Flores International Moving Services
International moving is the process of transferring your goods from one country to another. If you are contemplating relocating to Flores, consider working with a firm that offers international moving services. A-1 Auto Transport offers this service to individuals and businesses alike. If you would like to ship a car to Flores, we will take care of all the logistics and let you have an easy ride.
Moving to Flores Cost & Time Examples
|Los Angeles to Flores||$6,200- $8,500||$11,400- $15,400||5-8 weeks|
|Seattle to Flores||$6,200- $8,500||$11,400- $15,400||5-8 weeks|
|New York to Flores||$6,500- $8,900||$12,100- $16,300||6-9 weeks|
|Philadelphia to Flores||$6,500- $9,000||$12,200- $16,400||6-9 weeks|
|Charlotte to Flores||$6,900- $9,500||$12,800- $17,300||6-9 weeks|
|Phoenix to Flores||$7,100- $9,500||$12,800- $17,200||5-8 weeks|
|Dallas to Flores||$7,100- $9,600||$13,100- $17,600||6-9 weeks|
|Memphis to Flores||$7,400- $10,000||$13,600- $18,200||6-9 weeks|
|Chicago to Flores||$7,600- $10,300||$14,000- $18,700||6-9 weeks|
|Denver to Flores||$8,500- $11,600||$15,400- $20,800||6-8 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
Household belongings and import duties
An island in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia, Flores is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands (1).
Another Flores Island Exists
It shouldn’t be confused with the Portuguese-owned Flores Island (Ilha das Flores) located in the Atlantic Ocean, which is part of the Azores (2). Ilha das Flores is far smaller, with only roughly 1/100th the landmass and just 0.002% of the population (3,909 vs. 1,831,000 inhabitants) (3).
Follow Indonesian Customs Procedures
Since Flores belongs to Indonesia, it presumably follows the same import rules and regulations. However, certain local differences might exist - so you should contact Indonesian customs to verify that this is the case. Assuming it’s governed by the same policies (which is likely), Indonesian customs does allow duty to be waived on household goods - provided you meet some conditions.
Requirements To Receive Exemption
These goods must have been purchased at least one year ago, and personally used by you during that term. A time limit of three months for your shipment to arrive is imposed, which starts once you procure the necessary KITAS card and temporary work permit (abbreviated IKTA) (4).
As an aside, you should know that this required IKTA is labeled as the Izin Mempekerjakan Tenaga Kerja Asing (IMTA) instead, by the reputable International Association of Movers (5). In addition, recent legislation seems to have replaced this requirement with a RPTKA (Rencana Penggunaan Tenaga Kerja Asing) - but this may only apply for employers and not employees (6). With such differing information available, it would be prudent to ask customs which document will be needed, before shipping your goods.
Additional requirements to receive duty relief include a limit of just one each for over-the-water and air shipments. Finally, if you receive duty exemption, then you aren’t permitted to sell these items within Indonesia (7).
Household belongings and import documents
During customs clearance, you’ll need to have both the KITAS card (also called a Limited Stay Permit or Temporary Residence Permit) and Work Permit (IKTA or IMTA) mentioned above. However, as also stated, customs may require a RPTKA instead. No matter which permits apply in your case, they must be good for a minimum of one year. Your passport (with visa pages) is also required, plus the Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill for the shipment.
If a third party will be working with customs on your behalf, then a letter authorizing them to do so is mandatory (8). A full packing list will be requested as well, and this must be stamped by the Indonesian Embassy in your origin country prior to embarking. A separate inventory is necessary too, along with a Letter of Employment (9).
Vehicles and import duties
Vehicle import isn’t possible for the vast majority of foreigners entering Indonesia. To be eligible for import, you must have diplomatic status or be involved in a business that provides vehicle-based services or repairs vehicles (10). In fact, even respected sources like the International Association of Movers don’t list all of these exceptions, instead asserting that only diplomats can bring a vehicle into Indonesia (11).
Vehicles and import documents
If you have an allowable exception to the vehicle import ban for foreign individuals - then you’ll need the correct documentation. Your passport and the Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill for the vehicle shipment must be presented.
Your business or organization must also provide a Statement Letter of the Consignee. The consignee’s ID card is also required. For clarification, the consignee is the buyer or the party that will receive the vehicle within the country (which could be you, your business or a third party). The vehicle’s title and registration should be shown as well.
For diplomats, a packing list that’s been stamped by the Indonesian Embassy in your home country is necessary. Customs will also request the mandatory Letter of Approval written by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (12).
Tips on how to make your international move easier
Moving overseas is often perceived to be such a hassle but it can be stress-free, especially when you choose a moving company that does its job well. Overall, preparation is important as this enables you to have a great experience and easy time relocating.
You need to prepare your goods in a way that allows for easy packing and unpacking. You also need to prepare the required documents so as to enable easy processing. Liaise with the moving company and let them know the important details related to your move and the handling of your goods. Keep in touch with the mover so that you may get constant updates of the shipment.
Why you need a professional moving company when relocating overseas
When doing something that you are not entirely familiar with, it is best to seek the services of qualified professionals. The same applies when relocating overseas. Hiring a professional moving company enables you to have an easier relocation experience since they tackle all the details from start to finish.
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.
How to find the best international moving company
Online searches usually bring-up a number of international moving companies, with almost all of them saying they are the best in the industry. How do you narrow this search to get the best available Flores International Moving Services? Consider the following factors: Do they possess the required certifications? What are their ratings? Are they familiar with the rules related to shipping to your country destination? Are they insured? Does the cost they charge match the benefits you are expected to enjoy? Do not be afraid to request for quotes from moving companies that you are considering hiring.
Our Flores International Moving Services offers:
- Packing/unpacking: We assist you in making the move stress-free.
- Commercial moving: If your business is relocating, it is our business to help you set up shop in Flores.
- Office moves: We know how essential time and money is for your business we make this process as fast as possible.
- Apartment moves: We assist you in moving to your new home in a stress-free transition.
- Planning and preparation: We value your time and this is why we help you plan and prepare for an easy move.
- Visa and immigration services: We guide you through the whole process of gaining entry into Flores by extending your Indonesian visa.
- Housing assistance: Are you moving from your home to a home-away-from-home? We are here to help you move your household goods and valuables effortlessly.
- Family services: New beginnings are great for families and the service you should get while moving together should be great as well!
- Auto transport services: Although shipping to Flores via Indonesian ports may prove to be expensive and restrictive, we guarantee you with a safe delivery.
Why A-1 Auto Transport?
While searching for the best mover, you have probably been bombarded with a lot of information, leaving you spoilt for choice. This is why you should choose A-1 Auto Transport. We are one of the biggest, most experienced players in the auto-shipping industry and our staff comprises of professionals who are capable of giving you the service you deserve. We also offer our services at the most competitive rates. We know that customers appreciate convenience and that is why we are strategically located and have storage facilities in major cities in the US and overseas.
Our Flores International Moving Services also offer you with the utmost convenience, making the move easier. Other clients have enjoyed our services and this can be seen in our good ratings and success stories. We hope you will get to experience first-hand why we are the right choice for international moving.
Please fill-in the form at the top of the page. We also invite you to contact us in case you need to make inquiries or some advice on the available Flores International Moving Services. Do not hesitate to give us a call on 888-509-3213 or get in touch using the contact details included here. Get in touch soon and get moving too!
(3) Ilha das Flores has a landmass of 55 square miles, with a population of 3,909 as of the 2003 census, according to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flores_Island_(Azores)
Flores (Indonesia) has a landmass of 5,230 square miles, with a population of 1,831,000 as of 2010, according to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flores
(4) Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Indonesia” page.
(7) Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Indonesia” page.
(10) Found on Moverscom “Moving to Indonesia” page.
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.