Have you decided to leave Switzerland? You probably have questions about the procedure and how to export your personal belongings. In this article, we have gathered all the information you need to know how to prepare your international moving.

The procedures before your international moving

Regarding the procedures for your move out of Switzerland to take and the information to know in the context of an international move, we invite you to consult our various articles below including all the documents to present at the border in case of control:

If you are planning an international moving from Switzerland, you will in any case need the following documents:

  • a valid identity document
  • a proof of change of residence (work contract or rental agreement)
  • a detailed and quantified inventory of all your personal belongings in triplicate
  • a transit declaration
  • a custom tax exemption declaration

Please contact the Swiss embassy of your future country of residence for any further information.

International moving with MOVU

In order to organize your international moving, you can request 5 quotes free of charge directly on our website.

The quotes will be sent to you via email within 24 hours. Our international moving companies are accustomed to organizing moving services across Europe.


Before booking your service, the international moving company you are interested in will arrange a home visit. This visit is free and non-binding. It is necessary for the company to verify that the inventory you have filled out online is consistent with what will be exported from Switzerland, in order to avoid any problems during customs controls.

Once the quote is finalized and your service is booked, the company will contact you to organize your international moving. You can discuss the details of the services directly with the company over the phone and establish your moving file.