Moving to Finland Overseas Shipping



Narcotics, explosives, fireworks and clasp knives not be imported.



Household goods may be imported duty free provided that they have been in the owner’s use and possession abroad and are for the continued use of the owner in his/her new residence. The owner of the goods must have resided abroad for at least twelve months prior to import. The quantity of goods must also respond to the actual need of importer.


  • Specified inventory (in Finnish, Swedish, or English) with exact number of packages.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Customs declaration form 45.
  • For diplomatic goods an obligation for privilege to be lodged by the Foreign Ministry, marks and number of the packages.


According to the Finnish Car Tax Act, tax is levied on taxable motor vehicles imported either from within or from outside the EU. The vehicle tax on one taxable private vehicle imported by the immigrant at transfer of the normal place of residence is reduced by a maximum of FIM 80 000 provided that :

  • The immigrant has stayed abroad continuously for at least one year immediately before moving to Finland .
  • The vehicle has been in the ownership, or in the possession leading to ownership, of the immigrant or his spouse and in the immigrant’s use abroad for at least six months immediately before his moving to Finland.
  • If the immigrant has earlier brought in a vehicle free of tax, it is required that the time limit within which that vehicle may not be transferred without payment of tax or reduced tax has expired before his moving to Finland.

The immigrant must prove with documents that the conditions for exemption from, or reduction of, tax are met. The stay abroad can normally be proved with a certificate given by the employer or the population registration authorities of the foreign country concerned or, in some cases, with entries in the passport.

The ownership and possession of a vehicle usually appear from the commercial invoice or other transfer document or from the registration documents. The use of the vehicle must be proved by presenting, inter alia, the traffic insurance certificate.

On request, the immigrant must also produce other documents to prove eligibility for exemption from tax or tax reduction.

A vehicle which has been granted exemption from, or reduction of, tax at importation may not be sold, hired out or otherwise transferred, or be used, whether for consideration or free of charge, by persons other than members of the immigrant’s family before the vehicle has been in the ownership, or in the possession leading to ownership, of the immigrant or his spouse and in the use of the immigrant for in all three years, of which time, however, for at least one year in Finland. In addition, it must be noted that the waiting period passes after the transfer of the normal place of residence only when the vehicle is used in Finland. For example, if the vehicle is removed from the register or if the immigrant stays abroad for a longer period than a normal holiday trip, this will stop the passing of the waiting period.


Duty free if part of normal household goods, or articles are more than 100 years old. Antiques and works of art imported for re-sale are subject to different regulations.


A Finnish licence is required at customs clearance. If no licence can be presented the weapon stay in custody until a Finnish licence is produced.


Dogs and cats from areas with rabies need a vaccination certificate. Otherwise free entry.


Normal houseplants are admitted duty free as part of removal. A phytosanitary certificate is required.


Alcoholic beverages are subject to duties and extra customs clearance charges (payable by customer) and may not be imported as household goods. Any new goods, presents and souvenirs are also liable to payment of customs duty and VAT. Goods imported for commercial purposes are subject to tax and duties. Articles must be separately declared on the import declaration. Invoices are also needed.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Orbit International Logistics LTD. cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Finland customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

Moving to Finland

When moving from Canada to Finland it is very important to choose the best overseas moving company. Orbit International Moving Logistics is the best international moving company in Canada. With our extensive experience with international relocations to Finland, Orbit International Moving Logistics can offer you and your family, valuable insights about you’re moving to Finland and finding the right international relocation companies and choosing the best international moving service overseas moving companies. We have listed below helpful ideas and tips that can help you plan you’re moving to Finland. Shall you prefer to talk with an International moving consultant, please call (416) 661-4228.

The Best Overseas Moving Companies:

There are many overseas moving companies who claim to be the best mover and best relocation company in the country. Of course this cannot be true because then, all the international shipping companies would be the best.

To help determine which overseas moving company is right for you, Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd has gathered some vital points for you to consider.

  1. The best tip – a recommendation from a friend.
  2. Research the overseas moving companies you are considering. Check if they are licensed to export and import.
  3. Make sure that you are performing an equal comparison between the quotes of the various companies. You compare international relocation rates from the overseas moving companies based on shipping an equal volume of goods and contracting the same exact shipping service on the same dates. Pay special attention to the “EXCLUDES” of each quote to insure that you are not overlooking any hidden fees.
  4. Check the overseas moving company’s referrals and reputation. Ask each company for testimonials from past clients. A reputable overseas moving company should have some for you to review.
  5. Visit the physical office of the overseas moving company you are considering. Never trust an international moving company without a physical address!. In this day and age anyone can have an office in their basement.
  6. Make sure that the overseas shipping company you choose has reputable overseas forwarding agents who can assist you in the same manner that you are getting from the company moving you from Canada.

Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd was established by 2 long time family friends who had experienced moves with mixes results. However, none have satisfied the quality of service needed during such an emotional and straining event. We have extensive experience relocating customers worldwide by Ocean Freight and Air Cargo as we are an international shipper. Our rates are always All-inclusive. What sets us apart is the level of service we offer our customers.  We provide free, no-obligation estimates, listen to your concerns, and find the solutions best suited to meeting your removal and relocation needs – whether you’re moving your family.(i.e. door-to-door, door to port, full containers, RO-RO, custom crates, etc.) We offer free consultations with one of our relocation specialist and assist you in planning moving to Finland and choosing the right overseas moving services.

Finland consulates

Embassy of Finland in Canada
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 850
Ontario, K1P 6L5
City: Ottawa
Phone: +1-613-288 2233
Fax: +1-613-288 2244
Web Site:
Office Hours: Customer Service: Mon – Thu 9.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00, Fri 9.00 – 11.30 Please make an apppointment beforehand.

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Toronto, Canada
1200 Bay Street
Suite 604
Ontario M5R 2A5
City: Toronto
Phone: +1-416-964-0066
Fax: +1-416-964-1524

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Vancouver, Canada

1188 West Georgia Street
Suite 1480
British Columbia V6E 4A2
City: Vancouver
Phone: + 1 604 688 4483
Fax: + 1 604 687 8237

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Calgary, Canada
2300 First Alberta Place
777 8th Avenue SW
Alberta, T2P 3R5
City: Calgary
Phone: +1-403-299 9805
Fax: +1-403-299 9850

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Edmonton, Canada
1400 Canadian Western Bank Place
10303 Jasper Avenue
Alberta, T5J 3N6
City: Edmonton
Phone: +1-780-421 1818
Fax: +1-780-429 4453

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Halifax, Canada

Benjamin Wier House
1459 Hollis Street
Nova Scotia B3J 1V1
City: Halifax
Phone: +1-902-420 1990
Fax: +1-902-429 1171

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Montreal, Canada
Place Sherbrooke, 1010
Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 602
Quebec, H3A 2R7
City: Montreal
Phone: +1-514-282 9798
Fax: +1-514-282 9899

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Quebec, Canada
500, Grande-Allée Est, no. 900
G1R 2J7
City: Quebec
Phone: +1-418-683 3000
Fax: +1-418-683 8784

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

29 Pageant Drive
Ontario P6B 5J7
City: Sault Ste. Marie
Phone: +1-705-942 6196
Fax: +1-705-254 7775

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Sudbury, Canada
176 McNaughton Street
Ontario P3E 1V3
City: Sudbury
Phone: +1-705-675 0067
Fax: +1-705-675 0067

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Thunder Bay, Canada
76 North Algoma Street
ON, P7A 4Z4
City: Thunder Bay
Phone: (807) 344 91 91
Fax: (807) 345 8391

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Timmins, Canada

128 Quartz Avenue
Ontario P4N 4L6
City: Timmins
Phone: +1-705-267 6175

Honorary Consulate of Finland in Winnipeg, Canada
101 Wordsworth Place
Manitoba, R3K 0K6
City: Winnipeg
Phone: +1-204-837 6466
Fax: +1-204-837 6575