5 things you need to know before you move abroad

5 things you need to know before you move abroad


Relocating to a new country is an exciting yet stressful period. Whether you are moving to Paris, Dubai or Amsterdam, there are a lot of factors to consider when packing up your life to start a new adventure. It is no simple feat to embark on a move abroad and it requires a lot of careful planning and preparation - after all, moving is one of the most stressful life events.

"Moving to a new country can be stressful and time-consuming. Schmidt Global Relocations can lighten the load. Literally!"

Whether your precious items are travelling by road, air, or sea, it can take up to a few days to several weeks before they reach their destination. But you don’t have to carry the burden of moving to a new country alone. Schmidt Global Relocations and their specialised, global relocation team will handle every gruelling detail of your international move.

Stress-free assistance

Schmidt Global Relocations works with Move Managers, who are there to guide you through the moving process, step-by-step. These relocation experts understand the challenges of a big move and the value of your personal items. They offer their own specialist moving services, as well as the services from their esteemed international partners - all the while keeping you up to date on every detail throughout the process.


High standards

Schmidt Global Relocations are also FIDI-certified, meaning that they have been globally-recognised for operating with high-quality standards. Thus, you can feel rest assured that your valuables will be transported to your new home with the utmost care and practice.

Here is what you need to know about moving internationally

To prepare you for your future international adventure, Schmidt has answered the five most frequently asked questions about moving internationally:

1. How long does an international move take?

The length of an international move depends on a few factors such as the country of origin, destination, access to resources, special requirements, and of course the budget. It also depends on whether you are moving abroad for a fixed period or permanently relocating.

Based on these factors, the move can range anywhere from a few days, one week, or even up to six months. With proper planning, Schmidt Global Relocations can help to minimise any surprises that may cause a delay.

2. What documents do you need?

Every country requires different documents. If you are moving within Europe, you will need fewer documents. However, if you are moving to an area outside of Europe, for instance the US, UAE, or Australia, more documentation is required.

The sooner the necessary documents are shared with Schmidt Global Relocations, the quicker they can execute your move and make sure everything is prepared on time.

3. What items can you ship internationally?

You can ship most personal and household items internationally. The most common items include furniture, clothing, and other household goods. However, keep in mind that different countries may prohibit different items. That is why Schmidt Global Relocations provides you with a country-specific customs guide, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Before your goods are packed, it is recommended to have a critical look at your items and decide what you do not need or can easily replace in your destination country. That way, you can effectively reduce the number of things that need to be moved and lower your costs.

4. Where can you store items? And how do you insure them?

When you move internationally, you may need to store some of your goods - even if it is only temporarily - while you get settled and find a place to live. Luckily, Schmidt Global Relocations offers exclusive storage services at their facility in the Netherlands. However, they also provide storage options through trusted partners in other countries within and outside of Europe.

It is advised to have adequate insurance coverage for your goods since moving your belongings abroad carries some risk. Make sure to sufficiently cover your items to prevent them from being lost or damaged during transport. If you need help in selecting an insurance package, Schmidt Global Relocations is connected with reputable insurance providers.


5. What does the process of moving look like?

Here is what the process of moving internationally with Schmidt Global Relocations looks like:

  • Get in touch with Schmidt Global Relocations
  • Fill in the necessary details about the move (plus any special needs or requirements)
  • Receive a quote of the target cost
  • Settle on an agreement
  • Start the preparations for the big move
  • The moving journey begins
  • They guide your way to your new home!

Contact Schmidt Global Relocations today

Do you have additional questions prior to your move? Or would you like to know more about Schmidt Global Relocations? Contact them today!

Click here and they will give you a target price for your international move, free of charge and without obligation. Your application completed within one minute. Cannot wait? Give them a call at +31 (0) 33 760 0270!



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