International Moves Made Easy with Beltmann in Roseville, MN
Moving plans that keep your whole family safe – Planning long-distance pet moves with Beltmann Moving and Storage of St. Paul, Minneapolis & Roseville, MN
Technology, travel, and instant communications have brought the whole world closer together, opening up more and more opportunities for international employment, opportunities, and relocations. If you’re planning your next international move, make sure you have a moving plan that includes your pets.
International moves with pets are certainly possible but require preparation and knowledge. Making sure the furry members of your family are not only safe during transit but will also be accepted to the country you’re moving to might entail more logistics and documentation than other parts of your move. The experts at Beltmann recommend:
Start soon. As soon as you know you’ll be making an international move, start to gather your information. Before you can plan your pet’s move, you’ll need to know the details of the home you’re taking them to. Scouting out a good vet in advance can be helpful, as well as planning for there to be a safe and quiet location for your pet upon their arrival at your new home.
Get accurate information. You can contact the foreign consulate to learn more about the specific regulations that will impact you and your pet. The consulate can confirm any forms that you’ll need in order to move your pet, as well as travel restrictions, quarantine periods, and other logistics you’ll need to navigate.
Take care of any recordkeeping. Often, you’ll need to provide proof of ownership, proof of immunizations, or other documentation before you can bring an animal into the country. International moves require you to do a lot of accurate recordkeeping, so have a system to track any paperwork and ensure it’s turned in to the proper authorities. Taking care of these items first will also give you a sense of what airlines or shippers will need in order to transport your pet.
Plan travel accordingly. The country you’re moving to might have restrictions on how animals can travel, so be prepared to answer even more questions and provide even more recordkeeping as you plan yours and your pet’s moves. Make sure your pet’s travel plans allot enough time for you to make sure they remain healthy and hydrated before, during, and after travel.
Beltmann Moving and Storage provides comprehensive packing, moving, storage, and logistical assistance for families making international moves. We’re here to help you create the moving plan that meets your needs, and then execute it flawlessly. Get started today by calling or emailing to get your free quote.