International Moving From NYC to Puerto Rico

Is your company transferring you to a new location? If you are about to make an international move from NYC to Puerto Rico, Sea & Air International is here to help you. Our company has been helping people with these intense moves for many years. 

You Can Rely On Our Team

International Moving From NYC to Puerto Rico

We want your move to happen as smoothly as we possibly can make it. Our team knows all the proper steps that need to be taken in order for you to make a successful move internationally. Our team will make the journey with you from point A to point, from paperwork and documents to packing your home, moving it, and unpacking it. The job is not completed until you are comfortable in your new place in Puerto Rico. 

Things To Know When Moving From NYC to Puerto Rico

It is best to be as informed as you possibly can when making an international move. That is what we are here for. To better serve you, we have made a list of some of the information that is most beneficial to you, such as the items you need to have and the items that you are not allowed to have. 

  • Required Personal Documents- (Diplomats) A-1 Visa, I-94 Stamp/Card, Form CF-3299, Passport, Detailed Inventory List, Bill of Lading, Airway Bill, and More
  • Required Motor Vehicle Documents- Department of Transportation Form HS-7, Bill of Sale, Environmental Protection Agency Form EPA-3520-21, and More
  • Required Pet Documents- Veterinary Health Certificates and Rabies Veterinary Records
  • Purchase Invoice For Antiques, Artifacts, Carpets, and Paintings
  • Detailed Inventory For Antiques, Artifacts, Carpets, and Paintings
  • Restricted/Dutiable Items- Fruits, Vegetables, Medications, Gun, and More
  • Prohibited Items- Cuban Cigars, Pornographic Materials, Illegal Drugs, Absinthe, Blank Tapes, and More

We Love Helping People Move To Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an amazing Caribbean Island. There are gorgeous views of mountains, waterfalls, and rainforests that you can view. You can enjoy many different activities and exciting nightlife there. The population is roughly around 3 million people. It is always a great pleasure for our team to assist people in NYC with a move to Puerto Rico. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions that you would like to ask us? We would love to help you with any information that you need. Here are a few examples of some frequent questions that we receive from people interested in our services. 

Do Many People Move To Puerto Rico For Work?

As not commonly thought of by people, Puerto Rico is a great area that has many job opportunities. It is a highly visited location for tourists, but that doesn’t mean the work opportunities are slim. 

What Are The Living Costs For Puerto Rico?

The monthly costs that people need to live in Puerto Rico may vary depending on where the exact location of the home. On average, you can expect to need around $2,000 a month for living comfortably. 

Let Us Help You Today

Our team is ready to help you make an international move. Sea & Air International has been helping people make these changes for many years. Our team has plenty of experience and knowledge to help you make this a successful process. Call us today for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Customs Information


Liquors and spirits should not be included in any shipment, nor should personal effects be placed in the trunks of automobiles. Liquors will be confiscated by local authorities. Shippers should be advised not to ship firearms to Puerto Rico. The laws for registering these items are strict and complicated, and confiscation by local authorities can be expected. Further, it is likely that the shipment will have to be completely re-handled at the local piers.

Shipments originating in any of the 50 U.S. STATES (Domestic Shipments) are only subject to payment of Insular Excise Taxes, while shipments originating elsewhere are subject to payment of both Insular Excise Tax and U.S. Customs duties (Foreign Shipments).

Documents required for Household Goods and Automobiles:
Ocean Waybill (Original in case of Foreign Shipments)
U.S. Customs Form 3299 for Foreign Shipments
Household Good Freight Bill signed by the owner
Inventory signed by the owner
Copy of driver’s license and social security card
Original Certificate of Automobile Title
Original Automobile Registration

If there is any balance pending on an automobile (lien), an original notarized authorization from the entity financing same is required, with a copy of the registration, before the automobile can be registered in Puerto Rico. To accomplish registration, those items indicated with the marks “++”, plus a valid driver’s license, Social Security number, and local physical and mailing address are required.
Keys to an automobile, including the trunk, should be sent to the agent, to arrive prior to the arrival of the vehicle.

Automobiles originating in a so-called foreign country must have displayed thereon, information that it fulfills the U.S. requirements pertaining to pollution or an accompanying certificate to that effect from the manufacturer. Automobiles are subject to inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The shipper must be present when the shipment arrives. A single Customs Form can be used to cover both the Foreign Household Goods shipment and the Foreign Automobile shipment, provided both will arrive on the same ship, and both are covered by the same Ocean Waybill.

On foreign shipments, all shippers will be required to attend an interview at the U.S. Customs office before delivery of the shipment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All shipments of HHG & Personal Effects are subject to local Excise Tax Clearance. New HHG, sports equipment, musical instruments, luxury items, electrical appliances, and rugs are taxed at 6.6% of the declared value. For shipments to or from the off-shore communities of Culebra and Vieques, it is necessary to obtain a special quotation.

WARNING: Making a false or misleading statement to the Authorities is an offense and may involve heavy penalties. Drug trafficking is against the law, and severe penalties apply.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Sea & Air International cannot, however, take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such, it is advisable to contact the nearest Australian customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

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