Shipping Container to Spain | Moving to Spain
Overseas container shipping to Spain from Australia
We provide affordable international container shipping services from Australia to Spain.
We assist first time movers and repatriates move to Spain affordably, efficiently and expertly, saving you time and money.
Expatriates returning to Spain, who have lived outside of Spain 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.
It is important to obtain a residence or work permit no later than 3 months after arrival into Spain and to register with the Spanish Treasury Department.
A certificate of residence change “Asunto Cambio Residencia” provided by local city hall which states that the consignee/receiver of the goods has resided abroad for at least 12 months.
A comprehensive value inventory list (2 copies in Spanish) will be needed to process your shipment at destination in a timely manner, poorly compiled packing lists will only cause complications and delays with Spanish customs which can cause extra container hire charges.
Packing list (2 copies) needs to be signed, dates and notarised by the Spanish Consulate at origin.
Power of attorney for Spanish agent to clear your shipment at destination.
Any new items, furniture, works of art, antiques, electrical appliances must be loaded near the container doors. It is recommended to hand carry any purchase invoices with you and provide to Spanish customs if required.
If you are planning to import a motor vehicle into Spain it must be owned and used for at least 6 months. Any vehicles imported will require certificate of title and registration, purchase invoice and insurance policy from origin, papers need to be originals. Prior to importation it is highly recommended to speak to a Spanish import agent to confirm the vehicle in question will be able to secure official Spanish authorisation.
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 Spain 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, we have have more than 50 depots if you wish to collect your goods from our depot once import customs cleared:
Albacete, Algeciras, Alicante, Almeria, Avila, Badajoz, Baarcelona, Bilbao, Burgos, Caceres, Cadiz, Castellon, Ciudad Real, Cordoba, Cuenca, Ferrol, Granada, Guadalajara, Huelva, Huesca, Ibiza, Irun, Jaen, La Coruna, Leon, Logrono, Lugo, Madrid, Malaga, Murcia, Orense, Oviedo, Palencia, Palma De Mallorca, Pamplona, Pontevedra, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Santander, Segovia, Sevilla, Soria, Teruel, Toledo, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Vitoria, Zamora and Zaragoza
To the door delivery can be also arranged.
Average sailing time to Spain is around 40 days and sailings are weekly.
If you are moving overseas from Australia to Spain 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.