Do I need to contact my local consulate prior to moving overseas?
Question: Do I need to contact my local consulate prior to moving overseas?
Answer: In many cases it is advisable to visit the consulate of the country you are moving to prior to your move. In some cases, it is imperative to do so since some countries require very specific documentation and approvals from the local consulate. Failure to comply may result in penalties and difficulties to clear the shipment form customs at the destination country. Typically countries such as Mexico and other countries in South America, enforce these difficulties.