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Clearing Customs

clearing customs

Clearing customs can be a maze of unfamiliar processes and documentation. When you move with Allied International, just relax and rely on your Coordinator to guide you through the process of clearing customs. Your coordinator will prepare you best for what to expect once you enter into your new country.

How Does my International Moving Coordinator Help?

Clearing customs has become increasingly complicated due to heightened security concerns. At Allied International, you can depend on the expertise and knowledge of your Coordinator to guide you through clearing customs. The process will begin at your destination with the local Allied International office.

Beginning Customs Clearance for International Moving

Your International Relocation Coordinator will help you complete the required documents, and then forward them to our authorized destination agent. At your destination, the local Allied International office will receive the paperwork forwarded to them by your Coordinator. The destination agent, in turn, verifies that all of your information is correct and complete with your Move Manager before passing the documents on to the customs broker. The destination agent will then contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time for delivery. Be sure to be available to arrange this delivery time.

Once you arrive in your destination country, remember to contact Allied immediately. Failure to make timely contact could result in delays for clearing customs and additional storage costs. 'Demurrage' or port rent is an additional expense incurred if we are unable to clear your shipment on time. Airports levy similar penalties if airfreight shipments are delayed. To avoid delays and additional costs, it is important to make contact with the local Allied International office as soon as you arrive.

Restricted Items During International Moving

Each country has its own list of restricted items. To avoid any problems or delays in clearing your shipment through customs, customs documents are included in the information packets that we provide to you at the start of your move. You'll also find a list of items prohibited from entry into your destination country so there are no surprises later on. It is best to adhere to these restrictions and pack your household accordingly to avoid problems with clearing customs.

Shipment Tracking During International Moving

In addition to our services for clearing customs, we also provide technologically advanced satellite tracking of your shipment throughout its journey. Our state-of-the-art online shipment tracking system, GlobalCom, will allow you to monitor your shipment while in transit - from loading through customs to delivery. We have shipment tracking on all our freights and flights, so your shipment will never be too far away. The added security and comfort that our shipment tracking and services for clearing customs provide are what sets Allied apart from the rest.


When they were loading our goods I asked them to stage things in the garage so they would not have to keep opening the door. They did not do that. The temperature in the house dropped 30 degrees. I timed them and they come in the house once every 10 minutes. I feel like this could have been avoided if they had staged things in the garage like I asked.

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What our customers say

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It couldn't have gone any better. We get calls everyday on how everything went. The guys who came to our house were excellent. Our del day was 10 days after our pack day.

Richard B  of  Bristol, CT 5 Rating:


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We've moved 4 times and have used Allied twice and Allied has out-performed the other carriers. We've moved with Allied before and they've outperformed any other carriers. They did really well and my wife said one of the movers had a good singing voice, too.

Jason N  of  Grapevine, TX 4.7 Rating:


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Everyone was extremely courteous and professional, and I was extremely impressed with our driver, he went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied and he didn't have to do that.

Tamara B  of  Urbana, OH 5 Rating:


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It was a sample process. They came on time and del on time. I just have one item broken. . I am satisfied and would recommend.

Kellee M  of  Lawrenceville, GA 4.5 Rating:


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Everybody was absolutely fantastic. I was very pleased. We packed the majority of the items, but the crew helped do the rest. They were amazing at it.

Carol R  of  Omaha, NE 5 Rating:


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All the people involved were very easy to work w/. I liked the srvc and the quality of work that was put into the move.

Stephen R  of  Justin, TX 4.6 Rating:


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I've used Allied before and I was pleased with that move. Everyone was courteous and I've had no problems so far. The delivery hasn't occurred yet but they're scheduled to arrive within the next hour.

Teresa R  of  Federal Way, WA 5 Rating:


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The movers & quote guy was very knwldg, helpful & they answered my questions. The movers were able to assist me in other ways too.

Jeremy/ Erin G  of  Atlanta, GA 5 Rating:


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Everything went as planned. This is probably the smoothest move we have had in terms of planning. I have had a lot of moves in my career. They did everything right on time.

Charles D  of  Pittstown, NJ 5 Rating:


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Really everything. It was pretty stream lined. The packer was good, the sales man was great & I just think it was well organized.

Margaret S  of  Scottsdale, AZ 5 Rating:


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