Luggage Certificate…
 
Share:
Notifications
Clear all

Luggage Certificates from the USA

5 Posts
3 Users
3 Reactions
141 Views
Posts: 15
Community Member
Topic starter
Joined: 7 months ago

I am in the process of preparing for my permanent move to Portugal now that I have my D7 Visa. I will be taking two suitcases with me on board my flight and shipping one box. Do I need separate Luggage Certificates for the box and luggage or can I combine them into one request. The Consulate has not responded to my requests for clarification

Reply
4 Replies
1 Reply
Hon Member
Joined: 3 years ago

Posts: 2968

@peterpan Your mileage may vary but I don’t believe you can ship items duty free until you obtain a residence permit. When we came over as tourists and then with our D7 we loaded up all the luggage on the flights.

Reply
Posts: 57
Community Member
Joined: 2 years ago

Hi there,  I have been intending to reply to your post and it got away from me.  I arrived on April 25th, 2024 with 14 bags/boxes.  I did request baggage certificates way before I packed – I requested four.  I received them within about 10 days from my request.  When I was going through customs I was immediately pulled aside because I’m sure I looked like a crazy person.  I was alone with 14 bags.  They asked me what was in my bags and if I had purchased anything.  I explained that it was all my personal belongings and that I was moving to PT.  They talked amongst themselves for a bit then I pulled out the baggage certificates.   Clearly I had way more bags than certificates but when they saw them, they allowed me to go without searching anything.  So, I think it depends on how many bags you have and who’s watching you go through.  

Reply
2 Replies
Community Member
Joined: 7 months ago

Posts: 15

@suzired22 Thank you, I don’t have enough stuff to fill 14 of anything

Reply
Community Member
Joined: 2 years ago

Posts: 57

@peterpan LOL!!  I don’t know how I did, but I did…

Reply




Upcoming Events

Share:
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