Moving To Hungary

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Moving to Hungary from the U.S.


If you are planning a move to Hungary, International Sea & Air Shipping can make your international move smooth and seamless.

There is much to consider when planning your move to Hungary, let us help you plan your international move every step of the way.

How International Sea & Air can help for moving to Hungary


When you hire International Sea & Air Shipping, you’re choosing top-notch international moving services with trained moving experts to help you with your move. Our expert moving agents will help you outline your moving options based on your moving criteria such as:

  • How long is your intended stay in Hungary?
  • Do you need storage overseas?
  • Are you moving alone or with family? What is the time frame that your family should arrive in Hungary?

How Much Does it Cost to Move to Hungary?


The cost to move to Hungary from the United States will vary based on the cubic footage of your items and your arrival time. Additional services such as auto shipping or custom crating will be added separately.

Make an appointment for a consultation with one of our expert moving agents to begin planning your move to Hungary.

The consultation will include a free in-home estimate of your home and belongings so we can provide you with the most accurate estimate for your move.

About Hungary


A totally landlocked country in central Europe, Hungary has a rich cultural and historical background. Well known for being home to Lake Heviz, the largest thermal water lake in the world, as well as the largest thermal water cave, Hungary is one of the 30 most popular tourist destinations in the world. It has been estimated that every year, almost 8.6 million tourists visit Hungary- taking pleasure in the vibrant culture and lifestyle of this country.

Hungary shares borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine and has the largest grassland among European countries.

Custom Regulations for Hungary:


  • Passport – copy
  • Visa – from Hungarian Embassy
  • Bank Guarantee – original, from employing firms bank
  • Letter of Guarantee – from customer’s employer, stating they will pay duties if employee sells imported items or does not re-export them at the end of the work contract
  • Work Certificate – from customer’s employer
  • Work Permit – original, to be issued in Hungary in advance
  • Residence Permit – original, to be issued in Hungary in advance, valid longer than one year
  • Copy of rental or purchase agreement of residence
  • Power of Attorney – original, in Hungarian with two witness signatures
  • Authorization Letter – allowing Destination Agent to clear shipment
  • Statement of Customer – attesting household goods have been used & in their possession for at least six months
  • Itemized inventory – including values of items, dated and signed in Hungarian. All electronics and appliances must state brand and serial numbers
  • Passport – copy
  • Hungarian Identity card -“Személyi Kártya” renewed/reissued by local Hungarian Police
  • Tax Card – “Adókártya”
  • Residence Card – “Lakcímkártya” issued by local Town Hall confirming customer’s address
  • Authorization Letter – allowing Destination Agent to clear shipment
  • Statement from Hungarian Consulate or Embassy abroad attesting to customer’s stay abroad for over one year
  • Statement of Customer – declaring no goods have been sent in the prior six months and that goods have been used, and in their possession for at least six months
  • Itemized Inventory – including values of items (in HUF), dated and signed in Hungarian.
  • All electronics and appliances must state brand & serial numbers.
  • Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free for foreigners with a valid Hungarian Residence Permit.
  • All required documents must be in Hungarian including transport documents and must be submitted to Customs one day prior to clearance.
  • Wine and spirits
    • Customers may import: one litre of alcohol, one litre of wine, five litres of beer
  • Tobacco
    • Duty-free import in any combination, 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max three grams each) 50 cigars or 250 grams of loose tobacco amounts exceeding these limits incur duties
  • Tea, coffee, cocoa and all kinds of spices except for paprika powder
  • Perfume
  • Electronics
  • Sports gear is limited to: two pairs of skis, two tennis rackets, one bike, one tent with accessories
  • Please consult your service agent for complete list with restrictions of dutiable goods
  • Weapons and explosives
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic or obscene material
  • Radio transmitters
  • Vehicles less than four years old can be imported duty-free if equipped with a catalyzer on a temporary basis – as long as the customer’s Hungarian Residence Permit is valid.
  • After vehicle clears Customs the owner is issued a Hungarian Registration number and the car can be driven in all the states in Europe
  • Invoice or value-declaration signed by customer
  • Copy of Passport, work permit and residence permit
  • Original registration papers
  • Liability insurance (not offered by insurance companies for U.S. made cars)
  • Hungarian Power of Attorney (original with two witnesses signatures)
  • Bank guarantee
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Valid Veterinary Certificate from origin country is required

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International sea & air shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Call our International Moving Specialists @ 1 (866) 788-1090