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International Move Preparation

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Your preparation for international moving is one of the most vital aspects to a successful overseas relocation. Moving overseas can be a complicated process, as you are trading in your old world for a new one. For this reason, Allied provides you a guide for completing the necessary aspects of international move preparation.

Preparing for International Moving:  Surveying Possessions

To begin the international moving preparation process, one of our agent moving specialists will come to your home to explain the many services that that Allied International offers. Next, the moving specialist will perform a survey of everything in your home that will be moved – pointing out items along the way that can't be moved, such as flammable cans of paint, and items that might require special attention, such as an antique china hutch, grandfather clock or wine collection.

Your estimate will be based on the volume of goods to be shipped and/or the volume and weight of goods to be air-freighted. Accurate estimating depends on the level of detail given to the relocation consultant during this part of the international move preparation process. The more accurate the details, the more accurate the estimate.

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Make sure that all items are shown in detail, including contents of drawers, cupboards, attics and garages. Items that are not currently at your home should be described accurately. If you are planning to make new purchases that will need to be included in the move, be sure to tell us during the survey.

You may decide to store some of your items in your origin country or at destination. Storage is a cost-effective solution, particularly if you have to limit your shipment size, are renting your home out while you are away or are moving into a hotel prior to finding a permanent home. Make sure to advise your international moving specialist of any storage needs you may have.

Preparing for International Moving: Protecting Possessions

Your moving specialist will discuss coverage options with you to ensure that your possessions are protected during the journey. Though it's unlikely that anything will happen, coverage gives you the security and peace-of-mind you need during your move. Acquiring coverage information is an integral part in international move preparation.

Preparing for International Moving: Documentation

Proper documentation is increasingly important due to heightened security requirements. You can rely on the expertise of your Coordinator to guide you through the process of identifying and completing the appropriate paperwork for your origin and destination countries. Don't delay as documentation is a critical part of the international move preparation process and late receipt may delay your shipment.

Preparing for International Moving: Travel

While travel throughout most of the world is considered safe, we recommend that you check with the State Department for current travel advisories and the US Embassy for local embassy information. In addition to travel advisories, embassies and consulates will also have information on what you should do in an emergency situation.

Because of heightened security measures, travelers should allow additional time for check-in. Check with your carrier or travel agent for additional information regarding air travel safety and security and related check-in requirements, baggage restrictions, etc.

After completing the international move preparation process, you will be better equipped for the demands of your overseas relocation. Preparing for an international move is of dire importance, as the best laid plans will result in the most successful international moving experience. Allied International's guide to the international move preparation process will outfit you with what you need to know, so you can focus on your exciting new adventure.

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What our customers say

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The whole process went like I expected and everyone was very helpful and professional. I was comfortable knowing that my belongings were being handled very well.

Erin K  of  Belleville, MI 5 Rating:

09/20/2013

Allied Van Lines

The movers were great. The agent who coordinated the move, his communication was bad and it took extra work on my end.

Ashley G  of  Albert Lea, MN 4.3 Rating:

06/23/2014

Allied Van Lines

The reps coming out to the house, giving us estimates and courtesy of the individuals who helped influenced my rating. I had to call ALLIED for my delivery time. The pick up was but follow up with the delivery time was not so great.

Sandy M  of  Weston, OH 4.6 Rating:

12/17/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were very professional and very pleased with the overall move and they showed up when they said they would. The crew did additional wrapping.

Jerome M  of  Columbus, OH 4.7 Rating:

10/06/2014

Allied Van Lines

It's just overall, the professionalism, the manner, the courtesy. They're exactly what you would expect from a moving crew. I've had movers before. Everything was thing was wonderful, despite of the weather they toughed it out and didn't complain, assured we were satisfied. Good bunch of guys, very professional. Didn't lose anything, didn't break

Nick K  of  Washington, PA 5 Rating:

09/17/2013

Allied Van Lines

When the crew packed my items, there were some individuals who provided more care to my items than others.

Karin M P  of  Tucson, AZ 4.8 Rating:

04/10/2013

Allied Van Lines

They worked through all the obstacles that happened, even having to change trucks. They did this with no problem. I had one article damaged during the move.

Nancy M  of  Midlothian, VA 4.9 Rating:

01/22/2014

Allied Van Lines

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:

09/11/2014

Allied Van Lines

For the most part they did what they said they would do. The ppl involved were extremely courteous and customer service oriented. One of the requests was not followed through. I haven't completed unpacking.

Greg M  of  Biloxi, MS 4.8 Rating:

08/19/2014

Allied Van Lines

The driver was willing to work with me. I had a few items that were put into storage instead of being delivered to me now I have to wait 2 months to get those items.

Don M  of  Davie, FL 4.5 Rating:

06/21/2013

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