Moving to the Czech Republic from the US
International moving requires finding well-reputed moving companies to ensure safe and speedy shipping of your goods. If you want to move to the Czech Republic, make sure that the company you hire is licensed to provide global moving services and can give tailored services to cater you all your moving needs. Know also if it offers both options in shipping methods - by air and by sea. Shipping by air is best if you are transferring a small volume of shipment or perhaps fragile items. If that is not the case, then it is better to opt for sea shipping as this method will allow you to transport a bigger volume and it is much cheaper than air shipping.
Before hiring any company, gather several moving quotes from different companies and be acquainted with the services involved in each quote. Compare their features and know which one can best address your needs. Recognize services unique to each of them like which moving company offers a private a storage warehouse in which your shipment can be stored as you settle other important matters in your new abode before you unpack them.
Aside from securing the household goods that you intend to bring with a moving company, moving to the Czech Republic also entails preparation of necessary documents. You need to prepare a copy of your passport, a Power of Attorney, a Residence Permit, a housing rental contract, a signed comprehensive inventory of all personal effects and household goods which also include the make and model, serial number, and estimated value of every electronic equipment, proper documentation and clearances of antiques, painting and other works of arts, a letter that authorizes the Destination Agent to your shipped goods, and a bank guarantee of 50% of the sum value of your goods.
Some goods are subject to import taxes such as new household goods and personal effects, food items, commercial goods, alcohol and tobacco products. Be aware that a limited amount of alcohol and tobacco is allowed, bringing in more than the imposed limit will be subject to excise tax. You are allowed to transport plants as long they hold a FITO certificate.
The Czech Republic customs standards prohibit shipping of weapons, drugs, raw meat and pornographic materials. You can import your vehicles considering that they are personal autos and the requirements needed are similar with those of household goods and personal effects.