An international move is highly exciting! A new culture and home awaits you, but before you can begin settling in and embracing everything that an international relocation has to offer, you need to choose the right moving company.

Aside from having a positive previous experience with a removalist company, it can be incredibly tough to know how to choose the right international mover for you. Fortunately, we’ve created this guide to help you choose the right international mover so your relocation is a seamless and stress-free experience!

What to look for in an international mover

The right international moving company will look different for everyone. As every move is unique, you need a moving company who will cater for your specific requirements. However, the best international movers will be able to successfully meet our criteria listed below.

High level of experience & highly trained team

The right international moving company will have a wealth of experience in international relocations and have a highly trained team to ensure you experience a stress-free move. Moving locally within India is one thing, but an international move is an entirely different beast. Not only does a moving company need to pack your belongings and furniture for a long journey and transport these items, they also need to navigate customs, time zones and all the other challenges that come with an international move. Ask your selected moving company if they have had experience in moving from India to your destination, and whether they have performed similar moves. The right moving company should also be clear and transparent about the level of training their staff has and can give your confidence that your move is in safe hands.  

Offer multiples services

As an international relocation involves multiple moving parts at once, you will likely require different services to meet these needs. Whether it’s moving your car or pet from India to your new home overseas, or if you simply require assistance with your packing, a high quality international removal service should offer a wide range of additional moving services.

A global network of movers

Moving internationally can be hard enough trying to deal with one provider during a move, so dealing with multiple moving companies can be an enormous headache. If there is a breakdown in communication between two different moving companies, your belongings may become lost or sent to the wrong address. There also may be a language barrier which can be highly stressful to navigate. It can also be tough to know which moving company to use once you arrive in your new country. These reasons are why it’s essential to choose a moving company with a global network of movers.

With Allied, we have multilingual experts across the world in over 600 locations so we can arrange international moves more seamlessly between Allied partner countries. Our team brings essential local experience and knowledge, and can understand your destination and the challenges that you might face during your move.

Transparent communication

You don’t want to be in the dark about the status and progress of your move. Ask your international moving company about the level of communication you can expect throughout your move. Will you have a dedicated moving consultant who will be responsible for handling all the finer details of your specific move? Is there a way you can easily track the progress of your move and understand where your belongings are 24/7? Allied uses GlobalCom so our customers can access constant updates about their international move from India around the clock!

Insurance plans

Even with the most careful and trusted moving company, there is a possibility of an accident occurring during your international move. As your belongings and furniture need to travel great distances from India to your new home internationally, they may be subjected to bad weather, unprecedented delays, and other accidents which may cause them to be damaged or lost. This is why choosing an international moving company who offers comprehensive insurance plans is highly important. Ask your moving company whether they provide insurance, what is covered by their insurance and how the claim process works before hiring them for your move.

Quotation service

Any high quality international moving company will be able to provide you with a quote which is unique to your move. Request a quote on your move from multiple movers so you can easily compare prices and overall value. Be careful going for the lowest quote, especially if it is considerably lower than the rest of your quotes. If the price seems to be too good to be true then it probably is. A moving company may be cutting corners to save costs which can lead to a world of problems down the line, from missing or damaged items to issues with customs.

Certified by industry bodies

Finally, a good way to understand whether you are choosing the right international moving company is to see if they are certified by any industry organisations and bodies. This can speak to their reputation within the international moving industry, whether they are following the standards and regulations of relocations and the overall quality of their operations. Look for accreditations from industry bodies such as FIDI FAIM and quality management standards ISO-9001.

Choose Allied for your next international move

If you are moving internationally from India, why not choose the best company for the job? Not only does Allied India exceed all the criteria listed above, we go above and beyond to ensure that your international relocation is a breeze!

With an established and unparalleled network of service providers and highly developed moving processes, we can guarantee that no other company will be able to compete with the moving experience we can offer you. We facilitate relocations all over the world and offer customised solutions for any type of move, whether it’s a household move or corporate relocation.

Allied moves more than 1,000 families a day, 365 days a year. So you can rest assured that our moving specialists are using the safest and most efficient packing techniques and materials. Our people are well-trained and highly skilled, and we use the latest in high-tech security measures and shipping containers.

With Allied, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands, so you can relax and let us carry the load. Learn more about moving internationally with Allied India today!