Picking the Right International Removal Company

Picking the Right International Removal Company

Life is full of changes and you never know where the next one will take you. These can happen randomly but other times they are planned. A removal overseas is one such event and it will affect your life in every area. New surroundings, people, jobs, culture, language and more will change and so it can be a daunting experience. Managing an international removal is no easy feat, so you must be ready for everything that ensues. Whether you are looking for complete advice or just a few helpful tips, then read onto discover what you need to know.

Before you even purchase your desired home abroad, there are many things to do. You must read up on the home and seller as much as possible to ensure that everything is legitimate and safe. You must visit your desired home also, so you can get a first hand view of it. Check it matches its descriptions, that it has all the facilities you need, that it is safe and there are no problems.

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Confront the seller on any discrepancies or worries and do not feel forced to purchase the building, even if you have travelled a long way to see it.

As this place will be your new home, you should also explore the area. See what it has to offer, if it is a secure and happy place and if things such as transport facilities, schools, banks, shops, hospitals, etc are nearby. You should acquaint yourself with the locals as they can help you get an honest opinion about the area.

If you are happy with your home, you should research your new homeland. There can be many differences between one country and another, so you must discover as much as possible. Research the language, culture, laws, people, history, etc so you will be ready for your new life. Check what rules the have on certain items and animals, so you do not bring with you any restricted or forbidden goods.

The administration can be a tough job when tackling move, but if you do things properly and in advance, things should go smoothly. Red everything carefully and fill it in slowly so that you do not make any mistakes. Make copies of everything or your own record and ensure that all papers are correctly sealed and delivered to the right parties and on time. You must resister with the authorities before you move to your new home as well as convert your money into the correct currency and arrange things such as driver’s licences, tax, jobs, schools, doctors and more.

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With all this done you can begin the move itself. To keep on track you should create an extensive schedule. This should include when to buy goods, when to pack things, when forms have to be filled in and delivered, etc. Work out how much packaging you will need, what transportation will be necessary, etc. Assign different chores to anyone involved with the move to get things done swiftly.

Take you time when packing goods and certify that everything is wrapped up properly and arranged neatly. Don’t overfill any box, seal it tightly and label it. Arranging transportation can be tricky so research various removal and courier firms in your area that can ship your goods to your new home abroad. Only go with trusted firms and get a free quote. If possible, hire a firm that will not only ship your goods overseas, but then to your new address.

An international removal will not be simple, but if you follow this guide, it will be successful.


I set Volition Removals up in 2015 with my business partner Pawel. Our ambition has always been to take the stress out of moving home with a friendly and efficient service. We know its a big day for our customers so we do everything we can to make it go without a hitch.