13 Apr What to know before hiring an international moving company?
Are you moving to a new place, in a different country?
If your answer is “yes”, it has probably already crossed your mind how exactly your move will happen, right?
When it comes to moving to a new country, only a few people realize how they will transport their belongings and what they need to do to make it happen, so we’ve gathered here some very important tips to help you when hiring an International Moving Company!
How can specialized international moving companies help?
An international move is very different from a local move, or from one state to another, within the same country.
Despite having some peculiarities, an international move is still an export (or import depending on where the process starts), and for this reason, some documents and procedures are necessary.
The international moving company is fundamental in this process, as it will be responsible for coordinating all this bureaucratic and logistical part, organizing the best ways to carry out your move, and providing assistance with the documentation required for customs clearance, both in the country of origin , and in the country of destination, in addition to hiring the most appropriate freight service for your move.
What are the roles of the international moving company in my move?
As we said before, the international moving company will be responsible for coordinating the entire process of your moving, from packing the goods to their delivery in the destination country. The main activities performed by the international moving company in this process are:
- Assistance with all required documentation at origin and destination
- Supply of all material used to pack your goods
- Packing your goods following international quality standards
- International insurance for your belongings
- Road transport to the port or airport of origin
- Contracting international air or sea freight, according to the volume of your goods
- Customs clearance at origin and destination
- Management of all necessary procedures for the delivery of your goods to your new residence abroad.
It is worth noting that each of the activities listed above unfolds into several other smaller activities, which demand great management capacity, which is why it is important to hire a specialized company, avoiding unpleasant surprises.
How do I know if the company I want to hire is the best option for me?
There are some ways to know if your choice is the right one, but one of the most efficient is to know if it is part of any of the main associations of international moving companies, such as:
IAM, Euromovers, PAIMA and IMA
These associations demand a high standard of quality from all their members, and to participate in any of them, it is necessary that the companies that are already part of that group accept the new company as a member. This means that a company that does not have a good standard of quality and service will hardly be part of any of these associations.
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