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Romania International Moving Services

Are you looking for Romania International Moving Services? As you will find out, moving across borders is much more complex as opposed to moving from one state to another. Indeed, there is a lot of strain both mentally and physically. If you decide to do it alone, there can be occasional delays with international customs departments.

For this reason, professional international movers have emerged to take on this challenge. Thankfully, many of these firms not only transport your goods, they are also well equipped to ship vehicles.

Moving to Romania Cost & Time Examples

To/From    2BR    4BREstimated Time
Miami to Bucharest$3,500- $5,900$6,500- $10,8003-6 weeks
NY to Bucharest$3,500- $5,900$6,500- $10,8003-6 weeks
Dallas to Bucharest$4,000- $6,700$7,400- $12,2003-6 weeks
LA to Bucharest$4,100- $6,900$7,800- $12,9005-8 weeks
Seattle to Bucharest$4,100- $6,900$7,800- $12,8005-8 weeks
Memphis to Bucharest$4,200- $7,200$7,800- $12,9003-6 weeks
Portland to Iași$4,400- $7,300$8,100- $13,3003-6 weeks
Indianapolis to Iași$4,600- $7,700$8,500- $13,8003-6 weeks
Phoenix to Bucharest$4,900- $8,100$9,100- $15,0005-8 weeks
Denver to Bucharest$6,200- $10,300$11,400- $18,7005-8 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

Import duty incurred for household goods

You can obtain duty exemption on household belongings, if you follow the rules imposed by customs. You’re required to have purchased these items a minimum of six months ago, and to have resided outside of Romania for the last year. Moving your primary residence into the country is also mandatory, along with the stipulation that these belongings are just for your own use. If duty-free import is granted, then you won’t be permitted to sell them for the next two years (1).

You also must have been personally using these goods for the last six months, and bring them into Romania within 90 days of obtaining your Residence Identification card. Shipments which arrive after this time limit, will be charged import tax and duty. However, these fees will be returned to you, if you take these goods with you upon leaving the country (2).

Import paperwork mandated for household goods

You must stand ready to provide a valid Work Contract, which has been issued by a company within the country. A separate Letter of Job Transfer may be required, but this may only be in instances where you’ll be staying with the same company (and just changing locations to their Romania office).

Customs also needs their fiscal code, and their official registration with the Romanian Chamber of Commerce. If you can’t provide this last document, then your rental contract is an acceptable substitute. A Certificate of Residence is required as well, along with your passport and visa (3).

A Declaration of Owner must be submitted, which confirms you’ve been in possession of your goods for a minimum of six months. Customs will also request a detailed inventory, which must include extra information on certain items like electronics and high-value goods (such as artwork) (4). An Import Application should also be filed, when attempting to bring household goods into the country (5).

Import duty incurred for a vehicle

It seems that you will pay duty and VAT when importing a vehicle into Romania - at least according to one source (6). The International Association of Movers also confirms that duty is levied on all vehicles brought into the country. However, they also assert that the required guarantee you must provide during clearance, will be refunded when you move back out of Romania (7).

Whether this guarantee is in lieu of import duties or is an additional charge isn’t specified. With some confusion on this point, it’s recommended that you call customs to clear up the matter.

Import paperwork mandated for a vehicle

The vehicle’s title and registration must be presented, along with your Residence Permit and passport. A purchase receipt and documents showing your ownership of the vehicle are also required (8). An Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is now mandatory as well, when bringing shipments of any kind into the country. Customs will also need to see the license plate certificates, in addition to all of the paperwork necessary to import your household belongings (9).

This coverage of the details involved when passing through Romanian customs is far from exhaustive. While you are now far better prepared, only by speaking with customs directly, can you discover all of the requirements imposed on import shipments. Additionally, working with a qualified international moving company like A1 Auto Transport, will ensure that your relocation goes off without a hitch.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

Visa, passport, and residency

Start your preparations early to cater to issues such as applying for a visa and a passport which takes time. When traveling to Romania, you will only need to apply for a visa after three months. This is because, as a US citizen, you do not need a visa during the first 90 days. However, you will need a valid US passport.

Apart from documentation, you need to find out about your residency. Find out about what type of residency you qualify for and apply in time. You can visit the Embassy of Romania website for more information.


Packing is an integral part of moving and needs to be done early. Pack your belongings according to sizes and label your boxes for easier loading. Also, go through your valuables and only pack what you need. The rest you can donate to charity.

Make certain that you pack heavy items in smaller boxes and lighter ones in the big boxes. This will help to avoid crashing of valuables due to some boxes being too light. Then encourage all your family members to participate so as to make the entire process fast and easy.


You may consider buying a house or car once you get to Romania. While this is not a bad idea, being unaware of the requirements leaves you susceptible to conmen. Start by first researching the applicable laws governing such acquisitions and only look to deal with reputable firms.

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

If you decide to use you own devices to move abroad, you might end up failing. Just getting everything organized and ready for the move may take you months and still end up not relocating. To add, you might damage or lose your belongings

This will, however not be the case when you opt to hire a professional mover since they have the appropriate equipment and trained personnel. Additionally, there will be little or no chances of losing or damaging your household items. Professional movers will help you to move in a fast, hassle-free manner.

How to find the best international moving company

Start by searching the internet when looking for Romania International Moving Services. You can also seek recommendations from family members and friends. To find the best moving company ensure you consider the following:

  • Are they legal? The basic rule is that all international moving companies should be licensed.
  • What is their insurance like? Insurance that covers damage caused to items on transit will ensure you do not have losses.
  • What do others say? Read customer reviews online to see other people’s comments.
  • What are their service levels? Choose a company that has achieved the highest service standards and is duly accredited.

Our international moving services

Our Romania International Moving Services come with:

  • Packing/unpacking: Leave the loading and offloading of your belongings to us.
  • Apartment moves: We will help you to switch between apartments.
  • Corporate moves: We will assist you to move your business or office.
  • Planning and preparation: We will provide useful information to get you ready for the day of moving.
  • Housing assistance: We will assist you to find suitable housing and also to locate family-friendly service providers such as hospitals and schools.
  • Visa and immigration services: We will help you in applying for Romania visa and immigration services.
  • Auto transport: We are an international auto shipping company.

Why A-1 Auto Transport?

Having helped thousands of people to relocate overseas, we have the right experience and expertise. We have also built a solid client-base who also refer others to us. We hope to partner with you and can guarantee delivery of top-notch services.

Get in touch

If you have decided that it is time to relocate overseas to Romania, get in-touch with us by calling our experts on our toll-free number 888-509-3213. You can also receive free estimates by filling out your details in the form at the top of this page.


  2. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Romania” page.
  3. Found on Moverscom “Moving to Romania” page.
  4. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Romania” page.
  6. Found on Moverscom “Moving to Romania” page.
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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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