Don’t Let an International Move Spook You: 5 Tips For a Successful Relocation

An international move requires meticulous planning. Let these five tips help you have a successful relocation. You're planning an international move. Whether it's a long-term dream come true or an unexpected job transfer, successful relocation requires meticulous planning. Follow these five tips to make it go smoothly.

Tip #1: Make a Checklist

Create a timeline using a checklist detailing what needs doing. Begin about 90 days before the move. Excellent checklists are available online, or you can create your own.

Tip #2: Gather Your Records

Plan to obtain medical and immunization records, your children’s school records, renew passports, and get information about visas. Determine if you need an international driver’s license. Having proper documentation is critical to a smooth international move.

Tip #3: Select Your International Moving Company

Relocation specialists can answer all of your questions regarding customs and what you can and cannot ship to your destination country. Be sure to select an experienced, reputable international moving company that can help you every step of the way.

#4 Sort Your Belongings

Decide what you will take, what you will store, and what you will sell. Much of these decisions depend on your country of destination and the duration of your stay. Shipping is very costly, so you should be ruthless in taking only what you really need.

#5 Pack Up

Make a detailed inventory of each box. Take photos of the contents. If you pack yourself, leave the boxes open so the moving company can verify the contents to speed up the customs process. If an international move is in your future, call us at Nilson Van & Storage today to speak to one of our service professionals. We can take the mystery out of your relocation and help you and your belongings arrive smoothly and safely, no matter your destination.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.