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The following list of documentation is required for duty free importation:

  • Passport
  • Ocean Bill of Lading or Airway Bill
  • Completed and signed Spanish customs form
  • Detailed and valued inventory in Spanish language
  • Residence and/or work permit (Residencia)
  • Certificate of Domicillo
  • NIE Certificate

If the shipper does not have the residence permit card at the time of importation, the shipment can be cleared with customs on a temporary basis. The shipper or his employer will need to secure a bank guarantee of approximately 30-40% of the declared value of the shipment. Once the shipper has obtained the residence permit card, the bank guarantee will be canceled.


Some prohibited goods include, but are not limited to:

  • Narcotics
  • Weapons
  • Plants


Personal vehicles can be imported duty free provided the shipper has owned and used the vehicles for at least six months prior to importation, and have his residence permit card. Required documentation:

  • Original title
  • Past registration
  • Sales invoice
  • Three rubbings of the chassis number
Currently there is a 13% registration tax on all vehicles imported. This is subject to change, and it is suggested to confirm tax rates with the nearest Spanish Consulate.


All liquor inside a shipment will be subject to duty and tax.

Most pets can be imported provided the shipper has an original and signed veterinary health certificate that can be presented. The certificate must prove the pet was vaccinated for rabies.


Shipments of household goods and personal effects can be imported duty and tax free provided the shipper has owned and used the goods for at least six months and has lived outside of Spain for at least 12 months. Duty is approximately 9% of the value of the household goods if importer is non-resident of the Canary Islands.

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, Rinkens Moving International 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.