Moving internationally is a major undertaking, especially if it’s your first time. Therefore, it’s important to choose a moving company that has both credibility and the experience to handle international moves. Our moving professionals will handle your move with quality and care, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
International Packing and Shipping
During transport, our professionals will make sure your furniture and belongings are loaded, secured and unloaded safely from origin to destination. With more than three decades of experience, we have perfected our processes and procedures to ensure our methods for packing, loading, and unloading are the best in the business.
We also offer packing services, such as full and partial packing, single item packing and unpacking, including post-move clean-up service. Utilizing our extensive knowledge of the international moving industry, we can provide you with the best shipment solutions. We have a variety of moving services to prepare you for your next international move, including custom crating and vehicle shipping.
International Move Checklist
If you’ve never moved internationally before, don’t worry — we have you covered. All Reasons has provided you with a quick list of to-do’s to prepare for your next international move:
- Gather the Proper Documentation: Always keep your personal documents with you at all times to prevent them from getting lost or stolen. Or store them securely in a private vault or storage unit. Additionally, we recommend creating a digital copy of each of your documents and putting them on a portable hard drive. This includes, but is not limited to, birth certificates, marriage licenses, health records, etc.
- Traveling With Pets: If you’re moving overseas, there are a few things to consider before taking your pet, such as country-specific breed restrictions and the country’s live-animal importation laws. Be sure you do your research.
- Give Yourself a Head Start: If possible, try to plan three to six months in advance to complete the following:
- Create a Timeline — Consider your budget and a schedule that works for all members involved in the move. Ensure you set aside time to familiarize yourself with your new environment.
- Save, Save, Save — It’s important to set aside an emergency fund in case any last-minute expenses arise.
- Insurance — If you’re purchasing any assets overseas, it’s crucial to purchase the necessary insurance — property, auto, etc.
- Visa and Passport — Don’t forget to apply for a visa and passport. There’s nothing worse than being prepared to move overseas and realizing your documents have expired.
- Research an International Moving Company: Before the big step, be sure you hire professional international movers who know what they’re doing. It’s important to compare each moving company to determine which moving and storage packages you require. Look at their licenses, inquire about background checks and research the company thoroughly. You want to put your trust in a legitimate moving company.
- International Moving & Storage: Whether you need long-term or short-term storage solutions, research the best company capable of providing secure and climate-controlled warehouse storage.
- Notify Organizations: Ensure you notify the proper organizations, such as the United States Postal Service, your bank, the United States Embassy, the Social Security Administration, tax agencies and insurance providers, to name a few.
- Contact Your International Movers: The international movers you’ve contracted will be your key coordinators from start to finish. Ensure they are just as aware of your budget and timeline so they can be sure you have an easy transition to your new home or office abroad.
International Moving Services
It’s finally time to move, and with All Reasons, you will always have a dedicated moving coordinator to whom you can address all your questions. From initial moving quotes to shipping your household goods overseas, our moving representatives will be with you every step of the way.
As a Stevens Agent, All Reasons Moving & Storage is confidently able to go above and beyond other moving and storage companies, to give you the best overseas moving experience. For more international moving resources, contact All Reasons Moving & Storage today at (408) 240-0244 to speak with an international moving consultant, or fill out our free estimate form and receive a free moving quote. For expert advice in moving internationally, All Reasons Moving & Storage can help you!