Country Guide: Czech Republic

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Updated: November 24, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • 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)

 

Specific Information

  • Shipments are duty free if documentation requirements are met.

 

Motor Vehicles

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

 

Specific Information

  • 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.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate

 

Specific Information 

  • Pets must be identifiable through tattoo or an electronic identification system.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • 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.

Prohibited Items

  • Meat and dairy products from non-EU countries; some exceptions apply.
  • Protected species and products identified by CITES (e.g., ivory, tortoise shells, 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://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1099.html http://www.mzv.cz/washington http://www.mzv.cz/consulate.newyork/en/visa_and_consular_information/import_of_motor_vehicles_i nto_the_czech/index.html

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.