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Are you planning an international move?

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There are many important things to consider when relocating abroad. Whether you’re moving for work, with the family, or planning a happy retirement, the moving process is complicated. You should decide what needs to be done prior to your move, such as visa applications, and what needs to be done after you arrive, like finding a local doctor. There are many things to consider but a relocation specialist can take the load off your shoulders.

8 important considerations

Once you have done your research and decided on your destination it’s time to think about packing. It is vital to understand the logistical and transport costs of moving abroad–from packing to airfares (for the family) to sea or air freight costs (for moving your possessions). Transit costs can be considerable–depending on what you are taking–and should be understood from the beginning. Air freight, while faster than road or sea freight, is generally much more expensive.

When it comes to planning your packing, many people start with an at-home consultation from a relocation specialist. You decide what’s going with you and, if you’re planning on coming back, what’s going into storage. You should look to develop a complete inventory of all your possessions to make sure nothing is missed.

Your relocation specialist will be able to develop this inventory, identify the fragile and/or high value items that require additional protection, and accurately assess the volume of goods. Here, digital technologies significantly streamline the process–from virtual consultations via smartphone to location tracking of your shipment of household goods. Specialists can advise on the rules for transporting pets and dangerous goods. You should also establish target dates and request a comprehensive quote.

Crown Relocations don’t just insure and transport your belongings across the world. They provide a full range of services before, during and after your move–everything from home and school search, orientation trips, cultural and language training and much more.

You’ll get expert advice from a dedicated move manager who can help you create and deliver your plan. Their comprehensive services support relocating individuals and families all over the world. Get a quote today and you’ll save 5% off your move. The promotion will run from April 8 to May 15 inclusive. T&C apply (read T&Cs here: https://bit.ly/2D9mPvB)

Crown Relocations, 2636 8399, [email protected], www.crownrelo.com.hk


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