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Once you've booked your international move with Allied and your move plan is complete, now is the time to begin your international moving experience. The next step will the packing and loading of your household goods, where our expert crews will safely and efficiently prepare your goods for transit.

International Moving - How You Can Prepare

There are many things you can do to expedite the international moving process, first of which is sorting your belongings. Assist your Allied International crew by sorting through your belongings prior to packing, setting aside those items that will be put into storage, or those items that will not be moved.

Separate and pack all those personal items you will be bringing with you, including money, valuable collectibles, jewelry, etc. In addition, it's a good idea to set aside your passport and other critical paperwork for your international move.

International Moving - Our Packers and Movers

To ensure a seamless international move, you must have highly-trained packers and movers handle your move. By using the proper technique, superior quality packing supplies and extra special care and attention, you can rest assured that your belongings will be packed and loaded in the most secure manner possible.

Our expert move crews undergo extensive training before ever handling your move. They have been trained in using specific international packing materials and techniques to provide the protection your belongings need for air or ocean transit. Your household goods will be individually wrapped in our special six-layer padded paper wrap and packed in the appropriate containers. Crates and casings are built specifically for items that require special protection during international moving, while more standard goods will be protected with sturdy wrapping and sturdy cartons.

The first person you will meet will be the crew supervisor. He or she will review the details of the move with you and clarify your expectations or needs for the move, along with any special instructions you may have. If anything has changed since the time of your original estimate, please advise the crew supervisor so appropriate arrangements can be made. The supervisor will walk around your home and plan the packing process in the most efficient way.

International Moving - Protecting Your Home

Before we move items out of your home, we will protect the carpets, banisters, doorways and other areas vulnerable to damage. This way your home will be protected throughout the international moving process.

International Moving - Check Your Inventory

Be sure to check and see if everything that you want included in the shipment has been packed. During the packing process, we will create an inventory of all the things packed into cartons. The inventory will also contain brief details of the carton's contents, as well as stretch-wrapped furniture. Once the inventory form has been completed, you will be asked to sign this document. Remember to keep a copy of this critical inventory document! A copy will also be forwarded to an Allied International office at the destination to arrange customs clearance and delivery.

Shipment details

Once your items have been packed, inventoried and loaded, you will be mailed shipping details that confirm your vessel or flight number. These shipping details will also include the estimated time of arrival at port/airport and the name of the Allied international contact who will clear your shipment through customs and arrange delivery at your new destination. Our comprehensive packing and loading process ensures a streamlined international move. International moving has never been made simpler than with Allied International.