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Moving personal belongings to St. Croix

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Hello everyone,
Can anyone explain the process of moving one's belongings from the USA to St. Croix. I'm planning to move there this Fall and I have some things I want to bring with me including:
Photography/video equipment (lots of it)
a lot of tools
Plus personal belongings.

Do I have to pay import taxes on everything?
Can I just ship my stuff UPS or Fed Ex or is there a better way?

I have a diesel 2003 Ford F-250 crew cab with 285,000 highway miles on it. Is it worth shipping to St. Croix?

Also, how would I go about registering a photo business? ( I plan to do photography/videography as a side business). I need to bring my tools to hopefully find some maintenance job full time.

Thanks for your time and answers,

Posted : August 13, 2010 11:06 pm
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I would plan a 2-3 week visit. That will give you time to check everything out before you start sending things down.

Posted : August 13, 2010 11:21 pm
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I will be making the same trip in October from Colorado. I would check into USPS shipping as I am finding the rates are lower and customs is not as much of an issue. Make sure you research you airline of choice baggage limits, as that can or cannot be a useful way to bring stuff. Pack your tools with clothes instead of packing material and kill two birds with one stone. Research the time required from your shipping point of origin though. See you at Off-The-Wall sometime! 🙂

Posted : August 14, 2010 1:32 am
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I would be very careful going forward about posting hints about who you are. If you do make it to St Croix with all that stuff you never know who is reading this forum. I would hate to hear about your stuff getting stolen.

Posted : August 14, 2010 5:25 pm
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Most people own all kinds of things similar -- take the normal privacy precautions.

Posted : August 15, 2010 4:22 am
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Depending on how many boxes and the size/shape of them -USPS is the place to start.
Expect that if you are mailing yourself packages they should be sent Priority Mail and if it's important to you - insure your package!
and pack it carefully 'cause your stuff will get tossed, trashed, squashed and mashed.

UPS and FedEX think that we are international and charge that way.

Freight forwarders is the way to go if you are shipping anything that is more than a regular box or over 70 lbs... or if you have a lot of stuff...
The most common ones here are VI Cargo, Tropical Shipping, and Flemmings - there are others but those are good to start with and I think all of them ship vehicles too.

Shipping through Freight forwarders you'll pay excise tax.

Posted : August 15, 2010 11:04 pm
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Great and useful responses. Thank you everyone!

Posted : August 16, 2010 3:20 am
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