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France

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

France

Drugs, narcotics, ivory and hides of protected species. Arms and ammunition require a special permit.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOUSEHOLD GOODS

  • A detailed and valued (in €’s) inventory, dated and signed on each page (copy attached for completion) indicating the used value of your goods.
  • Proof of residence in France (for example an electricity bill or telephone bill)
  • Non resale certificate(Certificat de non cession)
  • Copy of passport

An attestation of transfer from the company stating that the shipper has been living more than one year abroad (an original will be needed if the container is routed to the port of Fos-Marseille) or a certificate of change of residence that could be obtained from the French Consulate of the origin country.

Household goods may be imported duty free provided that:

  • They have been in the owners use and possession for more than 6 months abroad and are for continued use by the owner. For an EC country there is no time limitation.
  • Any subsequent consignment has to be reported and listed at the time of the first import.
  • Importation has to take place within one year after residence transfer.
  • Duty free importation for person taking up a secondary residence is subject to a special authorization granted by the French Customs.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR VEHICLES

  • Change of residence certificate delivered by French Consulate in origin country
  • Original registration card
  • Purchasing invoice of the vehicle

Vehicles may be imported duty free provided that:

  • Owner has been living abroad for more than one year.
  • The vehicle has been owned for more than 6 months.
  • It is normally registered.
  • It is not a commercial vehicle.

NOTE: If a vehicle is imported, it must be mentioned on the inventory, even if it is not accompanying the household goods.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SECONDARY RESIDENCE

  • Authorization certificate from Regional Customs Directorate of the secondary residence Area, upon request in triplicate with detailed and valued inventory
  • Document in evidence of ownership or renting evidence of the normal residence abroad
  • In all special cases please call if unsure

SPECIAL CASES

INHERITANCE

Declaration from Notary with inventory of goods, date of death, degree of kinship and French residence permit. The goods must be shipped within one year from date of death.

STUDENTS

Official attestation of attendance at school or university. The scholar’s goods must be shipped within one month from date of registration at school or university.

WEDDING PRESENTS

Marriage certificate and French residence permit. The goods must be shipped within one month from date of marriage.

SECONDARY RESIDENCE

Preliminary official authorization from French Regional Head customs Office.

PETS

Dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies at least one month and no more than one year prior to importation and a valid rabies vaccination certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian of the country of departure should accompany the animal.

A health certificate (in French), executed not more than five days prior to departure by the national licensed veterinarian of the country of export, must also accompany the pet together with a current medical and inoculation history.

Important:This information is intended for general guidance. Forward Van Lines Internationalcannot take responsibility for any errors or oversights or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. It is advisable to contact theFrenchOffice at http://www.consulfrance-miami.org/information prior to yourshipping.

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