Moving to Hungary



  • Foreign Citizens working in Hungary, employed by a Hungarian company:
  • All documents must be in Hungarian
  • Original Bank Guarantee (special document from the employing firms bank)
  • Visa for long period of stay in Hungary (from Hungarian Embassy)
  • Passport (copy)
  • Residence Permit (original) – To be issued in Hungary in advance
  • Copy of rental or buying contract
  • Work Permit (original) – To be issued in Hungary in advance
  • Inventory – itemized, valued, dated, signed and in Hungarian. List brand names and serial numbers of all electronic equipment
  • Photographs of any paintings or antiques
  • Power of Attorney (original with two witnesses signatures and in Hungarian)
  • Letter from Customer authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
  • Guarantee Letter from Customer’s employer stating they will pay duties if Customer sells the imported items or does not export these items
  • Letter from client’s employer in Hungary or client’s residence
  • Returning Hungarian Citizens – All documents must be in Hungarian
  • Inventory in Hungarian (list brand names and serial numbers of electrical appliances)
  • Photographs of any paintings or antiques
  • Copy of passport
  • Letter from Customer authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
  • Statement from Hungarian Consulate or Embassy abroad proving that client lived abroad for the past 13 months.
  • Proof of foreign address. Can be in the form of utility bills for the past 13 months.
  • Residency permit abroad.


Used household goods and personal effects are duty-free for:
Foreign citizens employed by Hungarian company, provided their Hungarian Residence Permit is valid
Diplomats, provided a Certificate is acquired by the related Embassy
Returning Hungarian citizens may import household goods and personal items duty-free depending on how long they have lived out of Hungary
Plants may be imported if accompanied with a health certificate
Goods imported into the country must be exported on departure; they may not be sold or given away
Customs clearance is a lengthy process and may take several days. Only temporary clearance is performed at time of arrival and final clearance can be done at residence a few months later. This will result in additional charges.
Medicines need a doctor’s written confirmation that it is necessary to the treatment of the customer


  • Wine and spirits
  • Clients have possibility to import:
  • 1 litre of alcohol – like whisky, gin, vodka, etc.
  • 1 litre of wine
  • 5 litre of beer
  • Tobacco
  • 200 pc cigarettes
  • 100 pc small cigar
  • 50 pc cigar
  • Tea, coffee, cocoa and all kinds of spices except for paprika powder
  • Perfume


  • Weapons and explosives
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic or obscene material
  • Radio transmitters


Vehicles can be imported duty-free if equipped with a catalysator on a temporary basis as long as the Customer’s Hungarian Residence Permit is valid
Vehicles four (4) years old or older can not be imported unless they pass an environmental examination (cost billed to Customer)
U.S. made cars may need technical modification
After vehicle clears Customs the owner is issued a Hungarian Registration number and the car can be driven in all the states in Europe
Original license plates should be kept with car

Documents required:

  • 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 Drivers 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, Orbit 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.

Moving to Hungary

When moving from Canada to Hungary it is very important to choose the best overseas moving company. Orbit International Moving Logistics is the best international moving company in Canada. With our extensive experience with international relocations to Hungary, Orbit International Moving Logistics can offer you and your family, valuable insights about you’re moving to Hungary and finding the right international relocation companies and choosing the best international moving service overseas moving companies. We have listed below helpful ideas and tips that can help you plan you’re moving to Hungary. Shall you prefer to talk with an International moving consultant, please call (416) 661-4228.

The Best Overseas Moving Companies:

There are many overseas moving companies who claim to be the best mover and best relocation company in the country. Of course this cannot be true because then, all the international shipping companies would be the best.

To help determine which overseas moving company is right for you, Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd has gathered some vital points for you to consider.

  1. The best tip – a recommendation from a friend.
  2. Research the overseas moving companies you are considering. Check if they are licensed to export and import.
  3. Make sure that you are performing an equal comparison between the quotes of the various companies. You compare international relocation rates from the overseas moving companies based on shipping an equal volume of goods and contracting the same exact shipping service on the same dates. Pay special attention to the “EXCLUDES” of each quote to insure that you are not overlooking any hidden fees.
  4. Check the overseas moving company’s referrals and reputation. Ask each company for testimonials from past clients. A reputable overseas moving company should have some for you to review.
  5. Visit the physical office of the overseas moving company you are considering. Never trust an international moving company without a physical address!. In this day and age anyone can have an office in their basement.
  6. Make sure that the overseas shipping company you choose has reputable overseas forwarding agents who can assist you in the same manner that you are getting from the company moving you from Canada.

Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd was established by 2 long time family friends who had experienced moves with mixes results. However, none have satisfied the quality of service needed during such an emotional and straining event. We have extensive experience relocating customers worldwide by Ocean Freight and Air Cargo as we are an international shipper. Our rates are always All-inclusive. What sets us apart is the level of service we offer our customers.  We provide free, no-obligation estimates, listen to your concerns, and find the solutions best suited to meeting your removal and relocation needs – whether you’re moving your family.(i.e. door-to-door, door to port, full containers, RO-RO, custom crates, etc.) We offer free consultations with one of our relocation specialist and assist you in planning moving to Hungary and choosing the right overseas moving services.

List of Hungarian Consulates in Canada:

Embassy of Hungary in Ottawa, Canada
299 Waverley Street
Ontario, K2P 0V9
City: Ottawa
Phone: (613) 230-2717
Fax: (613) 230-7560
Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9.00 a.m. till 12.00 noon

Consular Office of Hungary in Toronto, Canada
121 Bloor St. East, Suite 1115. Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3M5
City: Toronto
Phone: 416-9238981
Fax: 416-9232732

Consular Office of Hungary in Montreal, Quebec
1200 McGill College Avenue, Bureau 2040. Montreal, Quebec, H3B 4G7
City: Montreal
Phone: 514-3933302
Fax: 514-3938226