Importation formalities into France (removal)

The information provided below shall not give rise to any responsibility on the part of the Organization. The provisions of the national legislation in force and the associated texts shall take precedence.

 

1. Factsheet (Customs)

  • You are moving your permanent residence from a foreign country to France: Factsheet (French version only);
  • You are importing your vehicle (registration with French plates not green plates): Factsheet (French version only).

 

2. Holders of a French AT or FI card or Carte diplomatique CD (civil servants who are not of French nationality and are not permanent residents in France)

 

2.1. Furniture and personal belongings (non-applicable for removal within the EU)

The above-mentioned members of the personnel residing abroad are entitled to import their furniture and personnel effects tax- and duty-free when moving to France for the first time.

The member of the personnel concerned must apply for a French card as soon as he/she has a permanent address in France.  This card, known as a "carte spéciale", has the same status of a residence permit in France.

The customs formalities cannot be completed until the card has been applied for. The member of the personnel concerned should fill in the following forms:

Click here to see an example

Click here to see an example

and bring the original accompanied by 4 copies of a detailed list (in French or English) of all his personal belongings to the Installation Service.

The member of the personnel concerned must present the documents, stamped by the Installation Service, to the Ferney-Voltaire customs post on the day of moving.

 

3. Holders of a French AR, FR card or carte diplomatique CR and French nationals

 

3.1. Furniture and personal belongings (non-applicable for removal within the EU)

The importation formalities will be carried out under ordinary national law. For details on the procedure and paperwork please contact the French customs directly.