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The oldest moving company in Boston shares tips for consumers who are moving internationally.
Humboldt Storage and Moving helps ease the stress of moving from or to a different country.
According to the U.S census bureau, over 1 million people move to the United States from countries abroad and an estimated 1.6 million Americans have moved abroad in the last year. While all types of moves can be stressful, Humboldt Storage and Moving recognizes the added stress that comes with moving over international borders.
Moving on any occasion can be stressful, especially moving either from or to a different country. As a Boston moving company, Humboldt handles over 1500 international moves a year. The experts at Humboldt Storage and Moving have assembled the most important tips to keep your international move stress free;
-If leaving the United States, make sure to log on the IRS website and file for an EIN number, this number is for security purposes much like a social security number. After filing for that it is important to file for an export power of attorney form.
-In addition to those documents, legible copies of passports for all family members are required. Also, it is important to fill out an application for insurance so Humboldt can properly insure customer goods.
-When entering a new country, the forms to fill out vary on which country you are entering. Make sure to properly fill out each specific form. Although some moving companies will assist in submitting your paperwork to the consulate, others will not. Consider these factors when finding a mover as it will add additional work on your end.
-If entering the Unites States, the 3299 customs form, the supplemental declarations form and the power of attorney form are all required. Also, legible copies of all family passports and visas are required.
-When finding an international moving company in the United States use the internet to your advantage. However, consult friends or family members that have moved into the U.S as well. Their knowledge and experience can prove valuable especially if moving internationally for the first time.
In many cases, the Human Resources department will facilitate the move. However, a growing trend among corporate relocation is to give the employee a lump sum. It is still important to have the proper documentation whether entering or leaving the United States. Humboldt will be able to assist in the proper evaluation and ensure that the customers valuables are properly stored.
“Moving to another town can be stressful, but moving to other countries can add different facets and stresses to the move,” says Jim Sullivan, President of Humboldt Storage and Moving “Having proper documentation and finding the right moving company for you will go a long way in helping make your international journey as stress free as possible.”
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About Humboldt Storage and Moving:
Humboldt Storage and Moving is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and a United Van Lines agent. The Boston-area moving company, founded in1905 is an original stockholding member of United Van Lines and remains within the top 5 percent of all United Van Lines agents in the country for sales volume .The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.” Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. The team at Humboldt Storage and Moving are specialists in assisting seniors with sensitive down-sizing relocations, coordinating highly technical biotech/lab and hospital moves, fine art moving and storage, time-sensitive office relocations, as well as traditional residential relocations both local and international and packing services. Boston-area moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. The Canton location also serves as a 90,000 S/F state of the art, climate-controlled storage facility, serving the needs of clients with more long term needs. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services please contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit http://www.humboldt.com/