Moving to Italy

    Moving to Italy





    Cigarettes, Cigars, Tobacco, Firearms, Audiovisual appliances no marked CE, Animal skins, Live plants without a phytosanitary certificate, medicines unless with specific doctor’s receipt, Drugs, Cordless electronics, Walkie-talkies, ammunition and naked steels (combat knives, etc.) are subject to a special license to be obtained before shipping.


    Clothing, shoes, cosmetics and other goods necessary for a temporary stay will be admitted free of duty. The passport and photocopy of airline ticket of the owner is generally enough to clear air shipment below 220 kgs. Used household goods are admitted free of duty and taxes only in the following cases:

    Foreign Citizens Taking Residence in Italy must provide:

    1. Visa on passport.
    2. “Permit to stay” (permesso a soggiorno) issued by police (foreign dept).
    3. Certificate of Taken Residence released by the municipality which must specify the number of members of the family, the nationality, the city and Country from which he is transferring his residence, date of residence in Italy. The member has one year from the day of taken residence to import the household goods duty free.
    4. Copy of passport.
    5. Italian fiscal registration number called “Codice Fiscale”.
    6. Customs form to be completed and signed by the shipper (dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione)

    Italian returning from abroad and Italian Diplomats can obtain free importation providing:

    1. Consular declaration released by the nearest Italian Consulate from where the Italian Citizen was living called “Dichiarazione consolare di residenza e di rimpatrio definitivo”. This certificate must specify the period of time resided abroad (minimum 12 months), names of the members of the family and that it is a definitive return to Italy. The member has one year from the date he leaves the Foreign Country to import the household goods duty free.
    2. Inventory of the goods in Italian language signed by the customer and visaed by Consulate.
    3. Italian fiscal registration number called “Codice Fiscale”.
    4. Copy of passport .
    5. Customs form to be completed and signed by the shipper (dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione)

    Foreign Diplomats can obtain duty free importation providing:

    1. Application to their Embassy in Italy addressed to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (application to be requested 30/45 days before the arrival of the goods).
    2. Inventory in Italian language signed by the customer.
    3. Copy of passport.
    4. Customs form to be completed and signed by the shipper (dichiarazione sostitutiva di certificazione)


    Are admitted free of duty in the following cases:

    Foreigner taking residence in
    have to supply us with the same Certificate needed for the household goods plus the original title, registration and manufacturer’s data and copy of insurance valid onto National Territory. He must prove that the car was used abroad for at least one year before the date of taken residence in Italy.

    Italian returning from abroad and
    Italian Diplomats
    have to prove that the car was continuously used and owned abroad for more than one year and that the member had a permanence abroad longer than twelve months. The car has to be mentioned with all its specifications on the Italian inventory with all details, visaed and attached to the Consular Declaration.


    TV require payment of government tax (abbonamento canone TV). All the above items require a special license released by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications called “Nulla-osta”.


    Items of artistic and antiquarian interest must be cleared and inspected by “Italian Arts Commission”.


    Pets can be brought into Italy although dogs, cats and birds require a certificate of origin and a health certificate issued by a veterinary surgeon. The certificate must be in Italian as well as in the official language of the country of origin. It must state that your pet has been examined the day the certificate was issued and that it is in good health. It must also state that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies at least 20 days before the certificate was issued. The certificate is valid for 30 days.

    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 Italy customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

    Moving to Italy

    When moving from Canada to Italy 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 Italy , Orbit International Moving Logistics can offer you and your family, valuable insights about you’re moving to Italy 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 Italy . Shall you prefer to talk with an International moving consultant, please call (416) 661-4228.

    The Best Overseas Moving

    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. Research the overseas moving companies you are considering. Check if they are licensed to export and import.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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 Italy and choosing the right overseas moving services.

    International Moving Companies Toronto

    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 best solutions suited to meeting your international relocation needs. Whether you’re international shipping from Canada your family, your business or just need ocean or air freight, Orbit is a shipper which can arrange worldwide
    shipping for you to anywhere in the world as we are the best International Moving Companies Toronto in Canada. Orbit International Moving Logistics is a proud member of the International Association of Movers (IAM) and The International Movers Network (TIMN). Thanks to our solid reputation for providing outstanding service to our customers, we’ve built our business on steady
    referrals and repeat customers. Try Orbit once and we’re confident that you’ll use us or refer us again!

    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 Italian customs office for full and current information prior to importation. 


     Helpful Website(s):


    List of
    Italian Consulates in Canada:

    Embassy of Italy in Ottawa,

    275, Slater Street

    21st floor

    City: Ottawa

    Phone: 16 13 232 2401

    Fax: 16 13 233 1484

    Web Site:


    General Consulate of Italy in
    Toronto, Canada

    136 Beverley Street – Toronto (Ontario) M5T 1Y5

    City: Toronto

    Phone: 0014169771566

    Fax: 001416977119

    Web Site:


    General Consulate of Italy in
    Montreal, Canada

    3489, rue Drummond – Montreal (Quebec) H3G 1X6
    Phone: 0015148498351
    Fax: 001 514 4999471
    Web Site:

    General Consulate of Italy in Vancouver, Canada
    1100-510 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8
    Phone: 0016046847288
    Fax: 0016046854263
    Web Site:

    Italian Consulate in Edmonton, Canada
    1970, Commerce Place, 10155-102 street, Edmonton, AB T5J 4G8
    Phone: 001780 4235176
    Fax: 4235214
    Web Site:

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