Vehicle Import Certificate

Citizens residing in the consular area, returning to Portugal, may request the issuance of certificate to import a vehicle, with exemption (ISV) from customs duties.

Please post the following documents:

  • Personal details form;
  • Vehicle Import Application Form
  • Vehicle registration (ownership of vehicle for at least 12 months before returning to Portugal)
  • Proof of address in Australia (proof of residence over 24 months)
  • Address in Portugal (address to which your residence will be transfered  indicating  the date of final return to Portugal)
  • Photocopy of travel ticket (one way)
  • Photocopy of valid Portuguese Identity Card 
  • Photocopy of valid Driver Licence (valid driving license for at least one year before the date of transfer of residence.


The certificate will be mailed to your address in Australia or Portugal (please select) which must be paid by:

  • ‘Money Order’ in favor of “Consulate General of Portugal in Sydney” 


Postage Australia:

  • Certificate mailed by Registered Post AUD 162.80*
  • Certificate mailed by Express Post AUD 164.45*

Postage Portugal:

  • Certificate mailed by Registered Post AUD 173.90*
  • Certificate mailed  by Express Post AUD 210.85*

* amount subject to exchange rate changes



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