export partners include Spain, Germany, France, Angola, and the UK. Import partners are Spain, Germany, France, Italy, and Netherlands.
Custom Regulations for Portugal
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO MOVE TO PORTUGAL
- Passport (original)
- "Certificado de Bagagem" (issued by Portuguese Consulate)
- Inventory (in Portuguese, consularized, in duplicate and signed and dated by the customer)
- If motor vehicles are included in shipment, they should also be listed on the inventory
- Valued inventory (for Customs purposes)
- Serial number of major electrical appliances
- "Atestado do Residençia" (proof of entitlement to reside in Portugal)
- Either deed to the property owned by customer, a Work Permit or a Permanent Residence Permit
- Declaration of ownership of goods, signed by the customer and witnessed by a Notary Public, stating goods are the customer’s possessions
- CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT IN PORTUGAL PRIOR TO SHIPMENTS ARRIVAL FOR CUSTOMS INSPECTION
- Shipment must arrive within 90 days of customer’s arrival and normally within 120 days of issue of the "Certificado de Bagagem"
- Only one shipment is allowed without a special permit
- If more than one shipment is imported, a detailed inventory must be submitted for each with the first shipment
- If shipment originates from more than one place, a separate inventory must be submitted for each
- All shipments must be cleared through the same Customs office
If any of the above items are included in your shipment, they will either be shipped back to your origin country or abandoned. Additional costs for either option will be charged to the customer.
- Firearms, weapons and ammunition (up to a caliber of 7.62 mm requires a special permit, anything over is prohibited)
- Drugs and narcotics
- Pornographic material
- Gold in bars
- Perishable foods
- Games of chance
Above items should be loaded near container doors for easy access by Customs.
- New items (less than six months old)
- Items not showing obvious signs of use (do not pack in manufacturer's cartons)
- Electrical appliances and electronic items (must be shown on the inventory with make, serial number, etc.)
- Tobacco products
- Alcohol (a reasonable quantity of wine and spirits is permitted in a household goods import --equivalent to the contents of a normal domestic wine rack or cocktail cabinet)
MOTOR VEHICLE REGULATIONS
- Vehicles that have been in customer’s possession or at least six months can be imported.
- Duty and tax will be applied on all cars based on year, make, model, and engine size (duty and tax rates are very high)
- Original registration
- International driver's license
- Insurance document
- Certificate of Health issued by a veterinarian no more than four weeks prior to the date of entry of the pet in Portugal
NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International Sea & Air Shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.
Call our International Moving Specialists @ 1-866-788-1090