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Sweden International Moving Services

Changes may call for a business or an individual to relocate to a different country. International moving can be a long and daunting process to undertake alone. This is where professional moving companies who provide international moving services meet this need. Shipping a car to Sweden or transporting your goods is made easy when you hire a good shipping company.

Moving to Sweden Cost & Time Examples

To/From    2BR    4BREstimated Time
Boston to Gothenburg$3,800- $5,300$7,100- $9,6004-6 weeks
New York to Malmo$3,800- $5,300$7,200- $9,7004-6 weeks
Charlotte to Stockholm$4,200- $5,900$7,800- $10,6004-6 weeks
Dallas to Gothenburg$4,400- $5,900$8,100- $10,9004-6 weeks
Seattle to Gothenburg$4,500- $6,200$8,600- $11,5005-7 weeks
LA to Malmo$4,600- $6,300$8,600- $11,7005-7 weeks
Memphis to Malmo$4,700- $6,400$8,700- $11,8004-6 weeks
Chicago to Stockholm$4,900- $6,700$9,000- $12,2004-6 weeks
Phoenix to Stockholm$5,400- $7,300$10,000- $13,5005-7 weeks
Denver to Stockholm$6,900- $9,400$12,600- $16,9005-7 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

Does Swedish customs charge duty on household items?

You can have the duty that would be levied on your shipment waived, when bringing used household goods into Sweden. To be eligible, you must have purchased these belongings a minimum of six months ago and been personally using them during that time. Customs also requires that you’ve been living outside of Sweden (and possibly the EU as well) for a minimum of the last 12 months. Other requisites include having registered a place of residence within the country and entering Sweden before your goods arrive (1).

In fact, according to the International Association of Movers, duty relief is only available if you’ve already been living within Sweden for a minimum of the last year (and it was your permanent place of residence). However, this stipulation is a little fuzzy – as IAM also mentions a time limit of just 12 months after moving into the country to import goods without paying duty (2). It’s quite possible that merely the intention to live in Sweden for at least a year is what’s required instead (3). To clear up this confusion, you’re advised to seek out an answer straight from customs.

What paperwork is required for household items?

A Foersaekran (the Swedish customs form) and your passport must be provided. You’ll also need a full inventory written in either Swedish or English, along with a valid Residence Permit. Customs also requires you to register with the Swedish Tax office, and you must submit a stamped copy of this document to customs. The Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill for your shipment is necessary as well.

You should have a copy of your rental contract and/or a Letter of Employment too (4). This letter should confirm that your work contract runs for at least 12 months, as mandated by customs. If a third party will be interacting with customs in your place, then you also must file a Power of Attorney (5).

Does Swedish customs charge duty on vehicles?

It appears that duty exemption can be obtained, when shipping a vehicle with your household belongings. However, whether or not customs grants duty relief doesn’t seem to be certain (6). It’s also clear that you will definitely incur duty, fees and VAT if your vehicle isn’t part of your shipment of household items (7). Therefore, it’s important that you combine these, if you wish to receive exemption for your vehicle import.

Customs also enforces various regulations, including the requirement that you not sell the vehicle for a full year. You’ll also need to have documentation showing insurance coverage was in place for the past 12 months. Buying the vehicle a minimum of one year before shipping it to Sweden and personally using it during this term are both mandated by customs as well (8). However, another reputable source reports that six months is sufficient – so you’re urged to ask customs which figure is correct. Finally, a limit of a single vehicle per adult is imposed (9).

What paperwork is required for vehicles?

The Original Bill of Lading and a driver’s license are required, when importing a vehicle into Sweden. You must have the vehicle’s title and registration as well. A copy of your insurance policy from your origin country is also needed. The Original Bill of Lading and a customs form just for your vehicle should be submitted (10). Customs also requires that you purchase temporary insurance from a Swedish underwriter and provide proof of this coverage. The purchase receipt for the vehicle must be presented to customs as well (11).

Moving to another country takes a good deal of planning, and you should be prepared to face some logistical challenges. This is why working with an experienced international shipping company like A1 Auto Transport is so critical – as we can help you through every step of the process. In addition, it’s important that you talk over your upcoming relocation with Swedish customs. They have the most up-to-date information, regarding their import regulations and fees.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

The following tips will help make your relocation a seamless experience:

  • Conduct plenty of research before settling for the right moving company. Gather information on the ones that provide Sweden International Moving Services and that will meet your needs and match your budget.
  • Familiarize yourself with the rules governing shipping to your destination country. Relevant authorities such as the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) have useful information.
  • It is important to package your goods in a way that allows for easy storage and movement. In case there is a fragile product, package and label it well.
  • Prepare your documents well and present them as and when required for processing.
  • Liaise with the moving company and provide them with all the necessary information as relates to your move. Seek guidance and information from them whenever you need to do so.

Why you need a professional moving company when relocating overseas

Relocating to Sweden or any other location may be a hard task to do alone. You need someone who can provide Sweden International Moving Services such as packing and unpacking, transportation and document processing. This will make the relocation less overwhelming, from start to finish.

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.

How to find the best international moving company

When making an international move, you need to consider the following factors before hiring a moving company.

Will they offer you with reliable and secure transportation of your goods? Do they have a good support team which will handle your requests in a timely and professional manner? Are they certified to provide Sweden International Moving Services? How well do they perform in the moving industry? What is their rating? Will they match your budget? Request for the shipping estimates and match this against the type of service the company will provide.

Our Sweden international moving services

  • Packing/unpacking: We have packing supplies that make the move easy.
  • Commercial moving: We are here to help your business move swiftly and effortlessly.
  • Office moves: We enable you and your team to have an easy transition and get back to business.
  • Apartment moves: Moving from your door to your door in Sweden should not worry you when you use our services.
  • Planning and preparation: We know there are a number of documents to handle and stages to go through while moving so we guide you through this.
  • Visa and immigration services: When moving to Sweden, there are a number of visa application requirements and we are here to walk you through this journey, from start to finish.
  • Housing assistance: Our dedicated and professional team understands that you need not break your back while moving and are available to help you have a smooth move.
  • Family services: We provide tailor-made services that will suit the needs of your family as you make the big move.
  • Auto transport services: If you are looking for a reliable international mover who can ship your car expertly while still offering you with a reasonable rate, look no further!

Why A-1 Auto Transport?

We are capable of handling all the big and small details of your move and still deliver our promise of shipping your valuables in a timely manner. If you are looking for a moving company that is forthright, experienced, reliable and trustworthy, look no further!

Professional and top-notch services are what you expect when you hire us. We value your time and thus ensure that the move is made as soon as possible with no delays. What’s more, we have agents who can assist you to get the most out of your shipping experience all at an affordable price. Our agents do their best to ensure you qualify for discounts on import fees, duties and taxes. With A-1 Auto Transport, you experience a stress-free time while making your big move.

Move with us!

Please fill-out the form at the top of the page. You can reach us at any hour, day or night, on the number 888-509-3213. Our support team will be able to clarify more on our pricing, services, operations and any other issue you would like to have explained.  You can also get in touch using the contact details provided here.

You are one step away from making the right move by moving with us.

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  1. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Sweden” page.


  1. Found on Moverscom “Moving to Sweden” page.
  3. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Sweden” page.
  4. Found on Moverscom “Moving to Sweden” page.
  6. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Sweden” page.
  8. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Sweden” page.
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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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