How can I move my personal belongings to the Netherlands?
If you would like us to contact you with some more information and a quote for moving to the Netherlands, please fill in the enquiry form on this page, and an OSS moving consultant will contact you with helpful advice and a no obligation free quote.
Can I pack my own goods when I move to the Netherlands?
If you are sending items which have been packed by yourself “owner packed” then they will attract more stringent inspection by Customs on arrival in the Netherlands.
Providing a detailed carton by carton inventory will assist Customs in inspecting your effects, and may avoid unnecessary delays.
It is advisable to have your goods packed by OSS if you are looking at sending larger consignments, to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.
How do I move my car to Netherlands?
Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes to the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands, or copy of lease or rental agreement on in the Netherlands would be sufficient.
Can I move my boat to the Netherlands?
Moving a boat to the Netherlands has similar requirements to moving a car to the Netherlands when it comes to registration requirements and process.
Customs and Quarantine in The Netherlands 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 the Netherlands take?
Clearance of your move into the Netherlands 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 Dutch Embasy by visiting 120 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla, Canberra 2600 Australia. Phone+612-6220-9400 Fax+612-6273-3206 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link to the Embasy website: https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/australia
General visa information can be found here: https://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/
General passport information can be found here: https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/australia/living-and-working/applying-for-a-passport-or-id-card-when-you-live-abroadhttps://netherlands.embassy.gov.au/thag/PassportGeneral.html
Follow this link for immigration information and related services: https://www.ind.nl/en/Pages/Default.aspx
A guide to citizenship: https://ind.nl/en/dutch-citizenship