*NOTE:  CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FORMALITIES IN THE CANARY ISLANDS MAY VARY FROM SPAIN. CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE DESTINATION AGENT FOR DETAILS.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • For the Canary Islands:
    • Passport (original) with last entry stamp by the Police or photocopy of same legalized by a Notary Public
    • Certificate of Domicile obtained from the local Town Hall (original)
    • N.I.E. Number - identification number (original) Could take 2-3 weeks to obtain
    • Flight tickets on entry (original)
    • Inventory (original) in Spanish with a valuation signed by Customer
    • Rental Contract or Escritura-Title Deed to property (original)
    • Application of Residence
  • All Islands can vary in required documentation
  • For Spain:
    • Passport with last entry stamp (original or copy legalized by Spanish Consulate at origin)
    • Spanish Identification Card (D.N.I.)
    • Residence Visa
    • Residence/Work Permit (original)
      • A bank guarantee is required if a Residence/Work Permit is not available. Shipment MAY be released with a deposit of a bank guarantee which must be canceled within one year
    • Certificate of Origin/Certificate of Residence Change ("Asunto Cambio Residencia"), provided by the local city hall, stating customer has resided abroad for a minimum of 12 months (EC countries for six months)
    • Residence rental/purchase agreement (legalized) showing a minimum rent of two years
    • Letter from employer stating that employee will be working in Spain
    • Consular registration
    • Fiscal identification number (N.I.E.)
    • Non-Spanish citizens must obtain a consular or residence resign at origin stating that the customer has canceled his residence at origin due to moving to Spain
    • Customs application for duty-free import
    • Letter authorizing destination agent to clear shipment
    • Detailed inventory in Spanish, valued (two copies) signed and dated by the customer, legalized by Spanish Consulate at origin and valued
    • Must show contents of cartons, state goods have not been used for more than six months and list all major appliances with make, model and serial number
    • Purchase invoice for appliances may be necessary; customer should be advised to hand carry these with them!
  • Shipments NOT PROPERLY DOCUMENTED will be assessed import duties and taxes, at values determined by Spanish Customs and face lengthy delays and additional charges
  • IF CLEARANCE PROCEDURES ARE NOT INITIATED BECAUSE OF LACK OF DOCUMENTS, SHIPMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO AUCTION BY SPANISH CUSTOMS AFTER ONE MONTH

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • SHIPMENT MUST NOT MOVE UNTIL ALL DOCUMENTS ARE IN ORDER AND CUSTOMER IS IN SPAIN
  • Used household goods may be duty-free if:
  • Owned minimum six months (EC countries three months) prior to arrival in Spain and customer can prove ownership for this period
  • Will remain in customer's possession for a minimum of one year
  • The contents correspond to customer's status
  • Used household goods must be imported no later than twelve months after customer has obtained a Residence/Work Permit in Spain
  • Shipment must arrive no later than three months after customer; special permit necessary if shipment arrives later, resulting in ADDITIONAL CHARGES AND DELAYS

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • New items (less than six months old)
  • Tobacco products
  • Foodstuff, antiques, art objects and ammunition require SPECIAL PERMIT
  • Liquor

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Weapons and ammunition (need special permit from the Spanish Police, obtained by the owner from "Direccion General de la Guardia Civil")
    • A complete description such as model, caliber, serial number, etc. are required
    • Spanish Police will retain it until final permission is granted
  • Drugs
  • Pornographic material
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Paints

 

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • Including motorcycles and motor scooters
  • Duty-free import may be allowed for limited time (six months); import duties and taxes will be payable upon application for permanent permit
  • Customer must have resided outside Spain for at least twelve months (six months for EC countries)
  • Must have been used by customer minimum of six months
  • Modifications that alter original design are prohibited
  • Temporary permit can be obtained at Customs (valid for six months),
    • Customer must obtain Spanish Vehicle Registration within this time
  • Documents required:
    • Purchase Invoice or Certificate of Ownership
    • Registration or Title
    • Circulation Permit
    • Tax Receipt
    • Liability Insurance on auto must be valid and running
    • License plates from country of origin
    • Identification Card ("Documento Nacional de Identidad")
    • Passport or Residence Card
    • Title issued under the owner's name
    • Valid Insurance
    • ORIGINALS are required for above documents

PETS

  • Dogs, cats, birds, etc. allowed with Health and Vaccination Certificate (CONSULARIZED at origin) from veterinarian