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The International Moving Process

The thought of moving your entire household overseas can be very overwhelming, and most people acknowledge that it won't be a seamless process. But it can be if you're prepared. For those who are just beginning to consider their options for a move abroad, we put together this handy guide to the international moving process.

Step 1: Packing

The international move begins with packing up your personal belongings and preparing them for shipping. This can be done on your own or with the help of a moving company.

Step 2: Transportation

Your Australian moving company takes your belongings to a port, delivering them to a pre-selected freight company.

Step 3: Packaging

The freight company packages all of your belongings into one or more large containers.

Step 4: Shipping

Your belongings are shipped to the nearest international port.

Step 5: Receipt

A second moving company or an international office of your moving company picks up your items at the port.

Step 6: Customs

Customs officials in your destination country review your items and then release them to you.

Step 7: Delivery

Your overseas movers deliver the items to your new home.

Step 8: Unpacking

Your belongings are ready to be unpacked, so that you can settle into your new home. Some moving companies will assist with this process.

Need Help?

We hope our guide has made the international relocation process a little easier to understand. For more information about relocation internationally from Australia, contact Chess Moving today.


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