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International Moving Company to Denmark from USA

Published on Jul 15, 2021 by Kfir Cohen

International Moving to Denmark will be very exciting, but many challenges accompany the move. SDC International Shipping international moving company experience in relocating customers to Denmark and will help you get there easily.

Many Americans select Denmark as the destination of choice for their European relocation. When moving from the United States to Denmark, you will want to bring many household items and personal goods and effects.

You’ve chosen Denmark because it is the country where you want to live, but you have become accustomed to many American things not available there, and many you will want to bring with you.

What’s on this page?

01 | International Household Moving to Denmark
02 | International Car Shipping to Denmark
03 | Danish Customs and Regulations
04 | Moving to Denmark from US Checklist
05 | International Shipping Options from US

International Household Moving to Denmark

Take your furniture with you. SDC International Shipping is contracted by many Danish tourists to the USA to ship furniture, especially mattresses and bedroom sets that they bought while on vacation in the US, back to Denmark for them. Keep in mind that you need to have lived outside of the European Union for at least 12 months to import goods free of tax into Denmark.

International household moving to Denmark is one of SDC International Shipping’s specialties. Knowing how to move your household items to Denmark is essential. Your belongings need to be protected, and space and budget need to be planned. The legs and stands of most tables and beds will be carefully removed by our movers and wrapped for protection. While many trucks and a long sea journey promise at least some minor damage, SDC wraps all your furniture with quality materials to prevent as much as possible.

Taking personal effects with you to your new country is done by everyone. SDC’s professional packing service should be used rather than packing on your own. Items packed yourself can’t be insured against damage. Our moving team brings boxes specially designed for mirrors and artwork. Custom crates that will protect your special items will be built for unusually shaped items or treasured possessions.

American appliances typically are not suitable for use in Denmark. You will be better off purchasing ovens, dishwashers, etc., when you settle in Denmark. However, the majority of electronics should work in Denmark without problems. What you need to do is check if the electricity input of your device has 110/220 v capabilities. (You will be concerned with the input, not output).  Most computer monitors, TVs, and other devices will work. Ask your relocation specialist to check for you if unsure.

International Car Shipping to Denmark

Bring your car with you to Denmark or your motorcycle if that’s your ride. In most cases, you can do this without paying import duties. Motor vehicles should be at least six months old and registered to you in the US to avoid problems.

As with household goods, you will need to show that you have not lived in the EU for the past 12 months, or you will pay the VAT.  The name that appears on the vehicle’s title and registration should be the shipment assignee. These will need to be provided before your vehicle is picked up for shipment. These should be translated into Hungarian.

Sometimes your vehicle will be sent together with your goods, sometimes a different shipping method will be employed. Vehicles typically are not sent to the final destination but to a special facility where they have to undergo road safety licensing.

Danish Customs and Regulations

Denmark is a part of the EU, and most regulations and customs are governed by the official European Customs Union policy. This website provides current official policies the Danish customs authority in English. It is always recommended to contact the Hungarian consulate closest to you with specific questions.

You should check the specific import and customs regulations when relocating to Denmark. For the most part, there are few obstacles to importing used belongings to Denmark. If you ensure that what you are shipping is legal and belongs to you, importing your goods should not be difficult. You must prepare an accurate and thorough and inventory of the goods in your shipment. This list is prepared for you when you use SDC International Shipping’s professional packing services, but it will always be the ultimate responsibility of the sender to ensure that the list reflects what you are shipping. This list is also important for your shipment insurance, so it is a good idea to put the time into making an accurate list.

Do not import alcohol, tobacco, commercial vehicles, or prohibited items.

Packaging materials used by SDC International Shipping are suitable for international shipments. Never use new wood, or readily available pallets, as these often contain mold inhibiting products or humidity preventing measures, these will need to be declared and conform to Hungarian safety and health regulations.

Commercial shipments follow different rules. Obtaining an EORI number (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) before shipment is necessary. This number is valid throughout the European Union but should be requested from Denmark if this is the country to which you are shipping.

Moving to Denmark from US Checklist

Now that you have engaged SDC International Shipping to relocate you to Denmark, it’s time to prepare the necessary documents:

  • Immigration visa
  • Personal documents for the whole family (birth certificates, passport, marriage or divorce certificates, driver’s license, medical records). Medical documents should be translated into Danish)
  • Motor vehicle records if shipping a car or motorcycle
  • Official school records – include your primary school records. American citizens need these to be able to gain US citizenship for their children or grandchildren born abroad. Putting a little more time into preparing now will save you lots of headaches in a few years.
  • Diplomas, professional certificates of qualifications and degrees.

Read more: The Ultimate International Relocation Checklist

International Shipping Options from US

There are several different options for international shipping to Denmark offered by SDC International Shipping. We will decide on this base upon your particular needs and what makes the most sense for you. Some of the things that we consider are the contents of your shipment, the total size of your shipment, the timing of your move, and the exact location of your destination.

You will be able to choose a full container load (20’ and 40’ containers are available), less than full container loads, oversized freight for special items that don’t fit into containers, and air shipments.

As a large international relocation service provider, SDC International Shipping can offer its clients the ability to send almost any sized shipment. You don’t need to feel that the maximum amount you can send is the contents of a container. SDC International Shipping can send different amounts and optimize your shipment size to reduce your overall cost.

An important factor in choosing your shipping schedule and options is timing. SDC International Shipping has storage facilities both in the United States and in Europe, making it easier to time your logistics according to your plans. Please order shipping as early as possible. To get shipments delivered to your final destination quickly, prior planning is necessary, and the more time we have to work with, the easier it will be to deliver to your destination when you want. Please plan early.

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