International Moving -
International moves are becoming more common as companies worldwide now routinely move employees from one country to another.
Technology and low overseas labor costs have played primary roles in increasing the globalization of American businesses and the international movement of families. If you're faced with a move to another country, there are some unique issues you'll need to address before you select an international moving company and before you move.
Some of the moving related issues you'll want to address in advance include:
There are a number of considerations to keep in mind when you're deciding what to do with your existing car or truck. First, what are the driving habits like in your destination country? Do they drive on the opposite side of the road and are their vehicles typically configured to drive that way?
Are there special requirements in your destination country with regard to vehicles, and will your existing car or truck meet those requirements?
How much will it cost to move your vehicles overseas? Are they worth it? Would it be easier and less costly or more practical to sell your existing vehicles in the US and purchase replacement vehicles in your new location? Many international movers decide to go ahead and replace their car.
Does your destination country use different electrical outlets than those in the US? Are their phone jacks different than those in America? Would it make more sense to buy replacement items once you get to your destination instead of paying to take your existing items with you?
Living accommodations in other countries can be quite different from those in America. Room sizes may be smaller or there may be fewer rooms to work with. Additionally, you may not have a garage or storage room at your new location. You'll want to consider these factors when deciding what to take with you and what to dispose of or sell before you make your international move.
You'll want to know what you'll have to do if you plan on taking your pet with you overseas. Extended travel time and government regulations on transporting and immigrating certain types of pets need to be considered. How will you physically transport your pet and will that jeopardize your pet's health or safety?
Although there are fewer international moving companies to choose from than domestic companies, more and more movers are offering international services in order to capture the increased international relocation demand in recent years.
A quality moving company that is experienced in international moving can make a big difference in your global moving experience. They'll have to know how to handle customs issues. They can also help you with information about your destination country that will go along way toward relieving the anxieties you may have about moving abroad. The best case would be if the global moving company had a permanent physical presence in your destination area. Not only would they be more familiar with the area, contacting them after your move is completed will be much easier.
For these reasons, price should be less of a factor when selecting an international mover than it would be for a local, intrastate or interstate moving company. An international mover's experience, reputation, track record and worldwide locations should weigh heavily in your final decision.
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