Have you decided to move to from New York to the Cayman Islands?
If you are relocating from the Tri-State Area to George Town we will provide you with door to door service.
Allow NY International Shipping provide expert overseas moving services from your current home to your new home. With over a decade of experience specializing in overseas moving, NY International Shipping possesses a global network of overseas movers and international relocation agents capable of making moving to the Cayman Islands as stress-free as living there! Before you begin packing your bags, make sure you find a company of trustworthy, knowledgeable overseas movers with a great reputation and referrals to support their claims. NY International Shipping believes that their success lies within the number of happy clients we’ve serviced and continue to service all over the world. If you would like to receive a FREE overseas moving quote from NY International Shipping, contact us today!
How to Identify a Trustworthy Company of Overseas Movers
Not all overseas movers are the same! Many companies out there are actual domestic movers that attempt to occasionally handle an overseas move. That is NOT the company you want to trust with your shipment when moving to the Cayman Islands. What are some of the primary things you should look for in an overseas moving company?
• A company that specializes in overseas moving and possesses a global network for international shipping agents
• A wealth of excellent referrals from satisfied past customers
• Excellent reviews on third-party websites
• A professional company website with speedy response time to online inquiries
• Competitive overseas shipping rates
• A physical office location that you can visit (never trust an overseas mover that does not have a physical office that you can go to)
• Make sure that all charges and rates are clearly laid out and defined for you
• Online tracking on overseas shipments
• Years of industry experience specifically in overseas moving
• Membership in and affiliation to noted industry-related organizations such as:
o Employee Relocation Council/Worldwide ERC®
o Foreign Commerce Club of New York
o IAM (International Association of Movers)
o NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association Inc.
o YP 25 (Young International Movers)
• Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) as well as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Comparing Overseas Mover Rates
As you search for the right overseas mover for moving to the Cayman Islands you’ll want to be able to accurately compare overseas shipping quotes. Though overseas movers may deliver their international moving rates in different ways, there is one guaranteed way to perform an accurate comparison of two or more overseas moving companies. NY International Shipping calls it apples-to-apples comparison. Using this method of comparison, you acquire overseas moving quotes based on the same shipment volume, shipment method, point of origin and destination. Once you have received quotes from all of the overseas movers you are considering, you can easily do a side by side comparison to see how they compare. Remember that overseas shipping rates are not the only thing to consider when looking for the right overseas mover. You may wish to consider either reducing your shipment volume or choosing a less expensive method of overseas shipping in order to use the services of a slightly more expensive overseas mover. Like most things, you get what you pay for and while all legitimate overseas moving companies should offer competitive quotes, never trust a company that offers excessively low rates! Contact NY International Shipping for a FREE overseas moving quote!
What to Expect When Moving to the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands, which consists of the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, is an overseas Caribbean British territory. It is an extremely popular tourist destination due to its tropical climate and wealth of natural beauty and wildlife. If you’re moving to the Cayman Islands you will have no shortage of beaches to visit or birds to photograph. You may be pleased to note that the official language on the Cayman Islands is English, so if you’re moving to the Cayman Islands and English is your first language you have nothing to fear when it comes to possible language barriers in your new overseas home. The islands that comprise the Cayman Islands vary and some parts of very developed while others are sparsely populated and even untouched. In the developed areas of the Cayman Islands you can find all of the modern conveniences such as clubs, restaurants, hotels and resorts. Tourism is obviously the main source of economic means for the Cayman Islands. The currency on the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Island Dollar. Speak with your international relocation specialist regarding the best way to convert your currency when moving to the Cayman Islands. Also, it is important that you consult your local Cayman Island Consulate prior to moving to the Cayman Islands so that you can discuss the different types of visas available. Once you determine which is best for you, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to apply for it prior to moving overseas.
Ports: Douala (Cameroon – 1600 KM of dirt roads). Transit time from Douala to Bangui: 10 days in dry season, 1 month during rainy season (May to October). Consequently, almost all removals are done by air.
Prohibited: Narcotics, Explosives, Pornographic
Cont: No TC 40′ can be loaded on the road Douala – Bangui.
Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
Required Documents: Detailed inventory with nature, number and size of bottles.
Customs Regulations: Importer has to pay full duties and taxes (i.e., 67.5% on alcohol and 77.5% on tobacco).
Clearance: 5 to 7 days. Customer presence is not required for clearance.
Required Documents: (1) Mission order from the Embassy or the Consulate, approved by local authorities (2) Diplomatic passport (3) Detailed inventory in French
Customs Regulations: Duty-free entry for foreign diplomats. Central African diplomats who return to CAR are considered as normal citizens.
Clearance: 2 to 3 days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.
Remarks: Customs authorities reserve the right to make a visitation of the goods before delivery.
Firearms and Weapons
Required Documents: (1) Certificate of registration (2) Valid passport (3) Proof of ownership (4) Certificate of temporary admission (F4 form) delivered by custom authorities upon arrival.
Customs Regulations: Duty free with the F4 form.
Clearance: 3-5 days. Guns have to be packed in accessible locations, as the custom authorities will make a survey of it.
Household Goods and Personal Effects
Required Documents: (1) Valid passport (2) Mission order of employer (3) Inventory in French (4) Declaration signed by customer that goods are for personal use.
Customs Regulations: Used HHG’s are duty-free if they have been in the owner’s possession and used for six months and are not for resale.
Clearance: 3-5 days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.
Remarks: Custom authorities reserve the right to make a visitation of the goods before delivery.
Required Documents: (1) Invoice with detailed price of each item.
Customs Regulations: Items purchased within 6 months are subject to custom duties and TCA (local VAT).
Clearance: 7-10 days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.
Pets and Animals
Required Documents: Health certificate and proof of anti-rabies inoculation.
Clearance: 2-3 days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.
Remarks: Parrots coming from Central and South American are not allowed.
Required Documents: (1) Car papers (2) Proof of ownership (3) Original purchase invoice (4) F4 form delivered by custom authorities upon arrival
Customs Regulations: 47.5 on CIF value for tourism vehicles. 77.5% on CIF value for high value vehicles. Duty free for temporary admission.
Clearance: 10 days.
The information on this page is intended as a guide and NOT as a complete or definitive resource.
The information on this page should not be used as an authoritative reference.
If you have any further questions or wish to discuss moving to the Cayman Islands in great detail, contact NY International Shipping at [phone] or through our website.