You need to choose a mover that knows the ropes and can speak fluent Spanish or Portuguese to negotiate on your behalf. Customs and taxes can be a minefield in South America.
Andres in our office, specializes in moving people to and from this area.
Here is a message we received today from a lady we moved from Bloomington IN to Santiago, Chile with a U Crate 100.
At long last, here is my honest review. I hope it is useful and thanks once more for everything!
“I could hardly be more satisfied with my experience using UPakWeShip. At a time in which I desperately needed to ship back home a large number of books, I had almost given up all hope that I would ever find a service that could transport them at a price that would not bankrupt me. I was facing the dilemma of either relinquishing my beloved books or succumbing to the insanely high cost of sending them all by airmail through the post (actually, this was not even an option, their rates were so high that this was simply impossible even if I had wanted to). A good friend mentioned UPakWeShip and when I looked them up at first I thought their offer was too good to be true. But all my books are safely back in my country now (and I’m not penniless), so evidently it was true! Their price was totally reasonable and that was a relief. They delivered a crate to me which I had to assemble (but it was easy to do so, even for a non-IKEA-furniture-assembler like myself). I was given plenty of time to properly prepare and arrange my things and then they picked the crate up at an agreed upon date and hour. Throughout the entire process their customer service was top-notch, and they carefully and kindly answered in detail my every question (and trust me, there were many of them). The books arrived in time and in perfect condition. I’m delighted to recommend them since I wish that everyone who faces a predicament similar to mine could know that this alternative exists. Many a heartbreak owing to beloved objects being left behind would have been avoided if it were more widely so”.