The Ordinary Procedure is used for processing the import of any shipments valued over € 150 or which  contain goods valued at below this amount but which are subject to special taxes (alcohol or tobacco) or border safety controls (sanitary or pharmaceutical).

In these cases, the shipment may be subject to the payment of customs duty, the corresponding VAT and any Special Taxes that may be applicable

If you sign up for the Correos customs processing services, you must pay the corresponding fee for the Ordinary SAD process, custody and presentation of the shipment to Customs, as well as the fee corresponding to any border control procedures that may need to be carried out, as required by Customs (sanitary, pharmaceutical or CITES).

However, we will first send you a quote for all the charges that need to be paid.

You may designate Correos as your Customs Representative to clear customs and deliver the shipment conveniently to your home. You will receive a communication entitled “Customs Delivery Notification” which will inform you of the three possible alternatives for carrying out customs clearance procedures for your shipment:

Through Correos, providing the documentation online or sending it by post:

  • Via the website: when you enter the tracking number, an assistant will request the necessary data to fill in the document that appears on the back. This way, we get all the necessary and correct information to process the parcel as soon as possible. There is no need for a digital certificate or digital signature.

To manage the import, you must scan the following documents and upload them to the website:

    • Signed document.
    • The importer’s ID Document (DNI).
    • Purchase invoice, if the contents of the shipment is a purchase.
    • Other documents may be requested depending on the nature of the goods, and must be attached with the rest of the documents

  • Via ordinary letter: the process may be slower than via the website.
    You must include in the envelope:
    • The delivery notification received, fully completed on both sides and signed.
    • The importer’s ID Document (DNI).
    • Purchase invoice, if the contents of the shipment is a purchase.
    • Other documents may be requested depending on the nature of the goods. Simply provide us with your email address so we can contact you if necessary.

You should send the documents to the following address: ADT CORREOS BARAJAS C/Alfa s/n Centro de Carga Aérea Aeropuerto Barajas (28042, Madrid).

When we receive it, we will send you a quote by email which you must pay by bank transfer to the Correos account, indicating the quote number that appears on the document under item.

The invoice will indicate all the amounts that must be paid to import the parcel through Customs:

  •  VAT.
  • Duty:
  • Special taxes.
  • Tariff for SAD management.
  • Customs presentation tariff.
  • Any other amounts resulting from inspections.

Correos will check that the invoice has been paid correctly and will then proceed to clear your shipment with Customs.

Finally, we will deliver the shipment to address you have given us so you don’t have to go and collect it, and a few days later you will receive a letter containing all the documentation corresponding to the services provided by Correos which you signed up for.

  • Customs formalities carried out.
  • Correos Invoice.
  • Import receipt (copy 8 of the Import SAD).
  • Tax Office payment receipt (form 031).

Remember that at all times you can track the status of your shipment via our tracker.

 Via the website:

If you are a private individual and you have a digital signature, you can process the import using a form, simply provide us with the release document from the Tax Office (AEAT) via the website . Customs will provide you with this document once you have completed all the formalities and paid the fees.

Also, on delivery of the shipment, you must pay the management and handling fees. €5.88 (including VAT)

 Via another Customs agent:

You must upload the AEAT release document via the website and pay Correos the corresponding fees for document transfer, custody and processing of shipments.

Customs has the power to inspect or retain shipments of goods and to apply any controls they deem necessary. 

When does VAT need to be paid?

For any goods imported to Spain valued at less than or equal to 150 EUR, regardless of whether the addressee is a company or private individual.

Shipments between private individuals that contain gifts with a value of more than €45 are also subject to taxation.

The general VAT rate for the import of products into Spain is 21%.