Global Services

Whether your employees are heading across the country or crossing continents, Sirva has the on-the-ground international relocation services you need. From Canada to Australia and everywhere in between, we understand the nuances across each region . 

We provide offerings to satisfy your unique needs, whether selling a home in the U.S., managing a cross-country household goods move, or helping employees to get settled into their new homes in Europe. Our global experience means that you can count on seamless international relocation, no matter what’s next.

Departure Services

From the initial policy consulting call through the move itself, there are a lot of moving pieces associated with employee relocation. Whether planning a domestic or international relocation, SIRVA is expertly positioned to offer the best departure services available during a relocation in every region around the world.

Destination Services

Setting your employees up for success upon arrival at their new locations will be key to successfully meeting your company’s goals. SIRVA’s global network and expansive resources allow us to you achieve your goals. Our destination services and international movers help employees and their families settle in and prosper in their new homes.

Visa and Immigration

SIRVA’s team of experienced international relocation specialists are expertly equipped to manage inbound and outbound global immigration services. With SIRVA’s Immigration team, the focus is on providing a smooth customer experience that enhances the relocation process, not just achieving a successful application.

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Employee Counselling

For your employees, a single relocation professional assists with end-to-end coordination of services: a relocation consultant for domestic/intra-country moves or global assignment consultant for international relocation. These consultants are your employees’ resource for all communication and services relating to their move, and coordinate the delivery of all authorised services. Regardless of the service being delivered (temporary housing, moving services, etc.), the employee can rely on the consultant as their go-to resource to address any concerns. 

VIP Services

If you are searching for an enhanced service for your employees, SIRVA offers VIP services such as personal relocation assistants, in-home cleaning services, personalised family assistance, and many other tailored and luxury enhancements. 

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Travelling Into and Out of China: What Companies Need to Know

  • by Daina Mueller
  • 14 March 2023 09:19:00

Since China began reopening to travel, mobility managers may have questions about how this affects their mobile employees and what processes they need to follow. This article covers requirements for travel into and out of China.

For Employees Travelling Into China

From 8 Jan 2023, China has officially removed all quarantine measures for overseas arrivals.

Travellers are required to take a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before boarding their flight, and they are permitted to travel to China only when the test result comes up negative. The test result should also be made available to the local authorities for inspection, and must include the name of the traveller, which should be identical to the name on the travel document used for the flight. It is recommended to have the traveller’s date of birth and travel document number on the proof. The proof must contain the following:

  • Time of the test or time of issue (at least one of them should be within 48 hours before boarding)
  • Testing method (which should be nucleic acid testing, antigen testing will not be accepted)
  • Test result (which should be negative; ‘uncertain’ will not be accepted)
  • Name and contact details of the testing institution

The proof must be in the official language of the place of departure of your flight to China, or in English. Please request a hard copy of the result.

Additionally, travellers must declare their results to China Customs by filing the Health Declaration Form through the China Customs via the WeChat mini programme (scan the QR code below), or at or via the China Customs app.

Travelling to China

No centralised or home quarantine is required after passing the health declaration and customs inspection. Cross-border travel between Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China has fully resumed from 6 February. Employees from Hong Kong and Macau looking to travel into mainland China will not be required to produce a negative PCR test result if they have not been outside Hong Kong and Macau within the last seven days of their eminent travel into mainland China.

From 1 March, employees travelling from Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, UAE, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hungary, South Africa, and Sri Lanka into China are permitted to submit the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT, including RAT home testing kits) results instead of PCR test results. China Customs may conduct random checks, so make sure to complete the Health Declaration Form mentioned above. Mask wearing on board the aircraft is also non-mandatory, but travellers are highly advised to keep their masks on.

For Employees Travelling Out of China

China has resumed the process of passport and outbound visa applications for leisure travel. The country has also started processing of endorsements for mainland Chinese residents who would like to travel to Hong Kong for leisure or business.   

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your SIRVA BGRS representative or email us at

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