Just a few days ago, the New York Times asked “Will you leave the country if Trump is re-elected?” It’s a question that’s on lots of people’s minds. Forbes shared tips on how affluent Americans can move to Denmark, where COVID containment strategies appear to be more effective than what we have here.
If you’re pondering an international move from Boston yourself, there are some things you need to know.
Moving out of the country is not as simple as moving across town or even to another state. There’s an additional layer of complexity inherent in moving to another nation with its own rules, regulations, and currently, COVID response. For this reason, it’s important to work with qualified professionals who can help make your move simple and stress free.
While the ideal planning timeline for a domestic move is between a month and six weeks for the typical family, give yourself three to five months to plan and execute your international move – and perhaps longer, if securing the proper permissions and paperwork takes more time than expected.
International moves can be quite expensive. For that reason, many would-be expats become very serious minimalists prior to making their move. Downsize strategically, with a clear understanding of what it will cost to replace certain items in your new homeland. Amazon doesn’t actually deliver everywhere, and the prices you pay for what you might consider everyday ordinary staple items here can be much higher in other locations. Of course the converse can be true: there’s no sense in paying to move items you can replace at a lower cost overseas.
Another way to contain the costs of your international move is to work with a packing and shipping company. Expertise in crating and packing households for international shipment means your things will be protected from the rigors of travel on ships, planes, and trucks. Point to point shipment tracking & comprehensive insurance coverage provides peace of mind.