What documentation do I need when sending paintings/sculptures?

When you send paintings/sculptures outside of Europe, the customs offices require specific documentation that needs to be attached to your shipment to be able to export it. In addition to the customs invoice, these basic requirements include a signed letter of ownership, a letter from the living artist, a photo of the work, the national identity card of the artist, among other things.

Remember that if it’s a painting/sculpture that cannot be reproduced at the hands of the artist, or if it is of exceptional artistic and/or monetary value, it will be treated as a work of art and can be found in the list of prohibited items.

If you have doubts about the exact documentation that needs to accompany your shipment, before scheduling the collection don’t forget to contact customs to get all the correct information so that your shipment doesn’t get delayed or returned. 

When you send paintings/sculptures outside of Europe, the customs offices require specific documentation that needs to be attached to your shipment to be able to export it. In addition to the customs invoice, these basic requirements include a signed letter of ownership, a letter from the living artist, a photo of the work, the national identity card of the artist, among other things.

Remember that if it’s a painting/sculpture that cannot be reproduced at the hands of the artist, or if it is of exceptional artistic and/or monetary value, it will be treated as a work of art and can be found in the list of prohibited items.

If you have doubts about the exact documentation that needs to accompany your shipment, before scheduling the collection don’t forget to contact customs to get all the correct information so that your shipment doesn’t get delayed or returned. 

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