Hungary

MOVING HOME TO OR FROM HUNGARY

All GB Liners’ branches have the facility to know how to quote for and arrange and operate, European move. We recognise, however, that not every branch can be expert for every European destination and so we have therefore chosen to designate our Loughborough branch as our “centre of expertise” for Hungary. You can contact them by phoning 01509 632850 or emailing loughborough@gbliners.com if you require specialist advice. Alternatively, of course, you can contact your local branch if you don’t think you need specialist help.

Living in Hungary

Advice on living in Hungary can be obtained from:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-hungary
https://en.nav.gov.hu/


Customs Formalities for Moving To Hungary

Most Customs regimes have several factors in common:

  • People moving to an EU country on a transfer of residence basis (i.e. moving their main place of residence from the UK to that EU country for work or personal reasons) are generally permitted to import their household and personal belongings free of duty and tax.
  • There is usually a requirement to prove that the person moving has previously resided in the UK for a specified qualifying period, by means of presenting documents such as Council Tax bills, bank statements, utility bills etc.
  • There is usually a requirement to prove that permission for residency or employment in the destination country has been granted.
  • There is usually a requirement to prove identity by providing a passport copy.
  • New items (usually less than 6 months old) may be subject to tax.
  • Certain item are usually prohibited e.g. guns, animal skins or products, etc.
  • Certain items are usually restricted e.g. alcohol, tobacco etc.

You will need to be able to supply any required information or documentation before the move is packed, to allow us to have it checked by our agent in the destination country for confirmation that everything is in order. This is essential to ensure that there are no delays at the destination border due to missing or incorrect documentation.

For a move to an EU country being made for any reason other than a transfer of residence, then you should ask us to check the specific Customs requirements for your circumstances and this should be done as early in the process as possible. If, for example, your circumstances were such that carrying-out the move would incur a significant duty or tax liability then that may influence your decision to move altogether. It is essential therefore, that such issues are raised as early as possible.

If you are furnishing a holiday or secondary home in an EU country (that is a home other than your main place of residence), then usually you will have to pay duty or tax on the items that you are moving.

Hungary Overview

The following information outlines the documentation required for importing household goods moves to Hungary, to the best of current knowledge and belief. This is a summary of the documents required for household goods moves from the UK to Hungary on a transfer of residence basis. It does not cover cars, secondary homes, inheritances, or any other exceptional circumstances and for any moves falling into these categories, it is essential that you advise us of your circumstances so that we can check requirements with a local agent in the destination country.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AND DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR HUNGARY

  • Complete Import Declaration

The following documents are required to get the import declaration issued in case of Hungarian citizens:

  • Copy of Hungarian passport (page with the photo).
  • Copy of Hungarian ID, Hungarian address card and tax card (both sides).
  • Copy of the utility bills and lease contract at origin for the last 12 months.
  • Copy of visa (at the origin country).
  • Original hard copy of statement showing the personal effects are in the shipper’s possession for more than 6 months.
  • Original hard copy of Power of Attorney for export custom clearance.
  • Original hard copy of Value Statement.
  • Original hard copy of duly signed work statement from the employer.

The following documents are required to get the import declaration issued in case of foreign citizens:

  • Copy of Passport (page with the photo).
  • Copy of Work Permit in Hungary (non-EU citizens).
  • Copy of Residence Permit in Hungary (non-EU citizens).
  • Copy of Accommodation Reporting Form in Hungary (non-EU citizens).
  • Copy of Registration Document (EU citizens).
  • Copy of address card (both sides) (EU citizens).
  • Shipper’s mother’s full maiden name.
  • Copy of the utility bills and lease contract at origin for the last 12 months.
  • Copy of driving license at origin (if available).
  • Copy of visa (at the origin country).
  • Original hard copy of Power of Attorney for custom clearance.
  • Original hard copy of statement showing the personal effects are in the shipper’s possession for more than 6 months.
  • Original hard copy of Value Statement.
  • Original hard copy of duly signed work statement from the employer.

The following documents are required to get the import declaration issued in case of diplomatic person:

  • Copy of Diplomatic Passport (page with the photo).
  • Shipper’s mother’s full maiden name.
  • Original hard copy of Power of Attorney for custom clearance.
  • Original hard copy of Value Statement.
  • Original Protocol from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Hungarian ’Vammentesitesi Kerelem’).
  • Copy of Hungarian diplomatic card.
  • Original hardcopy of the translated packing list to Hungarian signed out by the shipper and with apostil form MFA.

Documents required for export clearance out of Hungary (for UK bound moves)

  • Complete Export Declaration.


The following documents are required to get the export declaration issued in case of Hungarian citizens:

  • Copy of Hungarian Passport (page with the photo).
  • Copy of Hungarian ID, Hungarian address card and tax card (both sides).
  • Original hard copy Power of attorney for export custom clearance.
  • Original hard copy Value Statement.


The following documents are required to get the export declaration issued in case of foreign citizens:

  • Copy of Passport (page with the photo).
  • Copy of Hungarian ID, Hungarian address card and tax card (both sides).
  • Shipper’s mother’s maiden name.
  • Original hard copy Power of Attorney for export custom clearance.
  • Original hard copy Value Statement.

The following documents are required to get the export declaration issued in case of diplomatic citizens:

  • Copy of Diplomatic Passport (page with the photo) or Hungarian diplomatic card.
  • Shipper’s mother’s maiden name.
  • Original hard copy Power of Attorney for export custom clearance.
  • Original hard copy Value Statement.
  • Original Protocol from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Hungarian ’Vamszemle Kerelem’).










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