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Documents Required for Transporting Household Items From UK to CH

Hello,

I would like to know what documents I need in order to transport my household items from the UK to CH.

From the website below, it seems all I need is the 18.44 Customs document, together with either my employment contract or the lease to the flat (that I have already signed). Frankly I would happily provide both.

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I have owned all my things for more than 6 months, and all I want to move is standard household items; bed; mattress; chest of drawers, etc.....

The removals company is telling me I need the Attestation of Residence, i.e. proof you have your work permit application in process. This would require me going to Switzerland in the few days I have left in order to get paperwork to enable me to move my household items into CH.

This does not seem necessary. The UK is still part of the EU, in terms of the customs union and single market, I'm sure I still have freedom of movement and am considered European.

Can someone confirm if I need this Assestation of Residence to have my household items brought across the border, into CH?

Kind thanks,
Ian.
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Re: Documents Required for Transporting Household Items From UK to CH

Yes the UK is still part of the EU and even though EU and Swiss citizens enjoy respective free movement of people rights, Switzerland is not an EU member and is not part of the EU customs union.

You will need proof that you are to become resident in Switzerland to benefit from not having to pay customs duty on your personal belongings as a first time migrant to Switzerland.
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