International Movers Miami

Overseas Moving Companies Miami

Moving overseas with your family can feel daunting. Not only do you have to figure out what you are bringing and how you will pack it, you have to figure out all the rules involved with overseas imports, and there are tons of rules.

The rules governing international imports are different based on where you are going. Most of the time, your household goods and even a vehicle can be imported without taxes or customs duty. Make sure to research the rules for your new home, including the specific forms and requirements you must fulfill to qualify for free imports.

Some countries make it even tougher by requiring that you submit all forms in their native language. That’s why you should consider working with an international moving company, who can take care of all the paperwork for you. Start your journey with a Google search for ‘international moving companies near me‘, this is always a good place to start.

Even though the forms may change, there are some documents that are required by every country’s customs and immigrations officials. These documents include:

  • Valid Passport
  • Visa for at least a year
  • Residence permit
  • Work permit
  • Documentation to prove that you are moving to the country permanently
  • Driver’s license (if you choose to import a vehicle)

Shipping out of Miami

Miami is conveniently located near several major container shipping ports, making overseas shipping an economical and practical option. You will be able to choose between a full container load (FCL) and a less than container load (LCL). The difference in cost could be a few hundred dollars.

Many people choose to go with the FCL even if they don’t think they can fill it. The reason for this is that when you go with an LCL, you are sharing the container with others. This means more handling for your goods and an increased chance of damage.

How much does it cost? The cost depends on where you are moving. Moving a shipping container from Miami to Paris, France will cost between $7,200 – $9,700. If you are moving to another hotspot like San Jose, Costa Rica, the cost to ship a container will be between $5,600 – $9,200.

Moving your pets overseas

Moving with pets can feel like a really big leap of faith. Unless our animal is a pocket-sized one that can fly with us in coach, we are going to have to hand off our best friends to others, trusting that they will care for them like we do. Moving can be stressful for pets as a result, as they remain crated in cargo, anxiously awaiting your return. Add a couple of airport transfers and you can see how this can be a scary experience for your pet.

Being a responsible pet owner means making sure that your pet is traveling with all the necessary paperwork needed for customs declaration. Most countries require an up-to-date vaccine record, as well as a recent examination by a qualified veterinarian. Some countries require pet passports that can be obtained from customs officials back home, or from your local vet.

This paperwork, completed accurately and on-time, is really important in order to get your pet through customs easily. Failure to meet requirements when your pet arrives can result in long quarantines or even having your pet sent back without you.

Get help with your move from Miami

If you are looking for help with your international move, you can’t beat the unparalleled competence and attention to detail provided by Three Men and a Truck. Our team of Miami international moving experts, talented moving technicians, and other experienced staff have the knowledge and expertise to give you a first-class moving experience. Reach out to learn more and to receive a custom shipping quote.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

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