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How To Have A Stress-Free And Easy International Move

Posted by Grand Baymen on Mar 28, 2014 5:44:54 AM
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Moving is not an easy feat at any time. If that entails moving abroad even more planning and preparation is required. After having made the decision to move to Belize the first priority will be to find somewhere to live. There are some great Ambergris Caye real estate options for those who want to move to Belize’s stunning island, providing investors with a range of properties to suit their requirements. However, after a home is found, the process of moving starts.

The amount of belongings that can be moved to Belize is not a real concern. This is particularly true for those taking advantage of the nation’s retiree program (to learn more about the program and start the application process click here to get the informational PDF), which allows up to $15,000 of goods to be imported. However, it is actually moving these items that can cause stress; this can be avoided by using a competent shipper.

One of the most important things when moving to Belize is to ensure that a good international shipper is used. Although reputation and cost are two factors that are likely to heavily influence the choice of shipper, they are not the only things to consider. In general, some of the best deals to be had are those that take a direct route and provide quick delivery. While these may be more expensive, they often safeguard against likely problems.

When searching out a company, it is important to ensure they are Registered International Mover (RIM) certified. This means that firms will act with the utmost professionalism and follow standard guidelines. In addition to this certification, shippers also need to be licensed for international transport from their specific company. For example, for those moving from the US, companies need to have a US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) registration. A Better Business Bureau (BBB) ranking is also important. The BBB rates companies on a scale depending on their quality, with A being the best and F the worst.

Once the choice of moving companies has been narrowed down, it is important to have them send consultants to the home. There, they will work out the volume and weight of goods that need to be transported, helping individuals establish how much they are moving and what the costs will be.

Belize offers people a fresh start in a beautiful nation surrounded by crystal waters, hospitable people and a stunning landscape. For those who want to arrive relaxed and ready to begin their new life, finding the right shipping firm is essential.

Topics: Living In Belize

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The Grand Baymen Community includes three distinct but complimentary properties that cater to tourists, expats and Ambergris Caye residents alike. Baymen Garden Condominiums – A private, secure condominium community located on a four-acre parcel of property. Exotic Caye Beach Resort – An established, popular beach resort that caters to tourists and residents alike. San Pedro Fitness Club – Ambergris Caye’s premier club - with pool, tennis courts and gym.