Moving to Austria

Peace of Mind Comes from Knowing What to Expect

Moving from China to Austria? Shipping Furniture & Personal Effects to Austria?
RapidWorld Relocations is a leading international moving company in China with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. 

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RapidWorld Relocations is the go-to international company for international moves from and to any location worldwide. For all those relocating to Austria, we have extensive experience as a moving company to Austria. We have an international moving network, experience and know-how to help you every step of the way; planning, coordinating and tracking your overseas move to perfection! As a highly regarded overseas moving company, RapidWorld Relocations understands that moving to Austria may seem a bit daunting, however, we will ensure that your experience is as smooth, stress-free and successful as possible. If you’re looking for an overseas moving company worthy of your trust, contact RapidWorld Relocations today and receive a FREE quote!

If you’re considering or planning on moving to Austria, it’s probably a good idea to learn a bit more about the country, their culture and what the country of Austria has to offer. Austria is centrally located in Europe, surrounded by many wonderful countries – Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Italy. The capital, Vienna, is a highly visited area by tourists from all over due to its rich culture and beauty. As you may or may not know, the majority of the country (roughly 2/3) is covered by the Alps. German is the primary language spoken in Austria, so if you don’t currently speak German or your German is a bit rusty you may want to begin brushing up so that your transition after moving to Austria is a bit easier on you and your family. Austria’s currency, like much of Europe, is currently the Euro. RapidWorld Relocations suggests speaking with your international relocation specialist about how and when you should exchange your currency for Euros. Prior to moving to Austria you should also research the types of visas available in Austria, which best suits you and your family and the procedures for obtaining them. Make sure that you give yourself plenty of time prior to moving to Austria to obtain your visa as it can take a substantial amount of time in some cases.

When it comes to moving from China to Austria, there is a process that is long established and RapidWorld is able to help you resolve any issues. From arranging visas, finding properties and school places, to helping you decide what to take, packing it and shipping it to your new home, you won’t be alone. Our services cover whole China span including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Xiamen, Jinan, Nanchang, Changchun, Harbin, etc. We can move you to everywhere in Austria including Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Innsbruck, etc. Here below are some important information regarding moving personal used household goods and effects to Austria. Please feel free to contact us should you have any question.

If you have any questions regarding moving overseas or you wish to begin scheduling moving to Austria, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

The following is not permitted into Austria and if included in shipments will result in seizure of all prohibited items and possible legal penalties against the shipper:
 -Fresh fruit and vegetables
-Soil and sand
-Drugs of any kind including DHEA’s, narcotics, hallucinogens, amphetamines, barbiturates, tranquillizers and steroids.
-Weapons including firearms or parts, ammunition, replica firearms, spring bladed knives, daggers, knuckle dusters, swords and martial arts equipment.
-Exposed cinematographic (movie) film or videotape depicting death or pornographic material involving children or animals.
-Medicines (whether prescribed by a medical practitioner or not) including herbal.

-Alcohol, tobacco products, perfume
-Foodstuffs, beverages and other consumables
-New items, appliances and gifts are subject to duties
-Weapons and ammunition require a special license
-Plants and certain plant products require a plant protection certificate
-Objects of art, antiques, invoice for goods in duplicate (if applicable, expert appraisal)

-Original Residence Permit (Meldezette)
-Certificate of Residence Change
-Entry Certificate from the Police Station of municipal office concerned
-Proper Work Permit/Visa if you are not from a EU country

-Original Residence Permit (Meldezette)
-Certificate of Residence Change
-Entry Certificate from the Police Station of municipal office concerned
-Proof of residence abroad

-Austrian Customs Form – original, completed and signed by the Embassy/Organization and attested by the Ministry of European and International Affairs
-Comprehensive inventory in triplicate, in English or German

Austria is a land-locked country. Therefore, sea shipments come to Austria usually travel through German ports, sometimes through Rotterdam depends on the final location of the shipment. The shipment travels under customs bond to Austrian borders and get cleared through customs.

-Customs clearance times

Air ShipmentsSurface Shipment (FCL)Surface Shipment (LCL)
5-7 working days5-7 working days10-14 working days

Above times are estimates only and on the basis that all required documents are available and in order. Actual time for customs clearance may be subject to change. For more information please contact destination office.

Customs and quarantine procedures 
There is no quarantine required for used household goods and personal effects. Used household goods (owned and used for at least six months) and personal effects are generally duty-free provided that the customer has been abroad for at least twelve months, and the goods will not be sold for at least twelve months after import. Goods must be imported within two years from the change of residence of the customer.

Above times are estimates only and on the basis that all required documents are available and in order. Actual time for customs clearance may be subject to change.  For more information please contact RapidWorld.

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