Tips for Overseas Moving
Moving overseas can be very complicated and stressful. Every country has its own laws on what you are allowed to bring into the country, and the amount of planning and coordination needed for an overseas move is much more involved than a domestic move.
Global Van Lines: Four Decades of Overseas Moving Exeperience
Global Van Lines has been moving households around the world for over four decades, and we have a network of specialists in international moving who can help you with obtain the right documents and advice to prevent problems in your new country. Did you know that some countries will not allow a household shipment in unless it has been packed by professionals? Your dedicated Moving Concierge can provide you with that information.
You can visit the Global Van Lines blog for a post on overseas moves, here is an overview of what you can expect on this adventure:
- Start planning several months before your actual move date so you can get all the paperwork and arrangements set.
- Once your documentation is in order and you have had your items picked up at the point of origin, you’ll probably see your goods again in 30 to 60 days, depending on the final destination and time of the year.
- The movers at the residence from which you’re moving will pack, load, and transport your items to the appropriate port.
- A freight forwarding company arranges a container to be shipped (usually by ship) to the port closest to your final destination.
- Another moving company will receive your items and clear customs with the foreign customs office.
- After your goods clear customs, a local moving company in the country will deliver your items to your new destination.
A Single Go-To Resource for International Moves
With Global Van Lines you can have your Moving Concierge as your single, go-to resource rather than trying to contact multiple companies in two or three different countries. Let Global Van Lines help you streamline a complex process. Contact us today.