Preparing for an international move is one of the most critical components of a successful relocation. The right
kind of preparation far enough in advance is one of the most important factors to
a stress-free relocation, as moving overseas can be complex enough in its own right.
Benefit from Allied International's expertise for your upcoming international move.
International Moving Preparation: Surveying Possessions
Your international move begins with a visit from your personal move coordinator.
One of move coordinators will come to your home to perform a survey of everything
to be moved in your residence. Your coordinator will also go over the many services
we offer, as well point out items that should be left behind or that cannot be moved.
Furthermore, we will identify items that may require extra special attention and
care such as your antiques, a grandfather clock, your wine cellar, etc.
Your personal move coordinator will provide you with an estimate of the cost of
your move once this survey is completed. The estimate will be based on the volume
of your goods to be shipped and/or the volume and weight of goods to be airfreighted.
International Moving Preparation: What Can You do to Help?
Make sure that everything that needs to be moved are in plain sight or that you
show your move coordinator all the belongings you are shipping. This includes your
attic, closets, cupboards, drawers, garages and the like. Items that may not currently
be in your home must also be explicitly described to your move coordinator, as well
as any new purchases you plan on making prior to the move, such as furniture.
Should you opt to keep some items in storage, Allied International has many storage
options to best suit your needs. Our storage-in-transit and permanent storage is
a cost-effective solution based on your shipment size, if you're not moving into
your new home oversea right away or similar reasons. Be sure to discuss the storage
options with your personal move coordinator.
International Moving Preparation: Protecting Possessions
We have many valuation protection options to ensure your belongings are covered
should any damage or loss occur during their transit. Though it is unlikely that
your goods will be damaged or lost, valuation protection provides added peace of
mind knowing that your goods will be repaired or replaced should anything happen.
Speak with your move coordinator to choose the right kind of protection for your
International Moving Preparation: Documentation
Due to heightened security requirements, proper documentation is imperative to the
success of your move. Your personal move coordinator will ensure all the proper
documentation is in place for both your origin and destination countries. It is
important that you complete these documents in a timely manner so that the international
move can progress forward as planned and you can avoid any delays as a result of
International Moving Preparation: Travel
While travel throughout most of the world is considered safe, we recommend that
you check with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada at http://www.travel.gc.ca/ for current travel advisories and
for locations of Canadian offices abroad.
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
International Move Preparation: Allied Makes it Easy
With Allied International, the preparation for an international move can be easy
and quick. We help you to comprehensively prepare for your overseas relocation so
that the transition to a new country can be a seamless, enjoyable experience. Allied
International's move preparation provides you with the information you need to know
to take the hassle out of international moving.