Polonez offers help with resettlement process. Below, you will find requirements and necessary documentation to begin a process of resettlement.
To become eligible for a resettlement, the following requirements need to be met: 1. Documents confirming 12 (twelve) consecutive months of a stay in the USA (e.g.: tax statements, electricity bills, phone bills, rent receipts, insurance receipts, statement from the employer, etc.) need to be submitted to Customs. All of the documents need to be issued on the person who is resettling; 2. Resettler’s original ID confirming the stay in the USA (passport, visa, US driver’s license, etc.); 3. Original return plane ticket or boarding card; 4. Filled Customs declaration form; 5. Invoice with costs of resettling; 6. Document(s) proving permanent address in Poland ( registration receipt issued by Town/City Hall including PESEL number, notarized rental agreement, notarized house/ apartment title, etc.); 7. Polish Identity Card ( dowód osobisty) or a document proving that an application and issuing process of Polish Identity Card has been started; 8. A detailed list of possessions taken as a part of resettlement process. The list needs to include the categories of possessions: clothes, furniture, etc., number of possessions and approximate value in US dollars. If a vehicle is being shipped as a possession, year, make and VIN should be specified on the list. Even if you plan to ship your possessions at few different times, a completed list needs to be submitted with the first part of the shipment. Once you submit the completed list, it cannot be changed at any time. Please, use resettlement form found HERE; 9. Additional documentation is required if a car is being shipped as a part of resettlement: - The original Certificate of Title, - The original invoice or Bill of Sale specifying name of the owner, his address or certificate proving the value of the car; - Car registration documentation in the USA, specifying the name of a person who is resettling. The car needs to be registered in the USA on the person who is resettling, for at least 6 (six) consecutive months before it can be shipped abroad. The six month period needs to be completed prior the date on the stamp specified on the Customs forms, - Documents proving that the car was insured for at least 6 months prior the date of shipment, - jIf the registration plates were submitted to DMV, an original document proving its registration needs to be submitted;
ALL OF THE POSSESSIONS BEING SENT AS A PART OF RESETTLEMENT NEED TO BELONG TO A RESSETLER AND NEED TO BE IN HIS POSSESION FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS PRIOR RELOCATING. THE POSSESSIONS CAN BE SENT ALL AT ONE TIME OR IN SEPARATE SHIPMENTS.THE POSSESIONS NEED TO BE SENT WITHIN 12 (TWELVE MONTHS) PERIOD FROM THE DATE WHEN THE FIRST SHIPMNET WAS RECEIVED BY POLISH CUSTOMS.
The following items are subject to Customs, even if they are part of resettlement process: - Alcohol, - Tobacco and products containing tobacco, - Commercial transportation vehicles, - Professional craft tools, and other portable equipment related to it enabling continuing the profession.
Exemptions from custom duty are only granted for the possessions listed as a part of the resettlement process. The possessions can not be sold by the resettler for the next 12 (twelve) months from the resettlement date specified in Customs. If one of the above is violated by the resettler, custom duties will be immediately applied on the possessions according to the rates at the given time.
Information regarding Customs Clearance of packages sent as property resettlement and all other packages addressed to European Union countries you can find HERE.