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You need to do your homework if you planning an international move. What your requirements are going to be will depend on the country where you are going to relocate. Every country has specific requirements that involve the shipment of furniture, pets and even your own personal documentation.
Contact I Love Moving for the required paperwork to receive clearance from customs. In most instances you will need a visa/passport, birth certificate, a certificate of immigration and a notice regarding any delivery of furniture and other items.
Also needed are papers that list your shipping contents (and their value); a contract of tenancy; title to any new home; proof of exemptions for tax purposes and receipts covering any new furniture/appliance purchases.
You will need to notify customs if you plan to bring any
Before you attempt to bring any questionable items or pets into another country always check beforehand. Find out about the country’s customs, protocol and regulations. Also ask if any items or prohibited before you pack your luggage and boxes. This will ensure a smooth and uneventful trip.
In addition to visas and passports you should have another form of ID when you travel or move abroad. You will also need your vaccination record and and letters pertaining to employer/employment available. In almost all situations these documents will be checked before you can clear the customs counter.
Keep your birth certificate, health insurance information and marriage certificate close at hand. You will also need to take your current driver’s license with you.
Check to see what type of entry requirements pertain to your pets. There are places where an animal will be prohibited from entering the country. Other countries may make your pet undergo an extensive quarantine period.
Your pet must have paperwork completed by a licensed vet and all appropriate vaccinations must be up to date.
If you are planning a temporary or short term move it may be a good idea to consider placing your furniture and appliances in a storage facility. There are facilities with climate-control that you can use to store furnishings, artwork and other important items.
Having your items in storage will keep them safe and secure until you return.