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Planning an international move can be overwhelming, but if you do your homework and you have access to the right tools, it can be super simple!
Each country is different and will each have separate specific shipping requirements. It is best to reach out with a local consulate to give you more specific information on the region you’re moving to.
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Feel free to contact My International Moving to get started on the required paperwork you’ll need to receive clearance from customs. In most cases, you will need either a visa or a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of immigration and a notice regarding any delivery on your belongings including furniture.
You will also need papers that list your shipping contents as well as their value, a contract of tenancy, a title to any new home, proof of exemptions for tax purposes and receipts covering any new appliance and/or furniture purchases.
You will need to notify customs if you plan on bringing any of these items:
It’s a good idea to check with customs before you attempt to bring questionable items or pets. Be sure to research the country’s customs, protocol, and regulations. Also, ask if any items not listed are prohibited before you start packing everything away. This will make travelling smooth and easy.
In addition to any visas and/ or passports you should also provide another form of ID when you are traveling abroad. You may also need to present your vaccination record and letters pertaining to employer/ employment availability. In almost all cases, these documents will be checked before clearing the customs counter.
Keep your birth certificate, health insurance information and marriage certificate on hand always. You will also need to take your current driver’s license with you.
It is important to research or inquire about entry requirements pertaining to pets and animals. Some countries prohibit certain animals, so it’s better to be safe than unpleasantly surprised at customs. Other countries may make your pet undergo an extensive quarantine period. You must have a licensed vet give you paperwork that proves your pet has all its vaccinations and they are all up to date.
If your move is temporary and/ or short term, it may be a good idea to look into storage options to hold onto any future, appliances, or other goods while you are away. There are facilities with climate-control settings that you can use to store special furnishings, artwork, or other valuable and fragile items. Having your items in storage will keep them safe and secure until you return.