FAQs about International Relocation

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FAQs about International Relocation

Looking for how to effectively prepare for your international move? This article answers frequently asked questions about the technical, logistical, and administrative aspects of moving abroad. 

Discover best practices, essential obligations, and common mistakes to avoid for a successful international move. Now, go through in-depth answers to the most widely asked questions to help you start preparing for your international move and approach this major change with peace of mind.

  • The importance of getting moving insurance
  • Practical advice on preparation time, shipping methods, administrative procedures, etc.

Mandatory moving insurance

For an international move, it is highly important to get insurance to protect your belongings against potential damage and loss. 

To learn more about details and insurance options, visit our dedicated page on Mandatory Moving Insurance: Everything You Need to Know.

Prices of moving container

The cost of renting a container for an international move varies depending on several criteria, such as the size of the container, the distance to be traveled, and the rental duration. 

For more information on prices and factors influencing the cost, consult our guide on Moving Container Prices: Comprehensive Guide 2024.

When should I start preparing for my international move?

We would strongly advise you to start preparing for your move at least six months in advance. This time schedule allows you to manage all administrative procedures, make necessary reservations, and arrange your belongings with peace of mind. We recommend planning each step properly to avoid potential issues.

Pauline, who moved from Paris to Bangkok, shares:

Starting early allowed me to handle all the details without stress and ensured nothing was left to chance.

Which is the most suitable mode of transport for an overseas move?

The choice of transport mode depends on several factors, such as budget, volume of goods, and desired time frame:

Jean and Marie opted for sea transport for their relocation to Thailand:

The cost was reasonable, and we were able to ship all our furniture at once.

What administrative procedures must I complete before relocating?

Before moving internationally, it is essential to:

  • Obtain necessary visas and work permits.
  • Prepare customs documents for a fluid customs declaration.
  • Mettre à jour votre statut fiscal et social.
  • Inform local authorities of your departure.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends consulting the consulate of the destination country for specific procedures.

How to wisely choose an international mover?

To choose a good international mover, consider the following criteria:

  • Reputation : Check online reviews and recommendations.
  • Offered services : Ensure they provide comprehensive services, including packing, transport, and customs clearance.
  • Insurance : Check the insurance options to cover your belongings.

Worldgistic's international moving service is the ideal choice to ensure a hassle-free transfer of your belongings. At Worldgistic, we are committed to offering a complete service which includes the careful packaging of your personal effects, their secure transport and all customs clearance procedures. Plus, our robust insurance coverage ensures your belongings are protected at every stage of the move.

Our customers regularly express their satisfaction, emphasizing our professionalism and the quality of our services, which reflects our excellent reputation in the field.

Michel Durand, a moving expert, advised:

Choose a mover with proven experience and positive client reviews to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Choosing Worldgistic means choosing peace of mind, thanks to a team of dedicated experts who will support you at every stage of your international move. Do not hesitate to request an estimate to get our best deals.

How to effectively protect my fragile items during a relocation?

To protect your fragile items:

  • Use quality packing materials, such as bubble wrap and reinforced boxes.
  • Pack each item individually and fill empty spaces with cushioning materials.
  • Label boxes containing fragile items.
  • Choose the quality packaging service from Worldgistic to avoid any damage.

Julie Martin, a packing specialist, recommends:

Invest in good packing materials and take the time to protect each item well to avoid damage.

What are common mistakes to avoid while moving oversea?

To avoid common mistakes:

  • Do not start preparations too late.
  • Do not underestimate the volume of your belongings.
  • Do not neglect administrative procedures.
  • Do not choose a mover solely based on price.

Laurent, who moved to New York, shares: "Underestimating the volume of my belongings was a costly mistake. I should have called a professional for an accurate estimate."

How to estimate the volume of my belongings?

To estimate the volume of your belongings:

  • Make a detailed list of all items to be moved.
  • Use online calculation tools or mobile apps to estimate the volume.
  • Request a technical visit from a professional mover for an accurate estimate.

Use tools like online volume calculators to get an approximate idea before requesting a professional estimate.

For personalized advice and tailored solutions, contact our experts today.


Worldgistic is the number one international freight forwarder in Southeast Asia and Europe. With over 15 years of experience and a team of qualified experts, choose Worldgistic!

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