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Poland International Moving Services

International moving is a complex and very procedure-intensive affair. It takes time and is mentally and physically strenuous. Undeniably, you will need professional help if you are looking for Poland International Moving Services. Left on your own, you may take months or even end up not moving at all.

Look for professionals who offer international moving services and if you can identify a team that can also handle shipping of vehicles, you will be the better for it.

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Moving to Poland Cost & Time Examples

To/From    2BR    4BREstimated Time
Houston to Warsaw$3,700- $6,200$6,800- $11,3003-6 weeks
Detroit to Warsaw$4,100- $6,800$7,400- $12,3003-6 weeks
Atlanta to Warsaw$4,100- $6,900$7,700- $12,6003-6 weeks
Jacksonville to Krakow$4,100- $6,900$7,600- $12,6003-6 weeks
Seattle to Warsaw$4,400- $7,200$8,100- $13,3005-8 weeks
Portland to Warsaw$4,600- $7,600$8,500- $14,0005-8 weeks
Chicago to Warsaw$4,600- $7,700$8,500- $14,0003-6 weeks
San Diego to Krakow$4,700- $7,800$8,700- $14,4005-8 weeks
Las Vegas to Warsaw$4,900- $8,100$9,000- $14,9005-8 weeks
Denver to Warsaw$6,400- $10,500$11,700- $19,1005-8 weeks

*Please note that these estimates do not include taxes, customs fees & duties, insurance & quarantine inspections. They assume easy access to both pick up and drop-off addresses and do not allow for special items such as pianos.

Estimated Weight (based on home size):
1BR=2600 lbs – 3900 lbs
2BR=3900 lbs – 5200 lbs
3BR=6500 lbs – 9100 lbs
4BR=9100 lbs – 14300 lbs
5BR=11700 lbs – 19500 lbs

Customs duties on household belongings

Duty-free import of household goods is available, provided you purchased these items more than six months ago. You also won’t be permitted to sell them within Poland, during the first year that you live there. In addition, customs mandates that you export all duty-free items, once your Work Contract is up (1). Another sources states that staying in Poland for over six months, is also necessary to receive duty exemption (2).

It also appears that value-added tax (VAT) will still apply to duty-free shipments, though this isn’t entirely clear. If VAT is imposed on your goods, the current rate is 22% of the shipment’s value (3).

Required paperwork for household belongings

You will need the Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill, passport and a valid Letter of Employment. If you’ll be working for a different company within Poland, then a letter from your last employer will also be required. A full packing list and a Residence Permit should be presented as well. A Work Permit may also be required, though this seems to vary based upon your country of citizenship.

Customs will request a comprehensive inventory as well, which should bear your signature and be written in Polish (4). Further documents are also mandatory, including registration papers for your employer, a Bank Guarantee, customer statement and Power of Attorney (if a third party will be working with customs on your behalf) (5).

Customs duties on vehicle imports

According to one knowledgeable source, duties can be waived when bringing a vehicle into Poland. There are many requisites to receive this exemption, such as living in the country for a minimum of the next six months. The vehicle also must have been purchased more than six months ago, and you’re required to have registered it in your origin country. If duty-free import is granted, then you’re prohibited from selling the vehicle for the next 12 months. If the vehicle is less than six months old, then excise tax and VAT will be incurred (6).

Required paperwork for vehicle imports

You must show the vehicle’s title and registration, as well as a purchase receipt. Other documents confirming your ownership should be provided, along with a valid Residence Permit. An inventory for the vehicle shipment is needed as well, and customs will request a declaration for used vehicles (7).

Also required are your insurance policy and a valuation that’s been signed by you (8). A Certificate of Origin and your driver’s license should be included in the packet that you submit to customs. Finally, the year of registration, chassis number, make and model are to be listed on the shipment inventory (9).

Though this overview provides you with much of the information necessary when passing through Polish customs – it isn’t definitive. In the end, only customs can supply you with the latest regulations, policies and filing requirements. For this reason, you’re advised to speak with them about your particular shipments, before relocating to Poland.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

Start early

Indeed, starting early will help you avoid unnecessary delays especially, with customs departments. Most international movers advise their clients to begin preparations about three months to the day of moving. With such a timeframe, you will be able to cater to issues that take time such as applying for a visa and a passport.

Additionally, packing is at the center of your moving arrangements. Ensure that you go through your items and get rid of those things that you will not need. Also, pack your belongings according to sizes to save on space. Label your boxes so as to identify your valuables when loading them to avoid breakages since different items do not weight the same.

Visa, passport, and other documents

Make certain that you have a valid US passport. Also, apply for a longer-stay visa if planning to stay for more than 90 days. This is because, under the Schengen agreement, you do not need a visa for the first three months, as a US citizen, traveling to Poland.

Also, find out if you need other forms of documentation such as a work permit.

Reach out to people

Definitely, if you know someone in Poland, it will be easy for you to settle-in. Such people will help you by giving you important information such as those regarding the business environment, local cultures, rules and regulations. Similarly, you can join online groups and forums and engage with their members to know more about your soon-to-be home.



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

As already established, moving abroad is a very daunting task. If left to attend to it on your own, you risk damaging or losing your valuables. Also, it may take you months to prepare. Besides, there is so much physical and mental strain

Professional movers can help you to avoid all this. They have the right tools and experience to make your moving hassle-free. They will handle your belongings with care and will deliver them safely in a fast and efficient way. Indeed, you will save time and resources.


How to find the best international moving company

When looking for Poland International Moving Services, start by searching the internet. Also, you can seek recommendations from friends and family members. However before settling for one company, look out for the following.

  • Find a company that is licensed and that has insurance that covers belongings during transportation.
  • Read customer reviews online. If a company has more negative than positive reviews, definitely, it is not a good choice.
  • Compare the estimates of at least two to three movers. Settle for the one offering you a good service package at an affordable rate.
  • Find out if there is a company that offers packing services. This saves time.


Our international moving services

Our Poland International Moving Services come with the following:

  • Packing/unpacking: Leave the packing and unpacking to us.
  • Corporate moves: We handle the moving of offices and businesses.
  • Apartment moves: We will help you to switch between apartments.
  • Planning and preparation: We offer you important information regarding moving. Such may include how to pack your belongings ready for the day of moving.
  • Visa and immigration services: We will assist you and get you legally prepared for your international move.
  • Housing assistance: We will help you to find a suitable house.
  • Family services: We will help you to locate important family-friendly service provides such as hospitals.
  • Auto transport: We have the right equipment to safely ship your vehicle.


Why A-1 Auto Transport?

Having been in operation for many decades, we have the right expertise. Indeed, we have vast knowledge and information regarding international moving; this has earned us trust from our clients. We assure you that we will provide you with all the resources and information you need to make your moving possible.


Make the switch!

Planning to relocate to Poland? Get in-touch by calling us on our toll-free line 888-509-3213. Also, take time and fill-in your details in the form at the top of this page to get free estimates.

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SOURCES:

  1. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Poland” page.
  2. Found on Moverscom “Moving to Poland” page.
  3. http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3561
  4. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Poland” page.
  5. https://www.a1autotransport.com/ship-car-to-Poland/
  6. http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3561
  7. Found on Moverscom “Moving to Poland” 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 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.

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