*NOTE:  DOCUMENTS AND CUSTOMS REGULATIONS VARY ACCORDING TO THE NATIONALITY OF THE CUSTOMER.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • 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

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN FINLAND AT THE TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • 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

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • 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
  • ALL DUTIABLE ITEMS MUST BE STOWED FOR EASY ACCESS

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • 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

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • 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 $34,000.00.  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 50-60% 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
    • ABOVE DOCUMENTS MUST ALL BE ORIGINALS

PETS

  • 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