Reply To: Advantages / disadvantages of a residence visa


For anyone else in this situation, the answer is this. If you want to import furniture duty-free, it is assumed you are changing residence and requires a residence permit.

If you only have a second home which will be used less than half the year, then non-EU citizens need only a long-duration Shengen visa but will have to pay import duty even on used furniture. Approx 50% of the value.