Shipping FAQ


Shipping personal effects from the USA to Greece? Our comprehensive FAQ covers all the key details you need to know for a successful international move.

Customs and Documentation Requirements:

When exporting personal belongings from the USA to Greece, you’ll need to comply with customs regulations in both countries. In the USA, you’ll typically need to complete a Shipper’s Export Declaration form. For Greece, the main documentation required includes a detailed inventory list of all items being shipped, as well as copies of your passport and Greek residence permit (if applicable). Certain items like firearms, alcohol, and medications may also require additional paperwork or face restrictions. It’s important to research the specific customs requirements for your situation well in advance.

Logistics and Shipping Options:

There are a few different shipping methods available for transporting your personal effects to Greece. Many people opt for a full container load (FCL) if they have a large volume of items, which provides the most secure and direct transport. Alternatively, a less-than-container load (LCL) service can be more cost-effective for smaller shipments. Door-to-door delivery services that handle all the logistics from your US home to your Greek residence are also an option. Shipping times typically range from 4-8 weeks depending on the method. Be sure to work with an experienced international moving company that can guide you through the process.

Packing and Preparation Tips:

Proper packing is crucial when shipping personal belongings overseas. Use high-quality boxes, bubble wrap, and packing materials to ensure your items arrive safely. It’s a good idea to take detailed photos of your packed boxes and belongings before shipment in case you need to file a claim. Label all boxes clearly with your name and Greek address. You may also want to consider purchasing marine/transit insurance to protect your goods in case of loss or damage during the journey.

By planning ahead and understanding the customs, documentation, and logistics involved, you can make your move from the USA to Greece as seamless as possible. Let us know if you have any other questions!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Kronos Shipping for Your International Shipping Needs?

At Kronos Shipping, we understand that international shipping can be a complicated and overwhelming process. That's why we offer a comprehensive range of services to help you navigate the customs regulations, logistics, and documentation requirements involved in shipping your personal or commercial goods overseas. Here are just a few reasons why our customers trust us with their international shipping needs:

How to ship your personal effects from the U.S. to Greece

We take care of your belongings because we respect our name. We operate weekly ocean freight services for LCL Consolidated movements and FCL movements. Our agreements with major vessel operators ensure the highest level of space commitments.


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