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Old 08.05.2008, 22:27
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Declarations when sending personal possessions into Switzerland

I'm moving from Denmark to Switzerland and will be sending a few (not many) boxes of personal possessions by courier. Does anyone know what documentation I would need to supply to declare that they are personal effects? I can't find the required information on the UPS website.

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Old 09.05.2008, 23:34
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Re: Declarations when sending personal possessions into Switzerland

Hi Russell,

You need this form:

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...gpKfo&typ=.pdf

Suggest this page for further info:
http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
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Re: Declarations when sending personal possessions into Switzerland

Thanks. When it says a complete list of items is required. Does that mean: "books, clothes and junk" or does it mean "green t-shirt, pair of jeans, felt tip pens" ?

I'm only moving across 4 medium boxes of personal effects. No furniture or anything large and valuable.
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Re: Declarations when sending personal possessions into Switzerland

I don't think they are that fussy considering that we had one form for a 40ft container.

1 Box clothes
1 Box stationery items

etc....

will probably be sufficient.
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Re: Declarations when sending personal possessions into Switzerland

Excellent! "4 boxes of clothes, books and personal clutter" it shall be

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Declarations when sending personal possessions into Switzerland

Just a follow up question because I'm moving from Canada to CH in a matter of weeks, my dog and husband will follow. SInce I'm the first one to enter CH, I think I bring the form that was attached filled out, so it can be stamped. Then, when any boxes or items arrive with my husband (dog), they've already been cleared to not pay taxes. Is that correct??

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Re: Declarations when sending personal possessions into Switzerland

Hi

That's correct, although you should fill out on your form that you will be bringing in subsequent shipments (there is a space at the bottom of the form) and you should make sure that anyone that comes in with subsequent shipments has a photocopy of the form that was stamped the first time you entered the country. Also, along with the form there is a list of other paperwork that is required as backup, make sure that is all available too.

Regarding your dog I assume that you have all the paperwork. If not, there is at least one thread on the forum discussing the requirements in detail.

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Re: Declarations when sending personal possessions into Switzerland

Yes, thanks. Your response was very helpful!

We do know have the forms for our dog but she has a docked tail and apparently (no one has said for sure!) that we should declare her as a "household item" to get around the no importing of docked tailed dogs rule. As long as your are relocating with the dog, it's okay that they have a docked tail. *sigh*

At any rate, thanks for your response!
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Re: Declarations when sending personal possessions into Switzerland

To be honest, if customs are busy they may not even notice as long as the paperwork is in order. Let's face it, they are not all vets (or even animals lovers....).

When we came through with our three dogs and cockatoo they all stayed in their cages while we were coming through customs. Nobody really examined them in detail. Also, the border vet should have been called for the cockatoo but nobody thought to do it..... OK, it was a bit of a zoo, but still things can get quite busy and, as I said, if you look like a regular pet owner, I am not sure there will be that much of a production.

Anyway, as I said, good luck and do let us know how you get on!
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