Cost Of Moving From Florida To Germany

Cost Of Moving From Florida To Germany


When you move to Germany via sea transport, you can choose either a half-container or full-container. The half-container offers 20 feet of space, and the full-container gives you the whole 40 feet. While you will need to work with a container shipper to get a comprehensive quote, container shipping rates are available online and serve as a helpful baseline. To move a full container from Florida to Germany, you can expect to pay under $3,000. A half-container can be shipped for as little as $1,700.

There are several international ports in Florida, giving you options that could save you time and money. Working with an overseas moving company will ensure that you take advantage of these savings. Professional movers know the secrets to getting the best deal.

Importing Household Goods to Germany

Beyond the shipping cost, one of the first things people ask about when moving overseas is customs duty and taxes. Surprises during the customs declaration process can be costly and stressful. You could end up having to send items back to the U.S. after you paid to bring them to Germany, or surrendering those items to be destroyed. No good.

Fortunately, if you are moving to Germany permanently, you can import your household goods free of custom and border taxes. In order to qualify, you must show:

  • Official termination for your residence in Florida (such as a lease termination or sale agreements for your previous home in Florida)
  • Proof of new residence in Germany (a lease agreement, Einwohnermeldeamt [German police registration], or a letter from your employer.)
  • Proof of residency in Florida for at least 12 months

Immigration and customs law changes all the time. To avoid unexpected complications, you should contact your local Germany embassy for advice and guidance.

Importing a Vehicle to Germany

When moving to Germany permanently, you can import your vehicle tax and duty-free. However, your vehicle will be tax and duty-free as it pertains to customs only. Germany has other taxes associated with vehicle ownership that you cannot avoid.

Most people choose not to import their vehicle to Germany from the U.S. Vehicles manufactured for use in the U.S. need substantial mechanical modifications to be safely driven in Germany. These modifications are expensive and must be performed by a mechanic that is qualified to make adjustments to your steering, headlights, and more. Still not sure if you want to put your car through all that? Look it up online. You may decide to purchase a vehicle in Germany when you arrive.

Once your vehicle has successfully been shipped, processed, and modified, you must register your vehicle in Germany. Vehicle registration in Germany requires:

  • Valid Passport or Other ID
  • Proof of Vehicle Ownership (free of liens or encumbrances)
  • Proof of Address in Germany
  • Customs Clearance
  • Export Permit
  • Vehicle Registration from your country of origin
  • Insurance Card
  • Proof of Roadworthiness and Emissions Testing
  • Certification from the German Federal Motor Vehicle Registry attesting that the vehicle has never been registered in Germany

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Moves From Florida to Germany: Our Top Routes

Our international movers will make your move easy and affordable . Here are some of the routes from Florida to Germany that our movers routinely operate in.

Florida to Berlin

Jacksonville to Berlin
Miami to Berlin
Tampa to Berlin
Orlando to Berlin
St.Petersburg to Berlin
Hialeah to Berlin
Tallahassee to Berlin
Port St Lucie to Berlin
Cape Coral to Berlin
Fort Lauderdale to Berlin
Pembroke Pines to Berlin
Hollywood to Berlin
Miramar to Berlin
Coral Springs to Berlin
Gainesville to Berlin
Lehigh Acres to Berlin
Brandon to Berlin
Clearwater to Berlin
Palm Bay to Berlin
Miami Gardens to Berlin
Spring Hill to Berlin
Pompano Beach to Berlin
West Palm Beach to Berlin
Davie to Berlin
Lakeland to Berlin
Boca Raton to Berlin

Florida to Hamburg

Jacksonville to Hamburg
Miami to Hamburg
Tampa to Hamburg
Orlando to Hamburg
St.Petersburg to Hamburg
Hialeah to Hamburg
Tallahassee to Hamburg
Port St Lucie to Hamburg
Cape Coral to Hamburg
Fort Lauderdale to Hamburg
Pembroke Pines to Hamburg
Hollywood to Hamburg
Miramar to Hamburg
Coral Springs to Hamburg
Gainesville to Hamburg
Lehigh Acres to Hamburg
Brandon to Hamburg
Clearwater to Hamburg
Palm Bay to Hamburg
Miami Gardens to Hamburg
Spring Hill to Hamburg
Pompano Beach to Hamburg
West Palm Beach to Hamburg
Davie to Hamburg
Lakeland to Hamburg
Boca Raton to Hamburg

Florida to Munich

Jacksonville to Munich
Miami to Munich
Tampa to Munich
Orlando to Munich
St.Petersburg to Munich
Hialeah to Munich
Tallahassee to Munich
Port St Lucie to Munich
Cape Coral to Munich
Fort Lauderdale to Munich
Pembroke Pines to Munich
Hollywood to Munich
Miramar to Munich
Coral Springs to Munich
Gainesville to Munich
Lehigh Acres to Munich
Brandon to Munich
Clearwater to Munich
Palm Bay to Munich
Miami Gardens to Munich
Spring Hill to Munich
Pompano Beach to Munich
West Palm Beach to Munich
Davie to Munich
Lakeland to Munich
Boca Raton to Munich

Florida to Cologne

Jacksonville to Cologne
Miami to Cologne
Tampa to Cologne
Orlando to Cologne
St.Petersburg to Cologne
Hialeah to Cologne
Tallahassee to Cologne
Port St Lucie to Cologne
Cape Coral to Cologne
Fort Lauderdale to Cologne
Pembroke Pines to Cologne
Hollywood to Cologne
Miramar to Cologne
Coral Springs to Cologne
Gainesville to Cologne
Lehigh Acres to Cologne
Brandon to Cologne
Clearwater to Cologne
Palm Bay to Cologne
Miami Gardens to Cologne
Spring Hill to Cologne
Pompano Beach to Cologne
West Palm Beach to Cologne
Davie to Cologne
Lakeland to Cologne
Boca Raton to Cologne

Florida to Frankfurt

Jacksonville to Frankfurt
Miami to Frankfurt
Tampa to Frankfurt
Orlando to Frankfurt
St.Petersburg to Frankfurt
Hialeah to Frankfurt
Tallahassee to Frankfurt
Port St Lucie to Frankfurt
Cape Coral to Frankfurt
Fort Lauderdale to Frankfurt
Pembroke Pines to Frankfurt
Hollywood to Frankfurt
Miramar to Frankfurt
Coral Springs to Frankfurt
Gainesville to Frankfurt
Lehigh Acres to Frankfurt
Brandon to Frankfurt
Clearwater to Frankfurt
Palm Bay to Frankfurt
Miami Gardens to Frankfurt
Spring Hill to Frankfurt
Pompano Beach to Frankfurt
West Palm Beach to Frankfurt
Davie to Frankfurt
Lakeland to Frankfurt
Boca Raton to Frankfurt

Florida to Stuttgart

Jacksonville to Stuttgart
Miami to Stuttgart
Tampa to Stuttgart
Orlando to Stuttgart
St.Petersburg to Stuttgart
Hialeah to Stuttgart
Tallahassee to Stuttgart
Port St Lucie to Stuttgart
Cape Coral to Stuttgart
Fort Lauderdale to Stuttgart
Pembroke Pines to Stuttgart
Hollywood to Stuttgart
Miramar to Stuttgart
Coral Springs to Stuttgart
Gainesville to Stuttgart
Lehigh Acres to Stuttgart
Brandon to Stuttgart
Clearwater to Stuttgart
Palm Bay to Stuttgart
Miami Gardens to Stuttgart
Spring Hill to Stuttgart
Pompano Beach to Stuttgart
West Palm Beach to Stuttgart
Davie to Stuttgart
Lakeland to Stuttgart
Boca Raton to Stuttgart

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

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