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The documents you will need for an international move


Moving overseas is one of the most complicated relocation processes there are. Not only do you have to plan everything to the smallest detail, but you are also moving to an area that you do not know. Luckily, there are international moving companies NYC who are experts at this, and who will help you organize a smooth international relocation. There is still one thing they cannot do. That is, prepare the documents you will need for an international move. Read on to learn more about the essential papers needed for this adventure.

What are the documents you need for an international move?

First and foremost, you need your passport. Each family member will need their own passport in order to leave and enter a country. In case you do not have one, you can easily start the process to obtain it. Keep in mind that it may take a few weeks to arrive. If you already have one, that’s great! Just make sure that it is not expiring any time soon. Some countries have regulations on how long your passport needs to last to be able to cross the border. If you are moving with a pet, they need to have a valid passport and an immunization record as well!

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Every member of the family needs a passport to be able to move internationally.

In fact, you need medical records for everyone

Now that we’ve mentioned your pet’s medical records, we actually want to mention that you will need one as well. This is even more important if you have a serious medical condition that requires you to take medicine regularly or visit a doctor more often. Even after you move to a new country, for example moving from NYC to Europe, you should seek out to find a new doctor’s office as soon as possible. You never know when you might need assistance, and it’s better to be safe than sorry!

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Your medical records should be one of the first things to get before a move.

An adequate work permit is necessary

While this is not something you need when visiting as a tourist, moving and living in a new country requires you to have a work permit. U. Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn will gladly take care of all the logistics and permits regarding your belongings, but you need to obtain a permit and a visa on your own. Different countries have different laws, and it’s better to research this way in advance. If you already have a job, then ask your employer if they can assist you with the paperwork. We are sure they will help you out!

School records are on the list of documents needed for an international move

If you are moving overseas with kids, don’t forget these. In order to enroll them in a new school, they will need to have their records from a previous school. This will help their new teachers and principals to put them in an adequate class and help them adapt to a different educational system. Moving internationally doesn’t have to be difficult!

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Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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