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Barbados International Moving Services

Thinking of relocating to Barbados? International moving is such a complex task that it is almost unachievable if you handle it alone. Indeed, so many factors come into play. For instance, some immigration departments in some countries impose very strict requirements. Also, clearing with various customs departments is no easy. Not forgetting that the actual moving process is very strenuous and time-consuming.

Moving to Barbados Cost & Time Examples

To/From    2BR    4BREstimated Time
Miami to Speightstown$3,000- $4,900$5,500- $9,1003-5 weeks
Houston to Bridgetown$3,000- $4,900$5,500- $9,1003-5 weeks
Seattle to Bridgetown$3,300- $5,500$6,100- $10,2003-6 weeks
Detroit to Bridgetown$3,400- $5,600$6,100- $10,2003-5 weeks
Atlanta to Speightstown$3,400- $5,700$6,400- $10,5003-5 weeks
San Diego to Bridgetown$3,500- $5,900$6,500- $10,8003-6 weeks
Portland to Bridgetown$3,500- $6,000$6,600- $10,9003-6 weeks
Las Vegas to Speightstown$3,900- $6,400$7,200- $11,8003-6 weeks
Chicago to Bridgetown$3,900- $6,500$7,200- $11,8003-5 weeks
Denver to Bridgetown$5,300- $9,000$9,800- $16,1003-6 weeks

*Please note that these estimates do not include taxes, customs fees & duties, insurance & quarantine inspections. They assume easy access to both pick up and drop-off addresses and do not allow for special items such as pianos.

Estimated Weight (based on home size): 1BR=2600 lbs - 3900 lbs 2BR=3900 lbs - 5200 lbs 3BR=6500 lbs - 9100 lbs 4BR=9100 lbs - 14300 lbs 5BR=11700 lbs - 19500 lbs

Duties when moving to Barbados

Barbados extends import duty exemption under certain easy-to-follow conditions. All they require is that you’ve owned and used your household belongings for a minimum of 12 months. New items aren’t eligible for this duty exemption and will incur duties anywhere from 5 - 60%. Valued-added tax of 15% and an Environmental Levy of 1% also apply to new goods (1).

Documents when moving to Barbados

Not much paperwork is needed, when importing a shipment of personal goods into the country. You’ll need your Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill, as well as your passport. A detailed inventory is also required, and you must show proof of residence to customs officials (2).

Duties for your vehicle

The generous exemption that may cover your household belongings, doesn’t apply to your vehicle. You’ll be charged the full import duty rate, which is currently 45%. This does not include the additional excise tax, which ranges from as low as 10% to as high as 120%. An Environmental Levy of either $300 for new vehicles or $4,000 for used vehicles is also charged. Finally, value-added tax of 17.5% (some sources say 15%) and a Port FAS charge will be assessed on your vehicle (3).

Documents for your vehicle

In order to bring your vehicle into Barbados, you’ll need to give customs proof of insurance coverage, and the vehicle’s purchase invoice (if it’s brand new). Your Original Bill of Lading and log book containing maintenance and other records, should also be provided.

You’ll also need an Import Permit (or Import License), which is required before you’re even allowed to ship the vehicle from the origin country. Fortunately, as an experienced international vehicle shipping company - A1 Auto Transport can take care of this critical piece of documentation on your behalf (4).

A great deal of other regulations are enforced for shipments of household goods and vehicles. Other paperwork will also be required. For these reasons, it’s highly encouraged that you contact customs before sending your shipments.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

  • Plan early: When planning to move abroad, it is advised to start early. About 90 days before the day of moving is a good time to start. This will give you enough time to attend to everything. There will be no last minute rush and delays with customs departments.
  • Find a good shipping company: Start by searching the internet to find moving companies near you. You can also ask for recommendations from family and friends. Ensure that you analyze factors such as whether those companies are licensed or have insurance that caters for damage on household goods on transit.
  • Visa and passport: When searching for Barbados international moving services, ask if there is any professional mover that offers assistance in applying for these documents. You can also visit the Barbados immigration department’s website for further information. For your passport application, get information the government’s online portal.
  • Research: Before moving, try to get as much information about your destination as possible. Certainly, this will make your transition hassle-free. First, you can search for information online. Also, you can connect with friends and family who either live there or have been there before.

To add, you can make a visit to the place prior to the day of moving. Once you are there, engage with the locals, and visit different places just to familiarize yourself with the location.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods internationally. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Why you need a professional moving company when relocating overseas

Professional moving services are necessary if you want to make your move stress-free. They have the required equipment and trained personnel to execute the task. They also ensure that your belongings are handled with care, and will arrive at your destination safe. Working with such professionals saves you a lot of time and resources which gives you peace of mind.

If you decide to handle everything on your own, you might damage or lose your items. You will also experience a lot of mental and physical strain and might not succeed.

How to find the best international moving company

When looking for Barbados international moving services, start by searching the internet and get a list of movers. You can also seek recommendations from friends and family. Ensure that you list at least three companies while considering the following:

  • Make sure you are dealing with companies that are licensed.
  • Choose a company that has insurance that caters for damage to your belongings while on transit.
  • Settle for a company that has achieved high standards of service preferably those who have received accreditations.
  • Compare estimates and rates and choose the company that offers you a good package at the most affordable rate.

Our Dominican Republic international moving services

We offer the following:

  • Packing/unpacking: We load and offload belongings to and from our transport facilities.
  • Apartment moves: We handle international moving between rental apartments.
  • Corporate moving: We also move businesses and offices. This also includes their relevant equipment and other assets.
  • Visa and immigration services: We assist our clients in applying for visa and immigration services.
  • Planning and preparation: We offer useful information such as how to package belongings ready for moving.
  • Housing assistance: We help our clients to find suitable housing.
  • Family services: We also assist our clients to find important family services such as schools and health centers.
  • Auto transport services: We are a company that offers international vehicle moving services.

Why A-1 Auto Transport?

We have over 30 years experience in international moving. Indeed, we have helped thousands to move abroad. Our vast knowledge and resources are all you need when looking for expert information on international moving. We assure you that if you have any questions, we definitely have the answers.

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If you are planning to relocate to the Barbados, kindly contact our experts on our toll-free number 888-509-3213. Also, don’t forget to fill in the form at the top of this page to get free estimates of our services.



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