Spain - Diplomat
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- Returning Spanish citizens with "Cancellation of Residence" can import duty-free if they have lived abroad for more than one year. "Cancellation of Residence" is the only document customs accepts in order to clear items duty-free.
- Owner of the goods must obtain Diplomatic Franchise from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, which takes approximately 2-3 weeks.
- Household goods are duty free if meeting the following conditions:
- Goods are owned and used by the owner of the goods for a minimum of 6 months
- The shipment is imported into Spain within 12 months after owner of the goods arrival
- The owner of the goods must have lived abroad for a minimum of 1 year
- Original “Alte de Padron” (Registration form from local Town Hall)
- Inventory/Packing List
- Activated NIE (Spanish Tax number and registration)
- Baja Consular (Confirmation from Spanish Consulate at origin stating that the individual has been living overseas for more than 12 months)
- Photocopy of Passport
- Power of Attorney (provided by Destination Agent)
- Signed “Solicitud de Franquicia” (Duty Free Import Form provided by Destination Agent)
- Application form for duty-free importation
- Diplomatic Franchise (Diplomats)
- Original Title
- Valid Registration documents from origin
- Copy of purchase invoice
- Chassis and license plate numbers
- The vehicle must have been owned by the customer for more than 6-months prior to cancellation of residence.
- Dogs, cats, birds, etc. allowed with Health and Vaccination Certificate from a licensed veterinarian – validated by the Consulate at origin.
- Additional restrictions may apply dependent upon the origin country.
- Muzzles are required for dogs in some areas of Spain; check with agent for specific locations.
- Pets must be identifiable through microchip or a tattoo.
- Pets subject to examination by a Customs veterinarian.
- Guns, Ammunition, and Antiques need a special permit.
- Antiques (permit is required)
- Large quantities of alcohol
- Brand New Items
- Fur coats may undergo Customs examination.
- There are no limits on the amount of alcohol and tobacco imported from countries in the European Union; however, Customs is more likely to investigate if bringing more than the quantities indicated:
- Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400 or 3 g each), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1 kg)
- Spirits over 22% (10 L), spirits under 22% (20 L), Wine (90 L but no more than 60 L of sparkling wine), beer (110 L)
- The following items may qualify for imported by persons 18 years and older within the limits indicated:
- Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), smoking tobacco (250 g)
- Alcohol exceeding 22% volume or un-denatured ethyl alcohol 80% volume and over (1 L), alcohol not exceeding 22% volume (2 L), still wine (4 L), beer (16 L)
- Drugs and narcotics
- Pornographic material
- Perishable foodstuff
- Pictures, sculptures, Persian carpets and other art items
- Protected species and products made from them per the Washington Convention (CITES), such as ivory, tortoise shells, coral, reptile skins, etc.