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February 28, 2018

Where to Start with Planning for an International Move from Little Rock

international movingGetting ready for a move can be crazy enough when you are moving across town or to another state--but planning for an international move from Little Rock can take your nervousness to another level! Fortunately, if an international move is coming up for you, some organizing and insight can go a long way in guaranteeing a stress-free time in your move from Little Rock. Need help? We've got some suggestions to help you commence.

Consult Documentation Requirements

One of the more arduous and possibly time-consuming aspects of planning an international move is investigating all of the documentation that is necessary. You'll want to understand, for example, whether you will need a passport, a visa, or some other type of documentation to legally relocate. Don’t forget that applying and getting approved for a passport or visa can take some time, so this is not an item you'll want to put off until the last minute.

Even after you have reached your new country, you'll want to have already done your research on the steps you'll need to take to obtain a driver's license, legal identification, or other essential documentation sooner rather than later.

Downsize Your Possessions in Little Rock

Shipping your belongings from here to there is usually the most efficient (and economical) alternative for an international move. Additionally, as you can imagine, international shipping of big items (such as furniture) is not low-priced. Therefore, it is best to downsize your belongings as much as you can prior to setting out on your international move.

One popular option to think about in the time ahead of your move is holding a garage sale to unload some of the things you don't plan on taking with you. This can be a wonderful way to acquire some extra cash (which can be used to pay a part of those international shipping costs) and reduce the total amount of "stuff" you need to have shipped.

Certainly, if you plan on your international move being temporary, you will also want to consider putting some of your things into storage until you come back to Little Rock.

Confer with a Financial Advisor

Taxes might be in the back of your mind when you are planning an international move, but heed our advice. Your tax circumstances will undoubtedly become complicated when you move internationally; there is really no avoiding it, so the best thing you can do is to plan ahead by consulting with a tax or financial expert before you move. He or she will be able to aid you in figuring out vital elements of your new-found tax situation, such as where your fiscal residency will be and what special measures you may need to take when it is time to file your taxes for the present year.

Set up Your Moving Services

Last but not least, do not forget to set up your international moving services as far in advance as possible. Setting up an in-home estimate is a great way to get an accurate estimate for your international move while also making sure you end up with the specific services (packing, shipping, delivery, unpacking, etc.) that you need.

Planning an international move from Little Rock can be fun, but it can also be stressful--so make sure you plan early and find the right moving company to trust with all your relocation needs!

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distance move.
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