What makes Green Van Lines one of the most successful international movers in Dallas? We have many affiliates from around the world that work with our company to achieve a seamless flow. This allows the U.S. to guarantee you safe transport of your items.
From cU.S.toms clearance to easy storage solutions, Green Van Lines knows from experience the best way to keep your belongings safe and secure while we move them overseas. We are THE moving authority in Dallas and Fort Lauderdale, and we provide a wide array of moving services to suit your move. Below, we’ve outlined a few things to think about as you prepare for your overseas move.
Depending on which country you are relocating to, there may be restrictions on the quantity and type of goods you can bring. Our international movers can assist you in finding the restrictions that apply to you.
Contact the local embassy of the country you are moving to, and they will be able to answer any questions on cU.S.toms and specific requirements. Remember: many countries have a policy of what you can and cannot import. Be sure to ask the local embassy about these policies.
You may not need to move your accounts to a new bank; many banks have branches worldwide and some partner with banks in other countries. You can also ask your current bank for recommendations of financial institutions in your destination country if your bank does not do bU.S.iness in that part of the world.
If you keep the same credit cards at your new destination, keep in mind that you will have to pay for the difference in the currency rate. Generally, credit cards work globally. However, we advise you to cut up your current cards and get new ones when you settle into your new location.
Think carefully before making the decision to bring your motor vehicle with you on an overseas move.
Here are some things to consider:
It is in your best interest to do research on your destination country and find out if you need specific travel or work visas.
When you know you will be moving to a new country, your first point of contact should be the country’s local consulate.
To apply for a visa within another country, you generally need a letter of recommendation. The consulate will U.S.ually ask for a letter from your employer or bank manager.
Very different requirements apply to travel for vacation, as opposed to for work and residency. Here, in the United States, each immigrant living in the country mU.S.t has a proper visa; this visa is generally referred to as a green card. There are also student visas, or J1’s, for college students visiting and working for a short period. People with specialized skills that are rare in the U.S. have bU.S.iness visas.
During the visa process, you may also need:
Make sure that your passport is up-to-date! You do not want to arrive at the airport on your date of departure and find that your passport has already expired. Passports are issued by the Department of State; however, your local post office or county council also generally processes them. Applications can also be picked up at the American Automobile Association. If you want to apply for a passport, you will need the following:
It generally takes up to three weeks to get your new passport. Be sure to allow that amount of time before you leave. You mU.S.t apply in person in the following instances:
If your passport is lost or stolen when you are outside the U.S., contact the local U.S. Embassy. If you are in the U.S., contact:
1411 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20524
You may need to have an international driving permit; you may, on the other hand, be required to apply for a driving license in your destination country. Of course, this depends on the country’s specific laws. An international driving license can be obtained at your local D.M.V and is available in nine different languages. This is really only a certificate of license. You may also apply for an international permit by contacting:
AAA Distribution Center
13144 South Pulaski Rd
Alsip, IL 60658
Some countries will honor your U.S. driver’s license; in others, you will be required to obtain a local license. You will likely be required to do a complete test, including a driving test, written test, and eye examination. A grace period may be given, in which your old license or international permit will be honored while you work to obtain a local license. This varies from country to country.
Moving across the world sounds like a headache. An ocean crossing can substantially increase the stresses of any move. Let us make things easier. At Green Van Lines, we’ve learned a thing or two over the years. We can make an international move straightforward and streamlined.
In the meantime, you can take the following steps:
If you’d like more information about our international movers in Dallas and Fort Lauderdale, don’t hesitate to contact Green Van Lines today. Our experts can answer any initial questions that you have, and we can give you a quote on your move immediately!