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International Moving – Customs Requirements

International Moving - Customs Requirements

We know the ins and outs of clearing International Customs…

We also know that making sure that YOU know the ins and outs can make the difference in a smooth transition to your new host country! One small indiscretion can mean that your shipment is delayed for what may be an undetermined amount of time!

Just as every relocation is different, so are the customs entry requirements for each country. Customs rules and regulations are also subject to constant change, so it is important that you check regularly for updates.

Palmer Moving and Storage will provide you with the most up-to-date information as you prepare for your relocation. If at any time you have a question, please contact your relocation coordinator immediately.

Required Documents

The travel documents you will need can vary so be sure to contact the Consulate or Embassy of the country you are moving to. In planning your international move, speak with an official from your destination country’s consular office located in your home country to receive more detailed and accurate information about the necessary documents for your relocation. You can get a list of all foreign consular offices’ locations and phone numbers in the United States at the U.S. Department of State website, or simply visit your destination country’s embassy website.

Customs Regulations

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has created a pamphlet titled Know Before You Go – a must read for anyone traveling internationally – Download the PDF version

This brochure covers topics such as:

  • ​Documents You Will Need
  • ​Items You Must Declare
  • ​Duty-Free Exemptions
  • ​Prohibited & Restricted Items
  • ​Other Travel Related Information