Monday, January 26 2009
In our continued quest to keep our readers informed about real estate matters, we thought it would be helpful to examine all that is involved in moving. This is the seventh part out of the series of seven.
An international move between counties or continents can be a challenge for even an expert mover. In these cases, we strongly recommend seeking professional help. A mover with experience in international moves will be able to help you will all the details.
Here are some suggestions that may help:
Make sure you find a mover than experience with both the origin and destination countries. The international mover should have a local presence in both countries or an affiliate that he can subcontract to.
Make sure that all the paperwork for customs is taken care of. There may be regulations that govern what the types and number of goods that can be transported. You may need to provide proof of ownership or insurance for some types of items.
Good sources of information are the local embassies. Contact the local embassy of the country you are moving to and also contact your embassy in the destination country. Both will be helpful in providing any details you may have overlooked
Make sure you take care of all your visa and immigration documents. You don't want to find that your goods have been transported but you aren't able to enter the country to retrieve them. Make sure your passport is current.
Get professional packers for your international move. An international move can seem to your possessions like several moves. Items will be moved several times as they may go on several modes of transportation including truck, trains, and ship.