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Category Archives: DIY International Relocations

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What do I need to do at the port of destination?

Firstly, you need to know any regulations and what will happen at the other end.
There may be rules concerning temporary or permanent residence (eg, Thailand has different rules and taxes for Thai nationals moving back there from “foreigners” moving there […]

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Moving Overseas | What can’t I take?

Firstly, you need to check the regulations at the other end for if there is anything that is a problem. In general, all used personal and household items are OK.
Go here – we have a list of customs departments in […]

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Moving Overseas | How to find an agent at destination

Given that you have decided to move, what type of container you will need, and when this is going to happen, you will need some sort of contact or representative at the other end.
This may be a friend or family, […]

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Moving internationally | should I pack a container or just send a few boxes and sell my belongings

I thought I would write a fairly short blog post on this topic as we received a call the other day from a man who wanted to move his family over to Canada.
He was asking how much it cost to […]

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Self Pack Containers – Do you need Insurance if you are relocating overseas.

It is always recommended that you insure your shipment, but the reality is that you need to consider the value of the goods, the cost of insurance, the risk involved, and any excess charges or restrictions that might apply.
For household […]

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Moving Overseas? Self Pack Container Shipping – Buying your own container

If relocating overseas – you may wish to buy your own container.
In some cases this may be a viable option. Hopefully you have accommodation waiting for you at the other end, but sometimes this is not the case.
Normally we would […]

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How to move your household contents from Gladstone to New Zealand

In this regard we are supposing you are using a self pack shipping container and it is a full household load – remembering that a container can hold all of the contents for a 3 bedroom house. And the container […]

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Questions I am asked about self pack household removals to New Zealand

One of the questions we are often asked is what port do we send the containers to in New Zealand.
We can send your container to all main ports, but not every shipping line calls every port, nor is the cost […]

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Exporting Cars to Japan | Overseas Car Shipping

If you are a Japanese national who wants to take your car or other motor vehicles back to Japan or you are moving to Japan for work then this can be done quite easily.
There are no direct prohibitions, but you […]

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How to relocate internationally from Australia affordably | Self Pack Containers For Your Household Goods

If you are relocating internationally from Australia, the cost of packing up your house and taking all of your personal and family possessions may not be as expensive as you think.
But you do need to think outside the box and […]

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