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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Germany, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Germany is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Germany, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2024 - Epiphany
  • 27/01/2024 - Wwii genocide memorial day
  • 21/04/2024 - Kindergarten day
  • 30/04/2024 - Walpurgisnacht (witches night)
  • 01/05/2024 - Labor day
  • 13/06/2024 - Vincent's day
  • 13/08/2024 - Assumption day
  • 03/10/2024 - Unity day (national)
  • 01/10/2024 - Reformation day
  • 01/11/2024 - All saints` day
  • 01/11/2024 - Berlin wall opening day
  • 14/11/2024 - National day of mourning
  • 22/11/2024 - Buss und bettag
  • 06/12/2024 - St. nicholas day
  • 01/01/1970 - 1st day of christmas
  • 26/12/2024 - 2nd day of christmas


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Germany Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-3 business days *
£ 63.10
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1kg Euro Saver 3-5 business days *
£ 48.95

At RapidParcel.com we shape every facet of our service, from the moment you access our website to your package's delivery, with your convenience at the centre of our thinking. We're flexible enough to offer a variety of booking methods, whether you're office based and can log on to your computer or somebody who spends their life on the move and so needs to use our mobile-optimised website (Mobisite) on their mobile phone to arrange things. That in itself may be impressive enough, but for those who are perhaps arranging their first Bochum parcel delivery we provide dedicated drop-off points, with staff on hand to offer any advice that might be needed and answer any questions you have regarding shipping to Bochum. Our reason for offering such a wide range of options for even the basic step of booking your delivery to Bochum is simple – we want to make things easy for you, so that shipping to Bochum requires little more thought on your part than posting a letter.

Bochum is a city in the north west of Germany, close to other cities such as Essen, Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund. It dates from as far back as the ninth century, when it was chosen as the site of a royal court due to its position at the junction of two trade routes. Over the decades, Bochum's economy has shifted from a reliance on coal mining, through a period of heavy industry with the likes of Opel cars building a factory there, to today's service sector-based economy. For visitors to Bochum, attractions include the Altes Brauhaus Rietkötter, a brewery dating from 1630, Haus Kemnade, a castle with a moat which is mentioned as early as 1393 and Stiepeler Dorfkirche, a church which is over 1,000 years old.

We'll pick up from you wherever you happen to be

You may have family living in Germany and you want to let them know that they haven't been forgotten by sending them a personal, tangible gift and no matter whether you wish to send a Bochum package delivery, a parcel delivery to Dresden or a package delivery to Leipzig, RapidParcel.com is the service to use. Whether it's personal or business in nature, we'll ensure that the experience of organising Bochum shipping will be such that you'll want to return to RapidParcel.com any other time the need arises. This is the reason we offer all our customers the very best in convenient parcel collection. Book a package delivery to Bochum with us and we won't be asking you to stay in your house until it's convenient for us to collect your Bochum shipping. We realise that people have busy lives and so we'll arrange to collect your delivery to Bochum from any accessible address in the UK – it could be your place of work, a hotel or the house of a friend. It doesn't matter where; if your parcel's there and there's someone to hand it over, we'll collect it and send it on its way.

This level of service only comes from having a special relationship with our courier partners. After a quarter of a decade working alongside many of them we know which ones offer the exceptional level of service that we would want all of our customers to receive. Not only that, but this relationship allows us to negotiate some surprisingly good discounts and even special offers from time to time, all of which our customers can benefit from.

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