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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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I gave a 10 because I believe they did what they said they would do. They followed through with the appropriate instructions and it went very well.

Ed And Delores R  of  Cambridge, MN 5 Rating:

01/09/2013

Allied Van Lines

I have always been impressed with their professionalism and attentiveness to my needs. We had a rainbow swing set that needed to be taken down for the move.

Thomas (Ton) A  of  Alexandria, MN 5 Rating:

08/04/2014

Allied Van Lines

I called another company and they gave me the run around. They gave me a two week period for when my things would arrive. Allied got my things there before I arrived that was very important to me. They did not put the boxes into the right rooms.

Polly P  of  Sauk Rapids, MN 5 Rating:

01/03/2013

Allied Van Lines

The overall way we were treated influenced my rating. They were on time, every time, and they kept their promises.

Sarah & Tiago C  of  Detroit Lakes, MN 5 Rating:

03/28/2013

Allied Van Lines

Everything went smoothly, they were almost too efficient. I was very pleased, they were doing their job.

Joan P  of  Detroit Lakes, MN 5 Rating:

09/18/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were just very, very, good in every single way. I am still missing my radio and I don't Know what happened to it. I am thinking that it happened in Fargo,ND. during the move.

Suzanne D  of  Fargo, ND 5 Rating:

05/27/2014

Allied Van Lines

Entire service was perfect. From start to finish the delivery was on time and that was very important to me.

Shashwati K  of  Fargo, ND 5 Rating:

10/01/2013

Allied Van Lines

The ability to deliver in a time period that I needed. It was a short turn around time when working with them. They were willing to wait for me to get back in my home after being locked out.

Jennie L  of  Fargo, ND 4.8 Rating:

07/18/2014

Allied Van Lines

They handled my furniture carefully. They were willing to help in any way. The men were courteous. The men were courteous. They went above what was expected of them. They were joyous and fun to be around.

Fran B  of  Fargo, ND 5 Rating:

05/10/2013

Allied Van Lines

The routine and the person communicating with me . There was a lack of communication, I didn't know of the delivery time until the actual time. ISSUE WITTH THE DELIVERY DATES.

Matthew A  of  Grand Forks, ND 4.8 Rating:

10/09/2014

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