International Relocation Services for Families

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International Relocation Services for Families

International Relocation Services for Families

Once you have scheduled a moving date with a reliable international mover, you must begin preparing for the big day ahead, the day the movers come to transport your goods to the new nation. This process takes time and should never be rushed or overlooked. It is imperative to the condition of your belongings that you prepare according to the mover’s standards as well as the country’s import laws. This will protect your family’s household goods as they travel to their new home.

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Before you begin the packing process, call the embassy of the nation you’re moving to. They will give you all current import policies and tax rates. They’ll also let you know what you need for each individual in your family so that you can relocate to the nation lawfully. Make sure you have all proof and documentation prepared for Customs before the day of the transport. Customs will need to approve everything and give you a certificate for import approval.


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Beginning the Preparation Process for an International Family Move

Create a to-do list or checklist to stay organized and even have the other individuals in your family do the same. Your moving checklist should include everything that needs to be cared for prior to relocating to another country. For example, job and utility transfers might be something you should add to your list. Finding a babysitter for kids and pets for the day the movers come to collect your home’s belongings is another common list entry. The objective of creating a list is to help you stay on task and prepare efficiently for an overseas relocation.

If you decide to pack away your family home’s belongings without the help of professionals, make sure you start months in advance. All boxes and items should be packaged with the right materials and up to the mover’s and other country’s standards. This means that all boxes must be of appropriate size for its contents and labeled clearly. They should also be secured with packaging tape for extra security.

As you pack away your possessions, let your children pack a personal bag full of their favorite items. This will provide them more comfort and keep them busy as you and the rest of your family relocate to the other country. Toys, coloring supplies, a small blanket, and other such items are always great items to have them pack for the plane ride.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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