Your Reliable Movers, Beltmann Moving and Storage Offers These International Moving Tips in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Our reliable movers offer important international moving tips

1. Contact the Foreign Consulate

Moving into another country typically involves a significant amount of paperwork and documentation. Before you move, you should contact the embassy or consulate for the country you are planning to move to. One of the representatives in the consulate will be able to help make sure you have the right visas, and other necessary documentation filled out properly to help you avoid any issues at the border.

2. Taking Care of Your Taxes

For as long as you remain a U.S. citizen, no matter where you live and work in the word, you are subject not only to that country’s income taxes, but you must continue to pay U.S. income taxes. Before you leave, you should check with your bank about currency exchange rates and help you with setting up the transfer of money to a bank in your new country. However, be sure you leave one U.S. bank account open as this will make it much easier to pay your taxes each year.

3. Keep Your Documents and Valuables Safe

Our team of reliable movers recommends you keep your valuables and important documents with you to ensure they stay safe. Losing things like your passports or visas can lead to major problems at the border. Take photographs or your valuables and of your important documents in case of loss. If you arrive at the customs agents in your new country without the proper documentation, you could be subject to fines or worse be refused entry into the country. You could also face huge fines and potential incarceration.

4. Book Everything in Advance

Be sure you make all your travel arrangements as early as possible and take the time to become thoroughly familiar with your travel itinerary. Make sure you schedule shut off dates for things like newspapers, electricity, gas, cable TV, internet, and so forth. Be sure you go to the post office and submit change of address cards and let everyone know that you are moving and where you are moving to such as your insurance company, social security, and of course friend and family.

5. Taking Care of Fido

If you are planning to take your pet with you, the first step is to contact the consulate for your new country of residence regarding any restrictions, immunizations, or quarantines required. Then visit your vet to have a complete physical and any shots your pet needs. Be prepared for your pet to spend days if not weeks in quarantine at your expense. It may be better to leave your pet with a family member or trusted friend.

Finally, check in at the nearest U.S. Embassy when you arrive in your new country to complete any necessary paperwork and start enjoying life in your new home. For more information or to let our reliable movers get the process moving along, contact Beltmann Moving and Storage of Ft. Lauderdale (954) 951-5415 today!