Boston Moving Company Offers Advice on the Sometimes Complicated Subject of International Moving

Humboldt Storage and Moving brings to light the many differences between moving locally and moving to another country

Online PR News – 26-July-2011 – – Humboldt Storage Moving, greater Boston’s oldest moving company, United Van Lines agent in Boston and experts in stress-free moving conduct well over 1,500 international moves each year. Each and every move is different with its own set of logistics.

International moving can be complicated and with 194 countries on our planet, there are at least that many different regulations set forth by those countries for individuals entering and taking up residence. Some important items to be aware of when moving internationally are:

A visa is required: Moving abroad will require you to obtain a visa. If your employer is relocating you and you are planning on working, depending on the country, you will need to secure a work visa or permit as well. Check with the consulate or the US State Department.

Customs regulations do vary: Depending on where you are moving, the way in which a country handles their customer can be different. That means that what you plan to bring into the country such as pets and other household goods can have limits, restrictions and other rules. Check with that country and check with the moving company for customs information.

EIN Number: In January of 2010 the US Government began requiring anyone exporting goods abroad to obtain an EIN number or what is commonly known as an Employer Identification Number. The EIN number is used in lieu of a social security number as required by privacy laws. An EIN number can be obtained online through the IRS in about 15 minutes: target="_blank" class="highlight_link">,,id=102767,00.html

Immunization and vaccines: Before moving to another country, you may be required to get vaccinated or immunized according to that country’s health regulations. Again, checking with the US CDC website can help you determine what you’ll need: target="_blank" class="highlight_link">> :

More tips including an educational video on traveling abroad can be found here: target="_blank" class="highlight_link">>

About Humboldt Storage and Moving:
Humboldt Storage and Moving is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and a long-standing United Van Lines agent. The Boston 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 target="_blank" class="highlight_link">>

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