Moving To Ukraine

Are you planning an overseas move, but scared to face the challenges of an international move? Don’t worry, you have reached the right place because we will have everything covered for you and you will be able to relocate smoothly and efficiently to your new destination.

Ukraine is one of the biggest countries in Europe both in terms of its population and area. Even though it’s conflicting, Ukraine has a rich history. This country is in Eastern Europe, which is towards the West of Russia and the South Coast of the Black Sea. Usually, the expats consider relocating to Ukraine due to its low cost of living and they regard the Ukrainians as a hardworking bunch of people.

Moving to Ukraine from USA

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Steps to move internationally to Ukraine

  • Determine the volume of household items – It’s imperative to estimate your move size as this will help the moving companies provide you with the deal. A moving company may even allow you to share space with other customers and only pay for the space you will be using.
  • Get the moving quote – The cost of moving to Ukraine will depend upon various factors, including your shipment details. In short, factors like the place of origin, destination, and move size will play an important role in determining the cost of your move.
  • Pick up of your possessions – Either you can deliver your belongings to the nearest warehouse of the moving company you hire, or the professional movers will pick them up from your house. If you choose the latter, these professionals will efficiently pack your items and make sure they get delivered safely to your new destination.
  • Export your belongings to Ukraine – Once all your belongings have been packed and are ready for shipment they will be loaded by the professional movers and exported to the new country. If you opt for a consolidated service, your belongings will need to wait, until the container is full. Alternatively, your belongings will be shipped as soon as they are ready to move.

    Also, after your belongings venture out into the sea you will be receiving both the ETA and bill of laden, regarding their arrival to Ukraine.
  • Completing your relocation to Ukraine – Once the shipment reaches Ukraine, the customs clearance for your container will be done. If clearance is received, you will be notified about the same, after which you can collect your belongings from the nearest warehouse or schedule their delivery to your new home. Only after your belongings reach their new home, this international relocation be complete.

Ukraine, a country in Eastern Europe is formerly known as ‘The Ukraine’. Composed of 24 provinces, one autonomous republic and two cities, Ukraine is a unitary state. In Europe the second largest military is maintained by Ukraine.

Ukraine is the world’s 44th largest country in terms of area and is also the largest wholly European country. Bordered by Russian Federation, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe.

Christianity, the dominant religion in the country heavily influenced the customs of Ukraine. The influence of western and eastern neighbors on the culture of Ukraine is visible in its architecture, music and art. Ukraine also has the roots of pysanky, the tradition of Easter egg.

Information Technology is one of the growing sectors of Ukrainian economy. Ukraine is one of the largest refiners of metallurgical products in eastern Europe and also has a very large industrial base. Tourism is another growing factor in the economy of Ukraine which ranks 8th in the world by the number of tourists visiting. The trade partners of Ukraine are RussiaTurkey, China, Germany, Kazakhstan and Poland.

Customs Regulations for Ukraine

  • Passport (copy)
  • Valid Visa
  • Proforma Value of the shipment (for Customs purposes only)
  • Inventory (detailed and in English)
  • A separate list describing year made and country of origin for any items of cultural value (computers, stereos, works of art, antiques, carpets, silver and musical instruments (attach photos of all items mentioned above)
  • Customer must be accredited and registered with the local authorities at destination or he must be employed by a foreign Embassy/Consulate. The accreditation and registration must be obtained by the employer of the customer at destination.
  • Foodstuff
  • Items made before 1945, this includes furniture, ornaments and books
  • Artistic drawings and paintings (note name of work and artist)
  • Carpets (hand-made)
  • Coin collections and stamp collections
  • Figurines, sculptures and statues, icons and Samovars
  • Musical instruments (note serial number)
  • Precious metals and precious and semi-precious stones and anything made of them
  • Books (note author, title and publisher of each book)
  • Any item of cultural value must be documented with two photos, which need to be forwarded to the destination agent at least one week prior to arrival of the goods
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Drugs
  • Pornographic material
  • Fresh meat and vegetables
  • Plants
  • Pets
  • One vehicle per Customer
  • Need all details about the auto including frame/chassis number and motor number
  • Documents required:
    • A copy of the original registration document
    • Original Commercial Invoice
  • Importation of any kind of pet is prohibited


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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Factor to consider before moving to Ukraine

Time estimation for moving internationally to Ukraine

You need to consider a few factors before estimating the time to relocate to Ukraine, just as you do to determine the moving cost. It will take around 8-12 weeks if you expect a door-to-door service from the moving company you hire. This large time scale will depend upon the details you provide, and you will receive a more accurate ETA after the ship moves out of the source country.

Climate of Ukraine

In Ukraine, the climate is influenced by the Atlantic’s air currents, resulting in a continental climate. The summers are typically warm and dry, with temperatures averaging between 25-30 degrees Celsius or even higher. Additionally, the Black Sea provides ample opportunities for sun-seekers to enjoy favorable conditions in Ukraine. There’s a possibility of thunderstorms too during the summertime in this country.

January is the coldest month here when the temperature is 0 degrees. However, some areas are even colder where the temperature will be as low as -20 degrees. You need to be careful about the cold northeastern wind called the Bora and the snowfalls.

The healthcare system of Ukraine

Make sure you have good health insurance before relocating to Ukraine. There are many hospitals available in this country, but you must pay before using any of their services. It will be a good idea to hire a medical interpreter who will help you communicate with the doctors and nurses.

The right language you should learn before moving to Ukraine

Though Ukrainian is the official language of this country, Russian is also spoken in many places. If you are moving to Ukraine, it’s suggested you learn the one which is mostly spoken in the place where you will be living, be it Russian or Ukrainian.