Moving To Finland

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Customs Regulations for Finland


  • Passport (Copy)
  • Proof of Employment
  • Customs Declaration
  • Inventory (in English, Finnish, German or Swedish) stating exact number of packages, showing detailed contents of each carton, alcohol and any other dutiable items
  • Owner’s Declaration stating goods are his property, have been used abroad and are for his continued use in Finland
  • Bill of Sale may be required by Customs for dutiable items


  • Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free, in suitable quantities, if:
    • Goods have been owned and used by Customer abroad and not to be re-sold for at least six months
    • Customer has lived abroad for over 12 months and intends to settle in Finland
  • Goods must not be imported for commercial use
  • New Items (less than six months old) invoices required
  • Food and fabrics
  • Precious metal objects
  • Professional or business equipment
  • Firearms and ammunition (will be held by Customs until valid Firearm Certificate is obtained)
  • Collectors’ items which are plugged and unusable may be imported with restriction
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are subject to high duties
  • Plants and vegetable products (Phytosanitary Certificate required, if no certificate is present, items will stay in custody for inspection and charges will be billed to Customer)
  • Certain feathers, furs, tusks, skins, etc. of animals falling under the Protected Species Regulations
  • Walkie-talkies and radios
  • Explosives, fireworks, clasp-knives and other dangerous edged weapons
  • Automatic weapons
  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Pornographic material
  • Products of animals coming under the protected species regulations
  • One auto may be imported duty-free if owned and used abroad for six months and Customer qualifies for duty-free import of household goods
  • Duty free value is limited up to $34,000-if the customs value of the car exceeds this amount the exceeding value is dutiable. Customs determines the customs value
  • Cannot be sold or otherwise used by others for two years without full payment of all duties and taxes
  • If vehicle does not qualify for exemption, import taxes will be 50 to 60 percent of the retail price of a similar new vehicle in Finland
  • Duties levied will also depend on the amount and type of accessories and equipment on the vehicle
  • Must comply with the U.S. or European exhaust regulations
  • Documents required:
    • Purchase-deed and receipts of payment
    • Registration documents
    • Employment Certificate proving auto bought with earnings from abroad
    • Passport
    • Finnish insurance policy
    • Foreign insurance policy
    • Driver’s License
  • Dogs and cats must have a valid vaccination against rabies
  • Subject to minimum of three months quarantine and veterinary examination
  • Health Certificate required
  • Import Permit from Ministry of Agriculture
  • Duty-free if proof of ownership is available

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International sea & air shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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How International Sea & Air Shipping can help for moving to Finland

Our moving experts know how to handle various topics that may arise during your move, such as:

  • When do you need to be in the Finland?
  • Are there opportunities in Finland to purchase property and household goods?
  • Are you moving alone or with family? For business or personal reasons?

How Much Does it Cost to Move to Finland?

The cost of shipping your household items to Finland from the United States will depend on the cubic footage of those items. Additional services such as auto shipping will be charged additionally and separately. Due to the large intercontinental distances involved, the time required to ship goods from USA to Finland is very high.

Contact our moving experts to accurately estimate your cubic foot volume of your household goods by appraising your goods and conducting a thorough site evaluation.

About Finland

Officially called The Republic of Finland, the nation is a Nordic country located in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. Finland is a country that is comprised of 187,888 lakes and 179,584 islands.

Finland is a republic with elected legislature and a prime minister as its head. Part of the European Union, it is the only Nordic country to join Eurozone. Finland is a welfare state with one of most extensive welfare systems, guaranteeing decent living conditions for all Finns.

Finland is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of land area. It is also the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Finland shares land borders with SwedenNorway, and Russia, while Estonia lies across the Gulf of Finland. Other neighbors of Finland include Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.

Finland is a highly industrialized country with the best education system in Europe. The country also has the fourth largest knowledge economy in Europe. Major trading partners of Finland are Germany, Russia, Sweden United Kingdom United States, NetherlandsFrance and China.

Moving to Finland from the U.S.

Are you relocating from the United States to Finland? We are the best international moving company to handle your move. At International Sea & Air Shipping we ensure that your household goods are shipped safely on time. With the help of our expert international moving agents, you can rest assured your international moving experience will be stress-free.