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Shipping Container to Italy | Moving to Italy

Overseas container shipping to Italy from Australia

We provide affordable international container shipping services from Australia to Italy.

We assist first time movers and repatriates move to Italy affordably, efficiently and expertly, saving you time and money.

Expatriates returning to Italy, who have lived abroad for at least 1 year, may import personal effects and household goods duty free, as long as they do not sell the goods during their stay, and have owned the goods for more than 12 months.

To claim tax relief, goods must be imported within 6 months of arrival into Italy.

Returning nationals will require a “Dichiarazione Consolare di rimpatrio” (Consular Declaration) which is obtained at the origin Italian Consulate and attests to the Italian nationality of the shipper, names of family members, certifying the length of stay abroad and repatriation date.

Required documents for clearance:

  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Residence Certificate – copy obtained from Italian city hall, stating that the person has requested residency, their number of family members, city and country of origin, date of transfer.
  • “Codice Fiscale” (Tax Code) – copy obtained from the Ministry of Finance
  • “Permesso di Soggiorno” – Permission to stay, obtained from the police office, foreign depoartment
  • Residence Visa (if applicable)
  • “Dichiarazione Sostitutiva di certificazione” – provided by destination clearance agent for consignee to complete and sign
  • “Autocertificazione” – attestation from the shipper about transfer of residence, family status and value of the goods
  • Bill of Lading – supplied to shipper once the goods have been shipped
  • Comprehensive inventory list in Italian, dated & signed by the owner, certified by the Italian Consulate at origin
  • Power of attorney for destination clearing agent to organise import customs clearance on behalf of the person importing the goods

If moving overseas to Italy for work purposes, a letter from the employer attesting to the importers employment contract start date will be required.

A comprehensive value inventory list will be needed to process your shipment at destination in a timely manner, poorly compiled packing lists will only cause complications and delays with Italian customs which can cause extra container hire charges.

The packing list must show all electronics and appliances with their serial numbers.

An import permit may be required for some appliances/electronics from the Italian Ministry of Posts and Communications, keep original receipts.

Narcotics, pornography, plants, food products, animal skins, furs, tusks and ivory are all prohibited items from importation into Italy.

Importation of Motor Vehicles:

  • Returning Italians that have lived abroad for more than 1 year may import the vehicle duty free if they have owned and used the vehicle for 6 months or more.
  • Non Italians may import one automobile duty free, provided proof of ownership for at least 6 months and that the vehicle will not be sold, lent or otherwise disposed of for at least 1 year after import.

We offer both self pack and professionally packed container shipping options.

For self pack option we arrange placement of the container at your residence up to 7 days for loading purposes, as long as there is good site access for container placement.

We have a reliable team of import agents in Italy to organise import customs clearance formalities and to also arrange delivery of your container to the door.

We recommend you to call and speak to us, we will not only inform you of the process but also tailor the quotation to your specific needs and help answer any questions you might have in relation to the move.

Depending on the volume of cargo you have to ship, if, for example you are not needing to ship a complete household contents, we can offer a shared container services option.

Shared container services are charged per cubic meter (m3) and can be cost effective from 1m3-10m3.

For shared container services, if you wish to collect your goods from our depot once import customs cleared we have depots in:

Agrigento, Alessandria, Ancona, Aosta, Arezzo, Ascoli Piceno, Asti, Avellino, Bari, Belluno, Benevento, Bergamo, Biella, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Brindisi, Cagliari, Caltaniessetta, Campobasso, Caserta, Catania, Catanzaro, Cesena, Chieti, Civitavecchia, Como, Cosenza, Cremona, Cuneo, Enna, Ferrara, Firenze, Foggia, Forli, Forsinone, Genoa, Gorizia, Grosseto, Imperia, Isernia, La Spezia, L’aquila, Latina, Lecce, Lecco, Livorno, Lucca, Macerata, Mantova, Massa Carrara, Matera, Messina, Milano, Modena, Napoli, Novara, Padova, Palermo, Parma, Pavia, Perugia, Pesaro, Pescara, Piacenza, Pisa, Pordenone, Potenza, Prato, Ravenna, Reggio Calabria, Reggio Emilia, Rieti, Roma, Rovigo, Salerno, Sassari, Savona, Siena, Siracusa, Sondrio, Taranto, Teramo, Terni, Torino, Trento, Treviso, Trieste, Udine, Varese, Venezia, Vercelli, Verona, Vicenza and Viterbo

To the door delivery can be also arranged.

Average sailing time to Italy is around 36-40 days and sailings are weekly.

If you are moving overseas from Australia to Italy with personal effects or freighting commercial cargoes, we can assist you with any of your shipping needs.

Our friendly staff can assist you with all your shipping related questions and you will be connected straight away to a real human, no waiting times, call us today on (02)9575-7614.

Affordable shipping services to Italy, with reliable Italian agents for all import customs clearances services



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