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Shipping to Switzerland


Switzerland, known for its spectacular mountains, strong economy, and peaceful government, is a very desirable place to relocate. Whether you are looking to retire, live there part time, teach English, or simply find employment, Switzerland has so much to offer. Before you make the final decision to move there, you are probably wondering about the logistics of such move. Moving overseas doesn't have to be scary, but there are some things that you need to be aware of so that your move goes smoothly. When shipping to Switzerland, you need to know how to get your things there, what is allowed to be shipped there, and who will help you to get it all there. Follow these tips for a good start to your Switzerland move.

Shipping to Switzerland Tip #1: Determine where you are going to live. You may know that you want to move to Switzerland, but you need specifics. Figuring out a desired town and place of residence is important because the Swiss government requires a residency permit. It is also important to know where you will be living so that you are sure your furniture will fit into your new place. You do not want to go through the trouble of shipping household goods to Europe only to find out that it won't all fit in your new dwelling.

Shipping to Switzerland Tip #2: Determine what you are going to ship. Shipping costs are based on weight, so figure out what it is that needs to be sent so that you are able to get an accurate estimate of the cost of the move. Additionally, you need to decide if you are going to ship things like vehicles or pets, as those items require some extra coordination on both sides of the ocean.

Shipping to Switzerland Tip #3: Determine who is going to help you move. An international shipping company is absolutely essential when planning an overseas move. Choosing a company who is specifically experienced with moving to Switzerland is of utmost importance when picking an international moving company because they need to be familiar with the customs regulations specific to Switzerland. Be sure to get few estimates on moving to ensure you get a good shipping rate.

Shipping to Switzerland Tip #4: Determine how you are going to get your household goods to their final destination. Getting your household items, pets and vehicles to the port of exit is something that the moving company will assist with, but it can save you money to hire and independent company to do that leg of the move. Also decide how you are going to get your household items from customs to your destination, as those logistics need to be settled before you arrive in Switzerland.