Moving your belongings

What do I need to know about moving my belongings to Latvia, taxes and restrictions?

Moving companies can help you move your belongings safely and easily.

If you are planning to move to Latvia from a country outside the European Union and need to import personal belongings, it is important to know:


  • Personal belongings (e.g., furniture, clothing, private vehicles, bicycles) are exempt from import duties and value added tax (VAT).
  • Tax exemption does not apply to alcohol, tobacco, commercial vehicles, items intended for profit.
  • Personal belongings must have been used in your previous place of residence for at least six months.
  • You must have resided in a non-EU country for at least 12 months without interruption.
  • To import your belongings, you must undergo a customs procedure and submit an electronic customs declaration, for a list of documents to be submitted see website.
  • Personal belongings are declared under the commodity code “Personal belongings of natural persons changing their permanent residence”.
  • Provide documents proving previous residence and use of the imported goods.
  • They may not be sold, pawned or rented for 12 months after entry.


To prepare for crossing the border from the Russian Federation or the Republic of Belarus, we recommend reading this information on (in Latvian), as well as being familiar with these road maps for crossing the border (in Latvian).

State Revenue Service Customs
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State Revenue Service Customs
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