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Moving to Estonia from the USA

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Moving to Estonia from the USA

If you are looking to move to Estonia from the USA, no doubt there are many reasons to love the country. One of the smallest and perhaps the most scenic of the three Baltic States, it has a lot to offer in terms of employment, the standard of living, and culture. 

However, before you can call Estonia a new home, you need to find a reliable moving company to ship your personal belongings. SDC International Shipping has almost ten years of experience running international moves to European and the three Baltic countries from the USA. 

Let us know where you need to move to Estonia, and we’ll do our best to make your journey a pleasant experience.

Moving Services We Offer

We offer affordable and tailored services to meet the individual needs of each person. For instance, we can move your household goods and handle the customs clearance. Door-to-door service is the most inclusive, covering everything from packing to storage to final delivery. 

Below find more information about what we offer.  

International House Moving to Estonia 

You must submit customs clearance documents and forms for the items you plan to ship to Estonia. As an EU member state, much of its tax policies are regulated by the European Customs Union rules. 

You can bring in almost anything duty-free as long as you have owned your stuff for at least six months and lived outside Estonia for a minimum of one year. New items will be subject to over 20% VAT. 

Here’re the documents you need to present: 

  • Proof of residency
  • Resident ID card
  • Valid work contract
  • Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill
  • Passport and flight ticket  

It’s important that you fill out all the forms correctly. Let the international household movers handle the paperwork and inventory for you to avoid mistakes or delayed entrance. We’ll make sure that your items meet all the import requirements. 

Shipping Your Vehicle or Motorcycle 

Whether you want to ship a car or motorcycle to Estonia without paying duty, you must have lived in the USA for at least the last 12 months. Also, you need to register your vehicle in advance for inspection before clearing it through customs. Once imported, you must register your auto within 5 days after completing customs clearance. 

You will need to provide the following documents to import a vehicle: 

  • Customs certificate and declaration
  • Passport
  • Letter of Employment 
  • Title and registration
  • The original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill 

Export and import of personal belongings are not easy. If you don’t have the time and energy to deal with this, let SDC International Shipping cover you. 

Vehicle Shipping Cost to Estonia 

The following factors will affect the cost of shipping a vehicle to Estonia:

  • Origin and final destination;
  • Export and import fees;
  • Possible modifications to meet the EU technical specifications; 
  • Whether you choose to send your car in a container or via RORO.

Are you unsure if taking your car with you makes sense? You can always reach out to SDC shipping coordinators to discuss your move and receive professional advice. 

Marine Insurance – To Have or Not to Have?

Marine insurance isn’t mandatory but highly recommended. Your items can get wet or damaged during ocean transit. We recommend international moving insurance for selected high-value items. It guarantees full or partial compensation for damage or loss. 

SDC International Shipping can guide you through several insurance coverages, depending on your needs.

Moving Pianos and Artwork

Fine art, antique furniture, pianos, and other musical instruments can be moved to Estonia. SDC crew is skilled in handling your precious belongings. You can count on our quality packing and crating solutions to safely move your piano or artwork to the doorsteps of your new home. 

Choosing the Right Shipping Method

Most containerized shipments exceeding 100 kg are sent by sea. It’s both an affordable and still convenient shipping method. So if you think 6-8 weeks is a reasonable transit time, you should stick to this option. 

On the flip side, airfreight can get your stuff to Estonia in 3-5 days, but it can drain your pocket if the size of your shipment exceeds 100 kg. 

Our international movers are ready to support you in any possible way and create the right shipping method. 

Moving to Estonia with Pets

You can bring a dog, cat, or ferret to Estonia if they meet the EU animal import requirements. These are:

  • Vaccination record;
  • Veterinary health certificate;
  • Microchipping;
  • Declaration form for pets;

As our client, we can arrange an affordable and convenient pet relocation service for you. 

Moving to Tallinn, Tartu, Parnu, Haapsalu and More

We move from the major US ports and cities to any location in Estonia. Most American expats prefer to work and live in Tallinn. Here, you will find a diverse circle of your fellow countrymen from all corners, including Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Las Vegas, Boston, Houston, and beyond. 

Moving with SDC International Shipping

As you see, the relocation process requires expertise in dealing with different details of the shipping process. Hiring a competent moving company like SDC International Shipping is crucial to ensure overall success. 

Fill out our three-step quote form or contact us at (877) 339-0267 to start planning your international move. 


Moving to Estonia from the USA

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