International Moving Companies San Jose
If you are moving internationally from San Jose, you will want to work with an experienced international moving company that understands international shipping regulations. Three Men and a Truck are an overseas moving company with a network of shipping partners who will provide you with a seamless transfer. Offering world-class service from door-to-door, Three Men and a Truck is the best investment you can make, reducing stress and getting your goods delivered without a scratch.
Here are some of the most common questions asked about moving internationally from San Jose, California:
What are my shipping options?
Most people use a shipping container for their overseas moves. These containers can be carried by truck, train or ship to destinations all around the world. For San Jose residents, the Port of Redwood City is just one of several options available on the coast of California. This deepwater port offers convenient access via rail connection to the shore, and from there to ports around the world.
Depending on how much stuff you are bringing, you can choose between a 20-ft or 40-ft container. Between these two options, you can also choose to use an entire container or share it with other customers. Sharing a container can save you money since you will only have to pay for the space you use, but there are some drawbacks to this method. For one thing, your goods will likely need to be packed and unpacked along the way to accommodate other customers and may even need to visit additional ports of call, resulting in delays.
If you choose to go with a full, 40-ft container, you should be able to pack the contents of a small house and even a vehicle, making it the most popular choice for overseas relocations.
What paperwork do I need?
Every country in the world handles immigration and imports differently. For some countries, you will need to provide a visa and documentation to prove that you are permanently moving to their country, such as a long-term lease agreement or proof of home purchase. Some countries will want to see a letter from your employer in their country or government-issued residence or work permits. Contact your local embassy to get the most current guidance on the requirements for your move.
No matter where you are going, you want to have a valid passport with at least six months remaining before expiration. The more time left on your passport, the better, since most countries will require you to return to your country of origin to renew your passport – a process which could take several weeks.
How much does it cost to move overseas?
The cost of moving your shipping container will depend on where you are going. Moving a full shipping container load from San Jose, California to Athens, Greece could cost between $8,500 – $11,600. To move a container from San Jose to Tokyo, Japan could cost anywhere between $7,700 – $10,400.
Once you arrive, you will also need to pass through customs declaration, where you may be assessed taxes or customs duty for some of your belongings. Be sure to check with your local embassy to ensure that you are prepared for these expenses.
If you’d like the peace of mind that comes from knowing what the cost will be before you leave San Jose, reach out to Three Men and a Truck. We are an overseas moving company with experience handling international transfers. When you call, you will receive a comprehensive shipping quote based on your needs and situation.