Are you planning to relocate to another country? If so, it’s time to start packing and contact international movers right away!
If you’re still overwhelmed about the big move and don’t know where to begin, we’ll help you sort it out! For starters, we answered some common queries about international movers in Singapore.
Why should you hire an international moving company to help you?
Moving across the globe is definitely different from moving from one neighbourhood to another. That’s because you need to consider major factors such as the distance of the country and tax involved for imported materials to your destination.
Additionally, they can help you organise your things by labelling your items on each box and securing a fragile sticker when needed.
What should you look for when hiring an international mover?
First thing that you need to look for in an international mover is credibility, seeing that it involves settling in an entirely different country.
It’s very important to make sure that your chosen mover is FIDI-accredited or part of the International Federation of International Movers for a secured transaction.
To give you some ideas, here are some things you need to do:
- Find reviews on their website or page from previous clients
- Check their professional background and expertise
- Ask for a quote
- Further enquire about other details such as hidden charges and handling special requests
- Assess their response when asked about worst-case scenarios
- Secure a written agreement or contract
Most movers also provide insurance or basic liability coverage, which is already included in the total price.
How much is the estimated cost to move overseas?
When moving overseas, it’s expected that you’ll be spending a hefty amount of money. Apart from your plane ticket and visa application, you also have to consider the overall cost of hiring an international mover.
Generally, the cost of moving will still vary depending on where you move. However, it’s estimated that you may pay between a lump sum amount of $4,000 to $6,000 US dollars.
To break down some of the costs in Singaporean dollars, disposal may start from $80 to $30, temporary storage from $50 to $500 per week, and the moving process from $350 to $1,500 per booking.
Note that the whole overseas shipping fee isn’t charged here yet. Ultimately, it will still depend on the prices of your chosen company as well as your relocation country.
Keep in mind that some international movers don’t accept credit cards as payment for their services. So it’s better to keep some cash on hand just in case there will be additional charges during the move.