Moving To Romania

Romania is extremely familiar for the forested region of Transylvania and the stories of Count Dracula, which is associated with the Bran Castle. The country is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Moldova. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest. Romania has a diverse landscape, including mountains, forests, and coastal areas along the Black Sea.

This picturesque European country has a rich cultural heritage, including historic sites such as the Romanian Athenaeum. Romania is known for its traditional folklore, literature, and art, and has a growing economy. There are many preserved mediaeval villages with their intricate architecture that appeal to the tourists all over the world. The capital city Bucharest is famous for having high and tall buildings dating back to the Communist era, the Palatul Parlamentului, which is a government establishment.

Moving to Romania from USA

Your move to Romania from the USA will undoubtedly be an exciting adventure! However, to make this transition smoother make a detailed plan for the move and post move settling down in this European country.

How International Sea & Air can help for moving to Romania

To stay on top of the challenges that an international relocation throws you need to have a plan. You can hire an international mover with extensive experience for taking care of your move to Romania from the USA. This will ease the hassle of an international relocation and you can move to the new country with less challenges.

At International Sea & Air Shipping we have years of experience in handling international relocations. Our professional team of international moving experts can make the entire process of moving to Romania from the USA hassle-free for you. Our moving company provides end-to-end customized moving services that will surely suit your budget and the requirements.

Our team provides upscale packing services for your household goods, and they will also assist in choosing the right container and freight services for your relocation to Romania from the USA. They will further advise you on the time it will take to transfer your belongings. So, get in touch with us today to ensure you have a hassle-free move to your favorite country.

Customs Regulations for Romania

  • Passport (copy including page with stamp of entry into Romania)
  • Customer visa (copy)
  • Letter of job transfer from employer
  • Work contract from employer in Romania indicating starting date and period of contract
  • Certificate of Residence in Romania
  • Copy of Registration of the Romanian employer at the Romanian Chamber of Commerce or copy of the home rental agreement
  • Copy of fiscal code of Customer’s employer
  • Inventory (in Romanian, detailed, valued, dated and signed by the Customer)
  • The following items must be detailed:Jewelry, precious metals and antiques dated before 1945
  • Electrical items (indicate serial numbers)
  • Invoices and photos (2 copies) of any valuable items (paintings, jewelry, TV, antiques, etc.)
  • Certificate stating that goods are for personal use and will not be resold or used for commercial purpose
  • Insurance certificate (copy)
  • Romanian Residence I.D.
  • Customer’s presence is required upon arrival of their belongings
  • Customer must be in Romania during the clearance process
  • Customer should also be present for the Customs process

In Romania, some articles may not be imported in a customer’s baggage whatsoever. These items include, but may not be limited to:

  • Meat and milk products from non-EU countries (limited amounts allowed from Andorra, Croatia, the Færøer Islands, Greenland, Iceland and specific products from other countries)
  • Protected animal species and products made from them as listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
    • Ivory, tortoise shell, coral, reptile skin, wood from Amazonian forests

Some articles may have restricted quantities or require special authorization/ payments of duties and taxes to clear customs in Romania. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Meat, milk and dairy products coming from Croatia, Færøer Islands, Greenland and Iceland (maximum of 10 kg)
  • Powdered milk for babies, children’s food and special medical food for human or pets (must be brand packaged food with original seal)
    • Not exceeding 10 kg if from Croatia, Færøer Islands, Greenland and Iceland
    • Not exceeding 2 kg if from other countries
  • Fish (must be disemboweled, cannot exceed a weight of 20 kg)
  • Currency (declarable for everyone traveling outside the EU when the amount exceeds teneuro or currency equivalent)
  • Coats, fur and leather shoes made of protected animals (require special authorization)

In Romania, the following rules apply to importing motor vehicles:

  • Customer must be present for Custom’s clearance
  • Vehicles are subject to duties and value added tax

For importation, you will need the following documents:

  • Sales invoice (displaying price paid, date, place of purchase and conditions of delivery)
  • Transportation invoice (showing cost of transport – if applicable)
  • Documents displaying Customer’s name as well as the engine and chassis number of the vehicle (original)

When importing a petto Romania, they will need to have the following documentation:

  • A health certificate
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Pets need to be identifiable (tattoo or and ID chip)

Passengers arriving with goods purchased in the EU that are for personal use are free of import:

  • Tobacco products for passengers 17 and older:
    • 800 cigarettes
    • 400 cigarillos (maximum 3g each)
    • 200 cigars
    • 1 kg smoking tobacco
  • Alcoholic beverages, for passengers 17 and older:
    • 10 litres of spirits over 22 percent volume
    • 20 litres of alcoholic beverages less than 22 percent
    • 90 litres of wine (no more than 60 litres of sparkling wine)
    • 110 litres of beer

Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU member states (including the Canary Islands, Channel Islands and other similar territories):

  • Tobacco products for passengers 17 and older:
    • 200 cigarettes or
    • 100 cigarillos (maximum 3g each) or
    • 50 cigars or
    • 250g of smoking tobacco or
    • Proportional assortment
  • Alcoholic beverages, for passengers 17 and older:
    • 1 litre of spirits over 22 percent volume or
    • Non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80 percent volume or
    • 2 litres of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22 percent volume or sparkling wines or liqueur wines or
    • A proportional mix of these products and in addition
    • 4 litres still wine and
    • 16 litres of beer/li>
  • Other goods totaling up to 430 euro

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.

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About Romania

Located in Southeastern-Central Europe, Romania lies along the Black Sea between Bulgaria and Ukraine, sharing borders with Hungary, Serbia and Moldova.

Boasting 19.9 million inhabitants, Romania is the seventh most populous country in the European Union (EU) and its capital city – Bucharest – is the sixth largest city in the EU

Romania is notably famous for being the site of “Dracula’s Castle” (AKA Bran’s Castle), a national monument and landmark which became linked to the legend of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

In addition to containing the Danube River (the second longest river in Europe), Romania also holds a stretch of the Carpathian Mountains, including its tallest peak Moldoveanu.

Tips for a successful move to Romania from the USA

Moving to Romania from the USA can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Here are some key things to consider:

  • Research the visa requirements and immigration process to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Understand the local culture and customs to avoid any misunderstandings or conflicts.
  • plan your budget carefully to account for the cost of living, housing, and other expenses.
  • Learn the Romanian language to help you navigate everyday situations and make the most of your experience.
  • Consider the different regions of Romania and choose the one that best fits your lifestyle and preferences.

When you take consideration of the above mentioned point and make a detailed plan for the move to Romania from the USA it will ensure a smooth transition. Additionally, start networking and connecting with other expats to gain valuable insights and support.

You can also focus on the advantages that come with moving to this European country. Along with a stable economy, a high standard of living you get to experience diverse cultural heritages in this country.

Visa to move to Romania from the USA

Under the Schengen arrangement there is no visa requirement for people moving to Romania from the EU or EEA countries and from Switzerland. But when you are relocating to Romania from the USA you will require a valid visa to justify your entrance and stay in this country.

You need to apply for a long-stay visa (D) when you plan to stay and work in Romania. A stay more than 90 days will require this visa, as well. Romania offers different categories of long-stay visas. There are also visas available for economic activities, studying, or taking up work in Romania. On the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, you will get complete details.

Residency permit in Romania

As an American citizen you are allowed to visit and stay in Romania for 90 days within a 6 months period without visa. However, within 3 days of your arrival in Romania you have to register with the nearest Police Precinct or an Immigration Office and inform them about your arrival and stay in the country.

If your stay is more than 90 days then you will need a proper visa to justify your legal entry in this country. For longer stay you will also need to obtain a temporary residency permit (permis de sedere). This permission needs to be requested from the Romanian Immigration Inspectorate (Inspectoratul Roman pentru Imigrari). Also, note that once your 90 days of stay without a visa is nearing expiration, you need to apply for extension at least 30 days before.

Best places to live and settle down in Romania

Romania is a stunning European country with a diverse range of living destinations and options. You can choose from bustling cities to charming towns and picturesque mediaeval villages based on your preferences. Here is a list of best places to live in Romania –


The capital city of Romania is the most famous location for expats to settle down. The city offers a wide range and variety of housing options and other facilities.


Often mentioned as Romania’s Silicon Valley, Cluj-Napoca is a growing technological hub. This city is a centre for many IT industry-related organisations and offers good job opportunities.


Oradea has gradually built a reputation of being one of the best cities to stay in Romania. The city is effectively developed thanks to the local council. It has made substantial renovations to the historical city centre.


In the western part of Romania, Timi?oara is the largest city and the third biggest city, as well. The city enjoys the reputation of being declared as the European Capital of Culture from 2021.


If you are looking for a touristy place to settle down in Romania then Constanta is the best one, located on the Black Sea. The city is several hours away from the capital but offers marvellous nature, gastronomic delights, and the stunning sea with its sandy beaches.