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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Detailed valued inventory list in Slovak and English, dated, and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Copy of passport
  • Customs declaration form (power of attorney)
  • Sworn statement
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) or sea waybill (SWB) / air waybill (AWB) / contract for the international carriage of goods by road (CMR)
  • List of electronic items with serial numbers
  • Slovak residence permit or application / bank guarantee / cash deposit (foreign citizens / EU citizens)
  • Letter of employment (must include the owner of the goods date of birth and passport number) (foreign citizens / EU citizens)
  • Lease agreement notarized original and 1 notarized copy of the original (foreign citizens / EU citizens)
  • Accreditation card (from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) or confirmation from the embassy of accreditation (diplomats)
  • Slovak identification card (returning citizens)
  • Confirmation letter that the owner of the goods worked / stayed out of the EU for more than 12 months (returning citizens)

Specific Information

  • Detailed inventory list must include the brand name and the serial numbers of electronic items.
  • The letter of employment must include a statement that the employer will pay any duties or taxes for the owner of the goods, if applicable.
    • For the owner of a private company or a self-employed owner of the goods, the company must be registered.
  • Household goods and personal effects may be imported duty and tax free if the following conditions are met:
    • The goods have to have been used for a minimum of 6 months.
    • The goods may not be sold and may only be used for the owner of the goods’ own purposes during the period stated by the Customs office (12 months).
    • The owner of the goods must have lived abroad for more than 12 months prior to entry into Slovakia.
  • Household goods and personal effects must be imported within 6 months after the owner of the goods’ arrival date.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Technical license
  • Original purchase invoice
  • Restrictions of the car (measurements, fuel, dimension of the tires, etc.)

Specific Information

  • Motor vehicles must have been used as a personal vehicle in the country of origin for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Motor vehicles must be unregistered and have a technical license.


Documents Required

  • Vaccination record
  • Veterinary health certificate

Specific Information

  • Pets must be identifiable through tattoo or an electronic identification system (e.g., microchip).
  • Pets are examined upon arrival.
  • The station manager of the transporting airline in Slovakia must be notified at least 24 hours prior to arrival of the animal.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Free import applies when traveling within the European Union; however, Customs is likely to investigate when bringing more than the following quantities into Slovakia:
    • Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400 or 3 g each), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1 kg)
    • Alcoholic beverages over 22% (10 L), less than 22% (20 L), beer (110 L), wine (90 L but no more than 60 L of sparkling wine)
  • Persons over 17 years old traveling from outside the European Union into Slovakia, may import the following items free in personal luggage and within the limits indicated:
    • Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), smoking tobacco (250 g)
    • Alcohol not exceeding 22% volume (2 L), alcohol exceeding 22% volume or denatured ethyl alcohol 80% volume and higher (1 L),beer (16 L) wine (4 L)

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Protected species and products thereof as listed by the Washington Convention (CITES), such as ivory, tortoise shells, coral, reptile skins, etc.

Consignment Instructions

Recommended:  Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

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Movguru note: These policies can change as per customs regulations at any time without notice. Treat this document as informative guide. Movguru has published this document as guide only for information purpose on its sole discretion and holds no depiction of expressing or inferred to the precision or applicability of its content.
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