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NY International Shipping is an established, family-owned overseas moving company with over a decade of experience moving clients from and to unlimited destinations worldwide. Offering excellence in customer service and overseas moving, NY International Shipping would like to assist you in getting off to a great start with moving to Scotland by offering this helpful information on how to choose the right international moving company and what to expect when moving to Scotland. If you have any questions after reading the following information, contact NY International Shipping directly at 212.267.7447 or through our simple online contact form.
What to Expect When Moving to Scotland
If you have never been to Scotland you may be curious as to what you should expect after your overseas move. Scotland, located in the northern portion of the island of Great Britain and bordered to the south by England, is composed of about 790 islands of which around 130 are inhabited. Scotland is very mountainous, however, it is also covered by many lakes, the most famous of which is the Loch Ness—home to the mythical creature Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a frequently visited place, drawing theater enthusiasts with its world renowned theater festivals. Scotland as a whole draws a great deal of tourism with its castles, colorful kilts, culture, clans and beautiful landscape. The official language in Scotland, you may be relieved to learn, is English. However, small percentage of the population still speaks Scottish Gaelic. Scotland has preserved a great deal of its heritage by maintaining largely independent religious, educational and legal institutions unchanged by the influence of the remainder of the UK of which it is a part. The currency in Scotland is the Sterling Pound (GBP), so it’s a good idea to discuss the best way to exchange your currency when moving to Scotland with your NY International Shipping relocation specialist. Also, prior to moving to Scotland you should find out whether or not you must apply for a visa. It is a good idea to contact your local British Consulate to learn more about the different visas available as well as the procedure for applying for one. We strongly suggest that you leave yourself plenty of time to have your visa processed before moving to Scotland as applying for a visa can take a great deal of time.
What to Look for in an Experienced Overseas Moving Company
When trying to find the right international moving company for moving to Scotland, it’s important to know what you should be looking for. Overseas moving companies that are dedicated to serving their customers to the best of their abilities should remain connected and well-versed in international moving solutions at all times. You want to find a company that is not limited as to where they can transport your shipment from and to, so having an extensive international network of overseas moving agents is vital! You also want to make sure that you go with an established company that specializes in international moving primarily, not one that does that in addition to domestic moving. You will have a much smoother overseas relocation experience if you choose a company that has a track record of providing successful overseas moving services. In order to figure out who has the best customer service, the most specialization and offers the best all around international moving experience, it is very important that you do a bit of research. Overseas moving companies may market themselves well and seem appealing, but they should have proof to back up their claims. For example, a good overseas moving company will have references from past clients to support their claims of excellent industry knowledge and service. You may also wish to check out third-party review sites which allow past clients to rate companies based on their performance. International moving companies that strive to stay ahead within the industry should also be associated with certain industry-related organizations. NY International Shipping is affiliated with or members of the following groups:
FMC – Federal Maritime Commission
Employee Relocation Council/Worldwide ERC®
Foreign Commerce Club of New York
IAM (International Association of Movers)
NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association Inc.
YP 35 (Young International Movers)
You may also wish to pay potential overseas moving companies a visit in person. Seeing how each company functions firsthand will give you a great idea of how each company operates and handles customer service while providing a sense of comfort knowing that the company actually exists. Watch out for overseas companies that do not possess brick and mortar offices as they may be scam artists.
Comparing Overseas Moving Company Rates
Your budget for moving to Scotland is probably in the forefront of your mind as you look for an overseas moving company. The best way to compare rates from multiple overseas moving companies before moving to Scotland is to use apples-to-apples comparison. You can accomplish this by getting quotes from all of the international moving companies you are considering using identical details—same shipping volume, shipping services, point of origin and destination. This will allow you to compare the quotes side by side accurately. Keep in mind that just because a company is cheaper, does not make it better. Make sure that whatever company you choose provides excellent service as well as reasonable rates. If you find that a company fits your overseas moving expectations but is a bit out of your budget, consider choosing a less expensive shipping method with them or reducing the total volume of your shipment. At least this way you know that whatever you ship will make it to your new home safely when moving to Scotland.
If you still have questions regarding moving to Scotland or choosing an international moving company, please contact us. We look forward to assisting you in moving to Scotland.