Country Guide: Slovakia

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Updated: November 23, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Detailed valued inventory list in Slovak and English, dated and signed by shipper
  • Copy of Passport
  • Slovak Residence Permit or application / Bank Guarantee / cash deposit
  • Letter of Employment (must include shipper’s date of birth and Passport number)
  • Lease Agreement of 2 years minimum required, notarized original and 1 copy
  • Accreditation Card (from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) or confirmation from the Embassy of accreditation
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Customs Declaration Form

 

Specific Information

  • Detailed inventory list must include the brand name and the serial numbers of electronic items.
  • The Letter of Employment must include a statement that the employer will pay any duties or taxes for the shipper, if applicable. For the owner of a private company or a self-employed shipper, the company must be registered.
  • Household goods and personal effects may be imported duty and tax free if the following conditions are met:
    • The goods have to have been used for a minimum of 6 months.
    • The goods may not be sold and may only be used for shipper`s own purposes during the period stated by the Customs office.
    • The shipper must have lived abroad for more than 12 months before prior to entry into Slovakia.
  • Household goods and personal effects must be imported within 6 months after shipper’s arrival date.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Technical license
  • Original Purchase Invoice

 

Specific Information

  • Motor vehicles must have used as a personal vehicle in the country of origin for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Motor vehicles must be unregistered and have a technical license.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • Pets must be identifiable through tattoo or an electronic identification system (e.g., microchip).
  • Pets are examined upon arrival.
  • The station manager of the transporting airline in Slovakia must be notified at least 24 hours prior to arrival of the animal.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Free import applies when traveling within the European Union; however, Customs is likely to investigate when bringing more than the following quantities into Slovakia:
    • Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400 or 3 g each), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1 kg)
    • Alcoholic beverages over 22% (10 L), less than 22% (20 L), beer (110 L), wine (90 L but no more than 60 L of sparkling wine)
  • Persons over 17 years old traveling from outside the European Union into Slovakia, may import the following items free in personal luggage and within the limits indicated:
    • Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), smoking tobacco (250 g)
    • Alcohol not exceeding 22% volume (2 L), alcohol exceeding 22% volume or denatured ethyl alcohol 80% volume and higher (1 L),beer (16 L) wine (4 L)

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Protected species and products thereof as listed by the Washington Convention (CITES), such as ivory, tortoise shells, coral, reptile skins, etc.

Consignment Instructions

Recommended:  Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note:  Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability. 

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/lo

http://slovakia.usembassy.gov

 

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.