INTERNATIONAL MOVING ADVICE

By land, sea or air, Relocate Mee can move you anywhere. Our representatives are available to help guide you through every detail of your international move.

At Relocate Mee some of our staff have made this life changing decision so we know how it feels. We have also learned from customers what types of assistance proves really helpful. That’s why we want to share our experiences with you in order to ensure your international move is as easy and hassle free as possible.

We can help you avoid the pitfalls and pass on helpful tips to ensure your move runs smoothly.

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Understanding your Move

By land, sea or air, Relocate Mee can move you anywhere. Our representatives are available to help guide you through every detail of your international move.

At Relocate Mee some of our staff have made this life changing decision so we know how it feels. We have also learned from customers what types of assistance proves really helpful. That’s why we want to share our experiences with you in order to ensure your international move is as easy and hassle free as possible.

We can help you avoid the pitfalls and pass on helpful tips to ensure your move runs smoothly.

Household Goods

If you take any household good, they are generally duty-free, but if it’s a brand new (less than a year of purchase), then you are going to pay a price. Before buying any items to take abroad, determine if it is worth paying duty on them. You might want to purchase the items after the move if they are available at destination. Although you can order items by mail while living abroad, you still are required to pay duty on them.

Check with the customs, consulate whether you can carry the following items packed in your household goods shipment: alcohol, tobacco, cameras and unexposed film. Many countries limit the amount of these items you can bring. Check with a consulate, embassy or customs office for your destination country, prior to your departure to determine the quantities permitted.

Selecting a moving date

Things to keep in mind when determining your moving date:

Try to plan your move for regular working days to avoid overtime charges incurred on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Try to avoid moving on the first or last few days of a month, because these tend to be the busiest moving times.

Check your destination country’s holiday schedule to ensure your move date won’t result in unnecessary delays.

Plan ahead and research

Planning an international move takes care and attention. Emigrating successfully requires careful research into the country you’ll be living in and the town which you’ll call home.

Take some time to investigate the culture, customs and day-to-day life of your new surroundings and you will find settling down somewhere new can be an exciting and far happier experience.

Expect the unexpected

Each nation has their own rules regarding who and when someone may enter the country. In Dubai partners may only live together if they are married and Switzerland forbids moving on evenings, Sundays or a public holiday. In Germany, if you are renting a flat, you’ll be expected to provide your own kitchen. If you are resident in Spain for a period exceeding three months you must register with the local authorities there.

Our knowledge of local regulations enables us to schedule your move in compliance with these rules and regulations and take away all the stresses associated with them.

We have moved families to Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the United Arab Emirates and just about everywhere else in the world and throughout Europe, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.

Ensure your visas are in order

It is vital to ensure your visa is arranged before booking any travel. EU citizens have free movement throughout the European Union but many nations such as Australia have strict rules regarding registering with the authorities and obtaining the correct permit is vital before you possessions can be sent to your new address.

Don’t forget about your pets

The correct documentation is also essential for any family pets that are moving to a new country with you. Ensure that any necessary vaccinations are completed in good time and that their pet passport is up to date if you are moving within lhe EU or the EEA. Countries outside these areas may have different or additional requirements due to local circumstances and customs.