Moving Abroad: Essential Guide

November 14, 2018 Moving

Moving abroad to a new place opens up all sorts of opportunities and possibilities for you. But wait before you start daydreaming about your new life ahead, you need to think about how to get there.

Moving from one city to another, in the same country is simple where you don’t have to worry about taxes and shipping costs. But when moving abroad, this task becomes all the more difficult and daunting.

But we didn’t mean to spoil your excitement. You can still dream about living in a new country, absorbing its culture and customs. But you need to be prepared for it. Don’t worry because we are here to guide you on this.

Moving abroad requires that you get rid of some things from your belongings and keep others. To save on shipping and transportation cost, it is advised that you get rid of furniture that is old and not used. You can read more regarding what to keep and what to throw away on our blog.

Once you have sorted this out, the next thing is to find out the shipping costs of your household goods. Did you know we provide free quotations on shipping cost? Did you also know that Universal Relocations provides Shipping to many overseas countries including Shipping to India? Check out our website for more information on this.

The next step for you is to find custom duties that you will have to pay on your household items. Items such as clothing and kitchen appliances often do not have import taxes and duties levied on them. Furthermore, import duties on electronic appliances and equipment, vehicles and furniture vary from country to country. So for example, if you are shipping your TV to China you might have to pay more duty on items that say if you are TV shipping to India.

You will also have to prepare documents such as work permits, passport copies and other documents to present at the time of receiving your items. You can do all this on your own but it will be a painstaking task. Therefore, it is advised that you instead opt for professional movers, who are experienced in the job and who know the technicalities when it comes to overseas shipping.

As exciting as living in a new country may sound there are a few things that you should know about before moving. There is nothing wrong with learning a new language. Learning the native language will help you in finding your way around and interacting with people. You should also spend time learning about the culture and customs of the people. This will make you more aware of the people and will prevent you from making any unintentional offenses.


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