Most people only move a few times in their lives. And moving overseas can be complicated, especially given all the documentation required by customs and the details involved. At JK Moving Services, we make it our business to make sure you understand everything you need to know about moving overseas.
The way we see it, the more you know, the less stressed you’ll feel during your move. Below we’ve listed our three top tips for a successful international move, plus links to vital advice, forms, and resources that will save you time and worry.
Of course, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact your personal international move coordinator. Our experts can answer your questions and provide you with the information you need.
- Start planning (months) ahead of time. Advance planning is the most important success factor for just about any overseas move. While JK will make your international move go as efficiently as possible, there are still a lot of details that will take time to complete. Our International Moving Countdown is a must-read item!
- Know what not to ship. Valuable items, cash, and hazardous materials – you probably know not to pack those items for your overseas move. But there is also a surprising array of unexpected items that can stall or disrupt your international move, including things like fresh produce. Avoid unpleasant surprises and costs with a visit to our Customs Guidelines page.
- Don’t pack it yourself. It’s tempting, but especially with overseas moves where the risk of damage is higher, having professionals do your packing will almost always save you money and heartache in the long run. Read more about packing services here.
For more tips on global relocation, below is a list of helpful tools and links that will help you plan for a seamless overseas move.
We have some of the international tools and links you’ll need.
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