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International Movers Greece To Germany

Published on 2021-03-19

Overseas Moving Companies Greece To Germany

International movers Greece to Germany


Germany is famous for many things. From castles to cathedrals, Germany is a nation steeped in history and culture. Maybe their history isn’t as ancient as Greek history, but the history of Germany has lessons to share about tragedy and triumph, resilience and reconciliation.

Today, Germany is a modern democracy, central to the European continent and an essential member of the EU community. The standard of living is high, with world-class healthcare and educational institutions. While you may need to sacrifice your proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, you will benefit from Germany’s location convenient to many other countries in the EU.

If you are moving internationally for the first time, there is a lot to learn. The purpose of this guide is to share some of what you need to know to make an overseas relocation to Germany. Read on to learn more.

What Does international moving to Germany Cost?

When you transport your household items to Germany via overseas shipping, you can choose either a half-container or full-container. The half-container offers 20 feet of space, and the full-container gives you the whole 40 feet. While you will need to work with a shipper to get a comprehensive quote, container shipping rates are available online and serve as a helpful baseline. To move a full container from Greece to Germany, you can expect to pay under 3,000 euros. A half-container can be shipped for as little as 2,500 euros. 

Importing Household Goods to Germany

International moves can be complicated. You will have to pay fees for transport, logistics, handling, storage, and much more. When you decide what should stay and what should go, you need to consider what you are willing to pay to bring it with you. Some items will be cheaper to replace when you arrive in Germany.

Customs duty and taxes are another consideration. In fact, one of the first things people ask about is customs duty and taxes and for good reason. Unwelcome surprises at the border can cost you thousands of dollars, and nobody wants to see items that should have been left behind destroyed or confiscated. That’s why it’s advisable to work with international moving companies and relocation services who understand the terrain quite well and can advise you in advance on what to take or drop. 

If you are moving to Germany permanently, you can import your household goods free of custom and border taxes.

To qualify for tax and duty-free imports, you must provide documentation to demonstrate:

  • Official termination for your residence in Greece (such as a lease termination or sale agreements for your previous home in Greece)
  • Proof of new residence in Germany (a lease agreement, Einwohnermeldeamt [German police registration], or a letter from your German employer.)
  • Proof of residency outside Germany for at least 12 months

As always, you should reach out to your local German embassy for current guidance. There are some exceptions to the tax-free rules, as well as items that are strictly prohibited from import altogether.

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Importing a Vehicle to Germany

As with household goods, your vehicle can be imported tax and duty-free when you move to Germany permanently. (Note: Your vehicle will be tax and duty-free as it pertains to customs only. Germany has other taxes associated with vehicle ownership that you will be required to pay.)

Even though Greece isn’t that far from Germany, modifications to your vehicle may still be required, particularly to your headlights, emissions, brakes, or even tires. Even if your vehicle meets all the technical and mechanical requirements, your vehicle will be inspected for roadworthiness and adherence to German safety standards. Basically, they aren’t going to let you on the Autobahn until they know your vehicle can be safely driven. Contact your local Kfz-Zulassungsstelle (German motor vehicle registration office) to learn more.

Once you have processed your vehicle through customs, you must register your vehicle in Germany. Vehicle registration in Germany requires:

  • Valid Passport or Other ID
  • Proof of Vehicle Ownership (free of liens or encumbrances)
  • Proof of Address in Germany
  • Customs Clearance
  • Export Permit
  • Vehicle Registration from your country of origin
  • Insurance Card
  • Proof of Roadworthiness and Emissions Testing
  • Certification from the German Federal Motor Vehicle Registry attesting that the vehicle has never been registered in Germany

Three Movers

An international move takes expertise that most of us just don’t have. From international shipping regulations to customs declarations, the process of moving overseas can be daunting for most people. Not to worry. Three Movers have the international moving services expertise needed to arrange for a seamless transfer. Contact us toll free today on (888) 908-6496 to learn more about our quality service, and to receive your free, no-obligation shipping quote. 

Moves From Greece to Germany: Our Top Routes

Three Movers can help you relocate from many different cities in Greece to numerous cities in Germany. These are the popular routes connecting Greece and Germany for moving. 

Athens to Germany

Athens to Berlin
Athens to Hamburg
Athens to Munich
Athens to Cologne
Athens to Frankfurt
Athens to Stuttgart
Athens to Leipzig
Athens to Dusseldorf
Athens to Dortmund
Athens to Essen
Athens to Dresden
Athens to Bremen
Athens to Hanover
Athens to Nuremberg
Athens to Duisburg
Athens to Bochum
Athens to Wuppertal
Athens to Munster
Athens to Bielefeld
Athens to Bonn
Athens to Karlsruhe
Athens to Mannheim
Athens to Augsburg
Athens to Wiesbaden
Athens to Mönchengladbach
Athens to Braunschweig
Athens to Kiel
Athens to Gelsenkirchen
Athens to Chemnitz

Thessaloniki to Germany

Thessaloniki to Berlin
Thessaloniki to Hamburg
Thessaloniki to Munich
Thessaloniki to Cologne
Thessaloniki to Frankfurt
Thessaloniki to Stuttgart
Thessaloniki to Leipzig
Thessaloniki to Dusseldorf
Thessaloniki to Dortmund
Thessaloniki to Essen
Thessaloniki to Dresden
Thessaloniki to Bremen
Thessaloniki to Hanover
Thessaloniki to Nuremberg
Thessaloniki to Duisburg
Thessaloniki to Bochum
Thessaloniki to Wuppertal
Thessaloniki to Munster
Thessaloniki to Bielefeld
Thessaloniki to Bonn
Thessaloniki to Karlsruhe
Thessaloniki to Mannheim
Thessaloniki to Augsburg
Thessaloniki to Wiesbaden
Thessaloniki to Mönchengladbach
Thessaloniki to Braunschweig
Thessaloniki to Kiel
Thessaloniki to Gelsenkirchen
Thessaloniki to Chemnitz

Patras to Germany

Patras to Berlin
Patras to Hamburg
Patras to Munich
Patras to Cologne
Patras to Frankfurt
Patras to Stuttgart
Patras to Leipzig
Patras to Dusseldorf
Patras to Dortmund
Patras to Essen
Patras to Dresden
Patras to Bremen
Patras to Hanover
Patras to Nuremberg
Patras to Duisburg
Patras to Bochum
Patras to Wuppertal
Patras to Munster
Patras to Bielefeld
Patras to Bonn
Patras to Karlsruhe
Patras to Mannheim
Patras to Augsburg
Patras to Wiesbaden
Patras to Mönchengladbach
Patras to Braunschweig
Patras to Kiel
Patras to Gelsenkirchen
Patras to Chemnitz

Piraeus to Germany

Piraeus to Berlin
Piraeus to Hamburg
Piraeus to Munich
Piraeus to Cologne
Piraeus to Frankfurt
Piraeus to Stuttgart
Piraeus to Leipzig
Piraeus to Dusseldorf
Piraeus to Dortmund
Piraeus to Essen
Piraeus to Dresden
Piraeus to Bremen
Piraeus to Hanover
Piraeus to Nuremberg
Piraeus to Duisburg
Piraeus to Bochum
Piraeus to Wuppertal
Piraeus to Munster
Piraeus to Bielefeld
Piraeus to Bonn
Piraeus to Karlsruhe
Piraeus to Mannheim
Piraeus to Augsburg
Piraeus to Wiesbaden
Piraeus to Mönchengladbach
Piraeus to Braunschweig
Piraeus to Kiel
Piraeus to Gelsenkirchen
Piraeus to Chemnitz

Larissa to Germany

Larissa to Berlin
Larissa to Hamburg
Larissa to Munich
Larissa to Cologne
Larissa to Frankfurt
Larissa to Stuttgart
Larissa to Leipzig
Larissa to Dusseldorf
Larissa to Dortmund
Larissa to Essen
Larissa to Dresden
Larissa to Bremen
Larissa to Hanover
Larissa to Nuremberg
Larissa to Duisburg
Larissa to Bochum
Larissa to Wuppertal
Larissa to Munster
Larissa to Bielefeld
Larissa to Bonn
Larissa to Karlsruhe
Larissa to Mannheim
Larissa to Augsburg
Larissa to Wiesbaden
Larissa to Mönchengladbach
Larissa to Braunschweig
Larissa to Kiel
Larissa to Gelsenkirchen
Larissa to Chemnitz

Heraklion to Germany

Heraklion to Berlin
Heraklion to Hamburg
Heraklion to Munich
Heraklion to Cologne
Heraklion to Frankfurt
Heraklion to Stuttgart
Heraklion to Leipzig
Heraklion to Dusseldorf
Heraklion to Dortmund
Heraklion to Essen
Heraklion to Dresden
Heraklion to Bremen
Heraklion to Hanover
Heraklion to Nuremberg
Heraklion to Duisburg
Heraklion to Bochum
Heraklion to Wuppertal
Heraklion to Munster
Heraklion to Bielefeld
Heraklion to Bonn
Heraklion to Karlsruhe
Heraklion to Mannheim
Heraklion to Augsburg
Heraklion to Wiesbaden
Heraklion to Mönchengladbach
Heraklion to Braunschweig
Heraklion to Kiel
Heraklion to Gelsenkirchen
Heraklion to Chemnitz

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

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