Moving Overseas

Things To Remember

  • Contact the moving company three or four days before you need to have everything packaged, to make sure there are no problems in the process.
  • The cost of shipped freight is determined not by weight but by size, while the cost of air freight is calculated by weight instead of size.
  • Farm products and most foods are highly regulated, and require special attention if you are going to avoid penalties from the customs authorities in the locale you are moving to.

Shipping Time

Though there will be differences depending on the shipping company and the time it takes to pass customs in the area you are moving to, shipping usually consumes the following time periods.

Domestic (packaging, transportation, customs, shipping, insurance) : 7 to 10 days.
Shipping by sea
  • Southeast Asia : 3 to 10 days
  • Western North America : 14 to 20 days
  • Eastern, middle North America : 25 to 30 days
  • Middle East : 20 to 25 days
  • Europe : 35 to 45 days
  • South America : 40 to 60 days

* Delivery to house from shipping destination.