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Old Apr 12th 2011, 2:39 pm
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Any ideas on a good company to use to ship around 500lbs of personal belongings from Victoria Canada to Nashville? Everyone i have spoken to say there is a 2000lb minimum!

Any customs paperwork i need to be aware of?

Thanks y'all!

p.s. with regards to my other recent posts, i found an amazing lawyer in Memphis, we are good, Fiancee is on her way!
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Old Apr 12th 2011, 11:15 pm
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Any ideas on a good company to use to ship around 500lbs of personal belongings from Victoria Canada to Nashville? Everyone i have spoken to say there is a 2000lb minimum!

Any customs paperwork i need to be aware of?

Thanks y'all!

p.s. with regards to my other recent posts, i found an amazing lawyer in Memphis, we are good, Fiancee is on her way!

I would check with Allied Van Lines, North American or United Van Lines. I believe you can do an on-line quote. They will have a link on their website for international moves and you can enter your info and get a ball-park estimate. I think some have a 1,000 lb minimum.

When we moved from Calgary to California the movers had to have copies of our passports and visas in order to get our shipment through customs and I believe you have to have a complete listing of everything that is included in the shipment as well.
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If it ain't much, crate it up and UPS type deal to send it?

Congrats on the pending marriage though!
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Thanks Bob!

Issue we have is that she is here as a visitor for 6 months. No visa necessary for that part, but do we need a visa to get her stuff here????????????
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Thanks Bob!

Issue we have is that she is here as a visitor for 6 months. No visa necessary for that part, but do we need a visa to get her stuff here????????????
I think without a visa you may have an issue getting her stuff here. The only other way I have heard of is if you have a vacation home in the US and a permanent residence in Canada. There is a document on the cbp.gov website that gives all the instructions but I couldn't find a way to link it here

I think I googled "moving personal items from Canada to US". Also the form that will be required by customs is CF3299.
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I don't know how big your items are but moving about 2000 miles away for university (and then moving back) I shipped over 10 boxes through UPS/FEDEX/USPS at about 75 lbs each.
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Any ideas on a good company to use to ship around 500lbs of personal belongings from Victoria Canada to Nashville? Everyone i have spoken to say there is a 2000lb minimum!

Any customs paperwork i need to be aware of?

Thanks y'all!

p.s. with regards to my other recent posts, i found an amazing lawyer in Memphis, we are good, Fiancee is on her way!
Hey...pleased to learn things are falling into place for you.

Why don't you ask in the Canada forums? Maybe someone who posts in there has shipped stuff from Canada.

Have you thought about taking a loooong road trip and bringing the stuff back with you?
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