International Moving Restrictions from the Full Service Movers of Los Angeles & Santa Fe Springs, CA

International moving and restrictions – Get help navigating moving restrictions, from the full service movers at Beltmann Moving and Storage

Moving is already a complex process, and keeping to the timeline and budget you want with a mover can be harder than it sounds. Moving internationally adds another layer of restrictions, as your household possessions will be reviewed by customs and immigration enforcement. Let the full service movers at Beltmann Moving and Storage Worldwide act as your experts and partners, and see how stress-free we can make your next move.

International moving restrictions can impact your move in two ways: first, in what you ship, and second, in how it gets shipped. Restrictions can exist in both your country of origin and your country of destination, and they might be different in both countries, as well. Restrictions generally exist for items that are considered hazardous because of health, environmental, or safety reasons, such as:

  • Food and beverage items, even those that are sealed or prepackaged
  • Alcohol, including wine, beer, and home brewing supplies
  • Weapons such as knives, guns, armor, antique weapons, etc.
  • Horticultural and gardening supplies, plants, seeds, and soils
  • Chemical and aerosol items, drugs, and controlled substances

Moving restrictions also exist for how these items are shipped. For some, special labeling or shipping methods are allowable; other items simply cannot be shipped to certain places. Some countries have additional restrictions around political material, literature, art, or antique items. When you work with the full service movers at Beltmann, you’ll have an expert on your side who can not only help you organize the logistics of your move but who can also advise you on the best ways to move your household items.


Every country has unique restrictions and a unique culture that drives their legal system. You should try to understand the culture and laws as you relocate to your destination residence. The full-service movers at Beltmann Moving and Storage can answer any questions you might have and ensure you are prepared to cross the borders without any unwelcome delays or complications.

Our international movers conduct smooth, stress-free moves and help customers nationwide prepare to transition to their new homes. Get started today by getting a free quote that’s designed to accommodate your schedule, your budget, your destination, and any restrictions you’ll face.