International Shipping? Before You Ship by Sea, Learn More About Important Documents You will Need

Are you moving overseas or returning home after having lived outside of the country for a year or longer? If so, you may be interested in shipping household goods, personal items, or a vehicle to your final destination.  Before you ship by sea, learn more about some of the important paperwork that you may need to get in order.

When you ship by sea, you are typically required to have a variety of documents based on the country of origin and your final destination.  For example, if you are shipping a 20’ or 40’ container, you will likely need to a detailed packing list.  You may be required to provide the packing list in one or more languages.  For example, if you ship by sea to Norway, you should have a detailed inventory with one copy in English and another in Norwegian. Continue reading