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Hungary

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Hungary
  • Foreign Citizens working in Hungary, employed by a Hungarian company:
  • All documents must be in Hungarian
  • Original Bank Guarantee (special document from the employing firms bank)
  • Visa for long period of stay in Hungary (from Hungarian Embassy)
  • Passport (copy)
  • Residence Permit (original) – To be issued in Hungary in advance
  • Copy of rental or buying contract
  • Work Permit (original) – To be issued in Hungary in advance
  • Inventory – itemized, valued, dated, signed and in Hungarian. List brand names and serial numbers of all electronic equipment
  • Photographs of any paintings or antiques
  • Power of Attorney (original with two witnesses signatures and in Hungarian)
  • Letter from Customer authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
  • Guarantee Letter from Customer’s employer stating they will pay duties if Customer sells the imported items or does not export these items
  • Letter from client’s employer in Hungary or client’s residence
  • Returning Hungarian Citizens – All documents must be in Hungarian
  • Inventory in Hungarian (list brand names and serial numbers of electrical appliances)
  • Photographs of any paintings or antiques
  • Copy of passport
  • Letter from Customer authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
  • Statement from Hungarian Consulate or Embassy abroad proving that client lived abroad for the past 13 months.
  • Proof of foreign address. Can be in the form of utility bills for the past 13 months.
  • Residencies permit abroad.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free for:

Foreign citizens employed by Hungarian company, provided their Hungarian Residence Permit is valid
Diplomats, provided a Certificate is acquired by the related Embassy
Returning Hungarian citizens may import household goods and personal items duty-free depending on how long they have lived out of Hungary
Plants may be imported if accompanied with a health certificate
Goods imported into the country must be exported on departure; they may not be sold or given away
Customs clearance is a lengthy process and may take several days. Only temporary clearance is performed at time of arrival and final clearance can be done at residence a few months later. This will result in additional charges.
Medicines need a doctor’s written confirmation that it is necessary to the treatment of the customer

DUTIABLE / RESTRICTED ITEMS

Wine and spirits
Clients have possibility to import:
1 liter of alcohol – like whisky, gin, vodka, etc.
1 liter of wine
5 liter of beer
Tobacco
200 pc cigarettes
100 pc small cigar
50 pc cigar
Tea, coffee, cocoa and all kinds of spices except for paprika powder
Perfume

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

  • Weapons and explosives
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic or obscene material
  • Radio transmitters

VEHICLES

Vehicles can be imported duty-free if equipped with a catalysator on a temporary basis as long as the Customer’s Hungarian Residence Permit is valid
Vehicles four (4) years old or older cannot be imported unless they pass an environmental examination (cost billed to Customer)
U.S. made cars may need technical modification
After vehicle clears Customs the owner is issued a Hungarian Registration number and the car can be driven in all the states in Europe
Original license plates should be kept with car

Documents required:

  • Invoice or value-declaration signed by customer
  • Copy of Passport, Work Permit and Residence Permit
  • Original Registration Papers
  • Liability Insurance (not offered by insurance companies for U.S. made cars)
  • Hungarian Power of Attorney (original with two witnesses signatures)
  • Bank Guarantee
  • Copy of Driver’s License

PETS

Valid Veterinary Certificate from origin country is required
Important:This information is intended for general guidance. Forward Van Lines International cannot take responsibility for any errors or oversights or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. It is advisable to contact the Hungarian Embassy at http://washington.kormany.hu/consular for more information prior to your shipping.

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