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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 honest. That includes arriving with thousands of dollars in inherited jewelry, and receiving a shipment of paintings, furniture, glassware, etc. that my mother sent ...


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When I moved from South Africa to Poland I segregated my belongings. This varies if you are a single or married with children. I was single. Can I buy this in Poland cheaply enough to leave behind in ZA? Clothes, underwear, boots. Basically I took the clothes on me and some 2 pair of clean underwear. Is this expensive, fragile and irreplaceable Notebooks,...


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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 have a problem. If anything is new (for example maybe you have a new work outfit or wedding outfit with the tags on), it might raise a flag regardless of how ...


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Often shipping rates between countries are very different (shipping equivalent boxes to the US from the UK, France and Germany for example), so you'd probably do well to check the prices first - and when checking the prices for shipping, take into account that you'll probably want to 'deluxe' option - tracking at the least and probably insurance, etc. Write ...


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When I moved from the US to the UK I found it was much cheaper to use my baggage allotment on the airplane and ship the rest by air freight. It takes a few days more but it is much more economical as excess baggage charges on the airlines are astronomical!


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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 considering anything else.


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For transatlantic flights you generally receive a free baggage allowance of 1 or 2 checked bags depending on the carrier and class of your ticket. The price of additional bags varies with carrier, class, and sometimes route. For US Airways on transatlantic trips one bag is free, the 2nd bag costs $100 and the 3rd and 4th bags would cots $200 each. Baggage ...


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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 International, a US shipper, is an excellent summary of what is required. Customs Regulations: Narita Airport Customs officials follow strict enforcement of ...


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With only 120 kg of stuff, you can fly with it all if you choose an airline with a generous baggage allowance. For example, British Airways allows 2 23 kg checked bags, a 23 kg cabin bag, and a 23 kg personal bag for free on transatlantic flights. Each 23 kg extra bag will cost you CA$170. Another option, which would add some logistical difficulties ...


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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 forms will supply that. I've not done this with USPS, but the process with a mover is similar. When you move to Canada with a mover, as they load stuff on the ...


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Depending on how much and how heavy you have few options: Air freight This is the fastest and easiest way, but it's also most expensive. Pricing is per weight, but there is also limit on volume. Minimum charged weight is 45kg (100lbs) which means minimum charge of about €100, subsequent charges actually drop. Here is example from US Airways Cargo: ...


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I think this mattress idea sounds like a real waste of energy. First, decide on which country you are moving to, then take a trip there and/or research what even are the standard available bed sizes. It would be stupid to import a mattress only to find there are no reasonably compatible boxspring or bed frame to support it. Assuming your air bed requires ...


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NewStudent: I have done shipping in the past from Canada as a student to USA and I was coming as a student. And you do not have to pay any duty of import on your are coming as a student and you are bringing used stuff to the country. I have highlighted details you can fill and get it verified before you hand it over to the authority. As you are just ...


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After a search on the french Poste site, you can see on this page (in french) that Postexport documents is an offer for a pre-stamped pack/enveloppe. The price therefore includes this package but the delivery system is described as Lettre Prioritaire, so not different from your 1.78 € stamp for a letter under 50g. On the same page, you can see that there's ...


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If you are moving to take a job, do ask your employer if they cover relocation costs. My employer did (up to a modest maximum), so I shipped some of my belongings even though it would have been cheaper to buy new. It is more work to buy everything new, in particular since you have to find out the right kind of stores for kitchenware, hardware, the right ...


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It is fine to ship your personal dried spice rack to the USA. Just go through them and remove anything that contains any kind of meat product: so gelatine leaves, or bouillon cubes. And then discard any item that contains a dried version of something that is generally sold fresh in the USA. So, throw away desiccated onions, dried chiles, tangerine peels, ...


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In my response below, seems I was wrong. USPS M-bags are for everyone (and available at a local USPS office). ISAL M-bags are for commercial use: http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc2_039.htm 293 International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) Service 293.1 Description 293.11 General International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) service, including ISAL M-bags, ...


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Generally, absent a special agreement with the shipping company or unusual circumstances, only postal organisations can deliver to post office boxes (and their associated parcel lockers). This is the case in almost all of the world. In particular, Australia Post state that: "We'll accept domestic and international parcels from other carriers as long as they'...


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I will be using USPS Priority Mail International. This is the most affordable option I was able to find.


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I haven't moved from EU to USA, but I did the reverse, several years ago. First, you can get the best overview of the options by simply googling "international move", optionally with the start and end location included. I did not bring a lot of stuff either when I moved, and for my needs it was sufficient to book shipment of individual cartons which I had ...


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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 how to put it back together again), shipped those, and put them back in another case when I got to my destination. I left the case and power supply, since those ...


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From my limited personal experience I suggest pack them into the extra hold baggage of your flight to Italy. Otherwise, the least I've paid was 200 pounds sterling for half a pallet from UK to Italy, most was over 5000 for half a shipping container also UK to Italy (included paying company for packing and 6 months storage. Website https://www.bonvu.com/...


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Option 1: Get the movers to pack it. That way they are responsible for any damage. Option 2: Lots of bubble wrap, and ideally inside something like a cupboard or linen-chest which will protect it from gross external stresses. Edit: By "lots" I mean at least three layers, and at least a couple of cm total thickness.


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Unfortunately, the US Postal Service doesn’t offer sea mail shipping anymore. You could try UPS or FedEx but their air rates are rather exorbitant for large international packages and they don’t have sea mail. You don’t have enough to really justify shipping your own ocean container or even quarter container. I agree with a commenter that you may find ...


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An example provider of such a service: A company named Avia offers mid/long-term storage services in compartments/storage rooms of different sizes. They currently have branches in Haifa, Netanya, Rishon Le-Tzion, Petach-Tikva, Holon, Tzur Igal and Kibbutz Har'el. Their price quote service for 5 m^3 of cardboard boxes is in the range of 170-270 NIS per 30 ...


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Definitely carry on everything you mentioned except for the monitors. There should be no tax on any of these personal belongings. Here's the customs form -- There are no questions about the value of personal effects. Only about commercial merchandise. You would be crazy to Fedex this stuff.


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It is known that the Russian Post Service (Почта России) is notoriously unreliable and slow Actually, that's no longer true. In November 2016 I've sent two heavy packages using the cheapest regular mail service from Czech Republic to a middle-sized city in Russia. The packages took 3 days to leave the Czech Republic and then took only 10 days to get ...


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While cycle touring it's common practice to pack your bike up in to a bike box and check it in as luggage on your flight. Most airlines don't charge anything extra for this service, but do check with your airline first.


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Let me suggest an alternative: Nowadays, mattresses are sometimes/often(?) shipped highly compressed, with all the air out. Find a company that sells these and ask them if they ship to Africa. If yes, buy one and try it out. In two years time, buy another one and have it shipped to your new address. Yes, this is more expensive. Your 'loss' is that you are ...


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