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Baggage Certificate

I have been living in the US for a few years and I am planning to legally reside in Portugal. Can I take my personal belongings?

If you have been living in the US for more than one year and own your personal belongings for at least six months, you may import, tax free, all your personal belongings to Portugal, based on the obligation of establishing legal residence in Portugal.

Required documents:

  • Signed (original, handwritten), in triplicate (three originals) and dated Statement (click here for sample - in Portuguese only);
  • Self-addressed envelope;
  • Copy of Passport;
  • Documentation proving the date when your started residing in the US or that you reside in the US for at least 12 months;
  • Documentation declaring the date that your residence in the US  will cease Change of residence statement (in Portuguese only);
  • If you do not have Portuguese citizenship, it must be provided a copy of your residency visa or residency permit for Portugal.

To import an automobile you should obtain a Certificate for Importation of an Automobile Vehicle.

Cost: Money Order on behalf of «Consulate of Portugal» on the amount of 27,81 USD (certificate + regular mail). If you require priority mail, the Money Order should be on the amount of 35,21 dólares (certificate + priority mail).

Address of the Consulate: 626 Pleasant St, room 204, New Bedford, MA 02740