Moving overseas or to Canada or South America is an exciting time and one that offers opportunities that are truly amazing. The move itself, however, can be a bit stressful, particularly if you have never lived outside of the United States and perhaps never outside of Chicago.
While you may only think of international moving companies as actually providing the packing, moving and unpacking services for your family, they can actually do so much more. Of course, this is not all movers, so it will be essential to find out just what the international moving companies you are considering can offer.
Assistance with Documentation
International relocation services have people within their company with information about the requirements for all types of documentation that you will need to enter the country and take up residence. They can provide assistance with getting a driver’s license and visa and what you will need to make sure you have with you to get across the border.
They will also be able to ensure all of the contents of your moving container will have the necessary documentation to cross the border. This can be a more complex process in some countries, so understanding the process and what you cannot take into the country will be very important. You will also be able to find out if you will be taxed on any items you wish to bring in.
Assistance with Finding a Residence
If you are buying a home, need help with finding a realtor and a home or even if you are planning on leasing, international moving companies can provide assistance with these tasks.
Just having the ability to talk to someone in Chicago that can provide you information on a trusted professional in the foreign country is a very big benefit. This will help to ensure your move is as stress-free as possible and you are comfortable and prepared on moving day.