Thinking about moving to Cyprus from New York, but unsure of where to begin?

If you are relocating from Nicosia or another city in Cyprus from the Tri-State area, NY International Shipping will help you put your best foot forward on your upcoming move overseas! NY International Shipping, a family-owned company of overseas moving specialists, offers exceptional customer service and knowledgeable overseas shipping assistance. Regardless of where you currently live, NY International Shipping can successfully move your family to Cyprus without all of the stress and delays of a less professional overseas moving company. If you are just beginning your search for the best overseas mover for your family, read on to learn more about what you should look for, how to accurately compare overseas shipping rates and what makes NY International Shipping a leader within the industry. If at any time you wish to receive a FREE quote from NY International Shipping, simply contact us through our simple online contact form.
A brief overview on some of the key features of NY International Shipping:
• Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) as well as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
• Overseas moving company that SPECIALIZES in overseas relocation
• Offering FREE consultations with a relocation specialist to assist you in planning your move to Cyprus
• Competitive industry rates
• Many referrals available to share from satisfied customers across the globe
• All-inclusive shipping options for overseas relocation (i.e. door-to-door, shipment consolidation, custom crates, etc.)
• Worldwide network of reliable shipping agents allows us to move clients smoothly from and to any location worldwide
• Dedicated staff of overseas moving professionals who hold excellent customer service as a top priority
• Comprehensive quotes that detail each aspect of the move clearly
• Online tracking of shipments through our website providing accurate updates

How to Compare the Rates of Multiple Overseas Moving Companies
Budgeting is exceedingly important as you plan moving to Cyprus. It is very important that you find an honest, reliable overseas moving company that is forthcoming and clear about their rates and fees. As you look over the overseas moving companies you are considering, make sure that you compare their rates accurately. The best way to do this is through apples-to-apples comparison. NY International Shipping has found that this is the simplest and truest way of really getting a good idea of who the rates of multiple overseas moving companies compare against each other. In order to do this, you must get the rates for each company you are considering using the same shipping method for the same shipment volume, from and to the same locations. Once you have all of the quotes you can compare them side by side. Remember that while it is important to stay within your budget it is also important to find the best possible overseas mover. You may want to consider reducing your shipment volume or using a less expensive shipping method so that you can choose a slightly more expensive overseas moving company if they hail in comparison to the rest in every other way.

What to Expect When Moving to Cyprus
Cyprus or the Republic of Cyprus is an island in the Eastern Mediterranean Seas whose capital is Nicosia. Cyprus’ economy has flourish in the last few years and shows signs that it will only continue to improve. Cyprus’ economy is supported by a variety of different industries, including services, trade and tourism. Many tourists journey to Cyprus to experience the ancient ruins and history one can explore there. Cyprus has an extremely long reaching history that dates all the way back to the 10,000 BC. Having joined the European Union, the currency used in Cypress is the Euro. NY International Shipping suggests that you speak with your international relocation specialist to determine the best time and way to convert your currency to the Euro if you do not currently use the Euro. The majority of the citizens in Cyprus are of Greek decent (77%) with the majority of the remainder tracing their roots back to Turkey. As a result, Cyprus has two official languages; Greek and Turkish. If you do not know either Greek or Turkish, NY International Shipping suggests learning basic phrases in either or both languages prior to Moving to Cyprus. Being able to speak in the native tongue of those around you will enable you to settle in quicker, get around better and become better acquainted with the people and culture around you. Prior to moving to Cyprus it is a good idea to contact your local Cypriot Consulate to discuss the types of visas available. Once you have determined which visa type is best for you, make sure you apply for your visa in ample time before moving overseas. Applying for and acquiring a visa can take a great deal of time, so it’s best not to delay and to begin the process as soon as you have decided to move to Cyprus.

Ports: Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca

Prohibited: Narcotics

Cont: None

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco


Customs Regulations: All items dutiable.



Diplomatic Removals


Required Documents: (1) AWB or OBL (2) Packing list (3) Exemption Certificate from Government of Cyprus

Customs Regulations: Duty free importation without examination. No TRL payable.



Firearms and Weapons


Required Documents: Hunting shotguns and air rifles – police permit and import license required.

Customs Regulations: One shotgun and one air gun allowed. Must be at least one year old.



Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:

  1. AWB or OBL
  2. Packing list
  3. Container manifest
  4. Consignee’s passport
  5. Evidence that consignee (importer) will stay in Cyprus over a year, i.e. Rental Agreement and/or Contract Lease and Residence Permit. (6) Invoices on new items


Customs Regulations: Consignee has resided for less than 365 days in Cyprus during the last two years from the time of importation. Goods used for at least one year outside of Cyprus prior to importation.

Clearance: Customer presence required for clearance? Yes

Remarks: 2.8% Temporary Refugees’ Levy (TRL) is payable on cost and freight. Usually us $3.50 per kg is acceptable as a basis for assessing value for TRL. Customs examination can be effected at residence during delivery. Video cassettes, records in reasonable quantities are allowed duty free. Sports equipment is subject to 10% duty.

New Furniture


Required Documents:

  1. AWB or OBL
  2. Commercial invoice
  3. Packing list
  4. Import license for trade purposes


Customs Regulations: Subject to payment of 57% duty, 2.8% TRL and 8% VAT.



Pets and Animals


Required Documents:

  1. Rabies vaccination certificate
  2. Health certificate
  3. Import license by the local Department of Veterinary Services in Cyprus


Customs Regulations: Six months quarantine is required in the Government’s veterinary clinic.





Required Documents:

  1. OBL in importer’s name
  2. Vehicle Registration document in owner’s name
  3. Passport
  4. Local road insurance coverage


Customs Regulations: Importer is allowed to clear under Temporary importation procedure provided he has been more than one year abroad during past two years. Can be used for 365 days in the next two years.


Remarks: Temporary importation-duty and TRL-free/Extension of Importation up to one year. For

Diplomats – Duty and TRL free. If vehicle registration document is not in importer’s name, an authorization is required. For foreign residents intending to reside permanently (or any member of family) – TRL and registration/circulation fees payable. Prior approval for duty free importation from Customs Authorities is required. Repatriated Cypriots – one car per family duty-free if they return to take up permanent residence and they had their permanent residence abroad for a period of at least 10 years.

Please note:

The information on this page is intended as a guide and NOT as a complete or definitive resource.

The information on this page should not be used as an authoritative reference.

If you still have questions or if you wish to schedule moving to Cyprus, contact NY International Shipping at [number] or through our online contact form.

Written by Einat Mazafi
Einat Mazafi is the owner of NY International Shipping, an International Shipping and moving company based in New York. She is also a specialist in providing the best relocation solutions to clients worldwide.