Tips for Diplomatic Moves

The Ultimate Moving Info for Diplomats

  • Make sure to mention your diplomatic status on transport documents
  • Put a diplomatic sealing on all cargo
  • Duty free import is possible for vehicles, new bought items and wine
  • Customs procedure is different compared to other foreigners or returning citizens
  • Diplomatic shipments are entitled to diplomatic exonerations
  • Buying a new car (duty free import) can be included in the move to the new posting
  • Diplomatic destinations/postings can be different compared to the tradition expat locations – this requires a diplomatic agent network.
  • Diplomats have particular allowances and procedures to follow
  • Request assistance in VAT refund
  • Ask for diplomatic customs clearance
  • Ask for pickup of new bought furniture at the store