Shipping Container to Portugal | Moving to Portugal
Overseas container shipping to Portugal from Australia
We provide affordable international container shipping services from Australia to Portugal.
We assist first time movers and repatriates move to Portugal affordably, efficiently and expertly, saving you time and money.
Expatriates returning to Portugal, who have lived outside of Portugal for at least 1 year, may import personal effects and household goods duty free, as long as they do not sell the goods 1 year after importation, and have owned the goods for more than 6 months.
A certificate of luggage and residence is required, “Certificado de Residencia” issue by the Portuguese Consulate attesting the shipper has lived abroad for at least 1 year.
“Certificado de Bagagem” also issued by the consulate at origin.
Also required will be “Atestado de Residencia” which is proof of entitlement to reside in Portugal and issued by the Junta de Freguesia, exact date of entry into Portugal should be mentioned. Residence permit or property deed notarised by a Portuguese Notary Public.
Declaration of Ownership of Goods, signed, dated & witnessed by a Notary Public, stating that the goods are possessions of the shipper and that they will not be sold, given, or lent.
A comprehensive value inventory list (2 copies in Portuguese) will be needed to process your shipment at destination in a timely manner, poorly compiled packing lists will only cause complications and delays with Portuguese customs which can cause extra container hire charges.
Packing list (2 copies) needs to be signed, dates and notarised by the Portuguese Consulate at origin.
The packing list must show all electronics and appliances with their serial numbers.
Narcotics, pornography, games of chance, gold bars, perishable foodstuffs are all prohibited items from importation into Portugal.
Motor vehicles such as cars must have been in possession of the owner for at least 6 months. Taxes and duties will apply to all automobiles and the cost will depend on the value assessed by Customs officials. Details such as make, model, year, engine capacity and accessories must be submitted to customs in advance.
Motorcycles are tax and duty free as long as it has been in the owners possession for at least 6 months and is listed on the inventory attached to the “Certificado de Bagagem”.
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 Portugal 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 1m3-8m3.
For shared container services, if you wish to collect your goods from our depot once import customs cleared we have depots in Lisbon and Porto.
To the door delivery can be also arranged.
Average sailing time to Portugal is around 45 days and sailings are weekly.
If you are moving overseas from Australia to Portugal 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.