Transfer of domicile to
Switzerland is the most important requirement in order to have your
household goods and any collections, animals or your car imported into
Switzerland duty-free. Further the imported articles must have been used
by you personally for at least 6 months and they have to be continued
to be used by you after importation.
goods, personal effects and students' educational materials can be
imported duty-free. This applies even if the domicile is not transferred
Procedure in the case of importation
the time of importation, present the completed application form (18.44
household effects) to the customs office of importation.
from the 25 initial EU states and from the EFTA states do not have to
provide assurance of a residence permit. They provide proof of the
transfer of domicile using other means (employment contract, lease,
confirmation of notice of departure from the country of departure).
Additional information can be found in the instructions on the application form or in the FAQ. The customs office or the District Directorate of Customs responsible will gladly provide assistance.
Clearance of your household effects must occur during the opening hours of customs offices for merchandise (cf. opening times and addresses of customs offices).