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Brooklyn international relocation guide


No matter how many times you’ve moved, there are relocations that require exquisite courage. And relocations to a different country are just the type. If this is the goal you set for yourself, we from U.Santini applaud you. There are numerous reasons to move to a different country, whether to study, work, or simply to enjoy life and learn about other cultures. Moving overseas and/or abroad is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture. While this is a thrilling step, it frequently involves additional planning and preparation, besides hiring full service movers NYC. Cast a glance at our unique insight into Brooklyn international relocation. Basically, you can look at this as a tutorial of what it is you need to consider while planning your international move.

Deciding on a destination for your Brooklyn international relocation

First things first, you need to decide where it is you are moving to. Because everything else we will mention sits on the choice of location. Or more simply put – you need to understand the culture, geography and climate of the country. In addition to that, you need to consider the availability of health care and education, as well as laws and legislation. And don’t forget crime-rates and political standpoint. So take time to research the country you are going to move to and consider:

  • The language spoken and used in that country.
  • Visa and job opportunities.
  • Real estate options.
  • Medical insurance.

Language and culture

Ask yourself how many languages you know. And then consider if any of those cover the official language of the country you are relocating to. It’s hard enough making a fresh start, but doing so when you don’t speak the same language can be impossible. If you are not familiar with the language, consider taking an online course to acquire a basic grasp. Once you have the foundation, living in a native environment will do the rest.

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Learning the official language of the country you’re moving to will make your Brooklyn international relocation much easier

Consider your own religious/political views and how they match those of that country. You don’t want your Brooklyn international relocation to end before it even began. And this can easily happen if you are unable to embrace a certain foreign way of life.

Work permits and visas needed for your Brooklyn international relocation

You have to plan on what it is you will be doing in that new country. In other words, does that country have need of someone with your skill set. Imagine going to a dominantly agricultural country and you are an IT guy. No logic and no future there really. So carefully consider where it is that you are going.

And once you find the perfect country for you, look into what paperwork one needs to get employed there. Caution is advised in the manner of not going anywhere before actually securing a job and income.

Real estate opportunities

While looking for work, you should also inquire about real estate pricing. Whether you plan on renting or buying property, you need to familiarize yourself with how the system work. Just like each state within the US functions differently, so more those each country. This is why securing a residence and a job is essential for any Brooklyn international relocation.

Compare health insurance policies to find the best deal

Expats should obtain private medical coverage in most countries around the world. Even if your new country has a well-functioning public healthcare system, getting access to it may take some time. You may need to remain in the country for a set period of time or get a specific type of resident card.

Notify organizations about your move

Before you move, you’ll need to let a few organizations know. Here are some of them you might want to consider:

  • The United States Postal Service
  • Bank
  • Social Security Administration
  • The embassy of the United States
  • Utility providers
  • IRS/Tax Agencies
  • Insurance companies

Decide on the transportation method for your Brooklyn international relocation

Unless you are planning on moving from Brooklyn to Mexico or Canada, not all shipping methods will be made available for you. And by all, we primarily mean the following:

  • Aerial – a method most people opt for in these cases. Not only is it the fastest and most efficient method, but it also saves time. The only disadvantage here would be that it is the highest-priced method as well. But if you already have the budget, you can’t go wrong here.
  • Seafaring – a good choice if your new location is seaside. Basically, what freight ships offer are low estimates and large capabilities in regards to size and weight. In comparison to planes, they offer a safer and cheaper solution for your Brooklyn international relocation. However, is should be noted that they are also time-consuming and require extra transportation costs. Those costs would refer to customs and dock fees, as well as transporting your stuff to and from the ports.
  • Ground – nothing that you don’t already know here. This is middle ground when it comes to everything, however the main limitation being geographical. If you plan on moving to a different continent, you can cross ground transport off your list.

Finding a reputable Brooklyn international relocation professional

Once you’ve resolved where you are moving and how you are moving, it’s time to find someone to help. Procuring the services of a reliable Brooklyn moving company with long distance relocation experience should be the focus.

Brooklyn international relocation packing services

In case you are not certain as to how to approach packing items for long distance haul, there are moving experts that can help. We are talking about experienced movers who know how to secure your valuables for the long journey. You can pack most of the lightweight items by yourself, but should leave the rest to your movers. We recommend starting your search for an international moving company three months in advance and booking at least two months ahead of time. The movers will be able to better understand your needs, discover your preferences, and assist you in determining what is ideal for your budget and timeline.

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Plan your packing thoroughly

The need for renting a storage unit during your long distance move

Given the distance being covered, this is a precaution you need to afford yourself. It’s simply a matter of being prepared for every scenario, including:

  • One where your items reach the destination early on. Those items would then need to be stored somewhere before you arrive.
  • And then we have flexible shipping. This is a cheap method you can opt for, when you accept to have your items shipped in accordance with the schedule of the Brooklyn international relocation company you are hiring. And since they decide on the date, your items would have to be stored away until that day.

Will you require storage in the United States?

You’ll almost certainly need to rent a self-storage unit in the United States unless you’re taking all of your stuff with you. For temporary or long-term storage, storage companies NYC provide a safe, secure, and handy choice. We strongly advise using a climate-controlled storage unit because you’ll most likely need a location to store your belongings for an extended period of time.

Insurance for your Brooklyn international relocation

This is simply a matter of covering yourself in case of unfortunate events. Some people may be willing to risk relocating without insurance, but most will advise against it. When it comes to international relocations, most Brooklyn movers will insist that you take out insurance as the risk is too great without it.

Should you rent furniture and other household items rather than pay to have them moved?

If you don’t want to move your whole furniture, another alternative is to rent furnishings in another country. It could be less expensive than shipping your furniture to another country. Do you really need to carry your furniture and other belongings? Consider renting stuff in the new country before paying hundreds of dollars to have your belongings delivered there. Consider renting a furnished home if the move is temporary. It will be less expensive than shipping your entire household overseas. It might make sense to move some or all of your goods abroad if the move is long-term. Your needs, budget, and rental options in the new country will most likely determine your decision.

Moving your pet to another country

Remember to plan for your cat or dog before going overseas. Moving with pets is difficult enough. Moving overseas with pets is another level of difficult. First and foremost, learn about the country’s pet import restrictions. It’s likely that your pet may require immunizations before entering the new country. You’ll need to work out how you’re going to transfer the pet once you’ve completed all of the pet import guidelines and regulations.

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Don’t forget that relocation can be difficult for your furry friend too

Moving your car

Are you planning to relocate your car? First, make sure you’re allowed to drive in the new country. Each country has its own set of regulations and licensing requirements for operating vehicles.

Although you can ship your car by air, bear in mind that it is quite expensive. It’s also not recommended unless you’re shipping a really pricey or unique car. As a result, you’ll almost certainly be exporting your car overseas via water. Make certain that the international auto shipping firm you contact provides service from your current location to your new one.

They should be properly licensed, bonded, and should work with other licensed, bonded, and insured third parties (such as freight carriers). Other car shipping costs to consider include marine insurance, destination charges (your car will have to be trucked off the freight carrier and navigated through customs once it arrives at the port of your new country), and customs duty.

Are you moving your Brooklyn office?

There are many reasons for a company to move, whether it is locally or worldwide. Relocating your workplace, like moving your home, might be more difficult, especially if it involves crossing international borders. As a result, having a strong strategy in place for the anticipated relocation and hiring reputable commercial movers NYC is critical to ensuring that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Final thoughts on Brooklyn international relocation

So there you have it. All the major stops you need consider for your exciting Brooklyn international relocation. Of course, once you get into it, there are plenty of other topics to examine. But as long as you make the right choice of the reliable Brooklyn international mover, the rest will be a piece of cake.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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