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Do's & Dont's

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1) Papers - Gather passports, birth/marriage certificates, insurance policies, financial documents, medical cards, vaccination records and other important documentation early. Keep them separate - don't let them be packed. 2) Cars - Some countries have stringent environmental requirements while others impose heave import duties. Be sure to ask for details on the regulations for your destination country.
3) Inventory - Make an inventory of what your are taking. The inventory is additional support for your insurance and for your custom's declaration 4) Pets - You may have to comply with vaccination or quarantine regulations and certain exotic pets may be banned in some contries.
5) Prohibited Items - Usually, all firearms and weapons are banned. In some contries you may be restricted as to how much alcohol you can bring into the country. Never think it's worth taking a chance with customs: it isn't. 6) On Arrival - Contact your Hoyt's International Partner Moving company at destination. They will ensure that the same standard of care is given to you from the start to the conclusion of your move.
7) Electrical Goods - The usual advice is to leave electrical appliances and televisions behind because of voltage or wavelength compatibility problems. In some cases, it could be cheaper to purchase new or used appliances at your destination rather than trying to convert your appliances to the local norms. 8) Verify on Arrival - Unpack everything right away. If there is any damage, report it immediately to your mover and follow the claims procedure set out in your policy. It will save time if you can begin obtaining repair/replacement quotations. Check your insurance contract to ensure you file within the time limit for submitting claims.
9) Insurance - Although your shipment will be packed to withstand the longest journey, the small cost of insurance gives you complete peace of mind, door to door.
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10) Dangerous Items -

To guard against damage caused by combustion, leakage or explosion, the following items must NOT be included in your shipment:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammunition
  • Acid batteries with the exception of those included in a vehicle transported with your shipment of household goods
  • Bleach
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning fluids (i.e. varsol, turpentine, ammonia)
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Fertilizers containing ammonium nitrate
  • Flammable goods of all types
  • Flares
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Liquefied petroleum gases of all types
  • Matches
  • Oily cloths
  • Paints
  • Pesticides containing an arsenic, strychnine or cyanide base
  • Propane cars
  • Barbecue starter fuel
  • Tanks of compressed gases such as barbecue tanks and diving tanks.










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