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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.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...
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It happened exactly as I was told. The packers packed everything, the driver called when on the way it was no surprises. I was so impressed with the driver finding a inch long and wide stick.

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What our customers say

There was no problems.Everything went smooth.The movers picked up on Tuesday and delivered Wednesday.
Laura T  of  Houston, TX

This was the best move out of a dozen moves that I have ever had. Allied Van Lines did an outstanding job.
Arthur F  of  Lake Mary, FL

I have used Allied twice prior and have had good experiences with them. That's what made it easy for me to go with them again. Allied is consistently on time and the move is always smooth.
Nidhi B  of  Louisville, KY

I was satisfied with the overall move process. The company accomplished everything that they said they would and on time.
Jeri Stev W  of  Mountain Home, AR

The whole process was very professional. The owner came out and did anestimate. The driver was very personable. The whole crew did a fantastic job and it was an enjoyable experience.
David N  of  Denver, CO

I would recommend Allied because everything went like clock work. The del tm was efficient and trust worthy.
Bob J  of  Rapid City, SD

The efficiency. The representative was professional, called beforehand, and the crew was efficient in how my things were handled. Everything was delivered effectively.
Nino R  of  Charlotte, NC

The way Allied communicated with us, packed everything and everythingwas explained. The crew asked us where everything would go. We had total cooperation and they were professional.
Don B  of  Goodyear, AZ

It happened exactly as I was told. The packers packed everything, the driver called when on the way it was no surprises. I was so impressed with the driver finding a inch long and wide stick.
Linda A  of  Pooler, GA

The entire moving process was a very good experience from beginning to end. Allied Van Lines came highly recommended.
Alice H  of  Sierra Vista, AZ

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