Moving to Poland


Goods prohibited from entering Poland include weapons, narcotics, drugs or pornographic materials, and pets other than cats and dogs.

To import alcohol in excess of 1 litre, an import licence is required which in practical terms is impossible to get. Therefore do not ship alcohol to Poland.



For eligible foreigners taking up residence for more than six months there are no customs duties or taxes collected on the importation of genuine household goods and personal effects but this is subject to the ultimate re-exportation of all durable items. It would include domestic appliances, cars, and other higher value items brought in non-commercial quantities. Generally one of each item would be admitted without payment of tax and duty. These items are in fact not exempt and Polish Customs generally require security for duty and VAT as calculated on the declared value of the possessions. This security is usually in the form of a Bank guarantee, but could of course be cash.

The above reservations do not concern diplomats and / or accredited journalists.


The normal numbered inventory prepared by the moving company during packing is required. It must be fully descriptive (no P.B.O.’s) should list serial numbers of all electrical items and be faxed over (both air and sea) for translation to Polish as soon as available. If the shipper prepared a valued insurance inventory this should also be faxed. Returning Polish Nationals should get the appropriate documentation from nearest Polish Consulate.

Universal Express will work closely with the shipper in Poland to secure the appropriate paperwork which might include any of the following depending on the shipper’s status: copy of relevant pages of passport, shipper’s original work permit (which must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of clearance), standard letters in Polish on employer’s letterhead addressed to Customs (requesting clearance etc.), certificates from Ministers, company registrations etc.. Shippers must provide notarized (in Poland) power of attorney for Universal Express.


All such items must be clearly marked on the inventory, loaded for easy access at customs inspection, and have photos supplied to us in duplicate. Pre-1945 books must be listed by title, author and date of publication.


For import customs clearance of a car, original title, original registration and original bill of sale (if new) are necessary, along with the other import documentation required for household goods. In case of returning Polish citizens please note a car must be used and registered at origin at least six months before importation to Poland.


A valid health certificate in original issued max. 10 days prior to arrival. Anti rabies vaccination certificate at least 30 days prior to departure and not more than nine months old.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Orbit International Logistics LTD. cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Poland customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

Moving to Poland

When moving from Canada to Poland 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 Poland , Orbit International Moving Logistics can offer you and your family, valuable insights about you’re moving to Poland 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 Poland . 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.

The best tip – a recommendation from a friend.
Research the overseas moving companies you are considering. Check if they are licensed to export and import.
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.
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.
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.
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 Norway and choosing the right overseas moving services.