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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...

The communication with the coordinator made thingshappen and the team was great. The pricing was competitive. The estimate was correct. They got it really close. The crew was friendly and polite. Some of our things were very heavy but they did a good job but theteam needed some additional equipment for the heavy items but they managed well and figured it out.

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What our customers say

Allied Van Lines

I had great service w/ the whole process. The packing was great sicne we got all of our items w/ nothing broken. The overall move was great. The delivery was late but it wasn't the driver's fault, it was due to the weather.

Kelly S  of  Chicago, IL 5 Rating:

01/17/2014

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

Angie Hanson was doing her job well. The timing was bad and they were late to deliver my items. They also started late for the delivery. They told me before they left about the delivery time.

Nukan G  of  Cincinnati, OH 4.3 Rating:

12/09/2014

Allied Van Lines

I thought the overall care, explanation, and courteous manner the people treated us, particularly the driver couldn't been better.

Stephen R  of  Jerseyville, IL 5 Rating:

12/30/2014

Allied Van Lines

What most influenced my rating was the fact that the movers were able to get my furniture down to me in Wichita, Kansas from South Carolina.

Hilda G  of  Summerville, SC 5 Rating:

04/10/2013

Allied Van Lines

The crew worked hard and was efficient. They weren't able to connect my washer. The crew was not qualified to connect the washer, and we needed that to be done.

Kerry M  of  Moses Lake, WA 5 Rating:

06/18/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were very nice and they went in and took care of it and didn't complain. It was a pleasure to work with them.

Will C  of  Atlanta, GA 5 Rating:

04/05/2013

Allied Van Lines

They were very professional & timely. They took care of the furniture that was brought to them. They answered my questions & concerns. They were upfront w/me about any unexpected fees that occurred. I got good feedback from my family on the other end. They picked up things as promised. They were thorough & professional. The crew was good during the del.

Lela G  of  Hendersonville, NC 5 Rating:

03/25/2014

Allied Van Lines

They took excellent care of my things and they were great with my special request. I felt they were professional and they were concerned and dedicated to doing a good job.

Nancy K  of  Denver, CO 4.8 Rating:

05/13/2014

Allied Van Lines

The salesman was pleasant and professional. The quote was neat and clear what the charges were. I had a couple of missing items and some chips on some high end pieces. Most items were in great shape. I received 3 quotes and none was as professional as Allied. The 2nd I received a vague quote. The other company gave us a high quote.

Shirley J  of  Onalaska, WI 4.8 Rating:

10/24/2013

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