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Relocating can be stressful, so it's important to have the right service provider to assist in the relocation process. It is also essential that expats make themselves familiar with the customs regulations and restrictions on certain goods prior to shipping any household contents.
Besides the actual shipping and transit times, expats must also allow time for customs clearance and delivery. Advice should be available through a shipping and removals company.
Shipping pets and household goods to Melbourne
Expats should be aware that all household goods and personal effects will be subject to customs inspection and clearance. Items that have been owned for 12 months or less will be under more intense scrutiny, but will not necessarily be subject to customs fees.
Shipping pets to Melbourne may require quarantine and necessitates careful planning. It is recommended that expats enlist the help of a pet relocation specialist.
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Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global can tailor an international health insurance plan to perfectly fit the needs of you and your family. With 86 million customers in over 200 countries, Cigna Global has unrivalled experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.
William Russell is a boutique insurance company, that values itself on its great customer service and is underwritten by Allianz. They provide health, life, and income protection insurance for expats around the world. With a global network of 40,000 hospitals and doctors, their health insurance plans are designed so that they follow you to whatever country you move to next.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.