How do I move my personal goods to Southeast Asia?
When it comes to moving large volumes or covering long distances, it is preferable to let professional movers like OSS World Wide Movers take charge of the removal process.
The countries forming the Southeast Asian Group are Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma) Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
A melting pot of cultural and religious diversity, Southeast Asia hasn’t always been a safe destination. The region has endured wars, civil unrest, terrorism and the odd coup d’état. But with more than a decade of relative stability, those relocating to this part of the world can now focus more on cultural immersion. The region has come a very long way, possibly the furthest of any.
The clearance of personal and household effects into some of these countries can be a bit like walking barefoot through a minefield while juggling balloons ! It is therefore extremely important that you choose a relocation company which is well qualified to guide you through this process so there are no surprises when you arrive.
Choosing an international moving company will no doubt be one of the first and most important decisions you make in the relocation process. OSS World Wide Movers move thousands of Australians around the world every year. Being Australia’s only specialist international mover, OSS World Wide Movers can ensure a regularity of shipping to Southeast Asia that others cannot.
For over 40 years OSS World Wide Movers has been assisting individuals, business people, and Corporates relocate to Southeast Asia, with the professional service and advice that comes from choosing a quality international moving specialist.
Can I pack my own goods when I move to Southeast Asia?
If you are sending items which have been packed by yourself “owner packed” then they will attract more stringent inspection by Customs on arrival in Southeast Asia.
Providing a detailed carton by carton inventory will assist Customs in inspecting your effects, and may avoid unnecessary delays.
It is advisable to have your goods packed by OSS if you are looking at sending larger consignments, to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.
How do I move my car to Southeast Asia?
Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes to Southeast Asia is possible provided Customs criteria are met.
This service is usually depot to depot, meaning the motor vehicle will be collected by you from our partners depot in Southeast Asia following customs clearance.
Customs may require evidence that the owner of the vehicle has lived abroad for 12 months or longer, so a copy of your passport with date stamp showing arrival in Southeast Asia, or copy of lease or rental agreement on in Southeast Asia would be sufficient.
Can I move my boat to Southeast Asia?
Moving a boat to Southeast Asia has similar requirements to moving a car to Southeast Asia when it comes to registration requirements and process.
Customs and Quarantine in Southeast Asia will have a special interest in the boat due to its exposure to marine life, however as Australia has a fairly clean marine environment, your boat should pass customs and quarantine without any problem.
How long will my move to Southeast Asia take?
Clearance of your move into Southeast Asia takes approximately 5 to 7 working days for an FCL (Full Container Load e.g. not a shared container), and 7 to 10 working days for a GRP (Groupage or shared container load) once the shipping container has been unloaded from the vessel.
What insurance should I have when moving to Southeast Asia?
OSS offers a full range of moving insurance options depending on your needs.
Although your shipment to Southeast Asia will be packed to export standards (designed to withstand the the longest journey), the small cost of insurance gives you complete peace of mind with regard to the exposure and rigours inherent in moving from one side of the world to the other.
Ask us about Movecover, our Marine Transit Insurance product.