Questions tagged [shipping]

Sending items from country to country, separate from the traveller themselves

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Excess baggage for economical prepositioning (London/Denver)

I wanna ship camping gear to/from London/Denver in August/sept rather rent/leave there - don't know where I'll be staying yet - I would like to ship and have in place 2 weeks before I leave (...
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Applying for UK Visitor (Tourist) visa [duplicate]

I've applied for the UK (United Kingdom) tourist visa online. I have my appointment for biometric on June 19. The website is really confusing. Can I purchase the return shipping label from the UPS ...
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Where can I contact the shipping department of VFS - New York scanning hub?

I applied for a UK standard visitor visa. I sent my application myself using USPS with a return shipping label from USPS inside the package. I was informed by VFS that they cannot send back my ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa from USA - What type of Return Shipping label should be purchased

I reviewed many answers and the following ones, Can a husband and wife combine their UK Standard Visitor visa applications? The recommendations provided on the site, helped me with the fact that we ...
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How long does it take a postcard to get from USA to Germany?

I am sending a postcard from a large US city to a large city in Germany via the cheapest shipping option. How long should the letter take to arrive? I have read 5 to 10 business days in one place and ...
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VFS- Can't unlock return shipping label [duplicate]

So I went to my biometric appointment and I have all my paperwork set up. I bought my shipping label on the VFS website and now I am trying to unlock it through the confirmation email. I type in the ...
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American citizen, Macbook was stolen and need to get a new one

My Macbook was stolen last week. I need a new one for work, but I am currently stuck in France until May 8th for my flight back to the US. It seems to me that I have two options, both with major ...
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USA Customs duty: multiple small packges vs one large package [closed]

When shipping (by an international courier company) to the US items purchased abroad, is there any difference in the US customs duty, between sending the items in multiple small packages versus one ...
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Prohibited Parcel Items from the UK to Ukraine [closed]

I'm putting together a parcel for someone I know in Ukraine and I'm concerned that the contents will will be destroyed by customs if I ship these items. I want to send: Chocolate Jelly Sweets Shower ...
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Safe way to send a new credit card from EU to India [closed]

I need to send a credit card (to be activated) from Italy to India. Is it safe to do it using a courier like UPS? My idea is to ship it as a document. Any tip is very welcome!
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Shipping my dog

I have a 10 year old German Shepherd in Fort Lauderdale, USA who is way too nervous to fly. I want get her to Britain or literally anywhere in Europe. I need to ship her over with her owners. I really ...
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hand deliver UK visa application to UKVI in Manhattan, New York

Question about UK visa shipping - Can I hand deliver my UK visa application, including the biometric confirmation receipt, to UKVI in Manhattan, New York? (I live nearby.) If not, should I just ...
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Is it possible to book a flight for just-luggage / contract airline to ship by air?

There are shipping companies which offer to pick up some items (e.g. boxes, suitcases), send them by air, and deliver them to some destination. I suppose some would even offer a cheaper option of you ...
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What's the absolute cheapest way of bringing a car from USA to UK using a UK bound ship/tanker etc? [closed]

I'm looking to import an old american car to England and wondered if there is an even cheaper perhaps unofficial way other than using a regular Roll On - Roll Off shipping service? I'm thinking of a ...
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Getting a package from the US while travelling through South Europe

I have to send a package from the US to someone travelling along the European Mediterranean coast. One option would be to send it to a hostel, but this could easily fail, or be tortuous for the ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa: Shipping questions [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen applying for the UK Standard Visitor Visa in United States together with my wife. Thanks to all the answers in this forum, we've submitted the application. After the submission, ...
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Things to do before shipping a car across the country

I am shipping my car from California to Alabama. I have already booked a broker and now waiting for the broker to find a carrier for me. After doing some research I found out that I should take ...
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Car shipping Do's and Dont's

I will be shipping my car from California to Alabama and currently looking on Yelp for car shipping companies. I need to ask following questions: 1) Are there any precautions regarding paperwork I ...
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Shipping my mercedes sprinter campervan to USA from UK [closed]

I'm currently in the early stages of understanding what are the requirements for shipping my sprinter to the USA from the UK. Just curious to see if anyone has done this before, and the complications ...
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sending bike from Brighton, UK to Berlin, Germany [closed]

We are moving from Brighton, United Kingdom to Berlin, Germany. We will first fly somewhere else, so we cannot take the bikes on the plane with us. The most important thing is to find a cheap solution....
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Shipping personal European good from US to Europe [closed]

My wife and I have been spending more than 5 month in the US West Coast for working reasons. When we came here we brought with us some stuff what we thought we were going to need, mostly camping gear ...
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Shipping my car from Europe to Canada or the U.S

The plan is to drive my car (a small 4x4) from Prudhoe Bay1 (Deadhorse), Alaska to Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego in Chile. I will be travelling for an undetermined duration, with a minimum of two years. ...
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Shipping a package from the US to Europe [closed]

I'm moving from US (west coast) to Europe and I'd like to transport in some way my personal library of approximately hundred books to Europe as well. I'm wondering what is the most practical and ...
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Sending unaccompanied bags from Vietnam to Borneo [closed]

We are working in Vietnam in October, and then working in Borneo. We have three weeks between the two jobs and would like to do some back packing during that time. So we would like to send our bags (3 ...
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Is it possible to ship my belongings including new items from China to my Hotel in the U.S. if I am not a U.S. citizen? [closed]

I am currently in China travelling to the U.S. in a few months and I need to ship my belongings and items I bought during the trip to myself because I don't want to take them to my next destination ...
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Cheapest way to ship luggage from Sweden to Germany [closed]

I was a student in Sweden and moved to Germany recently. I want to ship some of my stuff from Sweden to Germany (around 15 kilos). Companies like DHL charge exorbitant prices. I came across sendmybag....
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Can I have a replacement bank card shipped to a mailbox in Melbourne, Australia?

Today I discovered that my bank card was cloned and $2500 was stolen from my account yesterday. I called my bank and they said they can only ship my card to my home address in Melbourne (which makes ...
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Is there a way to store stage luggage until needed?

I'm an artist/DJ that is looking to travel soon. I'm a fairly light traveler with the exception of my equipment which is just a little more than I can carry at one time. I don't have any gigs ...
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How to ship luggage from Dar Es Salaam to Kenya [closed]

I'm looking to ship three large bags from Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania to Watamu or Malindi in Kenya. If that's not possible, then to Mombasa. It would be ideal to not spend a fortune (e.g. with a ...
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How to transfer luggage from Paris to London? [closed]

I live in Paris now and my rent contract is ending this June. Starting from September I will move to London for a long period, so I was wondering if it is possible to leave my stuff in London directly,...
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How can I ship luggage from Chennai to Madurai in India? [closed]

I'll be arriving in Chennai from Chicago on September 11th at around 3 am and same day at 6 am I'll be flying to Madurai with Jet Airways. I'm carrying two pieces of luggage weighing approximately 20 ...
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Do roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships take passengers and their car?

I often see these massive RORO ships bringing new cars. I assume they are not always fully booked. Are there companies offering empty spots on RORO ships? To me, it seems like a great opportunity to ...
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Can I bring a homemade Italian tomato sauce through the US customs?

I have a homemade tomato sauce, 100% made in Italy, that I would like to bring to a friend in the US. I've read all the US customs documentation: it is written that I have to declare it, but not if it ...
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What is the cheapest way to mail a package from Vietnam to the United States?

I'm going to be traveling in Vietnam this summer and would like to send back some tailored clothing. What's the cheapest way (can be take as long as necessary) to ship an under 10KG package to the US ...
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How can you have luggage moved cheaply within England, if you do not care about delivery speed?

My grandmother will be travelling within England (London, Cambridge, Portsmouth) for the next year. Her health problems prohibit moving her 3 suitcases herself WITHIN England; each weighs 25 kg and ...
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Shipping a kayak to India - or can I fly with it?

I've a trip planned to India in May and was wondering whether it would be possible to ship my kayak (non-inflatable) from the States to India and back. I would like to find out the best way to do it ...
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Prohibited item forgotten in hand luggage: what to do with it?

I guess it happens quite frequently: you have already checked in, and at the security check you realize that you have in your backpack your grandmother's Klingon bat'leth blade, an item that has been ...
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One Way Road Trip [closed]

Is it possible to ship a car to a destination in order to drive it back? I would like to take a long road-trip through two or three of the Americas but wont have the patience to do it twice. Can I ...
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What is the best way to pick up packages in Northern India?

Setting: I am preparing a travel, by foot, across the Indian Himalayas. The duration would be about two months. There will be a general itinerary with a lot of uncertainty. Along the way I would like ...
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Are there shipping company offices like Shunfeng express in Beijing or Shanghai Pudong Airport?

I would like to ship something within China immediately I arrive at Beijing or Shanghai airport (I am yet to buy the ticket). The problem is that I will not be leaving the airport to any place since I ...
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10 pieces of checked luggage on a flight instead of a shipping service - crazy?

I'm moving to another country (Israel/Palestine to the Netherlands) and need to ship my personal effects. For the sake of discussion suppose I'm not shipping any furniture, and every single item fits ...
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Shipping personal electronics to Europe from US- import taxes?

I'm traveling in Europe and want to have some electronic equipment shipped from home (laptop; camera; audio gear). Can I ship myself used personal goods from the U.S. to Europe and not pay import ...
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Shipping gear from Bangkok to Europe

Has anyone experience to share regarding affordable way of sending gear from Bangkok to Europe? I'm thinking about shipping home my mountain equipment because it's not needed after I visit Bangkok. ...
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What are the options for shipping luggage to the US from Vietnam? [closed]

I'm going to be traveling in Vietnam and would like to bring along expensive and heavy camera equipment, but afterwards have the freedom to go backpacking elsewhere in SE Asia without the extra weight....
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Ship my laptop home to the US from Mexico?

I'm a US citizen and resident who will be traveling in Mexico later this month. The first half of the trip will be in a luxury rental in a beach town; the second half will be an "adventure travel" ...
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What's the cheapest method to send a large package from New Zealand?

After few months in New Zealand we are soon flying to Thailand. During our time here we picked up some gear that we would love to keep, but don't want to carry with us to Thailand. When we asked at ...
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Can I ship my stuff from London to New York storage facility and pick it up later? [closed]

I'm moving from London to New York. However, I don't have an apartment in New York yet so I'll be staying in budget hotels and hostels until I can find an apartment. I have around 20kg worth of excess ...
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Any slow luggage shipping ideas?

I'm interested in shipping luggage from the U.K. to U.S. very slowly. It's okay if it goes quickly, but slow is fine so long as (a) the chances for damage do not substantially increase, and (b) it's ...
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Select carrier to transport pallet from Europe to USA [closed]

I'm planning to move from Switzerland to the US for about 2 years and plan to bring along about 2 pallet of stuff with me, next to the baggage I can bring along in the plain. I personally don't mind ...
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Shipping luggage vs. checking it for US domestic air travel

I heard recently that, when traveling domestically in the U.S., it is better to ship your bags using a courier service rather than check them in. According to the source, this has three advantages: ...