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Moving to Puerto Rico

December 8th, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Planning a move to Puerto Rico?

It’s no surprise that so many people move to Puerto Rico from the U.S. each year. With pristine Caribbean beaches, sun-filled days, and warm, tropical nights, who wouldn’t want to move there? If you see yourself living on the Island of Enchantment in the future, you probably have some questions about moving there, including requirements, logistics, and cost.

Is a passport required to move to Puerto Rico?

Since Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, a passport isn’t required for entry from the U.S. mainland . Custom fees also don’t apply.

What’s required for moving household goods to Puerto Rico?

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Moving to Puerto Rico from the U.S.

March 4th, 2013 - 1:32 PM

Though Puerto Rico belongs to the U.S., it isn't actually part of the country -- it's a U.S. territory. Moving to Puerto Rico is different from moving state to state because there are a few extra requirements to follow. But don’t worry! We've done the research and have the information you need to move to Puerto Rico from the U.S.

Here's what we’ve learned:

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Puerto Rico Seeks U.S. Statehood

By Derek
November 8th, 2012 - 12:51 PM

In a non-binding referendum on Tuesday, Puerto Ricans showed interest in changing the island’s status from a U.S. territory to a U.S. state. In the vote, Puerto Ricans were asked two questions.

The first question asked if Puerto Rico should keep its current status as a self-governing commonwealth. The commonwealth allows Puerto Ricans living on the islands to be U.S. citizens, but they cannot vote for president. They are, however, represented by a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives.

54% said they would like the change to occur, while 46% said they wanted to keep the status quo.

The second question asked Puerto Ricans to choose among three options, regardless of their answer to the first question. Their options were to choose U.S. Statehood, sovereign free association, or independence.

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How much does it cost to move to Puerto Rico?

September 6th, 2012 - 2:57 PM

Thinking about moving to Puerto Rico? Let me just say now that I’m jealous! There’s a lot to love about Puerto Rico, like the balmy weather, gorgeous sunsets, and beautiful beaches. So, how much does it cost to move to Puerto Rico?

If you need to compare Puerto Rico moving options now, start with a free moving quote from U-Pack. Keep reading to find detailed info about how much it costs to move to Puerto Rico.

Because no two moves are exactly alike, the cost of your move to Puerto Rico depends on how you answer the questions below:

First, answer these 5 questions:

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Moving to Puerto Rico with Pets

By Derek
August 28th, 2012 - 8:13 AM

How can I safely move to Puerto Rico with pets?

Our pets are important members of our family, and like any family member, we want to make sure they’re safe and secure while they’re traveling. If you’re moving to Puerto Rico with pets in tow, there are some steps you can take to ensure they’re safe and comfortable during the flight. The rules for pet travel to Puerto Rico are the same as anywhere else in the Continental U.S. – and that makes it very easy to take your pet with you.

Follow these simple tips for safe travel when you’re moving to Puerto Rico with pets:

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What is the best way to move to Puerto Rico?

May 21st, 2012 - 2:16 PM

When you move to Puerto Rico, you’ll fall in love with the easy-going Caribbean lifestyle, bask in the rich Puerto Rican culture, and enjoy many of the American conveniences you’re used to. More and more people trading in the U.S. mainland for the Island of Enchantment, so it’s time to learn the best way to move to Puerto Rico.

Well, you could always take a rental truck. Just kidding, driving through the Atlantic Ocean might give you some problems. Next! A price for a full-service move can add up quickly, and your belongings might take 4 to 10 weeks to arrive in Puerto Rico! Yikes! So what’s truly the best way to move to Puerto Rico? It’s U-Pack Moving! Here’s how it works:

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Moving to Puerto Rico with Kids

By Derek
March 29th, 2012 - 2:15 PM

Let’s face it, moving anywhere with kids can be a little challenging. Add the uncertainty that comes with moving to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar requirements, and it might just add a little extra excitement to the equation. 

The good news is, there’s nothing too difficult about moving to Puerto Rico . U-Pack Moving makes it really, really easy. And to make you feel even more comfortable about the move, we’ve compiled a list of information related to moving to Puerto Rico with kids. I think you’ll find it very helpful. And of course, if you have questions about how moving to Puerto Rico with U-Pack works, we’ll be happy to help. Getting a free moving quote is easy too; just call or click.

Things you should know if you’re moving to Puerto Rico with Kids:

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Moving to Puerto Rico - Clearance and Taxes

By Derek
January 30th, 2009 - 8:54 AM

If you're moving to Puerto Rico, there are some taxes and customs procedures that you will have to keep in mind.

SED form
In my last blog, I spoke a little about the Shipper's Export Declaration form. This form is required by the US Census Bureau on any items of more than $2,500 in value. Moving companies should file this for you, but there is usually a nominal fee for the filing. Secondly, moving companies will also charge a sales tax. This is paid to the government of Puerto Rico and is also a small amount, usually less than $30 regardless of the move size.