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What electrical goods can I bring from the States, and how can I use them?

If you're lucky, all of your devices will have a label stating what electrical conditions they work under. Your big care is voltage. (I can't speak so much to frequency.) Here are a few real labels ...
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Moving TV and Appliances from US to Denmark

This may be a matter of opinion, but I'll give you my advice from personal experience. Buy everything there in Denmark. If your move is relatively temporary, as in just a couple of years, you can ...
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Moving for a new job in England from Germany during Corona

You can book a hotel room for two weeks, self-isolate there, and only start looking for apartments after that. Extraordinary circumstances may call for extraordinary measures and, in some cases, ...
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What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA?**

I can't predict what, if anything, you will be charged. I can report some practical experience. I have got very, very good results, and no bills, from US customs by being absolutely straight and ...
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Moving to Germany

As the husband of an EU citizen, you are entitled to a free visa. In the application, you will have to show that you are married to your wife, of course. Beyond that, there are only very limited ...
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Relocation advice? US TO UK (Aussie, Swedish, American family!)

Wikipedia says that your son is a Swedish citizen, so the only document he needs is a Swedish passport or identity card. You need to arrive before Brexit, or, if there is a transition period, before ...
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Moving for a new job in England from Germany during Corona

And does the UK usually give some buffer time before applying the new classifications or does it happen immediately upon announcement? They generally give 30 hours of advanced notice (based on how ...
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Moving for a new job in England from Germany during Corona

In reference to gerrit's suggestion, if I were in your shoes I would look at whether a short-term furnished apartment or studio (i.e., with a kitchen) would be less expensive than a hotel. Such ...
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Relocating to another Schengen country with Portugal D7 Visa

No, long term visa are only for the country you apply for. And even short term visa are mostly just for the plans you present when you apply.
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What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA?**

The shipping company has that disclaimer because they cannot predict the custom fees and do not want to be on the hook for missing something. Everything you have is in quantities that you should not ...
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Bringing USA modem to UK

You may as well sell it off. The CM400 is a DOCSIS cable modem. With very few exceptions, UK cable ISPs require subscribers to use a modem or router supplied by the ISP. Most UK ISPs will refuse to ...
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Sweden: tax on sale of property?

You will pay 30% tax on 22/30 of the profit, so in practice 22% tax on the profit. No profit means no tax. Cooperative flats are more than 99% of the market. More info about tax on cooperative flats ...
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How to manage personal life when deciding to move in another country?

Talk about your plans with your friends so they can prepare themselves emotionally for your eventual departure. Similarly, you meet new acquaintances, mention your plans early on so they know what ...
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Moving my bicycle to another country

Final verdict: Sell the bike beforehand, even at a loss, rather than taking it with you. Too much hassle regardless of the cost. Like @DanubianSailor says, only for a super-expensive bike is worth ...
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Moving TV and Appliances from US to Denmark

Some electronic appliances can work with both 110V 60hz and 220V 50hz (e.g. most laptop & phones power supplies, televisions, etc.) Check your TV specs: it may already be compatible with 220-240V ...
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Do I need to pay custom charges for moving my personal stuff from Europe to Japan?

You should not have to pay customs charges for your personal effects that you are sending to Japan. While MBE should provide you with the regulations and documents, this fact sheet from Atlas ...
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What happens if you leave an unpaid utilities bill in an EEA country you no longer live in?

The utility company might do one or more of several things, depending on the size of the debt: Write off the debt Chase you for the money Pass the debt to a debt collection agency Obtain a court ...
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What order should I do things in? (Moving country)

Research the countries that you are considering. Especially look at immigration rules (and the associated pain in the neck), job market, cost of living, general culture, language barriers, etc. Take ...
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Moving TV and Appliances from US to Denmark

My colleague brought his TV from Canada to Denmark, and brought a transformer from Canada. The TV caught fire after about a week, we assume because the transformer wasn't adequate -- check the cost ...
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Moving from North America to Europe with Desktop Computer

When I moved from Germany the the United States, I just sold my monitor and bought a new one. It wasn't worth the cost to transport it. I removed all the internal parts from the computer case (I knew ...
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Relocating to France with EU-registered car

Once you are deemed to be a resident, you're not allowed to drive a car registered abroad (except if the owner of the car is also present), otherwise it would be too easy to circumvent all the other ...
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In London, what information can I get about an apartment based on location (postcode)?

Some websites that contain useful information and have a postcode-based search: Crystal Roof - research tool with postcode granularity. Demographics, affluence, crime, noise, flooding, etc presented ...
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How to get VVE (Vereniging van Eigenaars/Homeowner association) contact details in Holland?

All VVEs must register themselves at the local Chamber of Commerce ("Kamer van Koophandel" or "KVK"). That doesn't mean that all of them do, but a block of flats probably has a registered VVE. You ...
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Customs requirements for shipping personal belongings from US to Canada via USPS

I think you need to fill out those forms. You need a list of all the items you are bringing to Canada to apply for the tax and duty exemption a returning resident is entitled to, and a copy of those ...
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I have a job offer in the Netherlands. Can I bring my wife and can she work?

You can indeed bring your wife and children - and I know this for a fact because I have colleagues who have done that, based on their own work permit. But you should also check out the official ...
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Is a renter of a room in France required by law to provide a proof of residence?

See https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F2066 It is mandatory for the owner to give you a 'quittance de loyer' for every rent that you pay. A 'quittance de loyer' can be used as a '...
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Are there any difference in between "Resident Permit" and "Residency"?

Residence or residency is not a unified concept. A single person can be a resident of different places for different purposes. Two jurisdictions can even consider the same person to be a resident ...
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Relocation to Germany during lockdown

Can I - a visitor from abroad - rent a short-term accommodation while looking for an apartment? Your main problem will be the short-term accommodation after arrival, since all hotels are closed to ...
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Cost of moving from Munich to Vilnius

There is no replacement for a quote. Why not guess a possible date? You're not committing to anything and there will still be a lot to discuss after you get a quote. A few observations based on an ...
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Can you keep a Bank of America account with no US phone number?

I just tried it myself and it doesn't look like you can. I guess BOA doesn't want to possibly incur the cost of international text messages. Or, perhaps more likely, they simply haven't done the IT ...
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