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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

The help that I received from the man who came to explain details to me. He worked hard to make sure that items were delivered to me and made sure someone would be home. The people were very polite. I have to examine all of the items that were delivered. They treated my special items carefully.

Beverly G  of  Boise, ID 5 Rating:

11/21/2013

Allied Van Lines

A good attitude, they did what they said they would do, with the complexity of the move. Very good follow-through. Overall very positive experience. I had a TV broken, a 62 inch TV that probably should have been crated, but it wasn't. It was a big deal money-wise. However, it was a complex move, and overall I am very pleased.

Leigh O  of  Miami Beach, FL 4.8 Rating:

01/27/2015

Allied Van Lines

I was satisfied with the move. The only thing was that my delivery date was pushed back one week. Besides that they responded to my emails quickly. When I called they called back. They are good.

Parag G  of  Troy, MI 4.3 Rating:

04/02/2014

Allied Van Lines

After the first contact, nothing went on time. The day before the pick up, I was told they didn't have a truck. Then, the truck wasn't working. I could've gone somewhere else if not the last minute.

Sunil M  of  Saint Louis, MO 4 Rating:

12/05/2013

Allied Van Lines

This is my 6th corporate move and the crew was without a doubt the best. The crew was excellent, packed well and was very organized. The packers and delivery team was the same team.

Timothy M  of  The Woodlands, TX 5 Rating:

01/24/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were clean and professional. They were very efficient and they gave a good representation of the company. They had good quality people. At one point they came and took the product from my house and it still had propane in the grill. At some point they had to take it out before being shipped to California.

Dana S  of  Charlotte, NC 4.9 Rating:

03/18/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were available when I needed them. They were prompt and professional. They also communicated with me throughout the process.

Brenda B  of  Marion, IA 4.8 Rating:

06/04/2013

Allied Van Lines

THEY WERE ON TIME. AND THEY DELIVERED ON TIME. THAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. THE MOVER, THE TRUCK DRIVER, JD, WAS VERY GOOD.HE'S FROM FORT COLLINS, COLO. THE COORDINATOR WAS TED ANDERSON FROM BAILEY'S MOVING CO.

Krishna G  of  Denver, CO 5 Rating:

09/16/2014

Allied Van Lines

The stuff got there really fast. I was given a 2 week time frame and it got there quicker than that. The local agents crew packed the big stuff and they did wonderful.

Sarah M  of  Tucson, AZ 4.7 Rating:

12/11/2014

Allied Van Lines

The difficulty of our situation from the state, I felt like they did a good job at getting the job done, they were very helpful and appreciated. The guys that came were really great, they were courteous, and respectful.,

Pat M  of  Dallas, TX 5 Rating:

10/16/2014

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