Moving to a new country can be a daunting challenge. Even if you speak the language, running the gauntlet of lazy and incompetent bureaucrats, changing regulations, as well as cash-hungry port agents and shipping companies can be stressful and expensive. It is nice to have someone with experience and legal knowledge on your side. Below are some of the services we can provide:
Note: All services are provided through use of a signed contract and include Paraguayan IVA (VAT).
Shipping containers sent to Paraguay pass through Buenos Aires, Argentina where they are unloaded from the vessel they arrive on, are placed on a fresh-water ship and sent up the river to Asunción. In many cases the shipping fee which was initially paid does not include this final leg of the trip. This means that your container will arrive together with a bill for the trip up river as well as port fees incurred in Argentina. In addition, you will need to hire a port agent (dispachante) in Asuncion in order to secure release of your container from the port, pay a deposit on the container, and arrange transport of your goods to your residence here in Paraguay.
We can sheppard you through this entire process. This includes accompanying you to the shipping office to pay fees and deposit on your container, securing bids from three different port agents for you to choose from, coordinating shipment of your container to your home, and accompanying you once again to the shipping company to retrieve your deposit once the container is returned. Cost of this service is 400 USD, and does not include transportation, which can be arranged separately.
This service includes conducting the search for a suitable house for you and your family, transportation to see the prospective houses, help in negotiation with the landlord, and a legal assessment of the rental contract. The cost of this service is 600 USD.
This service includes help in the search for a vehicle, transportation to car dealerships to look at vehicles, help in negotiation with the car sales staff, and a legal assessment of the purchase contract prior to your signing. The cost of this service is 400 USD.
I don’t have to tell anyone that hiring service personnel is a delicate matter, and thorough vetting is essential before you let anyone in your house. This service includes conducting a search for the employee, review of applicant work histories and reference checks, personal background check (financial and police), and pre-screening interviews of five candidates from which you could choose, as well as preparation of an employment contract. The cost of this service is 800 USD.
“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.” -- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 BC) Roman philosopher, politician and orator.