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Has time come for you to leave the US and move to Russia? Moving overseas is not as easy as it seems. It comes with its own challenges. It requires one to engage in months of planning to ensure that all requisite details have been captured. For the one attempting to take on this task on their own, the result is often emotional and physical stress and very little progress. It is ideal to let professionals handle this for you.

Moving To Russia

Moving to Russia Cost & Time Examples

To/From    2BR    4BREstimated Time
Detroit to Novosibirsk$10,100- $13,600$18,300- $24,5006-9 weeks
Atlanta to Moscow$4,500- $7,400$8,200- $13,6003-6 weeks
San Jose to Moscow$4,700- $7,800$8,700- $14,4005-8 weeks
Portland to Moscow$4,900- $8,100$9,100- $15,0005-8 weeks
Chicago to Moscow$5,000- $8,200$9,100- $14,9003-6 weeks
Las Vegas to Moscow$5,100- $8,600$9,600- $15,8005-8 weeks
Dallas to Yekaterinburg$5,600- $9,400$10,300- $16,8004-6 weeks
Seattle to Yekaterinburg$5,800- $9,600$10,600- $17,6005-8 weeks
Denver to Yekaterinburg$7,800- $12,900$14,200- $23,3005-9 weeks
Miami to Novosibirsk$9,600- $13,100$17,400- $23,5006-9 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

So, if you are looking for Russia International Moving Services, turn to a professional moving company. Such a firm will also handle international shipping of cars.

Import duty levied by customs for household items

No duty exemption is currently offered by Russian customs (except for diplomats), and you’ll pay the going rate to bring items into the country. At this time, the charge is either 30% (imposed on your shipment’s value) or 4 Euros per kilogram of weight - whichever figure is higher. However, keep in mind that while Euros have been used here to describe the cost structure, you can only pay in rubles (RUB) (1).

A customs processing fee of 5% also applies, and you’re only permitted to send payment from a Russian bank account. It’s also mentioned that failure to export goods back out of the country in the agreed-upon timeframe, will result in duties being imposed (2).

As duty is incurred by all shipments of household goods, the meaning of this isn’t clear. It may refer to duty-free temporary import, which another source alludes to being possible (3). With such confusion surrounding this issue, you’re advised to consult customs to learn more.

Paperwork required by customs for household items

Customs will not permit your shipment to enter Russia, until you give them the necessary documentation. They need a customs declaration form, packing list and your Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill. Your passport and visa must be presented as well, along with a Letter of Employment. You’re also required to obtain registration from the FMS (Federal Immigration Services). However, appropriate ID papers (or perhaps other documentation) may free you from this requirement.

If a third party will be working with customs in your stead, then you must provide a Power of Attorney authorizing them to do so (4). Customs will request a Letter of Sponsorship, which can be written by the company you’ll be working for within Russia or another acceptable organization. A detailed inventory that includes monetary values and a Re-Export Control List should also be submitted (5).

Import duty levied by customs on vehicles

It appears that temporary import of a vehicle can be performed, without paying any duty for the privilege. You’re limited to just 12 months, after which time the vehicle must be taken back out of Russia (6).

For permanent importation, duty will be charged (unless you have diplomatic status). This fee must be remitted to the head customs office in Moscow, prior to importing your vehicle. The specific rate you’ll pay is based upon details about your vehicle, including the engine displacement and year of manufacture. Be aware that while an exact duty percentage isn’t mentioned - it is reported to be quite expensive (7).

Paperwork required by customs for vehicles

You should have a Certificate of Conformity, Letter of Employment and purchase receipt for the vehicle. The Original Bill of Lading, your visa, passport and personal ID should also be shown. The vehicle’s title and registration issued in the origin country are needed as well (8). The license plate and a Certificate of Matriculation is required too. A customs declaration could also be necessary, though this may only be for diplomats attempting to obtain duty exemption (9).

Other documentation requirements will certainly apply, when importing either household items or a vehicle into Russia. Customs regulations and fees also have a tendency to change. This means that discussing your upcoming relocation with them is the best course of action - as they can provide you with all of the information you’ll need to pass through processing without issues.

Tips on how to make your international move easier


At first, when most people relocate abroad, they experience culture shock. If possible, visit your preferred location in Russia months before the day of moving. Doing so will help you adjust and adapt faster when you finally move. While on your visit, research on important aspects such as the cultural practices, the business environment, and local laws. Also, ensure you make friends with the locals and get more relevant information from them.

Visa and passport requirement. To get your documents in order, find out what the visa and passport requirements are. Also find out whether you can qualify to stay as a resident.

For Russia, you will need a valid US passport. You also require a bona-fide visa that you can apply for through the Russian Embassy or Consulate offices. Depending on the nature of your relocation, you might need additional documents. For instance, if you have just gotten a new job, find out if you will need a work permit.

Secure a house

Definitely, you will need some form of housing when you move. At first, many people opt to stay in hostels, hotels and rental houses. However, these will be much more expensive in the long-run as opposed to getting a permanent place. Thus, before you leave, find out about home ownership laws for foreigners. If they are not restricting, go ahead and secure a house.

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 moving abroad

We have established that packing and moving, in general, is very complex. To begin with, it is tiring and time-consuming and may take you months just to prepare. Since you do not have the right tools, you might damage or lose your valuables.

However, if you decide to hire a professional mover, your move will be hassle-free. Thus is because they have the right equipment and are trained for the task. They will ensure that there is no breakage or loss of your items. They will also deliver your belongings in a fast and efficient way. As a result, you will save time and resources.

How to find the best international moving company

As you begin looking for Russia International Moving Services, start by searching the internet. You can also seek recommendations from friends and family. To get the best moving company, kindly take note of the following:

  • Make sure you are dealing with licensed companies.
  • Choose a company that has insurance that caters for damage during transit.
  • Settle for a company that has achieved high service standards and is accredited.
  • Compare different estimates and choose the company that is offering you the service that you want at the most affordable rate.

Our international moving services

Our Russia International Moving Services offer the following.

  • Packing/unpacking: We offer loading and offloading services.
  • Apartment moves: We will handle your apartment moving needs.
  • Corporate moving: We also relocate offices and businesses.
  • Visa and immigration services: We will offer assistance in applying for Russia visa and immigration services.
  • Planning and preparation: We offer useful information such as how to package belongings ready for the day of moving.
  • Housing assistance: We will help you find a good house.
  • Family services: We will also locate family-friendly service providers such as health centers for you.
  • Auto transport services: We are an international vehicle moving services company.

Why A-1 Auto Transport?

Our experience is quite outstanding. Indeed, we have been in operation for more than 30 years. During this time, we have helped thousands of clients move overseas. As a result, we have established ourselves as a reliable and reputable moving partner. We invite you to be part of our satisfied clientele.

Talk to us

Is moving to Russia the next thing on your agenda? Kindly contact our experts on our toll-free number 888-509-3213. Also, to get free estimates of our services, do not forget to fill-out the form at the top of this page.


  2. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Russia” page.
  3. Found on Moverscom “Moving to Russia” page.
  5. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Russia” page.
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  7. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Russia” page.
  9. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Russia” page.
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