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Imports and Customs


EU Citizens

If you want to import personal belongings in Italy, there are no particular procedures or formalities to follow.

There are no restrictions on the importation of personal belongings, electrical goods, computers etc. into Italy, provided the articles were purchased in the EU.

If you bring articles purchased duty-free outside the EU, and for which duty and/or value-added-tax has not been paid in one of the EU states, they will be subject to Italian import duty.

Non-EU Citizens

Non EU nationals wishing to import a small quantity of their personal belongings, including books, are recommended to bring them as “accompanied luggage”.

There are no particular procedures to follow if you want to bring a small quantity of personal effects. You will need your passport (and visa, if required) and a list of the items you are bringing with you.

We strongly advise against shipping your belongings separately. Whatever the quantity, we urge you to bring them with you as accompanied luggage so that you can settle matters personally and directly with customs on arrival in Italy.  As a member of the Institute, you are entitled to import your belongings duty-free.

If you wish to import larger amounts of goods, you need to formulate a request for duty-free importation:

In order to complete all the formalities, please contact the EUI Welcome Unit well in advance (at least three months):

Importing a new or used vehicle in Italy


EU citizens may import a vehicle without paying duty, provided that it is over six months old and has mileage of over 6,000 km.

Non-EU citizens can import a vehicle duty-free on providing proof of ownership of over 1 year.

If you register your residence in Italy, you must have your vehicle registered and issued with Italian license plates within 60 days of taking up residence. Failing to do so will result in a fine and possible confiscation of the vehicle. (Please note that this information may be subject to change).

For more information on residence registration, please go here

For more information on vehicle imports, please contact the Welcome Unit:

Please note that these procedures and formalities can be very long, complex and costly, in particular for Non-EU citizens.
 

 

For registration procedure, please contact:

ACI Automobile Club di Firenze (central office)

Viale Amendola, 36

50121 Firenze

 

◆   Ms. Roberta Mugnai

e-mail: [email protected]

tel.: [+39] 055 2486207

 

◆   David Mechi

e-mail: [email protected]

tel.: [+39] 055 2486230

Buying a new or used vehicle in Italy


If you want to buy a new or a second-hand vehicle, you need:

New and used vehicles must be registered. Registration  is not free of charge and may be quite expensive.

If you buy a vehicle from a car dealership, they will take care of the registration procedure. All expenses related to the registration of the vehicle must be paid directly to the car dealership.

If you buy a used vehicle from a private citizen, you must contact the ACI (see above) in order to complete the procedures for registration and transfer of ownership.

Motorini


Any small motorcycle, moped, or scooter under 50cc is called a motorino.

The new owner of a motorino (new or used) must acquire personal number plates. Number plates must be registered with the Florence Ministry of Transport office (Ufficio della Motorizzazione) in Via S. Croce dell'Osmannoro, n.8/10 50019 - Sesto Fiorentino (FI) – località Osmannoro.

Note that when buying a second-hand car or motorcycle, you should take into account that older vehicles without a catalytic converter cannot circulate in the city centre

For registration procedure, please contact:

ACI Automobile Club di Firenze (central office)

Viale Amendola, 36

50121 Firenze

 

◆   Ms. Roberta Mugnai

e-mail: [email protected]

tel.: [+39] 055 2486207

 

◆   David Mechi

e-mail: [email protected]

tel.: [+39] 055 2486230

Page last updated on 07 March 2019