|To assist you with your move, we have provided a variety of information to help you with immigration and customs documentation.|
Immigration and Customs Details
North American Van lines has compiled information on the documentation required by various countries' immigration departments and various customs requirements.
Customs Forms: Australia, U.K., U.S.
We have provided a number of customs forms to help you
with your move, to Australia, the U.K. or the U.S.
These forms are in PDF format, which requires Adobe
Acrobat Reader. If you don't have Acrobat Reader,you can download it for free by clicking here.
To open a file, simply click the link. To download a file
to your computer desktop, right click the link and choose "Save Target
Customs Clearance Requirements
Customs requirements vary greatly from one country to
another, and a simple oversight could result in delays, fines or even
seizure of your entire shipment by foreign customs authorities. We'll
keep you informed of all the changes in customs requirements, but there
are some basic elements for you to keep in mind.
To be safe, don't take any of the following (and
if you have any doubts, just leave it behind, or talk to your North
American International representative):
- Agricultural products, including houseplants and seeds
- Pornographic materials and magazines
- Politically sensitive materials
In most countries, your household goods and personal
effects can be entered duty-free. (Note: Some items may be subject to
particular provisions.) It's important to remember that any duties or
taxes levied against your shipment are in addition to our charges. In
most cases, you can settle your customs charges with your overseas
representative. However, there are times when you'll be required to deal
directly with the customs office. If that's the case, be sure to obtain
an official receipt and keep it, as some duties are refundable when you
leave the country.