Overseas Moving Companies In Quebec
When you move overseas from Quebec, you have a sort of natural advantage. That’s because so many residents of Quebec are bilingual, fluent in both French and English. French is the official language of 33 different countries and English is an official (or defacto) language for over 70 countries worldwide. Moving to France from Quebec? Not a problem, you speak French. What about Australia, not a problem, you speak English.
Understanding the native language of your new country goes a long way towards making you feel at home. That’s only part of the puzzle. Each country has their own special rules governing immigration and customs, so you will need to do your homework before you depart.
Here are some of the things you need to know about moving overseas from Quebec:
Paperwork for international imports (of yourself and your belongings)
While the rules differ between countries, all countries will require that you provide your Canadian passport when you enter the country. Make sure that you have several months (or even better, years) left on your passport before you need to renew it, or you may have to return to Canada for several weeks to get a new one.
A detailed inventory of your imported goods is also required. This comprehensive list must describe the contents of every box you have packed, which means that you must create this list as you are packing. It is important that this inventory is accurate and complete, or you could be in for some headaches during customs declarations.
Other paperwork you may need includes a visa, work or residence permits, a letter from your employer, proof of income, or other documents. Check with your local embassy to find out what you need to bring with you.
Shipping options for moving overseas
Most customers ship their household goods via shipping container. A full container load is a standard shipping container that is roughly 12 meters long. This container should easily accommodate the contents of the average 2 bdrm home and possibly even a vehicle. For smaller loads, you could also opt for a less than container load. With this smaller load, you will share your container with other customers and only pay for the space that you use. The drawback to this is that your container may need to make stops at several ports of call to load and unload additional cargo.
Budgeting for your international move
An international move is much more complicated than calling your local moving truck company and setting a date to use one of their trucks. There are many fees associated with international shipping, from port fees to storage fees, from fuel taxes to customs duty. It can seem almost impossible to budget for this type of move.
That’s why working with an international moving company like Three Men and a Truck is a worthwhile investment every time. We will provide you with a personalized shipping quote that is tailored for your needs. Even better, with our international shipping partners, we have the knowledge and connections to get you the best value for your move.
To learn more about how Three Men and a Truck can help with your move, contact us for a free shipping quote. Our shipping experts are here to provide you with world-class service from door-to-door, within your budget. Call us today.