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If you are looking for information on San Marino International Moving Services, you are in the right place. In this article, we will give you important information on how to make your relocation abroad easy. This is because international moving is not as straight-forward as it seems. It is a process that comes with numerous logistical and legal requirements. It can overwhelm an individual and is best tackled by professionals.

Moving to San Marino Cost & Time Examples

To/From    2BR    4BREstimated Time
Miami to Domagnano$4,100- $5,500$7,400- $10,1004-6 weeks
NY to Serravalle$4,100- $5,500$7,400- $10,1004-6 weeks
Detroit to Serravalle$4,500- $6,200$8,300- $11,3004-6 weeks
Dallas to Serravalle$4,600- $6,300$8,400- $11,4004-6 weeks
Atlanta to Domagnano$4,600- $6,300$8,500- $11,4004-6 weeks
Seattle to Serravalle$4,700- $6,400$8,800- $11,9005-7 weeks
LA to Serravalle$4,700- $6,400$8,800- $11,9005-7 weeks
Portland to Serravalle$5,000- $6,800$9,400- $12,6005-7 weeks
Chicago to Serravalle$5,100- $7,100$9,400- $12,7004-6 weeks
Denver to Serravalle$7,100- $9,500$12,800- $17,3005-7 weeks

*Please note that these estimates do not include taxes, customs fees & duties, insurance & quarantine inspections. They assume easy access to both pick up and drop-off addresses and do not allow for special items such as pianos.

Estimated Weight (based on home size): 1BR=2600 lbs - 3900 lbs 2BR=3900 lbs - 5200 lbs 3BR=6500 lbs - 9100 lbs 4BR=9100 lbs - 14300 lbs 5BR=11700 lbs - 19500 lbs

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Does customs charge duties on household items? 

The fifth smallest country on earth, San Marino lies nestled within the mountains of north-central Italy. It is fully encircled by another country (Italy) on all sides, a characteristic shared by only two other countries around the globe (Lesotho and Vatican City). 

Customs Union With the EU

When considering the import duties you’ll pay to bring your household goods into San Marino, this geography lesson is relevant. Though not a member of the European Union, via an individual bilateral agreement, San Marino has entered into customs union with the EU. 

Shared Tariff Policies

Since it’s bound by the EU customs union, San Marino has the same tariff policies (which apply uniformly across the union). Keep in mind that while tariff rates are the same, value-added tax (VAT) can vary in each EU nation. 

Also, San Marino actually charges import taxes rather than duties or tariffs - but this is considered the same by the EU customs agreement.

VAT Enacted in Cooperation With Italy

San Marino enacted VAT concurrently with Italy, as laid out in its 1939 Friendship Treaty. Therefore, it shared VAT rates with Italy. However, this Italian VAT was changed to a general VAT, when San Marino signed the European Union customs agreement. 

What Does This Mean For You?

The information covered above can be quite confusing, and you may be wondering what it all means for your situation. According to the Economic Development Agency for San Marino, you won’t pay any duty to import household belongings from an EU member country. If your shipment will be originating in a non-EU country, then San Marino charges identical duties as the other European Union nations. 

Currently, countries like Belgium, Germany, France, Portugal and Italy all have policies allowing import duty to be waived. Though the details differ slightly from country to country, typically you must have purchased the goods 6 - 12 months ago. Living outside of the EU for at least the last year is also usually required.   

Is certain paperwork required for household items?

San Marino doesn’t seem to provide a list of required documentation for shipments of household goods (or even personal luggage). However, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs website details the available residency options. If you’re a citizen of a non-EU country, you may apply for either a Stay Permit or Residence Permit. 

Stay Permit

If you intend to remain in San Marino between 3 to 12 months, then a Stay Permit is the appropriate choice. Though it can only run one year at most in duration, it’s possible to have your Stay Permit renewed at the end of this term. 

Entering San Marino for employment, purposes of cohabitation, to bring a spouse and/or children back together or tourism are the most common reasons that Stay Permits are issued. However, they are sometimes offered for much more narrow cases, such as for religious reasons, to receive medical treatment, education and more

Residence Permit 

If you wish to remain in San Marino for the long term, then a Residence Permit will be required. There are two subtypes for this permit, the first being a Registered Residence Permit. This is intended for foreigners that will be reunited with a family member who is a citizen of San Marino, or if you wish to start a company within the country. Working in a management-level job is also acceptable. 

The second subtype is an Elective Residence Permit, which is for foreigners seeking to become a permanent resident. To be eligible, you’re required to either purchase property or make financial investment in San Marino. Further stipulations include a prohibition against being employed in the public sector and having obtained valid health insurance coverage. If you reside in San Marino under an Elective Residence Permit for 10 years, then you’ll be issued a Registered Residence Permit.   

Import duties and paperwork for vehicles 

Reputable information concerning vehicle import into San Marino isn’t readily available. For this reason, you’re advised to speak with customs to learn more (and whether import will even be possible in your case). Customs should also be able to provide details about their specific import policies, paperwork requirements and fees. Working with an experienced international moving company like A1 Auto Transport is also highly recommended, as we can help you to negotiate the customs process more smoothly.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

Visa and passport

It is advisable to start preparations about three months to the day of moving. This will help you attend to all important issues, especially, those that take time such as applying for a visa and a passport. In the case of San Marino, you do not need a visa, as a US citizen, during the first 90 days. However, you will be prompted to contact the Embassy of San Marino to make arrangements for the appropriate visa if you will stay for longer.

You are however, required to have a valid US passport. Besides these basic documents, find out if you need other additional ones such as a work permit or your certificates.

Cost of living

Every country has different living standards. Before you move to San Marino, find out about the cost of living in your preferred area. Also research other vital information such as the exchange rates. This will enable you to know which areas of your spending you need to cut down. This information will help you save enough money to cater for your moving and settling.

Health check

It is important to make sure that you and your family are in good health. Different countries have diverse weather conditions that can impact one’s health. So, as you make your preparations, ensure that you do a thorough medical check-up for everyone. If there are minor procedures to be done, now is the time to do so instead of waiting for emergency treatment after moving.

Find out from your doctor about the necessary vaccinations needed and if you may require special medication after relocating.´

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods internationally. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Why you need a professional moving company when relocating overseas

Professional movers have the required expertise and tools for the job. In fact, they will ensure that your valuables are handled with care and will be delivered safely, and in a timely and efficient manner.

If you decide to use your own devices, you will physically and mentally strain yourself. You will also waste precious time, and you risk losing or damaging your belongings.

How to find the best international moving company

When you begin your search for San Marino International Moving Services, you will have many recommendations from friends and family members, and your online search. Nonetheless, to find a reputable mover, kindly note these:

  • Ensure that you choose a company that is licensed and has insurance that covers damage on belongings during transit.
  • Read customer reviews online and see the experiences and comments of others.
  • Compare different estimates and choose a company that is offering you a good service package at the most affordable rate.
  • You will experience superior service if you choose a company that has achieved high service standards by attaining accreditations.

Our international moving services

Our San Marino International Moving Services offers the following:

  • Packing/unpacking: We offer these essential services.
  • Corporate moving: We relocate offices and businesses.
  • Apartment moves: We will handle your switch between apartments.
  • Planning and preparation: We will offer you important information to get you ready for the day of moving.
  • Visa and immigration services: We will help you in applying for necessary travel documents.
  • Housing assistance: We will help you to find a good house.
  • Family services: We will find family-friendly service providers such as schools for you.
  • Auto transport: We offer international car shipping services.

Why A-1 Auto Transport?

We have the right blend of expertise, having been in operation for more than 30 years. During this time, we have helped thousands of people relocate abroad. Our vast knowledge and resources have gained us trust as a reliable moving company. We assure you that if you have any questions regarding moving abroad, we definitely have the answers.

Make the switch!

If you have decided that the time has come to move to San Marino, kindly contact our experts on our toll-free number 888-509-3213. Also, take the time to fill-out your details in the form at the beginning of this page to receive free estimates.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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