Customs Information

Czech republic - All


  • Passport
  • Packing list
  • Inventory list
  • Copy of Lease Agreement
  • Letter of Employment
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Czech ID card (instead of a Lease Agreement for Czech nationals)
  • Customs Import Declaration provided by the local embassy (Diplomats)


  • Household goods and personal effects are not permitted unless Customer's employer has a license to do business in the Czech Republic
  • Customer must be accredited and registered with the local authorities in the Czech Republic or be employed by a foreign embassy
  • For duty free import, the customer must have lived outside the Czech Republic for at least 1 year and the goods be at least 6 months old. The goods must not be sold in the Czech Republic and they must be imported within 1 year of the issue of the customers Czech visa


  • Vehicles must pass a Czech Technical Inspection (STK) inspection.
  • Vehicles passing inspection will be issued a certificate valid for 3 months to allow time for registration; the operations manual and technical specifications of the vehicle are required.
  • Persons residing in the Czech Republic for more than 1 year must register motor vehicles.
  • Vehicles must be less than 5 years old for some types of vehicles and 8 years old for others.
  • The import tax is CZK 10,000; however, an import tax is not required if shipper has resided abroad for at least 1 year and has used it within the 6 months prior to importation.

Documents required:

  • Passport
  • Packing list
  • Inventory list
  • Copy of Lease Agreement
  • Letter of Employment
  • Czech ID card (instead of Rental Contract for Czech nationals)
  • Vehicle Title
  • Original OBL / AWB
  • Purchase Invoice
  • Vehicle Operations Manual


  • Certificate of Health
  • Certificate of Health no older than 5 days at the time of import
  • Rabies vaccination more than 1 month but no more than 1 year old at the time of import
  • Pets must be identifiable through tattoo or an electronic identification system.


  • Coats, fur, leather shoes made of animal products from protected species (authorization required).
  • Medication for personal use only is permitted.
  • Limits by land: cigarettes (40), cigarillos (20), cigars (10), smoking tobacco (50 g)
  • Limits by air or sea: cigarettes *200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), smoking tobacco (250 g)
  • Items for personal use of a non-commercial nature may be imported within the limits indicated:
    • Air or sea: 430 euro
    • Land: 300 euro
    • Age 15 and younger 150 euro
  • There are no restrictions currently from another EU country; other countries must not exceed 10,000 euro.
  • Food products may be permitted if in original sealed container; check with agent.


  • Firearms may only be imported after a gun license has been issued (In order to be issued with a Czech Gun License the importer must currently take an examination in the Czech Language. For most foreigners not speaking Czech this is probably not feasible and advice would be not to ship firearms)
  • Weapons
  • Meat and dairy products from non-EU countries; some exceptions apply.
  • Protected species and products identified by CITES (e.g., ivory, tortoise shells, etc.).
  • Drugs
  • Fresh meat
  • Pornographic material