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- Swedish Customs form (Foersaekran)
- Detailed inventory in English or Swedish
- Bill of lading (WBL) / air waybill (AWB)
- Letter of employment / lease agreement
- Residence permit (non - citizens)
- Diplomatic franchise
- CUSTOMER MUST BE IN SWEDEN FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
- The letter of employment / lease agreement must show employment or time abroad for at least 12 months from origin country and must show employment and residence in Sweden for at least 12 months.
- The detailed inventory must be descriptive, stating contents of each item and carton and cannot include expressions such as “miscellaneous,” “garage items,” “PBO” (packed by owner),” etc.
- Diplomatic franchise from registration at Swedish Tax Office / Skatteverket or extracted from Swedish population register (diplomats)
- Household goods, including but not limited to, furniture and personal effects must be used for at least 6 months prior to import.
- Shipments must arrive within 12 months after the owner of the goods’ arrival (non - citizens).
- For returning citizens, the consignment must arrive in connection with their own return.
- The owner of the goods must be registered in Sweden upon Customs clearance.
- Household goods and personal effects must not be brought into Sweden for commercial use or for the use of other persons.
- A physical inspection of the shipment is generally not required for Customs clearance, but Customs may request that one be completed.
- A Customs exemption is granted for goods other than alcohol, for persons immigrating or returning to Sweden after more than 12 months outside the European Union (EU), and must have had a permanent residence in Sweden for at least 12 months.
- All wooden material used for crates, lift vans, and bulk heads must be made of treated wood per the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM15) and with a certified stamp.
- This does not apply for manufactured furniture.
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- CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
- Customers who qualify for duty-free import of household goods MAY also qualify for duty-free import of a vehicle
- IF OWNED AND USED ABROAD FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR AND NOT TO BE SOLD FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR AFTER IMPORTATION
- One vehicle per person is allowed to be imported
- ALL Customers must contact Customs regarding new regulations in effect for catalytic converters
- Any environmental fee will be for Customer's account
- Certificate of Registration
- Purchase invoice identifying price, date and place of purchase
- Customs form (separate from household goods)
- Insurance documents from country of origin
- "Interims insurance" issued by Swedish insurance company
- All animals are subject to quarantine regulations.
- Permission from the Agriculture Department is required.
- The quarantine period takes approximately 4 months.
- The owner must be present for Customs clearance.
- Vaccination record
- Veterinary health certificate
- New items (less than one year old) New furniture is permitted if a sales invoice with prices, date, and place of purchase as well as a packing list is given.
- Medicine (prescription required)
- Firearms, weapons, ammunition, fireworks and explosives (Import License issued by the Swedish Police required)
- Plants, fruit, and vegetables require a plant passport / phytosanitary certificate issued by the Plant Protection Service.
- Contact the destination agent for specific information.
- Alcohol and tobacco:
- Must be declared and are subject to tax and duty.
- Subject to destruction at Customs discretion (charges will still apply).
- Importation may be expensive.
- Customs clearance takes approximately 3 weeks.
- Contact the destination agent for details.
- Wedding gifts and inherited articles
- Narcotics and drugs
- Wireless telephones
- Skins and ivory from animals on the Endangered Species List