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International Move to Houston, TX – Everything You Need to Know Before You Leave!
If you’re moving to Houston, TX, from an international location, you might have more to worry about than learning the language or local customs specific to Texas. You have to work out the passport and visa situation, determine what to ship and what to travel with and figure out what to do with all of your possessions while you’re in transition.
Before You Go
Research the passport and visa requirements up to a year in advance. If your passport has expired or you don’t have one at all, you may need to hold a valid one for six months before you can apply for a visa. If you plan to use a vehicle to get around, apply for an international driver’s license.
Although it might seem like a good idea to set up your living arrangements before you move, you might want to view properties in person before you rent or buy a home or apartment. Therefore, you may wonder how you’re going to manage to bring your personal effects into the country if you’re not sure where you’re going to end up.
One thing that you can do to alleviate the stress in the interim is rent a self-storage space. You can do that from your current residence using the Amazing Spaces website. We offer a variety of unit sizes, climate-controlled storage, business storage, vehicle storage and wine storage. No matter what you bring with you, you can be confident that you can store it in a secure facility until you have settled in.
One of the most important things that you must do is change all of the addresses on your packing list. This is especially important because although most people will not be relocating or storing their belongings while in the U.S., they will be sending their possessions over the border into Mexico and Canada. Therefore, it is very important that you change all of your address and contact numbers in order to get your belongings to where they will be eventually.
When it comes to actually doing the international moving process, there are several different options that you have. One of the best ways to transport your belongings is to utilize the services of a professional moving company. Although this method is one of the most popular ways of transporting belongings, it can also be very expensive.
Fortunately, if you are able to find a way to do the moving and storage of your belongings without using the services of a professional mover, then you can save quite a bit of money and time as well. Some expats decide to get rid of most of their possessions so that they don’t have to pay for international moving and shipping costs. However, there are probably plenty of things that you don’t want to part with. If you can’t get a friend to hold them for you while you travel to the Houston area, you can arrange to ship them to Amazing Spaces, where they can be held in your storage unit for as long as you’d like. On moving day, you can simply travel with your personal baggage, knowing that you can easily store the items that you ship to the U.S. because you’ve already secured your self-storage unit.
If you do end up using a moving company, you will want to select a mover capable of international moves. Several of our moving partners have experience managing international moves. When it comes to doing international moves, there are some specific rules and regulations that you must abide by when it comes to the transportation and storage of your belongings. Because these moves involve both air and land shipping, the transportation of your belongings must comply with all of the necessary laws and regulations. If not, you can be fined or even shipped to another country. For this reason, it is very important for you to use a professional relocating and storage company that are capable of handling this type of move. They will know all of the necessary regulations and will make sure that everything is done according to the law.
Once You’re In Houston
Moving to a new place is exciting, but arranging everything can be exhausting. At Amazing Spaces, we try to take care of as much as we possibly can. If you buy new furniture, electronics or home décor before you’ve secured accommodations, your items will be safe with us. When it’s time to move into your Houston home, you can get all of your packaging and moving materials from us. We’ll even recommend local movers or rent you one of our moving trucks.
Moving can be Amazing, especially when you let us help you by providing storage space. The physical space that we offer can help you remain organized, stay sane and have an Amazing experience.
About Amazing Spaces Storage Centers
Amazing Spaces is Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands area’s premier provider of self-storage and moving supplies. Amazing Spaces aims to provide everyone with the most remarkable storage experience possible. The properties offer highly secured storage spaces, fully climatized units, and a customer service experience unlike any other.
Amazing Spaces will be opening its 6th property in the Springwoods ~ Exxon Campus neighborhood in 2018. Learn more about Amazing Spaces and Discover all the Amazing Differences at Amazing Spaces Storage Centers by visiting AmazingSpaces.net.