Relocation ServiceIn association with our Partner network the IPS group offers a range of Commercial and Domestic relocation service. We offer fixed day weekly services from all major cities in the US cities to Dublin, Ireland and operate weekly direct services to New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago with the fastest transit times on the Irish market.
We also operate weekly direct LCL services ex Shanghai, Xiamen, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Busan, Bangkok, Port Klang, Singapore, New Delhi and Mumbai to Dublin and can offer extremely competitive FCL rates to & from all Far East / Sub Indian Continent areas.
For various reasons, millions of people relocate to live overseas and make their home in a new country abroad every year. They have been tempted by a better quality of life, work in international careers, study abroad, take on volunteer work, retire overseas or own ‘holiday homes’ and have extended vacations abroad. For some, it comes as a culture shock, the way of life is totally different, you have to learn new currencies, cultures and languages, and you miss your friends, family and all that is familiar.
The key advice for anyone moving abroad is effective planning and and using a reliable relocation service. Planning a move abroad is very different from domestic moves – you have to be even more organised. There are many more things to consider and it will take longer than you think. It can take weeks to ship your belongings abroad so you must be organised and leave out anything that you may need for this duration. You will be able to take some of your belongings by plane with you but do check the weight restrictions on your airlines as they can differ.
If you are moving overseas we would recommend that you have the removal company pack up for you. You can pack yourself but their expertise in packing items for shipping is worth its weight in gold. If you do pack the boxes yourself they will have to labelled on the inventory as PBO (Packed By Owner) and this can make customs more likely to examine your belongings sometimes causing you a delay and extra costs that would out way what you have saved by packing yourself.
Any move is a good opportunity to remove clutter from your life and in the case of a move abroad you don’t want to pay shipping costs to take items you never use half way around the world. With electrical goods, check whether they will work in your destination country, this includes mains supply and compatibility. In the case of DVD’s they will only work in the region that they are prepared for. TV’s will work differently in Europe say to the USA so check the government website for the country of your destination. There is not much point paying to ship items with you if they are not going to work when you arrive.
Visit your local health clinic to arrange for any vaccinations you may need. Typically you need at least six weeks before you travel. Also, if you are taking Pets abroad make sure that all vaccinations are up to date.
It may sound obvious but you need to ensure that you have the relevant visa and permits (including work permits if applicable) in place for yourself and your family well in advance of your travel date. With all of the stress associated with an international move it is easy to forget to check all of your passports to ensure they are in date.
Finally, maintain a positive and adventurous attitude. You will face numerous challenges but this is all part of the experience. Always remember the reasons you moved abroad in the first place – it is an unforgettable, once in a lifetime opportunity!If you require more information on our Relocation Service please contact us today.