Moving To Portugal –
What You Need To Know

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

Important Information To Consider When Moving To Portugal (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 Portugal

  • Certificado de Bagagem ” issued by Portuguese Consulate, Sydney together with a comprehensive inventory list in Portuguese, stating that all items are used and have been in your possession for more than 12 months. (Do not show values). – (Our crews will leave with you a copy of their packing list that you can then translate)
  • A certificate stating that Owner lived abroad for more than 1 year and is cancelling his residence at origin.
  • Domicile certificate (Atestado de residencia) to be obtained by the client, issued by the “Junta de Freguesia” at the client’s residence in Portugal stating will be living there as from (date of his arrival or return to Portugal).
  • Portuguese Fiscal Number
  • Copy of Work Contract in Portugal
  • Proof of application for residence permit (Portuguese Nationals are exempt).
  • Clear copy of Passport Picture Page

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.