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Seven steps to legalize your vehicle in Portugal

“I want to bring my car or my motorcycle when I move internationally, how can I do it?” This is a frequent question we hear around here, so we decided to post the 7 main steps to bring your vehicle with you on your international move to Portugal.

The whole process can be done by you, but you will have to face many processes, bureaucracies, and sometimes pay unnecessary fees. We can do all the transportation and all the legalization process of your vehicle and in some cases even with exemption from some fees, but we explain here how the process is.

Before the steps, let’s explain a few points.

First of all, before thinking about the taxes and fees you will have to pay, you must decide how you are going to bring the vehicle to Portugal.

Basically, there are two options:

  1. Hire a company (like ours) that will do the vehicle transportation. Talk to us and ask for a proposal.
  2. Deal with the transportation yourself. Ensuring the trip from Portugal to the destination where the car is and then buying temporary insurance and registration to be able to make the return trip (valid only for EU countries). You must also add to these expenses, the cost of fuel and tolls to be able to bring the car to Portugal.

After the arrival of the car in Portugal, you will have to deal with several taxes and bureaucracies, or, if you bring the vehicle with us, we can already expedite the process while the vehicle is in transit.


Regardless of how your car will come to Portugal, some taxes will have to be paid and we explain below the main ones.

  • ISV – The Imposto Sobre Veículos (Vehicle Tax) is paid only once, on the date of first registration. This tax is over on the cylinder capacity, fuel type and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Depending on the age of the vehicle, it is possible to have discounts that gradually increase from 10% in cars less than 1-year-old to 80% in vehicles that are 10 or more years old. Note, also, that all diesel cars are subject to a fixed tax of $500.
  • IUC – The Imposto Único de Circulação (Road Single Tax) is paid annually. This tax is also calculated according to the cylinder capacity and emission of polluting gases and corresponds to the date of the 1st registration in the country of origin and not the date of the 1st registration in Portugal.
  • VAT – In addition to these two taxes, imported cars may also be subject to Value Added Tax. Imported cars will only have to pay this tax if they are new, and by new, we mean cars with less than 6 months or less than 6.000km.

How to legalize the vehicle?

When importing your vehicle make sure you know the regulations in effect at your new destination, which will allow you to legally and safely drive your vehicle. It is fundamental to comply with the fiscal rules regarding vehicle importation, because when not observed they motivate serious penalties.

To regularize your vehicle the following 7 steps are necessary:

  1. Realize the mandatory vehicle inspection through an authorized inspection center for registration, which will issue an inspection certificate.
  2. Then, at the Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes (Institute of Mobility and Transport – IMT), arrange for the approval of the vehicle. To do this, fill out the forms for your vehicle, taking into account the corresponding instructions.
  3. Then go to Customs to fill out the Vehicle Customs Declaration (DAV) and deliver it along with all the documentation gathered in the previous steps. Customs will issue the ISV assessment notice, which must be paid within ten working days.
  4. Once the ISV is paid, a national license is assigned to the DAV. With the documentation provided at the customs office, you must ensure that the license plate is produced at an authorized body for that specialty. With the VAD and the license plate, it is possible to drive for 60 days. It is also important to take out automobile insurance.
  5. Once these 60 days are over, return to the IMT and deliver all the documentation obtained at customs (DAV and a copy of the registration certificate certified by customs) so that the process can be sent to the Conservatória do Registo Automóvel (Automobile Registry Office).
  6. Afterward, you must go to the Conservatória do Registo Automóvel to pay the fees and request the Documento Único Automóvel (Single Automobile Document).
  7. Finally, and although it is not directly related to the legalization process for a car bought abroad, but for all cars, it is essential to pay the IUC within 90 days from the date of registration.

Regardless if you hire a company for the legalization of your vehicle or if you want to do everything yourself, the steps above are the same, but with us, a company with employees used to this type of process and transport, we guarantee the delivery of the documents on time, the correct processes, and besides you avoid wasting your time on this type of procedure, we can get fee exceptions and even money savings during the whole process.


In summary, the legal procedures and fixed costs of importing a car are based on the new certification, inspection, and new registration of the vehicle.

In order for the vehicle to circulate legally in Portugal, it will have to undergo an inspection. And after such an inspection, the vehicle will have a legal certificate that attests to conformity and safety to circulate on Portuguese roads. After that, you will still have to register the car in your name, that is, make the owner transition and the holder change in the carnet.

In addition to the registration, owner registration, and inspection, you then add the ISV, IUC, and in some cases, the VAT as well.

To get rid of all the bureaucracy, comings and goings in the regulatory public organs, in the inspections, count on Global International Relocation to do the complete procedure, from A to Z and with analysis for exemption or discounts in some fees. From picking up the car at your residence abroad to delivering it to you in Portugal already with all the documents and authorized to drive on Portuguese roads.

Any questions, talk to us and have a good road trip!

How to organize an international move?

We know that the decision to move internationally depends on various aspects of life, both personal and professional, and the impact it has on our lives. It is not always an easy decision! Now that you have already decided to move to another country, have defined the schedule for the preparations for the move, and have already chosen the company that will do your moving, there comes a new challenge: organizing the move!

Despite so many details and care to be taken, a previous organization helps to make these moments easier and less stressful.

That is why we will help you to organize your move with some tips and information, which will help to prevent bad news, eventual expenses and inconveniences.


What is allowed to take in an international removal

  • Equipment: Be aware of some characteristics of electrical equipment and whether they are compatible with the operation of the place of destination. If there is any kind of machine, saw, or even work tool, an authorization document from the company you work for is necessary. If you have any doubts about this, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Automobiles: When you take your vehicle to the new country, make sure you know all the rules in force if it is possible for new cars to enter the new destination and the rules that allow you to legally and safely drive your vehicle. It is essential to comply with all these rules regarding vehicle importation, as when not observed they motivate serious penalties. Our team can help you with a general review of the process and get an estimate of the import and export taxes.
  • Food & Beverages: Taking large quantities of foodstuffs to other countries is prohibited, in some countries, like Australia for example, the rules are even stricter. If you do not want to have your move or luggage held up or delayed on your trip, avoid taking this type of product.
  • Pets: If you want to carry your dog or cat, no problem. Just bear in mind that airlines require that your pet be transported in transport boxes (click here to find out which transport box is best for your pet) and that the pet’s documentation must be correct and with all required vaccinations up to date. If you have any questions, our team at Global Pets can help you.

What is allowed to take in an international removal

Personal belongings

The time to separate the items that will be sent with the cargo and those that you will take in your suitcase to another country is very important. If not done calmly and in advance, it can cause unnecessary headaches, such as needing an item and it having already been dispatched.

At Global, we take care of everything for you. Our team when doing all the packing of your belongings for the dispatch identifies in all the boxes the type of items that are in them and even in which room of the house they belonged. This not only makes it easier when unpacking and organizing your belongings in your new home but also helps with customs checks and inspections. Together with this, we always carry a document with the declaration of goods and count the number of boxes and volume of all belongings. Furthermore, we strongly recommend the contracting of insurance for the whole removal against damages, loss, and malfunctions.


Modality of transport

When you are informed about the transportation modality, be it by road, air, or sea, keep one thing in mind: always confirm which values are included in the service.

Also check the deadline that the company gives you to vacate the container, make sure it is satisfactory because each day of delay will have an extra fee to pay.

In case you want to do it by yourself, we advise you to explain everything you need and request a service with all fees included. Only then you will be sure of the final and real amount you will pay and avoid unpleasant surprises.

In case you want to have fewer headaches, we take care of everything for you, after all, with us, you will always be informed of everything and the service is always very transparent.


Picking up your shipment

To pick up your cargo in the destination country you will need to have the necessary shipping documents at hand. When dispatching your belongings, you will receive some documents, so keep them very well, as they guarantee that you will recover your belongings or receive compensation in case of loss or some accident with the cargo.

In the cases of sea transportation, you will need to consult a customs agent, who will help you both in the unsealing of the container, in the separation of the cargo, in the conference of the items and release by the inspection. Remember that a poorly done service cannot be undone, so hire a competent professional.

Before removing the cargo you need to confirm that you have paid all the expenses and for this reason, it is important that the contracted company informs you of all the expenses you will have before starting the trip. The process of clearing the cargo depends on each country and in some countries, it may take some time.

After having your goods released, one more process is necessary: transporting your goods to their final destination, where you will need to hire a company that will do the road transport to your new address.

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Now that you know a little about the process of moving internationally, you can choose to do it yourself, and hire suppliers for each step of the process, or you can hire a company, like ours, to take care of the whole process for you.

At Global International Relocation, we have been specialists in international mobility for over 13 years and today we provide the largest integrated offer of international mobility support services for human resources, customized and turnkey, with a single point of contact.

Contact us for any questions or to request a quote, because we know that more than physical assets, it is people who are at the center of any mobility process.

How to choose the transport box for your pet

Whenever you need to transport your pet, it is imperative to think of the safest and most comfortable way to do it, and when it comes to international transport, these aspects take on a much greater importance, and the choice of transport box is vital.

Therefore, in this article we will clarify some doubts about how to choose the ideal transport box for your pet.



Just as we must be careful when creating new habits for children, for domestic animals, it is very similar.

When in contact with the transport box for the first time, most animals, due to their natural curiosity, will come and go frequently, but if they don’t get used to it without the owner’s stimuli, we have some tips:

  • Positive experiences: Don’t just put it inside the box and close it as this can feel like punishment. The ideal is to encourage the pet to enter the box and reward him every time this happens. Initially, let the animal enter and exit freely, without closing the crate.
  • Ambiance: Animals are used to smells and objects that give them security. It is helpful to put the pet’s rags and blankets inside the box, as well as some of your favorite toys.
  • Meals: Some meals can be made inside the box by placing the food bowl inside and, in this way, the animal will quickly feel that this is its space.

Once your four-legged friend is more comfortable inside the transport box, you can then close the crate. Initially close it for short periods and add time with distractions such as toys as your pet gets used to it.



An important point is that transport crates are not made for the animal to stay in them all day. Domestic animals need to socialize to stay healthy. The shipping box should only be used for certain periods and when needed.

When there is a need to use a transport box, it is important for the animal to be used to it, so that it will feel safe, comfortable and at home.

In these cases, there are benefits for using the box:

  • Transport: To take your pet to a place farther away from your home, for a visit to friends, outings or other matters, the transport box will ensure, during the journey by car, the safety that this family member deserves. Any sudden movement or accident (at any level), the animal will be much safer in its crate and secured by the seat belt in the back seat.
  • Rest: Depending on the animal’s age, the box can mean moments of peace and comfort. When still young, the little animal will have times of peace and rest for people who can’t resist its cuteness. When older, they need more rest for their paws that have already given (and give) a lot of joy to their owners. The box can also be a haven of peace and quiet for the animal.

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The choice of the box depends on the animal, the breed and also its measurements. Always having as main focus the comfort and safety of the animal. The image below helps to take the best measurements and with them, calculate the ideal box size for the animal.

For cats, the measurements are the same.
  • Calculate the box length: A + ½ of B
  • Gauging the box width: C x 2
  • Finding the box height: D + 7

To better illustrate, we give the following example:

  • Animal measurements: A=30cm / B=10 cm / C=15 cm / D=25 cm
  • Minimum box length: A (30) + ½ B (5) = 35cm | Minimum width: C (15) x 2= 30cm | Minimum height: D (25) + 7= 32cm | Minimum dimensions for transport box: 35cm x 30cm x 32cm

But don’t worry about it, our team will help with all sizes and calculations.

With the measurements of the animal and the due calculations, it is time to choose the box. There is currently a standard measurement base, as shown in the table below. It is important to remember that measurements are approximate and may vary depending on the manufacturer.

Table with standard measurements of animal carriers:



53cm x 41cm x 38cm

ATÉ 09 kg Pinscher and Small Cats

3 kg

71cm x 52cm x 55cm

ATÉ 13 kg Yorkies and Medium Cats

5 kg

81cm x 57cm x 61cm

ATÉ 22 kg Pug and Big Cats

7 kg

91cm x 64cm x 69cm

ATÉ 31 kg Bulldog and Cockers

9 kg

102cm x 64cm x 76cm

ATÉ 40 kg Collies and Pitbull

12 kg

122cm x 81cm x 89cm ATÉ 45 kg Retrievers and Labrador

20 kg

With the measurements in our example, our box would be the first (053cm x 041cm x 038cm).


It is important to point out that each animal must be analyzed individually for international transport, as there may be a significant difference in measurements between animals of the same breed taking into account the points below:

  • Brachycephalic animals are accommodated in transport boxes larger than the size required by their size.
  • According to CR82 of the IATA manual (International Air Transport Association), some breeds are considered dangerous and must be accommodated in wooden boxes that meet certain standards.

If the animal is larger than the sizes shown above or has specific characteristics, we also produce wooden boxes according to the demand of this important member of the family. If you have any questions about the breed of your dog or cat, we can help with all the necessary information.


The transport box is necessary even when transporting by land or even taking the animal to the airport, so we have developed an exclusive van for this purpose.

In air transport or international air travel, unlike guide dogs, the transport box is the only way to carry your pet. In the cabin or cargo compartment, the animal must be kept in the crate.

Each airline, apart from following the IATA manual, also has its requirements and regulations, so the animal must comply with international and airline rules to make the trip.

If the transport box is refused by the airline (outside of the above-mentioned standards), the process will be canceled. Only after replacing the refused transport box with the most suitable one, it is possible to start a new process, which will be later rescheduled according to the airline’s availability.

To avoid such inconvenience, the requirements are usually:

  • Sturdy shipping box
  • Good ventilation (minimum 20% of its structure ventilated)
  • Ceiling cannot be ventilated
  • The transport box door must have an external safety lock
  • Space that allows the animal to freely turn 360º, lie down and get up naturally and comfortably way, with a minimum distance of 7cm to the ceiling.
  • Transport boxes with wheels or with fastening clips are not accepted
  • It must be mounted with screws and contain at least three screws on each side.

dog in box


Transporting pets can be a complex process due to airline requirements due to bureaucratic issues and the diversity of legislation applicable in each country, but don’t worry, Global International Relocation’s Pets department, GLOBAL PETS, has a team experienced and dedicated to streamlining the process with an integrated and personalized service offering. Talk to us!

With Global Pets, you are guaranteed that these very special members of the family will quickly join you at the desired destination, in all comfort and safety.

Good trip!

How to choose an international moving company

We know that among the many decisions to be made at this time of moving, the choice of the company is one of them and that everyone should consider, after all, it is not only the transport of goods but of stories, people’s feelings.


Do you need to make an international move and don’t know how to choose the company for this service? We list below 7 points to pay attention to before hiring an international moving company.


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  1. Research the company

Pay attention to the company’s website, get address, phone number, and contact details (a serious company has no problem disclosing its contacts). One point to pay attention to is the availability of the site in other languages, after all, it is a company that provides international moving services.

If possible, visit the company.


  1. Research the company’s hideousness

Every moving company must have a license to work, so search for references of the companies at the responsible bodies, complaint portals and social networks. Previous research about possible complaints or irregularities of the company helps to understand who we are dealing with.


  1. Get informed about Packaging

Ask the company about what materials will be used to package your goods, the size, functions of each package, how they protect from humidity, resistance, and other details. It is important to have the proper materials to wrap materials, after all, newspapers, blankets, or sheets are not the most indicated.

Did you know that the exclusive packages developed by Global are awarded for their quality, strength, and durability? Click on the image for more information.


  1. Specialized Team

The company needs to have a specialized and qualified team in all areas. Not only in packing (an art in which our professionals are unbeatable), transportation and storage, but also in customer service, in coordinating your move. After all, putting in the customer’s shoes, having the experience to solve intercurrences, and ensuring up-to-date information and be always available are fundamental to our team.


  1. Insurance

Insurance is not mandatory for international removals, but it is highly recommended, after all, more than belongings, your stories are being transported there. If the international moving company does not offer you insurance for your possessions, run away from this company.

You can do it on your own or with an international moving company, but we strongly suggest that you get insurance and always ask for your signed policy for verification.

Don’t stay in doubt with insurance options, be sure of the insurance you choose!


  1. Company Certifications

A certified company is a company that has been approved by other institutions. The more it is certified, the more sifters this company has had to submitted and has its processes validated. It is worth emphasizing the importance of international certifications because we are dealing with your goods going from one country to another, often from one continent to another.

We are the Portuguese company with the most certifications and the only company in Portugal to integrate OMNI, the world network of leading international relocation and moving companies. Click on the image for more information.


  1. Request for Quotation

One of the most made mistakes is to choose the company with the lowest quotation. If a company offers a price 25% to 40% cheaper than the others, be suspicious. You run a great risk of having to pay extra fees that will make the price that was once more affordable, now more expensive than the other companies.

Do not accept a quote without the visit of a representative, after all, the international moving company must measure the volume and see everything that will be transported.

Request a visit from one of our specialists (the visit can be in person or online).


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With all these 7 points above, you will already have enough information to choose the company. We know that this is a laborious process, nevertheless, this work will be rewarded with the peace of mind and security that everything will go as smoothly as possible.


Do not allow any company to start the move without the contract being signed, values well defined and having a description of services and an inventory containing the list of goods to be transported signed by the company and by you, so we advise that the ideal is always to plan your move in advance.


Make sure that all your questions have been answered correctly. If you feel the company is being invasive or difficult to contact, politely end the conversation and move on. The moving process is stressful and you should be comfortable with the company you hire.


Good choice and any questions, we will be happy to help you!

New van exclusively for transporting dogs and cats

The Global Pets team, specialists in the transport of pets by air or land to any corner of the world, has developed an exclusive van that provides greater comfort, safety, and hygiene for the transported animals. The van, which is already circulating, debuted in August this year.


The van was completely modified with the animals’ welfare in mind. All the exclusive changes were thought by our team, with details that make it possible to take dogs and cats of different weights, sizes and breeds. Get to know some details:




Internal Window

Allows the team to view from the cabin and listen to the animal throughout the journey.


Exclusive air conditioning

The temperature control of the animal area is independent of the control of the team that is in the cabin, which guarantees greater comfort for the pets.


Extractor fan

As part of the exclusive and independent air system, the extractor was designed to help in air circulation and eliminate strong odors to make the animal’s journey more pleasant.


LED lights

Independently controlled LED lights were installed for a better atmosphere for the animal, which allows both better lighting and dim lights when the animal is sleeping.


Hygienic and non-slip flooring

To prevent the odor of animals from remaining in the van, a hygienic floor was chosen which, in addition to not absorbing odors, is easy to clean and wash. Grooves were added to the floor to prevent the transport box from moving, thus ensuring greater safety for the animal.



The entire space was designed to transport boxes of different sizes, from a small Singapore cat to the giant St. Bernard dog. Regardless of size, they are attached to the truck with a system of adjustable handles, which do not let the box move, providing more stability and comfort for the animal.


Access Doors

In addition to the door at the back of the van, the side door works as a support to make access to the animal and even easier when accommodating the transport box.


First aid kit

We have a kit, which we hope never to use, however, if necessary, our team is ready to help the animal that is in transport, for that we provide a first aid kit for the animals.



The cabin can take up to 3 people from the Global Pets team, depending on the breed, size and care needed by the animal.



The design is simple and exclusive. Clients and pet owners can easily identify our van, either when arriving at their residence, meeting them at ports and airports, or even during the journey.

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Besides having the top car technologies, such as climate control, GPS, automatic locking and other functions, our van also carries water for the animals, tools for eventual happenings with the cage or the van itself, and a team with great knowledge and especially with great care and affection for the animals.


With this van, we can transport pets by land to any place in Europe, or even take your pet with more comfort and safety to the airport and with our help fly to any place in the world.


With us, you have the guarantee that these very special members of the family will be quickly reunited with you at your destination in all comfort and safety!


Foreigners in Portugal and vaccines

With the coronavirus pandemic, the whole world stopped and a race for vaccines began. After testing and approval of some vaccines, the mass application began.

With the vaccines being applied in Portugal, several questions arise about who has access to it.

The most frequent question in our Relocation department is: after all, can foreigners, who are in Portugal, be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Before giving more details, we want to clarify that, yes, foreigners who are in Portuguese territory, whether they are residents or not, can have access to the vaccine!

For foreign citizens, there are 2 cases that we will explain below: those with an SNS number and those who do not have the SNS number.


The SNS number is assigned to each person to identify him/her when accessing the services of the public health care units of the National Health Service (Sistema Nacional de Saúde – SNS).


Foreigners who have the SNS number

This is the simplest and fastest case for vaccination. Foreigners who are in Portugal and who already have the SNS number can register through the COVID-19 portal, indicating the most convenient place and date for vaccination. Afterward, you will be contacted by SMS on the number 2424 with further information. Simple like that!


Foreigners who do not have the SNS number

It turns out that many foreigners do not have the SNS number and have not requested it, for various reasons, either for lack of regularization or because they have always had access to private health through health insurance in Portugal, and therefore, they never needed the public health system.

For these cases, to be part of the vaccination list and to be vaccinated against COVID-19, these foreigners can submit their application through an online platform created by the general directorate of health (Diretório Geral de Saúde – DGS), which is available in Portuguese and English.

After sending and verifying the data, the health authorities assign a temporary SNS number, which can be used to schedule the vaccine through the COVID-19 portal.

More than 150 thousand people registered on this DGS page for these cases, more than 23 thousand have already received a user number and have already started the vaccination process.



In general, by the way, the numbers are impressive for a country as small as Portugal: currently, there are more than 290 thousand foreign citizens vaccinated against Covid-19, among which there are 198 different nationalities.


Only through our Relocation team, we helped clients of more than 100 nationalities in this vaccination process. A hard work of which we are immensely proud.


If you have any questions or also need help in this process (as we know that the path is not always so clear), don’t worry, our team will be happy to help you, after all, it’s been over 13 years supporting the mobility of corporate expatriates, diplomats, military, private clients and their families. Contact us!




What to do before an international moving

An international move is a decision that impacts many areas of our life. Surely even before this decision, there was a lot of research, conversations and even headaches, right?

Thinking about this challenging period for you, we created the checklist below with the dates, to support you in your preparation for the move, and make everything happen in the best way. So, you won’t have any more worries and each step will happen smoothly and without unexpected events.

Let’s go for it:



  • international movingMake sure your passport, citizen card, ID and visa are valid.
  • Check if permits are required in your new country of residence (e.g. residence permit, permit for pets, arms license, etc.).
  • Check which vaccinations are required at your new destination.
  • Make sure you have all documentation for the trip, including tickets.
  • Keep all your official documents in one place (e.g. birth or marriage certificates, ID, citizen card, passport, vaccination card, driving license, etc.).
  • Check if your driving license is valid in the destination country.
  • Ask your car insurance company for your personal insurance history.
  • Cancel all subscriptions to newspapers, magazines or gyms.
  • Notify your child/children’s school.
  • Clean your attic, pantry and garden.
  • Get your coats, clothes, curtains, sofas, blankets, etc. dry cleaned.
  • Check all your items and appliances that need to be repaired and have them fixed: watches, appliances, clothing, shoes, etc.
  • Schedule all necessary medical appointments and ask for a year worth of prescriptions.
  • Sell your car.



  •  Make a survey of the value of goods you want to insure and our Insurance team will make that proposal with you.
  • Sell or give to charity all the items you are leaving behind. Our Global Foundation can take care of that for you.
  • Give your friends and family your contacts, including your new address.
  • Cancel all utility bills.
  • Check your leasing, credits or other legal contract agreements.
  • Try to finish off the food and drinks left in your home. Buy only the essentials for the remaining days before your move.
  • Confirm with your Global Moving coordinator the exact moving date.
  • Advise of change of address at your bank, tax office, doctor and other relevant entities.
  • Request all your diplomas, certificates and other important documents: school, doctors, veterinarians, etc.


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  • Clean your garden tools, bicycles, etc.
  • Take all your possessions from work.
  • If you have lent any books, CDs or other goods ask for them back.
  • Empty the fuel tank of motorcycles or cars that will be transported to your new destination.
  • Offer or sell plants and perishable goods that you won’t need (remember that our Global Foundation can also help you with this).



  • Close bank accounts or let your bank know of your move.
  • Make sure your bank can transfer your funds to your new bank.
  • Buy traveler’s cheques.
  • Buy necessary medication for your journey including travel sickness pills.
  • Organize your transportation to the airport.
  • Defrost and clean refrigerator and freezer.
  • Hire a team to clean the house after packing is done.
  • Send to your Global Moving coordinator all completed and signed dispatch-related documents.



  • Put aside personal items that must travel with you, e.g. keys, documents, passport, tickets, money, clothes, medication, maps, games, books, etc.
  • Confirm ticket bookings.
  • Disconnect, clean and dry electrical appliances you want to take to your new destination.
  • Organise furniture and follow the schedule set by your Global Moving coordinator.
  • Ask your neighbours or building administration for an extra parking space for the day of the move, if necessary.

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  • Just relax! The Global Moving team will do the work for you…
  • Stay in touch, in case we have any questions.
  • Go through each room of the house to make sure you haven’t left anything behind.
  • Have a good trip!



And that’s it, we’ll take care of all the transportation of your goods until we deliver them to you and assemble everything at your new address in another country.

Now it’s time to meet your neighbors, the community and explore this international adventure.

If you have any questions about your move or international move, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

We hope you will be very happy in your new home.

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Tips for travel with a Guide Dog

In addition to being known as the best friends of humans, some dogs have the role of guiding their owners who have visual impairments. And this subject always raises doubts when it comes to traveling with them.

To honor these tireless partners, we have set out the following tips for travel with a guide dog:


1 – Communicate in advance

Airlines must be notified in advance, some require 72 hours, others require 48 hours, so our tip is to inform when purchasing the flight ticket.

Some airlines give themselves the right to set the passenger seat to accommodate the guide dog. It usually travels next to the owner’s seat, on the floor of the plane, so it is important to always have a collar, leash and identification that it is a guide dog.


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2 – Muzzle

Muzzles are required by some airlines throughout the flight, others do not allow the use of the same, in addition, some flights have connections in other countries, and airports also have their rules for the movement of the guide dog.

 Therefore, to avoid any unforeseen circumstances, we always advise to carry a muzzle, because if necessary, it will be already in your hands.



3 – Documentation

To transport any pet, it is always necessary to have the animal’s documentation. With the guide dog, it is no different. 

The basic documents to be presented at check-in and to have on hand during the flight are:

  • Proof of rabies vaccination signed by a veterinarian and that must have been applied more than 30 days before the date of travel and less than 1 year.
  • Health certificate, issued by the veterinarian, valid for 10 days from the date of issue.
  • For international flights, an International Animal Health Certificate is also required.

Some companies also determine that when identifying the dog, there is also other information, such as the name of the dog and who he guides, photo of both, name and identification of the training center or trainer.


limite a quantidade de água e comida que o cão-guia irá ingerir algumas horas antes da viagem


4 – Pee and poop

Another important tip is to limit the amount of water and food that the guide dog will ingest a few hours before the trip so that it doesn’t pee or poop right after getting on the plane. If the journey is long, take an absorbent mat. Some companies provide this mat.



More and more airlines are paying attention to the social inclusion of people and to creating easier rules for travel of these animals, so it is important to mention that the guide dog is used by the visually impaired to carry out daily activities more easily. Therefore, the guide dog is not considered just a pet.


As empresas aéreas estão a criar normas mais fáceis para a viagem dos cães guia


Some countries and airlines may have slight differences, so check the rules before traveling and buying tickets and remember, you can always contact us, our Global Pets team can help you with this and other information for the transport of animals.


Have a good trip!

Global receives the gold award from OMNI

Each year OMNI presents its prestigious tonnage awards to those member companies that shipped the most within the network and those that most increased their cooperation with other group members. And it was with great pride and joy that we received the distinction of The Gold Tonnage Improvers Award 2020!

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) is a network of the world’s finest corporate moving and relocation companies operating on every continent. It is represented worldwide by organizations that have demonstrated the excellence of their service, their market influence, their financial security and their talent for innovation.

GIR has been in constant growth since our foundation in 2008, and today we are at the TOP in Portugal as the most certified company in Moving, being at the Top 5 in Europe and the Top 20 in the World.

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