Moving To Germany –
What You Need To Know

Since 1969, OSS World Wide Movers has provided complete global door-to-door moving services to Germany. That’s over 50 years of specialist international moving, and over 200,000 moves.

Important Information To Consider When Moving To Germany (Shared Container)

Our shared containers into Europe are shipped via The Netherlands or Belgium. Meaning a less complicated clearance on arrival.

For consignments that are part of the European Union/Schengen zone the below documents are required: 

  • Copy of the passport;
  • Copy of the packing list;
  • Delivery Access Form.

Expected time path for handling and delivery of shared container shipments to Europe;

  • Releasing container from shipping line and transport to our warehouse: 2 – 3 days.
  • Deconsolidation of container at our warehouse: 2 – 4 days.
  • Import clearance if we have received your import paperwork on time: 3 – 5 days
  • Once cleared time frame of delivery to your residence is 2 to 4 weeks for normal EU destinations.
  • Outlying and long-distance destinations might take somewhat longer.

Important Information To Consider When Moving To Germany (Solo Use Container)

  • 0350 Customs Registration Form
  • Notice of foreign authority about change of residency showing how long the person lived outside the EU (ABMELDEBESTAETIGUNG) OR a letter from a third party (employer, German Embassy) confirming that the shipper has lived or planned to live more than 12 months in a foreign country
  • Registration of the shipper at his new residence in Germany (ANMELDBESTAETIGUNG)
  • Copy of the photo page of your passport & any applicable visas
  • Proof of residence in Germany (Rental Contract)
  • Proof of Employment in Germany (Work Contract) if possible

There may also be additional documentation that you will be required to provide at the destination to achieve duty-free entry for your shipment. Whilst you are not required to provide this documentation to us at this time, please ensure you read and fully understand the requirements. If you do require further clarification or foresee any difficulties in obtaining the required documentation, please let me know and I will arrange for our destination partner to contact you directly to discuss.