|Area:||120,696.41 sq. mi|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Warsaw 2. Krakow 3. Lodz 4. Wroclaw 5. Poznari|
|Climate:||Temperate, continental and oceanic|
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To assist clearing your household goods, there are certain pieces of documentation Customs will need to help clear your items.
Import Declaration – A document stating the household goods being shipped.
Certificate of Origin – Gives verification of which country your household goods are manufactured in.
Zameldowanie – A notarized original and copy of your Polish home address for all non-Diplomats.
Importation will require a number of documents to keep clearance swift. Please take a look at some of the documents below.
Once your household goods have arrived in Poland along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
Duties and taxes will be accumulated based on your inspection. Expect a range of 0 to 15% for duties and a Valued-added Tax (VAT) of 23%. If you are a citizen of the European Union (EU) states importing into Poland from a European Union state, duties nor taxes will be charged. If you are a returning citizen from a non-EU state, you can import your items duty-free if you’ve have owned them abroad for more than 12 months prior to importing. You must have documentation proving your stay abroad for 12 consecutive months and a certificate from the Polish Consulate at your origin. You cannot sell any of these items prior to 2 years. If you are a foreigner, your household goods can be imported duty and tax free if you are staying in Poland for 6 months or more or if your items are re-exported.
If moving from a European Union country, all HHGS will be duty-free with the restrictions below to deem as personal use, not for commercial use or sale:
If moving from a non-European Union country, the following HHGS can be imported by persons 17 years or older duty-free.
The correct labeling and markings are very important for Customs. Each mark and label should be in the English or Polish language. Please take a look below to discover the marking and labeling requirements.
There are a number of prohibited items you cannot import into Poland. Please take a look at some of the items below Customs will be looking out for.
It’s very important to be familiar with the restricted items. Please take a look below at some of the items Customs will have restrictions on.
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
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All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.