How do I move my personal belongings to Switzerland
Can I pack my own goods when I move to Switzerland?
It is recommended that you do not ship items to Switzerland which have been “owner packed” as they will attract stringent inspection by Customs on arrival. It is advisable to have your goods packed by your moving company to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.
Can I move my pet to Switzerland?
It is recommended to send your pet through a registered pet transportation agent who will be able to contact all the relevant agencies in Switzerland. More information about relocating pets can be found in our moving links section of this website or speak to an OSS World Wide Move Consultant.Move Consultant.
How much will it cost to ship my belongings to the Switzerland?
The cost of your move will vary according to a range of factors; Freight type, if you container is personalised or shared, the nature of your items (ie. fragile, exotic etc).
Please submit an enquiry and/or request a quote to find out more information on what it will cost to ship your belongs to Switzerland.
How do I move my car to Switzerland?
Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes to Switzerland is possible provided Customs criteria are met.
This service is usually depot to depot, meaning the motor vehicle will be collected by you from our partners depot in Switzerland following customs clearance.
Customs may require evidence that the owner of the vehicle has lived abroad for 12 months or longer, so a copy of your passport with date stamp showing arrival in Switzerland, or copy of lease or rental agreement on in Switzerland would be sufficient.
Can I move my boat to Switzerland?
Moving a boat to Switzerland has similar requirements to moving a car to Switzerland when it comes to registration requirements and process.
Customs and Quarantine in Switzerland will have a special interest in the boat due to its exposure to marine life, however as Australia has a fairly clean marine environment, your boat should pass customs and quarantine without any problem.
How long will my move to Switzerland take?
Clearance of your move into Switzerland takes approximately 5 to 7 working days for an FCL (Full Container Load e.g. not a shared container), and 7 to 10 working days for a GRP (Groupage or shared container load) once the shipping container has been unloaded from the vessel.
Consulate / Embasy in Australia
Contact the Swiss Embassy by visiting 7 Melbourne Avenue, Forrest, ACT 2603, Australia. Phone +612 6162 8400 Fax +612 6273 3428 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link to the Embassy website: http://www.eda.admin.ch/australia
General visa information can be found here: https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/australia/en/home/visa.html
General passport information can be found here: https://www.ch.ch/en/applying-passport-identity-card/
Follow this link for immigration information and related services: https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/en/home.html
A guide to citizenship: https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/en/home/themen/buergerrecht/faq.html