How to choose an international moving company

If your move is not arranged by your employer, it is important that you can find a reliable international moving company, and FIDI wish to assist you in your quest with some referrals:

Get at least three isolate estimates for your move.
This will provide you with the chance to compare price, services provided and the mover’s availability. Although price is an important component, it’s important to also look at the years of service, the assistance provided and also other people’s suggestions if they’re available. For example, packing materials may vary, some movers may offer specialised fine arts and antiques moving services, and so on. Choose the International Car Shipping that best meets your financial budget and service requirements.

Be sure you compare as with like!
When you compare quotations between international movers, be sure to check what’s and is also not included to avoid any nasty additional charges at a later time. Often, quotes that look inexpensive may cost you more by the end. Do ask, therefore:

Is the delivery method the same?
Are your individual items being moved in their own container, or are they consolidated with other peoples’?
Have terminal and interface handling charges been included?
Is packing / unpacking included?
Have they accounted for accessibility?
Is customs clearance included?
What timeframe is quoted?
Are they a FIDI Accredited International Mover (FIDI FAIM)?
FIDI is the principal relationship for international movers providing quality services worldwide. To be always a FIDI Accredited International Mover, the moving company must show that they comply with very strict quality requirements plus they must be regularly assessed by an unbiased auditor. They need to have protection actions and insurance in destination to protect the client.

For an international customer, choosing a FIDI member is synonym of quality commitment from A to Z.

Who’ll be providing the service at the other end?
The individual that visits you in your house and conducts the pre-move survey may be excellent and the packing crew at origin wonderful. But inquire further who will be the international mover that offers the assistance at the other end.

Get recommendations
Ask your friends, family and co-workers about international movers they have used in prior times and you’ll soon collect a set of dependable international movers. Check reviews about their credibility and ask for customer reviews from earlier customers.

Additional Service Requirements
Consider the excess services you may require from your international mover. Do you need immigration assistance, money transfer, a professional carton packing service, home cleaning, pet transport, car transportation or a complete unpacking service after delivery? Maybe even a handyman service to hold pictures, re-assemble playground equipment etc.

Get everything on paper
It really is unwise to proceed with any international mover if you do not have full terms and conditions and an in depth contract.

Ensure that you get yourself a no obligation written quotation and check all details are fully listed and all costs are plainly illustrated.