• Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free for:
    • Returning Hungarian citizens may import household goods and personal items duty-free depending on how long they have lived out of Hungary
    • Foreign citizens employed by Hungarian company, provided their Hungarian Residence Permit is valid
    • Diplomats, provided a Certificate is acquired by the related Embassy
  • Plants may be imported if accompanied with a health certificate
  • Goods imported into the country must be exported on departure; they may not be sold or given away
  • Medicines need a doctor’s written confirmation that it is necessary to the treatment of the customer
  • Customs clearance is a lengthy process and may take several days. Only temporary clearance is performed at time of arrival and final clearance can be done at residence a few months later. This will result in additional charges.


  • Foreign Citizens working in Hungary, employed by a Hungarian company:
    • All documents must be in Hungarian
    • Original Bank Guarantee (special document from the employing firms bank)
    • Visa for long period of stay in Hungary (from Hungarian Embassy)
    • Passport (copy)
    • Power of Attorney (original with two witnesses signatures and in Hungarian)
    • Letter from Customer authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
    • Guarantee Letter from Customer’s employer stating they will pay duties if Customer sells the imported items or does not export these items
    • Letter from client’s employer in Hungary or client’s residence
    • Residence Permit (original) – To be issued in Hungary in advance
    • Copy of rental or buying contract
    • Work Permit (original) – To be issued in Hungary in advance
    • Inventory – itemized, valued, dated, signed and in Hungarian. List brand names and serial numbers of all electronic equipment
    • Photographs of any paintings or antiques
  • Returning Hungarian Citizens:
    • Inventory in Hungarian (list brand names and serial numbers of electrical appliances)
    • Photographs of any paintings or antiques


  • Weapons and explosives
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic or obscene material
  • Radio transmitters


    • Wine and spirits

Clients have possibility to import:

    • 1 litre of alcohol – like whisky, gin, vodka, etc.
    • 5 litre of beer
    • 1 litre of wine
  • Tobacco
  • Perfume
  • Tea, coffee, cocoa and all kinds of spices except for paprika powder


  • Valid Veterinary Certificate from origin country is required


  • Vehicles can be imported duty-free if equipped with a catalysator on a temporary basis as long as the Customer’s Hungarian Residence Permit is valid
  • Vehicles four (4) years old or older can not be imported unless they pass an environmental examination (cost billed to Customer)
  • U.S. made cars may need technical modification
  • After vehicle clears Customs the owner is issued a Hungarian Registration number and the car can be driven in all the states in Europe
  • Documents required:
    • Invoice or value-declaration signed by customer
    • Copy of Passport, Work Permit and Residence Permit
    • Original Registration Papers
    • Liability Insurance (not offered by insurance companies for U.S. made cars)
    • Hungarian Power of Attorney (original with two witnesses signatures)
    • Bank Guarantee
    • Copy of Drivers License

NOTE: Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.
Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, we cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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