The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Azores. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate to make sure you have all the information you need before you make your move. Contact the nearest Azores Embassy.

When you plan your international shipping to Azores, The following documents are required for customs clearance:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Invoice
  • VAT NR
  • Purity and germination, and orange certificate to import seeds
  • Phytosanitary certificate for foodstuffs

When shipping goods overseas to Azores, The following items customs guidelines will need to be met:

  • All cargo not belonging to the European Union Community is subject to customs clearances.

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Azores, The following documents and regulations will apply:

  • Used cars: Bill of lading, property registry, and VAT NR
  • New cars: Bill of lading, invoice, VAT NR
  • Duty rates on autos: 16% taxes + I.A. + VAT

 If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Horta or to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions you may have on import requirements.

The regulations are subject to change without notice. Our company is not liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.