Florida International Overseas Moving Companies
The state of Florida is a favorite among American retirees, as well as those around the world who are drawn to this sunny locale for its sandy beaches and relaxed lifestyle. It might seem that nobody ever moves out of this beautiful state, but that’s not quite true. Many people leave Florida each year for school and work.
Fortunately, moving overseas from Florida can be relatively inexpensive, given its convenient location among several major seaports, including Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, Jaxport, Port Miami, and many others. Moving a shipping container from Jacksonville, Florida to Paris, France could cost between $7,600 – $10,300 and take up to five weeks in transit.
Shipping your household goods
When preparing your household goods for shipment, remember that not all of your electronics may work outside of North America. Electrical outlets in the U.S. are 110v, as opposed to many other places in the world that use 220v outlets. The plugs are designed differently as well. That means that your computer, phone charger, and hairdryer may not work in your new country at all. If so, you can leave them behind.
When packing, make sure that you create a comprehensive, box-by-box packing list for your goods to make it easier for customs officials to inspect your cargo.
Be prepared to present the following documents to customs officials when you arrive:
- Valid Passport
- I-94 Form
- Bill of Lading
Can I bring my vehicle with me?
Vehicles manufactured for use in North America are designed to meet three main U.S. vehicle standards – Mechanical, Emissions, and Safety.
Vehicles in North America are manufactured with left-hand drive, to be driven on the right side of the road. Vehicles from countries like Australia and England are manufactured with a right-hand drive, to be driven on the left side of the road.
In order to be safely driven abroad, your left-hand drive vehicles must be mechanically modified. Changes may be needed to your steering, brakes, acceleration that can seem like an ugly makeover for your vehicle. Do some research before you choose to import your vehicle if it will need to be modified.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for vehicle emissions. Vehicles manufactured in North America are deemed compliant by default, but vehicles from overseas are required to meet different standards, including the European Technical Standards. If your vehicle fails to meet the standards, it will need to be modified or returned.
U.S. safety standards require you to have safety features in your vehicle such as airbags, seatbelts, wipers, and headlights, but this will not be enough in every country you move to. Your vehicle will be inspected to ensure compliance, and any deficiencies will need to be corrected.
Working With an Overseas Mover
For best results, work with an experienced international mover like Three Men and a Truck, start with a Google search for ‘international movers near me‘. With our deep expertise in international shipping rules and our extensive network of international shipping partners, we have what you need for a stress-free moving experience. To learn more about how we can help with your relocation, contact us today for a free, no-obligation shipping quote.