Country Guide: Luxembourg

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Updated: November 23, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Customs Declaration in French or German, signed by the shipper
  • Inventory list numbered in French or English and without any blanks (5 copies)
  • Bill of Lading (Express release) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • T-Form for transit within the European Union (EU) (new furniture and goods)
  • Original Purchase Invoice of new furniture and goods
  • Consumption Declaration (COM 4) for new furniture and goods
  • Certificate de Franchise en Douane
  • Declaration 136 F
  • Attestation from Employer / “Fiche de Renseignements”
  • Inventory list in French or English (3 original, completed and signed on every page by importer)

 

Specific Information

  • Diplomats are permitted duty-free entry if a 136 F declaration can be provided by the Ministry/Embassy in Luxembourg
  • New furniture and goods are subject to duties and taxes.
  • Duty-free entry for used furniture and goods must meet the following criteria:
    • The objects have been owned and used abroad by the shipper.
    • The goods will clearly show signs of use.
    • The articles were not obtained for the purpose of a duty-free import.
  • For used furniture and goods, a provisional Exemption of Duties will be granted by Customs pending the presentation of documents and the authorization, against a deposit of the following:
    • The import charges (approximately 3.5% of the declared value of the goods),
    • The value added tax (VAT) of 15% (based on 10% plusthe declared value)
    • A sum of €200.00 to secure a correct settlement of the Customs documents.
  • The Certificate of Residence must be issued by the local authorities (Commune) of the new domicile in Luxemburg, showing the nationality, previous residence abroad  for at least 1 year, and the date of registration of the domicile in Luxemburg, and state that the applicant has not resided previously in Luxemburg (nationals not previously living in Luxembourg).
  • For citizens residing abroad for at least 1 year with a Declaration of Change of Domicile, a Certificate of Residence issued by the local authorities (Commune) of the new domicile in Luxemburg, showing the nationality, the previous residence abroad, the date of the previous de-registration of domicile on leaving Luxemburg and the date of the re-registration of domicile in Luxemburg or two certificates are required:
    • One issued by the local authorities (Commune) in the city of residence in Luxembourg, bearing the date of emigration and the commune abroad to which the shipper relocated.
    • One issued by the local authorities (Commune) in the city of the new residence.
  • For nationals or foreigners registering for a change of residence within the previous year  or no change of residence, proof must be furnished that:
    • The stay is not the consequence of a temporary situation (travel, mission, studies) of limited duration.
    • The shipper had no residence in Luxemburg throughout the entire duration of stay abroad.
  • The Certificate de Franchise en Douane must be issued by the local council of his/her residence in Luxembourg stating where you lived abroad and for how long. 

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Customs Declaration in French, signed by the shipper
  • Inventory list numbered in French and without any blanks (5 copies)
  • OBL / AWB
  • Original Purchase Invoice of new furniture and goods
  • Original Title
  • Proof of insurance covering the previous 6 months
  • Certificate of Residence
  • Proof of Invoice or another document as evidence of the ownership abroad
  • Letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying diplomatic status or employment
  • T-Form for transit within the European Union (EU) (new furniture and goods)

 

Specific Information

  • Vehicles are permitted duty-free if in the owner's possession and usefor at least 6 months, had more than 6000 km when registering at the Commune, and note that the owner is transferringto a residence to Luxemburg.
  • The car will not be sold or transferred before 1 year after the move.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • Medical examination may be required on arrival
  • As regulations are often changing, contact the destination agent or Consulate for specific information.

Wedding Trousseau / Gifts

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • Medical examination may be required on arrival
  • As regulations are often changing, contact the destination agent or Consulate for specific information.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Dangerous objects (an authorization from the Ministry of Justice is required prior to import)
  • Tobacco
  • Spirits and wine (a detailed list showing the number, the size and degree of alcohol of the bottles as follows:
    • If < 13° = 12% VAT on the declared value + taxes of € 13.1 per hectolitre
    • If > 13° = 15% VAT on the declared value + taxes of € 13.1 per hectolitre)

Prohibited Items

  • Ammunition
  • Ivory
  • Medicines
  • Narcotics and drugs

Consignment Instructions

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

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://washington.mae.lu/en

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

 

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.