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Move to Greece with us

Greece, the Southeastern Europe country, has become one of the favorite choices for the expatriates.

However, moving to a different country is always a stressful and daunting task. But, this daunting task can turn into the exciting one by availing the assistance of Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. With our qualified and efficient packing and moving services, we are capable to make your move to or from Greece safe as well as happy. Our major strength is the team of experienced and skilled people that has made us able to fulfil your expectations and meet your needs. So, you just enjoy your excitement about your move to Greece and leave worries about packing and moving on our experts.

Before moving to Greece, let us have a look over the country, its lifestyle, climate etc.

Greece: Birthplace Of Democracy

Your move to Greece may be due to several reasons; it can be either for a job, business, education, or to settle there. Along with the pleasant Mediterranean climate and interesting geography, the country possesses many mountains as well as approx 1400 islands off the coast. As a result, it has become one of the beautiful destinations to visit by tourists. Famous for its rich and diverse history, Greece has become the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games, Western drama, philosophy and mathematical principles. With official language Greek and currency as Euro, Greece will prove to be the best choice for you to move in.

Being one of the developed countries of the world, Greece has a high-income economy and experiences a high quality of life and high standards of living. Not to forget that healthy and delicious cuisine is also the identity of the country.

Different Visa Types Required for Moving To Greece

While moving to Greece, because of any reason, you need to accomplish several formalities, including immigration, customs regulation etc. to ensure your smooth and stress-free life in the country. As you plan to move to Greece, start looking for the job there for which you can take the help of several outlets providing you with the insight of the Greek job market. To work in the country, you must need the (i) work permit, and (ii) Insurance and Health certificates.

The visas required to get the entry into the country. There are two types of visas:

Short-term (Schengen) Visa: This visa allows you to stay for 90 days in Greece. Through this visa, you can travel to 25 countries in Europe which are covered under the Schengen area (Greece is one of it).

Procedure to be followed to obtain a Short-term visa –

        1. Fill an application form

        2. Apply to your local Greek Embassy

        3. Pay the necessary fee

One thing to remember is that when visiting Greece with a short-term visa, you cannot work there.

Residence Permit: This permit is must to obtain if you have intention to stay longer than 90 days. 

Procedure to be followed for obtain a Residence Permit- 

       1. Also, you have to register and obtain a certificate of registration at your local police station or Alien’s Bureau.

       2. For non-EU/EEA National, it will be quiet harder to obtain residence permit unless you’re of Greece origin or your spouse is Greek.

       3. You have to obtain a long-stay visa from your local Greek Embassy

       4. Then you have to apply for a residence permit within 2 months of arrival to Greece

Documents Required for Relocating to Greece with Household Goods:
  • Copy of the passport of the every member of family entering with shipper
  • Copy of list of packed items
  • Original T2L, if relevant
  • Original Bill of Lading – or copy if Express Release/Convention Marchandises Routiers (CMR) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Contact Information of the Shipper
  • Certificate of Repatriation and VAT (Value Added Tax) ID number that is obtained from the Greek Tax Office nearer to new residence
  • Residence Permit for the foreigners that is issued by the Greek authorities
  • For diplomats, Copy of Diplomatic Passport, Diplomatic Franchise and T1 Form

Copy of the passport of the every member of family entering with shipper

Persons including all the family members who are entering to Greece from Non-European Union countries (EU) must possess an original Passport issued within the 2 years preceding entry. Even the previous Passport shall also be presented.


Copy of list of packed items

The complete list of your household or personal effects that you will be carrying with is one of the documents that are required from your side at the time of moving to Greece. It should not include prohibited items; otherwise you will have to pay heavy penalty for the same.

Original T2L, if relevant

Only if applicable in your case, then you must have a T2L document that covers goods in general shipping across the European Union countries. This document will be issued by your haulage company, if they are being transported via road or rail.

Original Bill of Lading – or copy if Express Release/Convention Marchandises Routiers (CMR) / Air Waybill (AWB)

When your goods are ready to be transported from your current country to Greece, then you will require cargo and freight shipment via air or sea. Thus, a particular bill or receipt for importing or exporting of such type of goods is called Original Bill of Lading provided to you from your supplier. Another bill required for shipment through air is known as Air Way Bill. If you are in speedy situation then, Express Release document is provided. CMR is also given in some of the cases. So, you have to carry either of the above mentioned documents with you.

Contact Information of the Shipper

The mode of transportation along with the detailed information of your shipping company through which your goods are transported from your current country to Greece should be documented and you should preserve it for future need too.

Certificate of Repatriation and VAT (Value Added Tax) ID number that is obtained from the Greek Tax Office nearer to new residence

You must obtain a Certificate of Repatriation and VAT from the Greek Tax Officer nearby your new residence in Greece.

Residence Permit for the foreigners that is issued by the Greek authorities

The expats who are moving to Greece must have the residence permit with them that is provided only by Greek authorities. This also works as identity card for all the foreigners who are even willing to work in the country. So, if you are one of them, you must possess this document with you.

For diplomats, Copy of Diplomatic Passport, Diplomatic Franchise and T1 Form

The person who is appointed as diplomat to visit Greece or any European Union country should hold the copy of diplomatic passport where all his/her personal details are mentioned. Along with it, a diplomatic franchise and T1 form should also be presented.

Hope you have gained enough information that can help you in moving to Greece hassle-free and smoothly. Now you just concentrate and devote your time in accumulating the required documents and stay relaxed about the moving activities as we are here to perform it. Yes! Get connected with us and let your goods relocated to your new residence in Greece safely and timely.

Do's or Don't

For those, who are facing problems in shifting their homes, offices or studios from one place to another, we are here to help. Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. makes sure that "Nothing other than the place changes..." as we clearly understand how tedious and stressful packing and moving can be.

This stress could even result in total disaster sometimes, if certain important things are not kept in mind. On the contrary, if the act of packing is made efficiently and intelligently, moving can be made much simpler.

The Do’s


  • The primary step that counts is the advance planning of your move.
  • The next comes in this list is making a checklist to avoid any problem in future.
  • Then comes the Sensible Packing, that means, to assemble all the tools and objects that you are going to need. For this purpose, first make a list of all your requirements for the same, including the entire primary and smaller objects; start with boxes.
  • Make use of uniformly sized boxes, so that they stack together neatly. As for the big boxes, start with a small number, now double that number of medium-sized boxes that can easily be stacked on top of these big boxes, and add a very large number of small boxes (as they serve the maximum of our purpose).
  • These boxes should be sturdy, durable as they will be holding up through multiple moves, keeping your things intact and safe, and making your investment worth the money.
  • Moreover, to make sure that in what box you have stored which certain distinctive item, it should be labeled with appropriate stickers.
  • A zero-transshipment to prevent breakage should also be kept in mind.
  • The vehicle that is going to be used for the relocation and moving should be properly made ready for long distance, so that no delays or hampering could be faced during the traveling of the delicate and priceless belongings.
  • Proper insurance of the goods being traveled should also been made, so that in case of any road accident or loss or theft, you can claim your approximate value.

The Don’ts


  • Don't rush to the act of packaging without a proper layout that may lead to the skipping of unnoticed and small but crucial steps in the packing procedure.
  • The fragile items or the delicate ones should not be packed along with the durable or heavier ones.
  • Loose bundling of the boxes or the items inside may also lead to the breakage or damage of the goods being packed and moved.
  • The vehicle or the mode of transportation that is being finalized for the shifting purpose must have passed all the necessary clearance and proper servicing done already, so that real time chaos can be avoided.
  • One personnel at least of the company you are hiring for the shifting should accompany your goods till the destination.
  • Do not rush into while hiring packing and moving company otherwise you will be caught in false promises and fake services.
  • Avoid getting attracted towards discounted offers from the moving firm as it is one of the ways through which your precious money will be lost.
  • In case you have huge volume of goods then do not rent trucks or trailers that have less space otherwise you have to spend more money in making more than one moving trip.
  • Do not pack and move your furniture or electrical appliances (if applicable) without dismantling because it will increase the burden on packing boxes.
  • It is advisable not to mix up packed and unpacked items together. By doing so, your most of the time will be consumed.

Rules & Regulations

Moving beyond the boundaries of country can be quite daunting as well as exciting. There must be the excitement of exploring new places, meeting the people from different cultures and learning new things at new location. Specifically, for those people who have never been to abroad before, the level of excitement must be at its peak along with a worry about the safe and smooth relocation of his or her possessions to new place.

In order to maintain your excitement and enjoy uncomplicated international relocation, “pre-planning” can be the effective and best thing to reduce your stress. Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. has prepared this comprehensive guide to plan your hassle-free and smooth overseas move. In this guide, you will find the steps to be followed and the documents you will require for your move. Also, from where you can obtain the documents, where to apply and suggestion for settling in the country; all will be provided in this guide.

Few aspects of International moving guide are:

Understand your moving needs
Plan your move
Accrue necessary and required documents
Hire reliable and experienced relocation company

We possess a team of experts who have experience in overseas relocations, safely transporting to your possessions at your desired destination. We are there to help you from custom clearance to final reach of your goods to your residence. At Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd, we pay attention towards the customer satisfaction. From past three decades, we have been successful in proving ours’ this commitment. So, just get connected with us and call us +91-9310004321 for further guidance.

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Moving to another country with Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. is a comfortable and peaceful task because we provide all the relevant information related to the foreign country to our valuable customers. Some of these are discussed in this section.

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