Relocation to Germany

Removals Germany-Frequent Questions – For an answer please click on the question

- copy of the NIE number
- Certificado de Empadronamiento (the registration certificate on Tenerife – the registry date must not exceed one year)
- copy of identity card or passport
- signed cargo list with declared valuation
- deregistration in Germany
- consular certificate of the deregistration in Germany and registration on Tenerife with corresponding certificate
- copy of car documents - important: the vehicle must have been in your possession for more than 6 months
If the documents are not complete and/or not on hand at the arrival of the container in the Canarian port, an importation tax of 6.5 % of the fair value shall be imposed on the relocation goods. With regard to vehicles, the importation tax amounts from 9.5 % to 13.5 % of the fair value. The amount varies according to the engine size of the vehicle.
Food, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, weapons, this includes air or blank guns, goods that come under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora plants
• We must prepare an electronic export declaration for merchandise, moving goods or vehicles. For preparation purposes, we would need your cargo list or commercial invoice or vehicle documents at least one week prior to the pick-up date, in order to present it at the competent customs authority of your place of residence. Furthermore, we must give the customs office the opportunity to schedule an appointment in order to inspect the merchandise or moving goods, if they wish so. Thereafter (whether the goods were inspected or not) we shall receive an MRN number (customs clearance for export). Then we may pick up the moving goods, stow them in the container and forward the container by sea.
Should that be the case, please report the damage immediately.
In order to avoid claim forfeiture, please note the following:
The sender is required to check the goods for apparent damage or loss at handover. These should be recorded in detail on the handover receipt or the damage report. Damage must be reported to the moving company on the day after delivery, at the latest. Damage that may not be seen on the outside or loss of goods must be specified to the moving company within 14 days after delivery.
A general damage claim does not suffice in any case. Claims regarding delays of delivery shall be forfeited, if the recipient does not report the delay to the moving company within 21 days after delivery.
If a report is being made after delivery – it must be made in writing (i.e. letter, fax or email) – in order to avoid claim forfeiture – and it must be made within the established periods. Furthermore, the sender of the claim report must be named and the declaration must include an effigy of the signature or must be made recognizable in a different manner.
A timely presentation is sufficient in order to meet the deadlines.
If the last day of the claim period falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, as regards the deadline, the next following working day shall be applicable.
The container is located on a trailer and the loading height is approx. 1.30 m.

In order to stow a car, we need a suitable ramp. Should there be no ramp, we must request a towing service.
Important for shipment: the tank must be almost empty
As regards vehicle importations, there are statutory re-registration periods. The re-registration procedure must start within 4 weeks after arrival on the Canaries

On request, we may recommend an external service agency for these formalities.