Arranging an International Move to/from Finland
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- International Moving Companies
- Sales Tax on International Moves
- International Moving Checklist PDF
- Storage and Warehousing
- Importing & Customs Duties, including Importation of Motor Vehicles
- Leaving Finland Notifications and things to do if you're moving away
Top Tip: Bring adapters for your electrical goods!
Electricity in Finland is 230V, 50Hz. Devices rated from 220-240V should work fine.
Plugs are European type C or F Picture
Volume calculator: Enter your consignment's measurements and weight to calculate volume and chargeable weight for air, land and sea freight.
These international moving services are well established
in Finland and have strong reputations for professionalism, reliability and quality. They can arrange door-to-door international moves
via land, sea and/or air practically anywhere in the world. Services can include packing & unpacking, insurance,
customs clearance, storage and warehousing facilities, cleaning services and disposals services.
Finnish Agents: These companies also provide agency work i.e. acting as the Finnish agent for other movers around the world booking moves to and from Finland.
Web sites are in English+, and many offer useful moving tips and information, online quotation requests and more.
These international movers provide services in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Hämeenlinna, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kotka, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Mikkeli, Oulu, Pori, Rauma, Riihimäki, Rovaniemi, Savonlinna, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa
- Victor Ek: Global & Domestic
Finnish moving, shipping and transportation company established 1885, with a strong reputation. International moves, domestic moves, corporate / office moves, warehousing services, freight and transport services, vehicle imports and exports. Victor Ek offers additional services such as insurance, cleaning, and furniture rental in Finland. Quality assured by FIDI, IAM, HRN and SMPY memberships.
Moving App: Victor Ek's free app lets you inventory your household using your device camera, and send a quote request. Available for Apple and Android. See screenshots!
Tel: local 09 125 11 international +358 9 125 11
Helsinki Office: Malmin kauppatie 8, 00700 Helsinki Map
Web: www.victorek.fi Site in English, Finnish, Swedish
- Beweship: Global & Domestic
Finnish company established 1957 offering international removals to and from Finland for expatriates, diplomats, corporate clients and private customers. Additional services include domestic removals, road, sea and air freight, customs clearance, project and event logistics, fine art logistics, and warehousing En, Est, Fi, Hu, Lit, Lat, Po, Ru, Sw
- Alfa Quality Moving & Relocation: Global
AQM provides international moving and secure storage services, as well as full pre-arrival and post-arrival relocation services. Founded 1995, AQM has offices throughout Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and quality partnerships facilitating moves worldwide by air or sea. Specialised packing available for shipments such as art and antiques. AQM are FAIM and Intertek certified. Site includes a moving timeline and guide to help you prepare for your move.
Tel: local 020 7931 100 international +358 20 7931 100
Helsinki Office: Henry Fordin Katu 5 C, 00150 Helsinki Map
Web: www.alfamoving.com Site in English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
- Travel Cargo: Global
Finnish moving company established 2005 providing international removals, including vehicles. Additional services include packing / unpacking, furniture assembly, and recycling as required. Also offering commercial cargo and Fairs & Events freight and logistics services. Special services include IPATA certified pet transportation , and excess baggage - often cheaper than airline charges for overweight baggage. Standards assured by IAM and GLN memberships. Reputation
Tel: local 020 7856 660 international+358 20 7856 660
Head Office: Koivulehdontie 2, 01510 Vantaa Map
Web: www.travelcargo.fi Site in English, Finnish
- Niemi: Global & Domestic
Finnish moving company established 1981 providing flexible moves of any size, including shipping of vehicles. International moving services including customs clearance for consumers and businesses. Niemi also provides household moving services, and a range of office relocation and corporate services. Extra services include insurance, packing, storage, recycling and cleaning. As part of the FIDI global alliance, Niemi complies with rigorous quality standards.
Tips for Moving: Niemi's Knowledgebase includes FAQs and tips for international and residential moves.
Offices in Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Lahti and Pasila. Reputation
Tel: local 020 554 554 international +358 20 554 554
Helsinki Office: Hankasuontie 11, 00390 Helsinki Map
Web: www.niemi.fi Site in English, Finnish, Swedish
- Schenker: Global & Domestic
Schenker appears more focused on global logistics and shipping than personal moves
- DHL Finland: Global
Courier services as well as land transport and air / ocean freight
Within the EU
Regulations regarding Sales Tax (VAT / ALV) on moving costs within the EU are rather complex, but in summary they are:
- Door to door moving costs from Finland are subject to VAT if invoicing is to a private individual or Finnish registered company
- Door to door moving costs to Finland are subject to VAT if invoicing is to a Finnish registered company
- Door to door moving costs to Finland from another EU country are subject to local VAT if invoicing is to a private individual
- Door to door moving costs to or from Finland are exempt from VAT if invoicing is to an EU registered company
In practice, if somebody is moving to or from Finland and can get their VAT-registered employer overseas to accept the invoice then they can 'save' the VAT.
Outside the EU
Moves to and from Finland from outside the EU are not subject to Sales Tax (VAT /ALV)