Arranging an International Move to/from Finland
- International Moving Companies
- Sales Tax on International Moves
- International Moving Checklist PDF
- Related Links
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International Moving Companies & Agents:
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. Some also offer domestic moving 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.
Websites are in English+ with online quotation requests, moving apps, moving tips and other handy information.
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 in 1885, with a strong reputation for service and safety. International moves, vehicle imports and exports, domestic moves, corporate / office moves, warehousing services, freight and transport services.
Victor Ek is a full-service provider, with additional services such as insurance, storage, recycling, cleaning, and furniture rental in Finland.
Victor Ek's long-term cooperation with various shipping companies and membership in the most important international organisations guarantee flexible, professional and reliable services around the world. Quality assured by FIDI, IAM, HRN and SMPY memberships.
Offices in Helsinki, Tampere and Hanko.
Tampere Office: Jokipohjantie 28, 33800 Tampere Map
Niemi: Global & Domestic
Finnish moving company established 1981, providing flexible moves of any size.
International moving services, including customs clearance, for both private consumers and businesses, including vehicle shipping.
Niemi also provides household moving services and a range of office relocation and corporate services. Additional offerings include insurance, packing, storage, recycling and cleaning.
Tips for Moving: Niemi's Knowledgebase includes handy tips and advice for making your move easier.
Offices in Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Kuopio, Vaasa and Pasila.
"...to just wherever, from wherever, whatever, whenever, let Niemi make your move!"
As part of the FIDI global alliance, Niemi complies with rigorous quality standards.
Alfa Mobility: Global
The largest mover in the Nordics, Alfa Mobility provides international moves to and from 150+ countries.
From packing for your move, Alfa offers services such as secure storage, insurance, unpacking, and full pre-arrival and post-arrival relocation services.
Founded in Sweden in 1995, Alfa has become an industry leader in Scandinavia. 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.
Among Alfa's memberships and certifications are FIDI, Intertek, and IAM
Travelcargo International Removals is a Finnish moving company, established 2005, providing international removals of any size to 180+ countries around the world, including shipping of vehicles.
Travelcargo offers a full array of services, such as customs clearance and advice, insurance, packing, recycling and cleaning, and short- and long-term storage.
Special services include IPATA certified pet transportation and excess baggage - often cheaper than airline charges for overweight baggage.
Travelcargo is a FAIM quality-certified moving company, and member of FIDI and the International Association of Movers, IAM.
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
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
Sales Tax on International Moves:
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)
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