DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Passport (original)
  • Inventory in triplicate
  • Original Residence Permit (Meldezette)
  • Certificate of Residence Change
  • Entry Certificate from the Police Station of municipal office concerned
  • Exit Certificate stating stay abroad was for at least twelve months

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • Used household goods (owned and used for at least six months) and personal effects are generally duty-free provided the customer has been abroad for at least twelve months, and the goods will not be sold for at least twelve months after import
  • Goods must be imported within two years from the change of residence of the customer

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • Alcohol, tobacco products, perfume
  • Foodstuffs, beverages and other consumables
  • New items, appliances and gifts are subject to duties
  • Weapons and ammunition require a special license
  • Plants and certain plant products require a plant protection certificate
  • Objects of art, antiques, invoice for goods in duplicate (if applicable, expert appraisal)

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Pornographic material

MOTOR VEHICLES                                                                   

  • Motor Vehicles are exempt from duties if owned and used abroad for at least six months, and cannot be sold or otherwise transferred for two years
  • All cars must meet Austrian specifications and may require extensive modifications
  • Proof of automobile insurance is required
  • Application for Austrian license plates must be made immediately; plates from original country must be available
  • Separate customs clearance at the main customs office in Vienna is necessary
  • Documents required:
    • Log Book
    • Purchase Invoice and contract
    • Passport (copy)
    • Registration with police or local authority in Austria (original)
    • Exit Certificate stating stay abroad was for at least 12 months

PETS

  • Dogs and cats are permitted with Health and Vaccination Certificate in German