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Estonia International Moving Services

Do you think it is time to move to Estonia? If so, you will soon discover that moving overseas is not as easy as hoping across states. Indeed, a lot of preparation takes place making it a complex, tedious process. Not to mention the various international immigration rules and regulations you have to adhere to.

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Does Estonia charge import duties on household goods?

If you’ve owned and personally used your household items for at least six months – then you’ll be eligible for duty exemption. You also must bring them into the country no later than one year after moving to Estonia. You also must have resided outside of Estonia for the last 12 months. Finally, customs mandates that you not transfer ownership, let others borrow or get rid of these items while in the country (1).

What documents does customs require?

Before your shipment will be cleared for entry, customs must receive the necessary paperwork. This list includes your lease or purchase agreement – which proves you have established a residency within the country. Your Resident ID card is also required, along with a valid work contract. Documents showing residency outside of Estonia for a minimum of the last year, are also necessary for duty exemption. Customs will request your Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill as well, along with a full packing list. Your passport and plane ticket (if you flew into the country) are also needed (2).

Does Estonia charge import duties on your vehicle?

Customs will waive the typical import duties, if you’ve been living in another country for at least the last 12 months (3). You also must file all the necessary paperwork, in order to receive duty exemption (4).

What documents are required for your vehicle?

You must have a customs certificate and declaration – as this allows you to register with the Estonian Motor Vehicle Registration Center after entry. You must register your vehicle no later than 5 days after customs processing is complete. A pre-registration inspection of your vehicle is also required, before customs will authorize your vehicle to pass into the country.

Other paperwork needed for your vehicle includes a Letter of Employment and your passport. You also must provide the purchase invoice, along with the vehicle’s title and registration. The Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill will be requested as well (5).

Relocating to Estonia involves more paperwork and regulations, so you should discuss your impending move with customs. They’ll be able to inform you about all the requirements for your shipments – to ensure you aren’t surprised when trying to clear your goods through customs.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

  • Packing: It is important to start packing early; about 90 days to the day of moving. This will help to organize your belongings in batches that can be grouped easily for shipping. Doing so also helps you sort out your valuables and get rid of those items you do not need. Packing early helps one avoid the last minute rush. In fact, if you pack your household items well-in-advance, you will arrange everything in an orderly manner hence use a lot less space. This translates to cheaper shipping costs.
  • Documents: Ensure your travel documents are in order. These include your visa and US Government issued passport. As a US citizen going to Estonia, you do not need a visa for the first 90 days. However, if you plan to stay longer, make certain that you facilitate prior arrangements with the Estonian Embassy in the US, to apply for a longer-term visa.
  • Research: It is important to have information about the location to which you will be moving. Start by searching the internet. Also, engage with friends and family who either reside there or have been there. As you do so, learn about the local culture, language(s) spoken, rules, and regulations, among others.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods internationally. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Why you need a professional moving company when relocating overseas

International moving is a tedious, time-consuming, physically and mentally straining task. If left to tackle it alone, you may take weeks or months just to get things ready. You may also end up losing or damaging your valuables.

Using professional movers will give you a much better experience. This is because they have the personnel and equipment needed to tackle the job. Not only will they ensure that your valuables get to your destination safely, they will save you time and money.

How to find the best international moving company

When looking for Estonia International Moving Services, you will have so many options, but you only need the best. Begin by searching the internet and asking friends and family members for recommendations. Before you settle for a specific mover, kindly consider the following:

  • Choose a company that adheres to standard regulations. In this case, the basic requirement is that all international moving companies must be licensed.
  • Settle for a company that has insurance that covers goods on transit.
  • You will get the best service by choosing a mover that has achieved the highest service standards and has received accreditations for their feat.
  • Compare the different rates and choose the most affordable quality package.
  • Read customer reviews online. The more the positive than negative reviews, the better the company.

Our international moving services

This is what our Estonia International Moving Services package entails:

  • Packing/unpacking: Let us handle the packing and unpacking for you.
  • Corporate moves: We will help to relocate your business or office.
  • Apartment moves: If you are switching rental apartments, leave it to us.
  • Planning and preparation: We will be part of your preparations and planning prior to the day of moving.
  • Visa and immigration services: We will offer a helping hand in applying for Estonia visa and immigration services.
  • Housing assistance: We will find a suitable house for you.
  • Family services: We will help you to locate family service providers such as hospitals.
  • Auto transport: We have the expertise to safely ship your vehicle.

Why A-1 Auto Transport?

Having been in the industry for more than 30 years, we know what moving abroad is all about. In fact, thousands of international clients have been able to move overseas through us. Most of our customers trust us because of our vast knowledge and information regarding international moving. We invite you to ask any questions and promise to give you the answers you seek.

Make the switch!

Talk to us by contacting out experts on our toll-free line 888-509-3213. Also, feel free to fill-out the form at the top of this page to get free estimates of our international moving services.



Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Estonia” page.



Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Estonia” page.






Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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