It’s one thing moving across the street from your current property, but it’s quite another relocating abroad. Moving your life overseas is an extremely exciting venture, however, it’s not without its stresses. As well as the usual tasks that come with upping sticks, there are a handful of extra considerations that need to be taken into account when moving to a foreign country. If this is your first experience of moving abroad, it’s likely that you’ll have a lot of questions and queries on your mind about how to tackle such a mammoth task. Luckily, removal companies that specialise in global moves can offer both guidance and assistance throughout this daunting process.
It should come as no surprise that relocating to Europe takes a lot longer than moving locally. Moving to another country can be an overwhelming experience and with this in mind, it’s likely you’ll want to have your personal belongings around you to make you feel at home. European removal specialists will be well versed on the ins and outs of packing, transporting and delivering goods overseas, ensuring you’re able to settle in as quickly as possible.
When you’re preparing to move away for the first time, it’s likely that you’ll be bombarded with information on how best to prepare for the big day. From packing and tying up loose ends at your current property to booking your flight and liaising with your landlord at your new property, you’re likely to have your hands full. At Arrowpak International, we strive to assist our customers in any way we can to ensure your move is streamlined and stress-free. That’s why we’ve created this detailed yet digestible guide to the finer details of moving to Europe.
Relevant documentation: how removal services can help
When it comes to documentation, it pays to be as prepared as possible to ensure there are no delays to your relocation. As well as your passport, you may also need to provide your driving license, birth certificate, a marriage certificate (if applicable) and maybe even some medical records. Keep these documents with you when you travel to ensure you can easily access them when needed. An experienced European removal service will likely be able to advise you on all the specific documents you need well in advance, allowing you to get them in order before the big day.
Further to this, there is also the issue of customs. As well as supplying the relevant paperwork, a removal company will be able to provide guidance on how to complete these forms and will also have all the up to date information you need. Customs will vary depending on the country you’re travelling to, so it’s important to be as clued up as possible to ensure there are no delays to your journey.
When planning your relocation, it’s important to be completely transparent with your removal company about the finer details so that they can advise on what needs to be done ahead of your move. For example, if you’re travelling with a pet, be sure to mention this as early as possible so that a pet passport can be obtained. Your animal will also need to be microchipped, vaccinated against rabies and a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate may need to be supplied by your vet. In order to tick all these things off the checklist in good time, it’s crucial to start preparing for your move well in advance.
Insurance supplied by your moving company
When sending your valuables overseas, you want to be sure that they will arrive at your new abode unscathed. Whilst removal specialists will likely have the materials and the expertise to ensure your goods are packed up securely, unfortunately, accidents can occur. If the worst happens, and your items are lost or damaged in transit, you want to be certain that you’re insured for such eventualities.
Many international removal firms will provide Goods in Transit and Public Liability insurance as part of the service. However, it may be worth enquiring about higher levels of cover if you’re shipping particularly bulky or fragile items. Further to this, every removal company will have their own terms and conditions when it comes to insurance policies, so be sure to discuss the details at length so that you know exactly what your policy entails.
When it comes to choosing a team of furniture movers to assist you with your move to Europe, it’s essential for the company to have European resources in place. This way, you can be sure your relocation will run smoothly door-to-door.
At Arrowpak International, we handle dutiable goods and can distribute them throughout the UK and Europe to warehouses where they will be stored until they can be allocated to a customs clearance agent. We also have software that allows us to track our customers’ goods through every stage of the journey, ensuring they reach their final destination safely. Lastly, the Freight Forwarding department can also assist with importing and exporting goods. To find out more about our European removal service, click here to visit our website.
When your valuables have a long distance to travel, it pays to rely on a company that will support you throughout the entire moving process. Relocating to a brand new country can be stressful enough without the added concern of your personal items not making it to their new home. With an experienced removal service at your side, you can be sure that your furniture is in the safest of hands. And, if there are any mishaps along the way, your removalists will iron out these problems quickly so that your stress levels can be kept to a minimum.
Guidance, advice and moving house quotes
As previously mentioned, if this is your first move abroad, you’ll undoubtedly want some hints and tips on how to handle the logistics. Whilst friends and family members will be extremely supportive influences, the advice and guidance that your removalists can offer is invaluable. A professional in the field will have seen it all and as a result, they will be able to assist with everything from organising and packing to paperwork and storage. As well as taking advantage of the wide range of services offered by your local moving company, be sure to take advantage of their knowledge and expertise.
One of the aspects of your move that’s likely to be weighing heavily on your mind is how much it’s going to cost. It’s likely that you’ll be wanting to pinch the pennies as much as possible prior to your departure, and with that in mind, it’s important to request a comprehensive quote from your removalist. This will ensure that you can budget appropriately for the service and most importantly, there will be no unforeseen costs further down the line.
Arrowpak International: a friendly team of removal experts helping you start your new life overseas
With nearly 40 years of experience in the removal industry, Arrowpak International has the resources necessary to take our customers to exciting locations around the globe. We strive to deliver an efficient, streamlined service, ensuring your move goes without a hitch.
To discuss your relocation plans with a member of our team, contact us today. We can arrange for someone to come and survey your property in order to provide you with a comprehensive quote for your move. Start planning your move today with Arrowpak International.