The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to the Czech Republic. 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  Czech Republic Embassy.

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

  • Passport (copy)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Residence Permit
  • Housing rental contract (usually two year minimum period required)
  • Inventory signed by Customer (with values) in Czech
  • Must state make, model and serial number and declare the value of any hi-tech equipment (computers, stereos, etc.)
  • Antiques, works of art, paintings, etc.: photographs are required for Customs (special clearance may occur)
  • Letter from employer confirming position of Customer and stating that employer will pay any duties or taxes applicable
  • Authorization from Customer for Destination Agent to arrange Customs clearance
  • Bank guarantee of 50% of the total value of the shipment will be requested by the Customs office. The bank guarantee will be returned to the Customer after the export documents, stamped at the border, are hand delivered to the Customs office.

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

  • Household goods and personal effects are not permitted unless Customer’s employer has a license to do business in the Czech Republic
  • Customer must be accredited and registered with the local authorities in the Czech Republic or he must be employed by a foreign embassy

When shipping goods overseas to the Czech Republic, The following items are dutiable and/or restricted:

  • New items
  • Foodstuff
  • Commercial goods
  • Alcohol
    • Wine: 2 liters per person maximum
    • Spirits: 1 liter per person maximum
    • Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 250 grams
  • Anything above the maximum is subject to duty, VAT and SPD (excise tax).
  • Tobacco products
  • Plants will need a FITO Certificate

When shipping goods overseas to the Czech Republic, The following items are prohibited from entry into the country:

  • Firearms may only be imported after a gun license has been issued
  • Weapons
  • Drugs
  • Fresh meat
  • Pornographic material

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to the Czech Republic, The following documents and regulations will apply:

  • Autos may be imported and the same requirements apply as with household goods and personal effects
  • Non personal autos are prohibited
  • Documents required:
    • Passport
    • Driver’s License
    • International Insurance Policy (Green Card)
    • Bank guarantee of security deposit is always required
    • Purchase invoice

Moving Pets to the Czech Republic: The following documents must be presented for the importation of pets:

  • Certificate of Health

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

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.