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International Moving

 

Moving internationally to Italy is pretty convenient by sea. With over 7,500 km of coastline, Italy is home to several major international shipping ports, including those in Genoa, Napoli, and Cagliari. The Port of La Spezia is the one most commonly used for container shipping and offers convenient access to European rail. The cost to ship a full container to Italy from the U.K. will be around £4,600 – £6,200. The one disadvantage to shipping overseas to Italy is that it can take up to a month for your items to arrive.

Over land is also an acceptable choice for shipping your household goods or vehicles. It is cheaper than sea freight, at a cost of £2,800 – £3,800 and will take between 2 to 4 days.

Moving your Household Goods to Italy

If there is one thing you should know about Italian customs, it is that the process may differ from individual to individual. Some countries are known for their rigorous and ruthlessly consistent handling of your imports, but Italy is not one of them. Some people make it through the process without any problems, while others get caught up trying to locate obscure paperwork.

Fortunately, as long as you have owned the imported goods for at least a year prior to your move, you are welcome to import your household goods to Italy free of taxes and duty. You must also have been a resident of the U.K. for at least a year.

The Paperwork

There is a fair amount of paperwork involved with an international move. Since your tax-free imports depend on how long you have owned your belongings, do your best to collect receipts for all household items you bring with you. Any items for which you cannot provide this documentation may be subject to additional taxes.

Italian customs officials are going to want to see:

  • Proof of your previous address, which must also be where your items are shipping from. You must be able to show that you have resided in the U.K. for at least the previous 366 days.
  • Your U.K. passport
  • Italian tax registration form
  • Anti-mold declaration from the USMAF
  • Written declaration that your shipment does not include forbidden items
  • Written declaration regarding your new address in Italy and the value of your imported goods.

Easy enough, right? Well, here’s the kicker: Italian customs officials would really prefer to have these documents in Italian. Remember how we said that the Italian customs experience can differ from person to person. Here is your chance to “make friends” by providing them the documents they need in the language they understand.

Importing your vehicle to Italy

It’s possible to qualify for tax and duty-free import of your vehicle if you meet the following criteria:

  • It must be your personal vehicle, that you have owned and used in the U.K. for at least six months.
  • The vehicle must meet EU technical standards (For the most part, this should not be a concern, given how recently the U.K. has left the European Union. This could certainly change in the years to come.)

Once imported tax and duty-free, you cannot dispose of the vehicle in any manner for at least a year. This means you can’t give it away, rent it, sell it, lease it, or abandon it. Failure to comply with this rule will cause you to owe retroactive taxes and potentially, other penalties.

What Paperwork Will You Need?

  • Proof of your previous address, which must also be where your items are shipping from. You must be able to show that you have resided in the U.K. for at least the previous 366 days.
  • Your U.K. passport
  • Italian tax registration form
  • Bill of Lading
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Title and Registration for your vehicle from the U.K.
  • Technical Data Sheet to prove that your vehicle meets EU technical standards

Three Men and a Truck

International moves can be very complex, even if you don’t have to handle paperwork that is entirely in Italian. Working with an experienced team of international shippers can alleviate the stress of a complex overseas transfer, and give you invaluable peace of mind. With our expertise, we can assist with every aspect of your move, from packing lists to logistics. Contact Three Men and a Truck today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a stress-free move.

Moves From UK to Italy: Our Top Routes

We can help you relocate overseas from various cities in the UK to many different cities in Italy. Here are some popular routes for people moving from the UK to Italy.

UK to Rome


London to Rome
Manchester to Rome
Birmingham to Rome
Leeds to Rome
Glasgow to Rome
Southampton to Rome
Portsmouth to Rome
Liverpool to Rome
Newcastle to Rome
Sheffield to Rome
Belfast to Rome
Brighton to Rome
Leicester to Rome
Edinburgh to Rome
Bournemouth to Rome
Cardiff to Rome
Coventry to Rome
Middlesbrough to Rome
Stoke-on-Trent to Rome
Reading to Rome
Sunderland to Rome
Bradford to Rome
Northampton to Rome
Plymouth to Rome
Derby to Rome

UK to Milan


London to Milan
Manchester to Milan
Birmingham to Milan
Leeds to Milan
Glasgow to Milan
Southampton to Milan
Portsmouth to Milan
Liverpool to Milan
Newcastle to Milan
Sheffield to Milan
Belfast to Milan
Brighton to Milan
Leicester to Milan
Edinburgh to Milan
Bournemouth to Milan
Cardiff to Milan
Coventry to Milan
Middlesbrough to Milan
Stoke-on-Trent to Milan
Reading to Milan
Sunderland to Milan
Bradford to Milan
Northampton to Milan
Plymouth to Milan
Derby to Milan

UK to Naples


London to Naples
Manchester to Naples
Birmingham to Naples
Leeds to Naples
Glasgow to Naples
Southampton to Naples
Portsmouth to Naples
Liverpool to Naples
Newcastle to Naples
Sheffield to Naples
Belfast to Naples
Brighton to Naples
Leicester to Naples
Edinburgh to Naples
Bournemouth to Naples
Cardiff to Naples
Coventry to Naples
Middlesbrough to Naples
Stoke-on-Trent to Naples
Reading to Naples
Sunderland to Naples
Bradford to Naples
Northampton to Naples
Plymouth to Naples
Derby to Naples

UK to Turin


London to Turin
Manchester to Turin
Birmingham to Turin
Leeds to Turin
Glasgow to Turin
Southampton to Turin
Portsmouth to Turin
Liverpool to Turin
Newcastle to Turin
Sheffield to Turin
Belfast to Turin
Brighton to Turin
Leicester to Turin
Edinburgh to Turin
Bournemouth to Turin
Cardiff to Turin
Coventry to Turin
Middlesbrough to Turin
Stoke-on-Trent to Turin
Reading to Turin
Sunderland to Turin
Bradford to Turin
Northampton to Turin
Plymouth to Turin
Derby to Turin

UK to Palermo


London to Palermo
Manchester to Palermo
Birmingham to Palermo
Leeds to Palermo
Glasgow to Palermo
Southampton to Palermo
Portsmouth to Palermo
Liverpool to Palermo
Newcastle to Palermo
Sheffield to Palermo
Belfast to Palermo
Brighton to Palermo
Leicester to Palermo
Edinburgh to Palermo
Bournemouth to Palermo
Cardiff to Palermo
Coventry to Palermo
Middlesbrough to Palermo
Stoke-on-Trent to Palermo
Reading to Palermo
Sunderland to Palermo
Bradford to Palermo
Northampton to Palermo
Plymouth to Palermo
Derby to Palermo

UK to Venice


London to Venice
Manchester to Venice
Birmingham to Venice
Leeds to Venice
Glasgow to Venice
Southampton to Venice
Portsmouth to Venice
Liverpool to Venice
Newcastle to Venice
Sheffield to Venice
Belfast to Venice
Brighton to Venice
Leicester to Venice
Edinburgh to Venice
Bournemouth to Venice
Cardiff to Venice
Coventry to Venice
Middlesbrough to Venice
Stoke-on-Trent to Venice
Reading to Venice
Sunderland to Venice
Bradford to Venice
Northampton to Venice
Plymouth to Venice
Derby to Venice

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.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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