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Customs Regulations in Hungary


  • Foreign Citizens working in Hungary, employed by a Hungarian company:
    • All documents must be in Hungarian
    • Original Bank Guarantee (special document from the employing firms bank)
    • Visa for long period of stay in Hungary (from Hungarian Embassy)
    • Passport (copy)
    • Residence Permit (original) � To be issued in Hungary in advance
    • Copy of rental or buying contract
    • Work Permit (original) � To be issued in Hungary in advance
    • Inventory - itemized, valued, dated, signed and in Hungarian. List brand names and serial numbers of all electronic equipment
      • Photographs of any paintings or antiques
    • Power of Attorney (original with two witnesses signatures and in Hungarian)
    • Letter from Customer authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
    • Guarantee Letter from Customer's employer stating they will pay duties if Customer sells the imported items or does not export these items
    • Letter from client�s employer in Hungary or client�s residence
  • Returning Hungarian Citizens:
    • Inventory in Hungarian (list brand names and serial numbers of electrical appliances)
      • Photographs of any paintings or antiques


  • Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free for:
    • Foreign citizens employed by Hungarian company, provided their Hungarian Residence Permit is valid
    • Diplomats, provided a Certificate is acquired by the related Embassy
    • Returning Hungarian citizens may import household goods and personal items duty-free depending on how long they have lived out of Hungary
  • Plants may be imported if accompanied with a health certificate
  • Goods imported into the country must be exported on departure; they may not be sold or given away
  • Customs clearance is a lengthy process and may take several days. Only temporary clearance is performed at time of arrival and final clearance can be done at residence a few months later. This will result in additional charges.
  • Medicines need a doctor's written confirmation that it is necessary to the treatment of the customer


  • Wine and spirits
      Clients have possibility to import:
    • 1 litre of alcohol - like whisky, gin, vodka, etc.
    • 1 litre of wine
    • 5 litre of beer
  • Tobacco
  • Tea, coffee, cocoa and all kinds of spices except for paprika powder
  • Perfume


  • Weapons and explosives
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic or obscene material
  • Radio transmitters


  • Vehicles can be imported duty-free if equipped with a catalysator on a temporary basis as long as the Customer's Hungarian Residence Permit is valid
  • Vehicles four (4) years old or older can not be imported unless they pass an environmental examination (cost billed to Customer)
  • U.S. made cars may need technical modification
  • After vehicle clears Customs the owner is issued a Hungarian Registration number and the car can be driven in all the states in Europe
  • Documents required:
    • Invoice or value-declaration signed by customer
    • Copy of Passport, Work Permit and Residence Permit
    • Original Registration Papers
    • Liability Insurance (not offered by insurance companies for U.S. made cars)
    • Hungarian Power of Attorney (original with two witnesses signatures)
    • Bank Guarantee
    • Copy of Drivers License


  • Valid Veterinary Certificate from origin country is required


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