Netherlands Import Custom Regulations


  • New items (letter than six months old)
  • Alcohol and tobacco products (provide detailed description)
  • Electrical appliances
  • Foodstuff
  • Antiques and Works of Art
  • All weapons and ammunition are subject to special license and registration documents issued by the Police
  • If weapons are included with the household goods shipment, customer must be present for Customs clearance
  • Medicine (doctor prescription required, otherwise prohibited)
  • Precious metal objects (authorization from the “Kantoor Waarborg”)



  • Customer’s presence at Customs Office is required to sign papers of exemption for Customs clearance
  • Vehicle is duty – free if owned and used by Customer for six months or more and included in original request for Import Permit
  • Car is not to be sold for at least one year after Customs clearance in Netherlands
  • Keys must be available


Documents required:

  • Original Registration Card
  • Purchase Invoice
  • International Liability Insurance Card (Green Card)
  • Title
  • Copy of Customer’s Passport (pages 1 – 10)
  • Copy of Lease or deed of residence
  • Dutch Registration
  • Copy of Work Contract
  • Original Form of Registration in Customer’s new hometown

Disclaimer: Customs regulations are subject to changes. The information above is a concise summary of customs regulations which is effected on vehicle shipment to this destination and is being provided as guidance to assist our clients.Because these regulations are subject to change without notice, Fastlane Shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other outcomes resulting from non – conformity. Always double check with your local embassy or custom authorities.

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