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Moving to Luxembourg

Luxemburgo / Luxemburg

Want to move to Luxembourg City? Considering moving to Esch-sur-Alzette? Here’s the moving advice you’ll need for any international removal to Luxembourg…


Moving Household Goods And Personal Effects To Luxembourg

Please note. That many of these things will not apply to you if you are moving from another EU (European Union) State and/or you are a citizen of the EU (European Union) due to the free movement of goods throughout the EU.

Below is a list of the documents you will need when planning an international removal to Luxembourg:

  • Copy of Passport (Of the individual moving/importing the goods)
  • Customs Declaration in French or German, signed by the shipper
  • Moving inventory list numbered in French or English and without any blanks (5 copies) - We will complete this if you want us to undertake a full packing service for your removal
  • Bill of Lading (Express release) / Air Waybill (AWB) - We will take care of this if completing the entire international removal to Luxembourg for you.
  • T-Form for transit within the European Union (EU) (new furniture and goods)
  • Original Purchase Invoice of new furniture and goods
  • Declaration 136 F
  • Attestation from Employer / "Fiche de Renseignements"
  • Moving inventory list in French or English (3 original, completed and signed on every page by importer)
  • Certificate de Franchise en Douane
  • Consumption Declaration (COM 4) for new furniture and goods

We recommend providing these as soon as possible to reduce delays with your removal to Luxembourg. Late receipt of documentation can lead to missed shipments, additional charges and penalties at Luxembourgish Customs. For your own protection, we will almost never ship your goods without the above in place.

Additional Removal Advice

  • Diplomats are permitted duty-free entry if a 136 F declaration can be provided by the Ministry/Embassy in Luxembourg
  • New furniture and goods are subject to duties and taxes.
  • Duty-free entry for used furniture and goods must meet the following criteria:
    • The objects have been owned and used abroad by the shipper.
    • The goods will clearly show signs of use.
    • The articles were not obtained for the purpose of a duty-free import.
  • For used furniture and goods, a provisional Exemption of Duties will be granted by Customs pending the presentation of documents and the authorization, against a deposit of the following:
    • The import charges (approximately 3.5% of the declared value of the goods),
    • The value added tax (VAT) of 15% (based on 10% plusthe declared value)
    • A sum of €200.00 to secure a correct settlement of the Customs documents.
  • The Certificate of Residence must be issued by the local authorities (Commune) of the new domicile in Luxemburg, showing the nationality, previous residence abroad for at least 1 year, and the date of registration of the domicile in Luxemburg, and state that the applicant has not resided previously in Luxemburg (nationals not previously living in Luxembourg).
  • For citizens residing abroad for at least 1 year with a Declaration of Change of Domicile, a Certificate of Residence issued by the local authorities (Commune) of the new domicile in Luxemburg, showing the nationality, the previous residence abroad, the date of the previous de-registration of domicile on leaving Luxemburg and the date of the re-registration of domicile in Luxemburg or two certificates are required:
    • One issued by the local authorities (Commune) in the city of residence in Luxembourg, bearing the date of emigration and the commune abroad to which the shipper relocated.
    • One issued by the local authorities (Commune) in the city of the new residence.
  • For nationals or foreigners registering for a change of residence within the previous year or no change of residence, proof must be furnished that:
    • The stay is not the consequence of a temporary situation (travel, mission, studies) of limited duration.
    • The shipper had no residence in Luxemburg throughout the entire duration of stay abroad.
  • The Certificate de Franchise en Douane must be issued by the local council of his/her residence in Luxembourg stating where you lived abroad and for how long.

Helpful Downloads

Click on the links below to download useful documents:

  • My Move Checklist

    To help you keep on track with your international removal.

  • Removal Inventory / Packing List

    For use if you need to provide a removal packing list or moving inventory yourself for your international removal service.

  • Removal Survey Cubic Calculator

    For use if you need to find out the volume of your move before making an enquiry. Remember when doing an international move, to allow a little more space for loading volume.

  • Removal Survey Information Form

    For use for you to better describe the requirements of your move. This outlines all the things that a professional international removal company would need to know to physically move your goods.

  • International Removal Insurance Form

    If you're taking out insurance with us, download this form, complete it and email it back to your international relocation manager.


Useful links

We always recommend speaking directly to the relevant embassy for the most accurate and up to date moving advice:

Popular Destinations in Luxembourg

Pearson is vastly experience in international removals to cities all over the globe. Their long history and detailed knowledge of different countries makes them the perfect choice for your move. Here are some of the most popular destinations we are asked to move people to in Luxembourg:

Luxembourg City, Esch-sur-Alzette, Differdange, Dudelange


Need Help?

If you are unsure about what you need, one of our international move managers is always willing to help. Just call us on +44 (0)1827 873 773, or fill out an international removal enquiry, and we’ll ease you through the process.


Moving Your Money

If you’re moving to Luxembourg, it’s very likely you’ll have to exchange a large amount of currency. Many people waste thousands doing this through their bank as they think there is no alternative; but we partner with FC Exchange who specialise in doing just this. FC Exchange will offer all Pearson customers preferential rates when exchanging currency and guarantee to beat other rates you’re receiving. Ask one of our move managers about this, or click here to find out more...


Get Insurance

We always advise taking out an insurance policy with us on every move. Although we like to think we’re the best in the industry, the odd accident can occasionally happen. For added peace of mind, make sure to speak to one of our move managers about this.

If you have already contracted us for your international removal to Luxembourg, then you can download the insurance form and email the completed form back to your international relocation manager.


Moving Your Car or Motorcycle

Below is a list of the documents you will need when planning to move your vehicle to Luxembourg:

  • Copy of Passport (Of the individual moving/importing the goods)
  • Customs Declaration in French, signed by the shipper
  • Moving inventory list numbered in French and without any blanks (5 copies)
  • OBL / AWB
  • Original Title
  • Proof of insurance covering the previous 6 months
  • Proof of Invoice or another document as evidence of the ownership abroad
  • Letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying diplomatic status or employment
  • T-Form for transit within the European Union (EU) (new furniture and goods)
  • Original Purchase Invoice of new furniture and goods
  • Certificate of Residence

Additional Import Advice

  • Vehicles are permitted duty-free if in the owner's possession and usefor at least 6 months, had more than 6000 km when registering at the Commune, and note that the owner is transferringto a residence to Luxemburg.
  • The car will not be sold or transferred before 1 year after the move.

Relocating Your Pets

These documents will be required when planning to relocate your pet to Luxembourg:

  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Vaccination Record

Additional Import Advice

  • As regulations are often changing, contact the destination agent or Consulate for specific information.
  • Medical examination may be required on arrival

Restricted & Dutiable/Taxable Items

Think very carefully before moving these items to Luxembourg. Items on this list will be taxed and/or require specific permission to import. In all cases they must be declared prior to you relocating to Luxembourg:

  • Dangerous objects (an authorization from the Ministry of Justice is required prior to import)
  • Tobacco
  • Spirits and wine (a detailed list showing the number, the size and degree of alcohol of the bottles as follows:
  • If < 13° = 12% VAT on the declared value + taxes of € 13.1 per hectolitre
  • If > 13° = 15% VAT on the declared value + taxes of € 13.1 per hectolitre)

Prohibited/Banned Items

Do not move any of these items to Luxembourg:

  • Ammunition
  • Medicines
  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Ivory

Disclaimer: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This information is provided as a guide only. While Pearson has exercised reasonable care in publishing this information, Pearson makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.

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