- Moving And Shipping Household Goods
- Customs Regulations In Denmark
- Danish Customs Allowances
- Can I Bring My Pets?
- A-1 Auto Transport Has The Answers You Need
Did you know that the Danish flag, the Dannebrog, is over 800 years old? Denmark has had the same flag flying over its country for longer than any other country in the world. Famous for the concept of “hygge”, the Danish people have found creative means of staying warm and cozy during Denmark’s long and dark winters.
Coming from India, you will need to acclimate to a vastly different climate, but you should find the Danish people to be welcoming and helpful. Denmark is, after all, one of the happiest countries in the world. This guide is intended to give you the basics of moving your household from India to Denmark.
Moving and Shipping Household Goods
There are multiple ways to ship your household goods to Denmark. You can choose air, sea, rail, or road, depending on your budget and timeline. Air freight is quickest and most expensive. Sea freight is the cheapest and can also take the longest. That said, the difference is shipping time is a matter of days, making sea freight a better option for most consumers.
Be advised that you should pay close attention to customs regulations and allowances in the country. Make sure to establish your legal residence in Denmark before importing your items if you hope to avoid paying duty and taxes on your belongings.
Customs Regulations in Denmark
As with all countries, Denmark’s import rules have rules about who may import goods and how they may import goods. Here are the general guidelines governing imports to Denmark:
- You must already be in the country when your items arrive.
- You will need to be officially registered as a resident of Denmark in order to import your goods duty and tax-free.
- You must complete all of your imports within one year of your move to Denmark. The items that you import must be at least six months old.
To avoid delays, make sure you have the following with you:
- Valid ID and Passport
- A complete, itemized inventory of all your imported goods, either in Dutch or English
- Proof of residence in Denmark
- Permits for restricted items, if necessary
Danish Customs Allowances
Since you are moving to Denmark from India, your imports will be taxed and subject to excise duties if they exceed the following benchmarks for value:
- $480 USD if shipped by air or sea
- $330 USD if shipped by other means
This means that you will almost certainly have to pay customs and duty, unless your shipment is very small.
Can I Bring My Pets?
Pets brought into Denmark from outside of the EU will need to be checked at an official Traveler’s Point of Entry. Here, you will present documentation regarding your pet, to include proof of ownership. Denmark has a list of 13 breeds of dogs that are excluded from importation, including some you may not have thought of. Make sure you check the rules before attempting to bring your pet with you into Denmark.
A-1 Auto Transport has the Answers You Need
Moving internationally can be stressful. It isn’t only the packing – it’s the process of creating a detailed inventory, completing the proper paperwork, and making sure you have everything you need to declare your goods. All of this in a language that isn’t your own, in a strange and new culture. The worst part is when you end up paying more than you expected in duties or taxes or have to surrender or send back household items that are not permitted.
Avoid all that mess by contacting A-1 Auto Transport for a free, no-obligation shipping quote. Our dedicated team of international shipping experts will work closely with you to get you where you need to go, with as little hassle as possible.