Moving out of the Country - International Moving Tips with Pets

Beltmann Moving and Storage of Los Angeles Provides Tips for Moving out of the Country with Pets

International moves require lots of planning and preparation, especially if your household includes pets. Moving a pet between countries requires you to be knowledgeable about two sets of federal laws and regulations, and twice as prepared with records and permits. If you’re getting ready to make an international move, let Beltmann take care of the logistics so you can focus on your household.

Beltmann Moving and Storage offers full-service packing, moving, storage, and logistical assistance for anyone moving out of the country or making an overseas move. Whether you’re a military member, a government contractor, aid worker, educator, or just making a change in lifestyle and learning about another country, your needs when moving out of the country are unique. Beltmann can help you navigate international carriers and distributors, and make sure you have every service you need.

When moving a pet, it’s important to keep in mind:

You’ll need documents from your vet. Gather in advance as much recordkeeping as you can for your pet. It’s likely that you’ll need to provide proof of ownership, proof of licensing, or proof of immunizations. Some countries may also want a vet to sign off on a clean bill of health for your pet.

You’ll need permits for your pet. Contact the embassy for the country you’ll be moving to, and request more information on the specific regulations you need to follow. You can request and complete this paperwork well in advance so that you understand what you’ll need for your pet on the day of their travel arrangements.

You’ll want to comparison shop ways for your pet to travel. It’s a good idea to contact at least three airlines or carriers. First, it’s a great way to make sure you know the general price point for arranging travel for your pet, and second, various carriers may have different in-house procedures or policies that affect how your pet can travel. Having more options and being more informed will help you make the best choice about keeping your pet safe during travel.

Moving out of the country is a great opportunity to expand your horizons and explore the world. Making sure your household can move safely, including your pet, can be a challenge; with when you partner with Beltmann, you’ll have access to an experienced move coordinator who can help you negotiate with international carriers, distributors, and movers, so you’ll know you’re getting the right price every step of the way.

Beltmann Moving and Storage can help with residential and commercial moves of any size. If you’re moving out of the country, out of state, or even across the street, we’re here to help with all your moving needs. Contact us today to get started with your free quote.