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Global International Relocation Sustainable Strengths: Limiting our Environmental Impact

Unsustainable practices are harming the environment and causing a 69% decline in wildlife populations since 1970, and the Living Planet Index looked at almost 32,000 species to reveal this in 2022.

According to Sinay, the transportation sector, including shipping, is responsible for about 20.2% of the world’s total CO₂ emissions, making it the second-largest contributor to global carbon pollution. This is why we must put a genuine effort to reduce the carbon footprint associated with mobility processes. 

We’re leading a positive change in the mobility industry, not just talking about it but taking action, these are our sustainable strengths:


Recyclable packaging 

At Global, we use recyclable materials in our operations. Did you know that when biodegradable cardboard breaks down, it produces Methane, a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming? That’s why we prioritize recyclable packaging like cardboard boxes, delicate silk paper, sturdy wooden crates, and protective bubble wrap to minimize our surrounding impact. Also, after each move, we collect the used card boxes and bring them back to our warehouse in order to be recycled. By choosing these green materials, we actively contribute to creating a smoother moving experience and a more sustainable world.


Green Transportation Solutions 

We prioritize natural friendly transportation solutions, exploring alternative freight options that promote an economy of travel, such as groupage transport. Moreover, our strategic placement within Portugal, including headquarters in Lisbon and branches in Porto, Algarve, Azores, and Madeira, further contributes to efficient transport and travel logistics. Dispersing our presence across the country, not only enhances accessibility for our clients but also ensures a more streamlined and ecologically sound operation throughout Portugal. 

Porto City


Sustainable Perks 

Our team enjoys weekly organic fruit baskets sourced locally. These baskets, filled with a variety of nacional fruits selected for their taste, have a special mission… We rescue visually imperfect fruits that would usually be thrown away, reducing food waste. Did you know food waste generates 8% of greenhouse gasses annually? Our initiative not only provides fresh and healthy snacks for our employees but also creates a more responsible and mindful workplace culture.


Digitizing Connections 

We’re making strides in environmental sustainability through our innovative use of digital communication methods such as TV screens inside the office, digital newsletter, online business cards, etc… Going digital, we’re significantly reducing paper usage. Did you know paper production has serious milieu-related effects like deforestation, high energy and water consumption, air pollution, and landfill waste? Paper makes up about 26% of the total waste in landfills, according to It showcases our allegiance to minimizing our ecological footprint and adapting to the evolving landscape of conservation-minded business communication.

Refreshing Welcome 

Our employee welcome initiative goes beyond the norm, providing a thoughtful pack that values well-being and environmental consciousness. A standout eco-friendly feature is the inclusion of a metal or reusable and recycled plastic bottle. Did you know about 85% of plastic bottles can take up to 1,000 years to degrade? This initiative not only promotes health by ensuring water is free from potential microplastic contamination but also reflects our dedication to a workplace culture that cares for both individuals and the environment.


Global not only redefines the standards of the mobility industry but also shapes a greener tomorrow. Together, let’s make each move a step towards a more planet-friendly future, where the choices we make today positively impact the world we share.

Opt for Global International Relocation, where your mobility is not just a transition but a conscious contribution to a healthier planet.

Challenges of International Mobility

In today’s world, international mobility is not just a reality but a growing necessity in our globalized society. Whether it’s businesses looking to expand their horizons, professionals seeking opportunities abroad, or families embarking on new adventures in foreign lands, international mobility plays a crucial role in the lives of many.


At Global International Relocation, we understand the challenges and opportunities associated with international mobility. Specializing in relocation and immigration services, we are committed to making this process smooth and efficient.


A relocation process involves much more than simply changing your address. It’s a life-changing experience that can bring excitement and, at times, concerns. From finding a new home to ensuring all documentation is in order, every step is important.

Our team provides assistance at every stage of this process, from researching the real estate market to obtaining visas. We are prepared to tackle any challenge that arises.


What sets us apart is our commitment to excellence and attention to detail. We understand that each client is unique, with specific needs, and we tailor our services to meet those needs.


Our team is ready to face the challenges that arise during the international mobility process, allowing our clients to focus on what truly matters: making the most of this new phase in their lives.


If you are considering an international move or need assistance with immigration services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Residence Certificate: What is it and why is it important?

When it comes to proving your residence, whether for legal, administrative, or even personal purposes, the residence certificate is an essential document. It officially confirms your current address and has a wide range of applications in various contexts. In this article, we will explore what this document is, why it is important, and how to obtain it.

What is a residence certificate?

A residence certificate is a document issued by government authorities, usually municipal entities, that proves a person’s residence at a specific address. This document is an official way to validate your place of residence and is often required in various situations, including importing goods to Portugal.

Importance of the residence certificate?

In addition to the usual applications such as proving your address, accessing services and benefits, and being necessary to resolve administrative issues, the residence certificate also plays an important role in the process of importing goods. When conducting imports, it is necessary to provide documentary evidence to confirm the importer’s place of residence. The residence certificate is a valid and internationally accepted document that can be used as proof of the importer’s address. It is required by customs authorities and is essential for complying with customs regulations and requirements during the importation process.

Without a proper residence certificate, the importer may face difficulties throughout the process and be subject to delays and potential legal issues. It is important to consult the customs regulations of the destination country and specific information related to importing goods.

How to obtain a residence certificate?

The residence certificate is issued by the competent municipal authority, usually the local parish council. Typically, you need to provide documents such as proof of address (utility bills, rental agreement, deed, among others), identification document, and possibly other documents requested by the competent authority.

Depending on the municipality, this document may be requested in different ways, through various means, and each entity may require different documents, proofs, or even witnesses.

How to simplify the process?

With Global International Relocation, the entire process can be streamlined! In addition to managing the importation process to ensure everything runs smoothly, we can assist you with the documentation request.

This way, we ensure that the entire process goes smoothly and without any headaches for you.

Are you thinking of moving to Portugal?

Quality of life, safety and hospitality are highlighted as positive factors for expatriates, who continue to choose Portugal as their new home.

However, the formalities and bureaucracies of the relocation process can be quite demanding and often difficult, especially when you don’t speak Portuguese. To make it difficult, there are several documents that often require a face-to-face visit to the different government institutions.


Fortunately, at Global International Relocation you will find a team specialized in immigration and relocation processes, with a complete and comprehensive service that gives full support to the expatriate throughout the process, guaranteeing continuous support.

We have a multilingual and multicultural team, and therefore, very sensitive to the needs of expatriates.


To deal with the bureaucratic part, our team starts by providing a prior advisory service. Once the customer’s wishes and needs have been established, the documentation and bureaucracies are handled by our team so that you don’t have to worry about anything.

The entire process can be monitored by each client through a specialized platform where they can communicate with the process manager and consult all the information.


After the bureaucratic part is dealt with, it is necessary to move and bring all the goods to the new country. This is also where companies like Global International Relocation make a difference.

Douro Bridge - Portugal

The vast experience and professionalism of our moving team, allows us to meet all your needs, listening and noting all the details and ensuring from A to Z the successful removal of your goods, to any part of the world.

From the export license, to sea freight and transport insurance, everything is taken care of so you don’t have to worry. And where applicable, everything is lined up to make shipping tax free.


We pack at origin, transport all your goods and guarantee assembly at destination.


Coming to Portugal? Yes absolutely! But with our support, it will be even better…