Simplifying the International Moving and Storage Process

You can trust Beltmann Moving and Storage for international moving and custom expertise.

When you are moving your family overseas, you are likely to find that one of the hardest parts of the move is dealing with customs in the country you’re moving to. Each country (even the US) has its own set of customs rules and regulations that must be met before your household goods will be permitted to leave the port of entry. Dealing with the paperwork it takes to ensure your belongings will pass through without trouble can be stressful.

That is, unless you have Beltmann Moving and Storage on your side from start to finish. Keep in mind that international customs officials are not employed by the shipping industry, they are government agents of the country to which you are moving. Each day they process thousands of shipments, giving them seconds to decide whether to pass the shipment through or send it to be further inspected.

In order to ensure quick passage through customs in the country you’re moving to, we recommend you do the following to avoid confusion and the risk that you or your shipment may be held up in port or returned.

  • Make a photocopy of everyone’s passports (you won’t need one if you’re traveling on military orders). Keep them separate from the originals just in case they should get lost. You may be able to use the copies until you can get new passports.
  • You should not attempt to ship or bring fruits or flowers with you as many countries have strict regulations that restrict them from entering.
  • Be sure you have all appropriate paperwork filled out in advance. Your Beltmann Moving and Storage coordinator has information about the latest rules and regulations and is happy to share this knowledge with you.
  • The best way to deal with anything you aren’t sure is to declare it, if not allowed, customs will let you know and remove it.

Getting Things Done

At Beltmann Moving and Storage, we know how complicated international moves can be. With our knowledge and guidance, we can help make your move seamless and far less stressful. Contact us today and schedule your free moving quote!