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What is the best way to move to Puerto Rico?


Posted By:
Christina Google+
5/21/2012
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 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. Let’s go!

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 is truly the best way to move to Puerto Rico? It’s U-Pack Moving! Here’s how it works:

  • U-Pack brings a moving trailer or moving container(s) to your home
  • You load your belongings
  • U-Pack moves your belongings to Puerto Rico
  • You unload your belongings

Depending on what part of the U.S. mainland you’re moving from, your move to Puerto Rico could take around 7 to 11 business days, that’s a lot faster than 4 to 10 weeks!

Requirements to move to Puerto Rico

Although a passport isn’t required to move to Puerto Rico, you are required to complete a Shipper’s Export Declaration in which you declare the approximate value of your belongings. Here’s an added bonus—when you move with U-Pack, we file the form for you at no additional cost!

All of your belongings are subject to a current 6.6 percent excise tax in Puerto Rico. Keep in mind that there are specific tax and custom procedures that you will need to be prepared for.

Move to Puerto Rico with U-Pack
Moving to Puerto Rico may seem confusing, but no fear, U-Pack specializes in moving to Puerto Rico from the U.S. mainland! We will be with you through every step of the process, making the move easy and stress-free for you. You’ll even be able to track your belongings online or by phone, 24/7.

So once you get there, enjoy the exploring the tropical paradise, and leave the task of moving your belongings to U-Pack. Call us at 800-413-4799 to talk about the specifics of your move to Puerto Rico, or leave a comment below! We’ll be happy to discuss your free moving quote and any other questions you have about moving to Puerto Rico!

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