International Moving Companies Bahrain
Bahrain is a wealthy island nation made up of 70 natural and 33 artificial islands, located off the coast of Saudi Arabia. This means that no matter where you are in Bahrain, you are never far from a shipping port.
The nation of Bahrain is served by two major seaports, the Port of Bahrain and the Port of Mina Sulman. Mina Sulman is one of the busiest container terminals in the Middle East. When you ship your belongings via shipping container, you will first need to decide how much you are bringing with you.
Shipping a full container from Bahrain to New York City costs between BHD 2,800 – BHD 4,600. Shipping to Tokyo, Japan would cost BHD 2,400 – BHD 4,000. You should be able to fit the contents of a 2 bedroom home and possibly even a vehicle in a full container load (FCL). If you don’t need a full container, you can choose a less than container load (LCL) for which you would be charged based on how much space you need. Then, it’s just a question of what you decide is worth bringing with you.
Before Your Move
While the information needed to prepare for moving overseas can often be found online, checking with your local embassy is a great place to start. If you are moving to Canada, contact the Canadian embassy in Bahrain to get the most current guidance.
Doing this research early in your process can save you a lot of trouble. That’s because the requirements for international imports vary by country. Some countries want to receive your paperwork before you even leave Bahrain, and others want your inventories to be written in their native language – vital information to have before you start packing.
Paperwork for Moving Internationally
Customs officials in every country require certain documents for immigration and customs. You will always need to present your passport, sometimes a visa, and often a work or residence permit. Here are some of the other documents you may need to present:
- Proof of income (retirement, assets, or wages)
- Proof of residence in your new country (This could be from a home purchase or long-term lease agreement.)
- Vet records for your pets
- Title and registration for your vehicle
- Health insurance card
- Letter from your employer in your new country
- Comprehensive inventory of all imported goods (and, in some countries, all shipments)
- Vital records for all family members
Whatever your move requires for paperwork, make sure that you travel with these documents with you at all times. Keeping them with you rather than in checked luggage is the only way to ensure that they arrive with you.
Moving Overseas from Bahrain
Even with convenient access to ports, international moves are still complicated. Instead of trying to figure out all the details for yourself, you should work with an experienced international moving company like Three Men and a Truck. We have a deep understanding of international shipping regulations and the right connections to ensure a seamless transfer. To learn more about how Three Men and a Truck can help with your overseas move, contact us today for a free, no-obligation international movers quote.