Many people are familiar with some type of move whether it be a local move or a cross country move. However, few have experience with moving overseas and dealing with international moving companies. This realization often leads to some concern about how these moves are different and what they will need to do. To help take some of the surprise out of these companies and overseas moves, we have put together a list of areas where these companies are unique.Come watch and join us at-best services for planning a move to San Diego from outside of the country.
Increased amount of paperwork.
There is simply no getting around it, there is much more paperwork involved from moving from one country to another. In the post 9/11 world, this paperwork has only increased and can be overwhelming if you do not prepare yourself for it. Fortunately, these moving companies are here to help you locate all the right documents so you should take advantage of this. We do recommend that you give yourself far more time than you would with other kinds of moves because of the increased paperwork and other things that will need to be done.
Belongings must be packed and protected for the long haul.
With an overseas move, your belongings will be exposed to more risk as they are taken by boat to yoru new home. Obviously, they will be at greater risk because the roadways will not only be used but also the open sea. This means greater risk to damage to your belongings because of storms, modern day pirates and more. This is why it is important your items are well protected by being packed very well, but also there will be a great need to get full insurance protection. This protection can help protect you in the event that the ship goes down or your belongings are damaged while in transport. However, its biggest benefit will be the added peace of mind it offers.
Dealing with taxes and port customs.
As you might guess the taxes are higher with these type of moves and you will have to deal with getting through customs. This means the overall bill will be higher and the time spent needed to get everything approved will be longer. Fortunately, this is old hat to these overseas movers and they can help you better navigate these processes. By keeping these differences in mind, you should have a greater understanding of international moving companies. Although we have described the differences here, there are in most other ways very similar to regular long distance movers.