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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

Allied Van Lines

Everything they said and did was right on. Communication was right on, helpful, friendly and they packed everything. They were clean and there was nothing broken. I would recommend them.

Tim B  of  Davenport, IA 5 Rating:

05/30/2014

Allied Van Lines

We hardly had to lift a finger. They did all of the work, they worked very hard and they were very careful.

Christopher R  of  Orange, TX 5 Rating:

06/08/2014

Allied Van Lines

Everything was perfect, the only glitch came with them not estimating enough. The weight went over and nothing was added to the list. Things were removed from the list and the weight was still over. The rep low balled it, he said we needed less than what we needed. He didn't have enough wardrobes. The other company said I needed 16 wardrobes and this one gave me 8. Little disappointed.

Margaretann C  of  Alexandria, VA 4.6 Rating:

01/08/2014

Allied Van Lines

There is always room to improve but I have already told my neighbors to call them. They broke a couple of things. They could not fit down my driveway.

Jill F  of  Oriental, NC 4.6 Rating:

10/09/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were very efficient, friendly, helpful, and explained things. It was smooth. They separated the items that I wanted to be moved first.

Beverly P  of  Andersonville, TN 5 Rating:

08/13/2014

Allied Van Lines

The full experience. The driver and crew did not arrive to load my things on time b/c they had a flat tire.

Stacy R  of  Lafayette, IN 4 Rating:

12/11/2014

Allied Van Lines

Everybody who packed, loaded or shipped my things was very professional. They were punctual. They kept me informed about what was going on.

Phillip C  of  Huntsville, AL 5 Rating:

06/02/2014

Allied Van Lines

The driver and Michelle were very kind, they had good communication in keeping me informed. Also, I had a good experience and I would tell anyone that. I thought the driver did a good job packing but some of the crew members didn't do as well.

Hamilton Scott A  of  Ithaca, NY 4.9 Rating:

06/21/2013

Allied Van Lines

It took longer then I thought it would. I had to call many times to see what was going on. I had to wait two weeks without my stuff.

Ann W  of  West Monroe, LA 4.4 Rating:

11/27/2013

Allied Van Lines

The driver was the best ever, and he would get a 10 everyday. The driver was the best ever. He had a great sense of humor, professional, and I would request him again.

Lee S  of  Danville, VA 5 Rating:

03/25/2014

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