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Relocating Overseas | Resources

International Relocations for Business or Personal Purposes

Relocating overseas is often a stressful process.

It is a time of great change and unknowns. At SPLS, we aim to take at least some of the anxiety out of relocation by taking care of your shipping arrangements.

As a small, family-owned freight forwarding company we provide you with personalised service. We are available to speak to at any time day or night, and on hand to deal with any issues that may emerge.

The first step in moving overseas is getting your belongings or goods properly packed and ready to ship. We have a few resources that will help.

Useful Resources for Packing and International Shipping

The first step to start with is making a list of all your belongings. This will help with tracking your goods, knowing where things are packed, and assist with insurance calculations. Use this Simple Packing List to get started.

The next step is to begin packing. Good, sturdy packing boxes make it easier to store and move your goods, as well as protect them during transportation.

Here are a few packing box suppliers

The final important step before shipping is to arrange insurance. There are all manner of unexpected things that may occur during international shipping. Freight insurance helps provide some security.

Relocating Overseas – Customs Departments

When relocating to another country it is important to understand their laws around the import of goods. Whilst there are often differences between personal and commercial cargo, this does not necessarily mean all personal goods will be allowed.

Tank time to review the regulations for your destination country. This includes anyone relocating to Australia from overseas.

Freight destinations Shipping costs

Relocating overseas?

Links to government customs departments for useful information

Australian

New Zealand

UK

USA

Canada

China

Fiji

Thailand

Vietnam

Japan

Singapore

Malaysia

Germany

France

Belgium

Austria

Denmark

Sweden

Norway

Finland

Spain

Portugal

Italy

Greece

Slovenia

Croatia

The Netherlands

Russian Federation

Iran

Israel

Morocco

India

Pakistan

Argentina

Mexico

 

Assistance With Moving Overseas

Should you need further assistance with all aspects of shipping your belongings to their new home, please contact us.