If you’re planning to move overseas, there’s a lot to consider. The specific details for you will depend on the country to which you are moving. Each nation has different and specific requirements regarding the import of your household goods, you and your pets.
You might need to provide some or all of the following:
Some countries have a much simpler process that others. Often, these items are not required to start the move, and must be provided to the destination agent upon arrival to port of your shipment.
Customs must be notified if your shipment contains any of the following:
It’s important to be certain before bringing any questionable items in your shipment. While we do our best to assist you, what we offer should only be considered a guide in regards to customs regulations. It is always best to contact customs in your destination country for clarification. This help towards a smooth and stress free move. There are passports available for both adults and minors. Please remember to allow 6-10 weeks for the passport to be mailed to you. There may be times when the waiting period is even longer. Expedited passports can often be arranged.
You should have your visa in place before commencing your international move. Some notes below.
It’s important to carry at least one other form of ID when you travel, in addition to your visa and passport. Vaccinations records can also be required, along with proof of employment. In some cases, you’ll need to present these items to the customs agent when entering the country. Keep your birth certificate, health insurance information, marriage certificate and current driver’s license close at hand.
We recommend that you have Sunset International Shipping professionally pack your boxes for you. If you would like to perform your own packing, please pay attention to the following tips. Remember that the contents of boxes packed by you will not be covered by insurance. Also, Sunset International will pack any pictures, mirrors, lamps, electronics and furniture included in the standard rate on any move.
Whether you choose to move by air or sea, we can help you budget and plan. We can even do all your packing for you. Schedule a call today!