How To Get The Best International Moving Experience


The world is a very different place when we compare it to only a year ago. Our options as far as travel are limited and almost everyone on the planet is wondering ‘where will I be in one year?’ This has led many to think of other countries as places to call home – and that, in turn has made them think of where they would like to spend the rest of their lives. So international relocation has seized the spotlight – but if anything the entire subject has become even more complex than it has been in the past. It is not the financial cost but also the cost to those that you care about? How will it affect them? Is the upheaval worth it and ‘will it fit in with the culture, language and customers of the place that I am considering as a region where I would like to make a home for the rest of my life?’

So, even in this day and age – are there any certainties that we need to take into account when we are considering moving to a new country? The fact of the matter is that any relocation from one country to another requires careful thought and some considerations that require attention prior to making that big decision. One of these is which international moving company will best suit your needs and the needs of your family.

So here are some things to take into account before you make that big decision of who will be your moving partner in your next life step.

Firstly, you have to make sure that the company that you select has the experience in relocation to that country that you have selected as your new home. There are a number of company’s that offers’international relocations’. That is a bit of an all encompassing term. They should have experience spanning over a number of years when it comes to a specific country. There are customer issues and many other parts of the process that can trip up the unwary. You need a partner – not only a service provider.

Secondly, make sure that the international relocation company you are considering will actually send a representative over to your home to have a look at your goods. It is almost impossible to provide a proper and accurate estimate based on a conversation over the phone. Do not accept the services of a broker – the person that is coming out to your home should bean employee of the company that you select for your relocation. They should be able to answer any questions that you have and also be at hand to discuss any issues you might have when that final quote is presented.

Be careful of that estimate – it is after all called – an ‘estimate’ for a reason. There may very well be other costs that are piled on top of that estimate. Here you have to be assertive and make sure that you ask all the right questions. A great international moving company will be more than happy to share how they have arrived at a cost – and they will bend over backwards to make sure that you save every cent that you will need once you set foot in the country of your choice.

In the Western World when we relocate we are almost assured that our goods will be delivered to out front door when we relocate. An international relocation can be very different. Shipping services are all important. Make sure that the company that you are dealing with has along and trust relationship with the shipping service that will be used. Ask after insurance issues and how your goods might be stored before they arrive at your new home.

Arriving in a new country, some might even have that service in house. Some might even be able to offer advice and smooth the way to getting your four legged best friend into the country of your choice. and having to navigate new service providers can provide the uninitiated with an absolute nightmare – do you have a trusted moving service provider who can extend a helping hand with not only physical goods – but the entire moving process

The you get down to the nitty gritty of seeing your goods arrive at your new home. When will they arrive and how? Who will be unloading them and will you be responsible for getting the manpower to get those goods form the sidewalk into the home and having them arranged. What about having that all important technology set up – will you have Internet access – and can your relocation company help out with setting that up?
Before that happens there is the nightmare of customs and clearing. It is almost inevitable that you will have some possessions that will require expert help in order to get them into the living room of your new residence.that is accepting that you do not have a pet – because then things can get really complicated. A great international moving service will provide you with access to a a customs brokering service.

When all is said and done one of the most important aspects of moving is ensuring that you have the perfect insurance policy in place. Make sure that your selected service provider has a point of contact that will be available day of night. Time zones are one of the most challenging parts of a relocation process. And they can provide the most headaches – access to an expert source day or night is one of the most important parts of making that relocation process a success.

A new country should be be an adventure and not a nightmare. However, serious research is required. Always go with a company that has been in business for a while. It is the best guarantee that you will be receiving the greatest customer service and will give you all the opportunity to enjoy your new country – both you and your family, the moment the furniture hits that floor and the Internet access is up. That is what a professional international moving company should bring to the party!