Atlanta Movers Atlanta GAProfessional Atlanta movers know that an international relocation involves careful planning and research ahead of time. If you are unfamiliar with the potential complexities of such a move, you run the risk of repeating common mistakes made by others. Fortunately, as Georgia’s preferred international relocation experts, Buckhead Movers of Atlanta can help you avoid those pitfalls.

For starters, make sure you fully understand the customs rules and regulations of your destination country. There is an abundance of information available online, but you should verify this information with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in that country. Find out ahead of time what you can and cannot bring into the country, what items might be subject to regulation, and if any duty or tax will be imposed on your belongings. Your professional Atlanta movers may be able to provide you with contact information for these agencies.

There are also a wide assortment of official documents that movers in Atlanta need to either acquire or gather ahead of time. Some of these are fairly obvious, like a valid passport. Passports need to be renewed every 10 years, and the renewal process can take six weeks or longer, so be sure to plan for this process well in advance. You’ll also likely need a visa, but the type of visa can vary, depending on the issuing country. Remember also that some visas are “residence only” – a separate work permit or visa may be required for employment in your destination country.

Other documents are less obvious, but may be required for you to establish your identity, apply for various licenses and permits, and verify any legal arrangements in your new country of residence. They include:

  • Birth and marriage certificates
  • Medical records, including evidence of immunizations
  • Educational records
  • Driver’s license

Buckhead Movers in Atlanta, GA, has the experience you need to make your international move as stress-free as possible. Contact us today to learn more.