Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.
Moving to Greece can be a complicated task, however by choosing Nobel Relocation to relocate you to the sunny climate and beautiful beaches of Greece, you can be assured that your belongings will arrive safe, unharmed and in a timely fashion.
We understand that bureaucracy can be complicated enough without having to worry about your belongings, we at Nobel Relocation will handle all the paperwork and double check it many times so you don’t encounter problems on the final destination side. All we ask from you is to do us the pleasure of simply turning up at customs when we will need you to release your shipment, in order for it to be delivered straight to your new door.
At Nobel Relocation you will find no other company more equipped to pack, load, transfer and deliver your belongings to Greece. Our professional packers are highly trained and experienced in packing your belongings for international journeys that can be unpredictable due to unforeseen circumstances such as the changing weather.
Nobel Relocation have only your best interest at heart accompanied by years of successful experience and the most professional and honest staff. Nobel Relocation, a company you can be sure to trust when moving to Greece.
We can provide moving services from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, and Texas. We can provide moving and relocation services to Athens, Thessaloniki, Patral, Piraeus or to the islands in Greece.
Used Household Goods and Personal Effects
- Copy of passport
- Copy of packing list
- Original bill of lading (OBL) – or copy if express release / Convention Marchandises Routiers (CMR) / air waybill (AWB)
- Original T2L form (page 4), if applicable
- Certificate of repatriation (persons entering from non-EU countries requesting duty-free entry)
- Authorization form / declaration form
- EORI application / declaration form
- Owner of the goods’ value added tax (VAT) ID number
- Residence permit issued by Greek authorities (foreigners)
- Copy of diplomatic passport (diplomats)
- Diplomatic franchise (diplomats)
- T1 form (diplomats)
- Copy of passport for each family member entering with the owner of the goods (persons entering from non-European Union countries (EU) must present an original passport issued within the 2 years preceding entry; otherwise, the previous passport must also be presented)
- Owner of the goods’ value added tax (VAT) ID number obtained at a Greek tax office closest to new residence [persons entering from non-EU countries requesting duty-free entry]
- EORI application / declaration forms are only required by owners of the goods moving from a non-EU country.
- Shipments arriving from non-EU countries have three options for Customs clearance: duty-free entry, the payment of duties and taxes, or diplomatic shipment.
- The owner of the goods must have lived abroad for a period of 2 years preceding entry and cannot have any financial ties during this time period in Greece; proof of residency may be required, such as utility bills, tax forms, rental receipts, etc. (entering from non-EU countries requesting duty-free entry).
- Owners of the goods from non-EU countries who qualify for duty-free entry should contact the Greek Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin prior to departure.
- The owner of the goods must be present for Customs clearance at the port of Piraeus.
- An authorization form and an affidavit form may be required by agent; contact agent for details.
- Vehicle ownership documents
- Proof of car insurance
- Title / registration card
- Copy of driver’s license
- Diplomatic franchise (diplomats)
- Diplomatic ID (diplomats)
- Letter from Embassy certifying diplomat’s employment, including beginning and ending dates
- Owners of the goods importing vehicles using a tourist status may temporarily import vehicles duty free for a period of up to 6 months.
- Owners of the goods possessing a certificate of repatriation for primary residence may import vehicles duty free; owner of the goods must be present for Customs clearance at the port of entry.
- The owner of the goods may be required to pay for a Greek license plate and a luxury tax (persons holding a certificate of repatriation).
- For persons importing a vehicle who hold a certificate of repatriation, the vehicle must be in the owner of the goods’ possession and in use for at least 6 months in the country of origin prior to import.
- Diplomats can import vehicles with temporary duty-free entry.
- Vaccination record
- Veterinarian health certificate
- Pet passport
- Pets must have a microchip.
- A rabies test must be performed by a certified European Union (EU) laboratory a minimum of 2 months prior to entry into Greece.
- Documentation must be issued by a licensed veterinarian at the time of export from Customs in the origin country, granting permission to enter an EU country.
- No quarantine period is required.
- Duties and taxes do not apply to pets owned by the owner of the goods for at least 1 year.
- Alcohol and spirits (only a small quantity is permitted; items must be identified as kitchenware and loaded first in the container or truck)
- Hunting weapons (authorization from the Ministry of Interior is required)
- Duties apply to the assessed Customs values as follows:
- Electrical items 23%
- Electronic items 35%
- Furniture 18%
- Carpets 30%
- Computers and fax machines 18%
- Antiques (over 100 years) 8%
- Tobacco products
- Alcohol (12 bottles)
- Cigarettes (3 cartons)
- Explosive materials
- Live plants
- Stuffed animals
Consulate General of Greece – Tampa
601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800
Tampa, FL 33606
Consulate General of Greece – Atlanta
Tower Place, Suite 1670 3340, Peachtree Rd., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326