Coronavirus in Finland: Status and FAQs
COVID-19 is escalating in Finland. Please see the following for current information:
Status & Restrictions: National Regional
FAQs: Finnish Govt info on all aspects of Corona - events, meetings, business +
Education: Schools and early childhood education
Travel: See the Travel section
Arranging an International Move to/from Finland
- International Moving Companies
- Sales Tax on International Moves
- International Moving Checklist PDF
- Related Links
Tip: Remember adapters and transformers!
Electricity in Finland is 230V, 50Hz. Devices for 220-240V work fine.
Plugs are European type F or C Picture
Volume calculator: Measure volume and chargeable weight for air, land and sea freight.
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 1885, with a strong reputation. International moves, vehicle imports and exports, domestic moves, corporate / office moves, warehousing services, freight and transport services.
Victor Ek offers additional services such as insurance, storage, recycling, cleaning, and furniture rental in Finland. Quality assured by FIDI, IAM, HRN and SMPY memberships.
Alfa Moving: Global
Alfa Moving & Relocation provides international moving and secure storage services, as well as full pre-arrival and post-arrival relocation services. Founded 1995, Alfa 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. Alfa are FAIM and Intertek certified.
Finnish moving company established 2005 providing international removals of any size, including shipping of vehicles.
Travelcargo International Removals offers additional services such as transport insurance and both short and long-term storage.
Special services include IPATA certified pet transportation and excess baggage - often cheaper than airline charges for overweight baggage.
Travelcargo International Removals is an ISO 9001 quality certified moving company and member of IAM (International Association of Movers).
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.
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
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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