Moving to the Philippines from the US
If you plan on moving to the Philippines due to a job assignment, or you simply want to live in a new place, it would be quite difficult to do it without the help of moving companies. This is because overseas moving entails specific preparations and inquiries owing to the differences in Customs rules and regulations in every country.
Hiring an international moving company ensures that all your household goods and personal effects are packed in accordance with the existing rules imposed by the Philippine’s Bureau of Customs. Generally, movers are well-informed of the legalities involved in shipping goods to the Philippines so they are delivered to their desired destination without unwarranted delays and penalties.
You can get moving quotes for free from different companies and this will enable you to choose the company with the most reasonable offer. In addition to the quotes, ask each company what they can guarantee with their moving services prior to comparing between offers. In selecting a company, choose one that meets all your standards as well as your funds.
Prior to shipping your goods to the Philippines, you need to secure a copy of your passport, Residence Visa, Residence Permit, Work Permit and items inventory. Also, be advised that shipped goods must not arrive in the Philippines prior your visa approval and your presence is mandatory during customs clearance. Shipping of animals, plants, films, video tapes, disks, medicines, color reproduction machine, and motor vehicle parts are subject to duties and restrictions. There are items prohibited in the country and some of them are firearms, ammunition, realistic toy guns and narcotics.
Bringing in of motor vehicles and pets is allowed, but you have to present a long list of required documents to the Philippine Customs. Know what they are by consulting the moving company you hired.