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International Moving Process

Moving Your Possessions Safely Across the World

The process of moving internationally is very detailed. You must adhere to the regulations of the outgoing state and the regulations of the overseas locale. There is a lot of paperwork involved, which makes keeping track of everything quite hectic. The moving process involves much more than just your belongings. 

There are certain things you must do to make sure you are able to relocate to your new home.

Here are a few tips:

  • Determine the amount of time you have to get all your documentation together and put things in order. Remember – the sooner the better.
  • Make pertinent decisions on your present home or apartment (if you need to sell it, rent it out, terminate your lease, etc.).
  • Go through your belongings to see what will be included in the relocation and what will remain behind.
  • Contact moving companies to get quotes and look into their process. Schedule your moving date.
  • Work with the moving company to get all your customs forms, insurance requirements, and other paperwork needed completed as soon as possible.
  • Meet with Immigration officials to find out any information you need to apply for passports and work visa(s) if needed. Collect important legal documents. This includes passports, birth certificates, licenses, marriage certificates, and school and medical records.
  • Make sure your immunizations are up-to-date and meet the requirements of the new country.
  • Check the tax and banking laws for the new location.
  • Purchase health insurance in your new country, or have your existing policy transferred.
  • Arrange for access to your funds. Make sure your bank has an international branch or be prepared to open an account in the new location immediately.
  • Do research on your new location.
  • Arrange for disconnection of all utilities.
  • Meet with the realtor or leasing company and make sure they have all pertinent contact information.

Nilson Van & Storage is available to help you meet your needs in a safe, secure, and efficient manner. For more information, contact our office today!

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