International Movers Luxembourg
When preparing to move away from Luxembourg, the way you pack is just as important as what you pack. While the requirements for customs declaration can differ from country to country, there is one thing you can count on: customs officials will want to see a comprehensive, box-by-box inventory of your household goods, complete with serial numbers and make/model/year information.
As you begin packing, pay close attention to what you are bringing with you. Depending on where you are moving, some items may not be worth the expense of transport, particularly items like electronics that may not be compatible in places like North America.
Research restricted and prohibited items for your new country as well. Some countries have very specific rules that may surprise you, such as the country that does not allow horror comics or the one that forbids the import of potatoes. You just never know.
Paperwork to collect
Every country likes to have its own special rules, but there are some documents that all customs officials want to see. These documents include:
- Residence or work permit
- Driver’s license if you are importing a vehicle
- Proof of residence by way of home purchase or lease
For moves away from Luxembourg, you will have several options from international moving companies.
First, you could choose to ship your belongings via air cargo freight. The cost of air freight is calculated by weight and volume. Because it is so expensive, most people only use this method for valuables like antiques.
Another method is land transport. Luxembourg shares a border with France, Belgium, and Germany, with no access to the sea. While your goods may eventually end up moving overseas container shipping, it will need to travel by land transport to reach the nearest port on the North Sea in Belgium. From the port, your container will travel overseas to your next port of call. To ship a full container to New York from Luxembourg will cost between €6,100 – €8,300. If you are moving to Sydney, Australia, it will cost between €8,400 – €11,300.
Moving your pets
When moving pets to another country, you have to be prepared for the potential that your pet will need to be quarantined for a period of time. Quarantine requirements vary from country to country, so be sure to check with customs officials before you depart.
At the very least, you will need to be able to provide proof that your pet has been fully vaccinated – especially for rabies – and show a veterinarian-provided clean bill of health. Here again, the details really matter. Some countries want your pet seen by a vet within a week of travel, while others may stipulate any even smaller window of 24-48 hours. Getting it wrong can mean lengthy quarantine, best case scenario, or more dire consequences like euthanasia.
If you are moving to another country within the European Union, all you will need is the EU pet passport, which allows you and your pet to move freely among other countries within the Schengen area.
Help Moving out of Luxembourg
International moves have a lot of moving parts…get it? It sounds like a joke, but the truth is that moving overseas can be complicated and stressful. You have to count on a lot of things to go right, as your belongings transfer from port to port to arrive at your new home. When you work with an overseas moving company like Three Men and a Truck, you get all the benefits of an international move without any of the hassle. Contact us today to learn more about our full suite of moving services.