International relocation has never been unchallenging for anyone, especially when moving from one country to another. Relocating from one county to another has a huge checklist to follow for a seamless relocation. Moving to another country with your family for a change or due to work has to be considered as the first step to your new journey. We at SFL Worldwide offer you seamless international relocation services for you and your family to excel in your moving decision. Let us discuss some major factors while relocating in depth.
What is International relocation?
In simple terms, moving from one county to another is called International relocation. Be it moving to a neighboring country on the same continent or moving to a completely different continent. International relocation means relocating to a new county with your belongings, finding a new home to live in, understanding and adapting to the new environment, finding the best schools for your children if you have any, and so much more.
International Relocation Process
So by now, you have decided to move to another county for work, growth, or even a bright future. Now, you must be wondering what is the process? Well, International relocation is not as simple as just packing your traps, booking the flight, and just moving. There are hundreds of factors to consider for a smooth international relocation transition.
- Deciding the country
If you already know which country you are moving to doesn’t mean the process becomes easier, a thorough research on everything that will affect you should be considered as a priority for your international move. But, if you have no country in mind and are planning to relocate for growth and a better lifestyle you should always consider many factors like, cost of living, language barriers, climate conditions, and many more.
Can you imagine living in a country like India, where you are used to the heat, and then relocating to a country where you rarely find heat? It looks simple but takes a lot of effort to adjust to the change and it can also start affecting your physical health.
- Understanding your International relocation process
If you have decided the country you are planning to relocate to, you need to start the necessary preparations. From documents all the way to start finding your residence in the new county. It is advisable not to ship or move everything you own unless you consider that very important. For an easy example if you own a steel table weighing 8 pounds worth a few bucks, would not be a good idea sipping, as the shipping cost will be more than the actual cost of the item. Deciding what to move and now to move is a very crucial part of your relocation process for a seamless and affordable move.
- Packing for your international move
Disassembly of household items, safe and reliable packing, choosing the right size of box for your belongings, etc. are a few major things to consider for a safe and seamless international move. You can always consult your shipping provider for the best options and guidance for a smooth international move.
- Important documents
There is a list of documents you need to carry or issue before moving to another county with different laws, always consider visiting the embassy for even the smallest doubt you have regarding your international move. Documents like Visa, Passport, etc. are the most important documents for the first step of your move.
- Choosing a reliable shipping and Moving company
Now, as you have to start packing, you should consider choosing a reliable movers and packers service provider for the utmost safety of your belongings. Movers and packers help you with the disassembly of household goods, packing from your current residence all the way to assembly and unpacking everything at your new residence. The moving process simply becomes easy as the professionals provide door-to-door relocation services with easy customs clearance.
- Final preparation for your International relocation
Now, as you have everything on track you have to double-check the list to make sure you haven’t missed even a single important factor for your move to avoid any inconveniences in the entire international relocation process.
How much does International Relocation cost?
The International relocation cost, however, depends on many factors, like the number of boxes, mode of transport, customs clearance, etc. If you plan to ship your belongings via air it is very obvious that the shipping cost is way more than choosing to ship via ocean. Shipping via air saves a lot of time but is considered very expensive if you have a lot of things to move. On the other side, shipping your belongings via the ocean definitely is time-consuming but in return saves a lot of money. If you are planning to ship furniture, huge boxes, and other heavy items it is recommended to opt-in for ocean freight where you can choose between an LCL and an FCL.
FCL, which means full container load is an entire container assigned to your shipment where you can use the same for all of your belongings. Whereas, an LCL is Less than a container load where the container is shared with other customers moving to the same country at that time. In a nutshell, if you have a lot of items to move from one country to another you should opt-in for an FCL while if you have only a few boxes and other small items you can easily share a container with other customers to save money.
Cost of shipping a vehicle overseas
Deciding to ship your automobile overseas to your new county is eventually a tough decision, as it can turn out to be expensive. Moving of automobiles realistically require a lot of documents and considerations depending on the specific country. It can also be a tough decision deciding whether or whether not to move your automobile with you if it is emotionally valuable. The shipping cost of moving your automobile depends on size, weight, and mode of transport. Get more information on auto transport.
Insurance on Moving
It is highly recommended to insure your belongings while moving to avoid any loss for an unforeseen situation that is not in the shipping line’s control. Paying a little bit over the basic insurance has you covered for any loss or damage on your goods while you move internationally.
Customs duty charges and taxes
Most of the countries have duty-free policies for importing any used household goods for personal use while you move to a new country. However, there a few household items which fall under a specific category, and thus customs duty is charged. The customs charge depends on the item, but the global average of household goods is 1.8 percent of the purchase value.
It is recommended to discuss the customs process with your shipping provider to avoid any inconvenience.
International relocation services
SFL Worldwide has been serving its customers with affordable relocation packages since 2005, here are few services in which we excel.
- International relocation package
- International relocation shipping
- International relocation moving
- International pet relocation
- International relocation consultation
- International automobile transport
- Cheap International relocation
- International movers and packers
- Express International relocation
- Expat relocation services
- International relocation to India
- International relocation to UK
- International relocation to USA
- International relocation to China
- International relocation to Pakistan
- International relocation to Nepal
- International relocation to Canada
- International relocation to UAE
- International relocation to Australia
International Relocation Solutions
If you are looking for international relocation solutions please feel to contact SFL Worldwide for any immediate assistance on your next move, we would be glad to provide you all the shipping and moving services along with the correct guidance for relocating to a new county with tailored moving solutions for your specific need.
International relocation companies
Having a varied range of shipping partners for your specific needs, SFL Worldwide has shipping partners with the best and well-known shipping and moving carriers like FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. We work with them in order to reduce stress and allow you to enjoy a hassle-free move.