Customs Regulations for Moving Overseas

November 26, 2018 Moving

As you begin your life in a different country, there are a few things that you should plan beforehand.

After all the packing is done, you will have to begin the procedure of shipping your household items overseas. This requires that you are familiar with the customs regulations and guidelines for the transportation of your household goods.

Here are a few things that you should be familiar with when it comes to shipping household items overseas.

  • Every country has duty taxes imposed on the household items that are imported into the country. This duty taxes varies from country to country. Therefore, ensure that you are aware of this tax.

  • You need to prepare an inventory of the items that you have packed.

  • Other than this, you will need to obtain documentation. These documents include Bill of Landing, Insurance Certificate, work permit, visa among others. Make sure that you are aware of all these documents.

  • Get estimates of the shipping cost of your items. So that you can make better decisions when it comes to packing and shipping.

  • Shipping cost is separate from custom duty charges, taxes, storage cost, unpacking cost, packing cost and insurance cost.

  • There are certain items such as alcohol that certain countries restrict from importing. Find the list of items which are banned from importing to a country. This will help you in packing your items. It will also avoid any hassle that you might face with customs authorities.

  • Traveling light is better because it saves you money. The more items you travel with, the more expensive it will be.

  • Countries such as Singapore have banned a certain breed of dogs. So if you are planning to move with your pet, make sure that it is allowed in the country. In addition to this, you also need to make sure that your pet is vaccinated or not against certain viruses. You will also require documentation. Most movers providing pet shipping to India and other countries.

  • Household items are shipped in containers. Depending on the volume of your goods, your package will either be given a full container or a shared container.

Having your household goods shipped on your own can be a painstaking task because you have to make necessary arrangements on your own. It is also more expensive than hiring professional movers.

This is why hiring professional movers is a better option especially when you are moving with family. Universal Relocations provides professional moving services for overseas clients. In addition to this, we also guide our customers regarding shipping regulations and documentation that is required. We also provide services related to pet relocation to India and other countries.

Check out our website for more information. You can also get a quotation on the cost of shipping.

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