International Moving

Are you thinking about moving overseas and starting your life over again? It might be for work, family or personal reasons, or you might just want to move somewhere that’s closer to the beach. No matter your reasons, an international relocation is a big deal, and there’s an awful lot to sort out. When you’re moving overseas, you’ll want to make sure you arrive with a clear head, free of stress, whether you’re moving across the Tasman or somewhere on the other side of the world.

Moving internationally has always been one of the biggest adventures anyone could embark on in their life. Relocating your life overseas means embracing the unknown and seeking more for your life. Whether you’re moving with your family, your business, or as an individual, you don’t have to do it on your own.

We take the stress out of the moving experience by providing personal assistance through every step of the process. As the world’s most experienced international moving company, we draw on an unmatched level of expertise and resources to ensure that your overseas relocation can be the amazing experience you always imagined. With over 600 locations around the world, our network of overseas movers can provide support and assistance from door to door.

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Moving with the Experts

Our priority when you move with Allied is that you have a smooth transition to your new home, wherever that may be. We back-up our international moving expertise with global resources, an international tracking service and a global service charter – that’s the Allied Advantage! From a specialised in-house insurance team and dedicated, secure storage facilities around the globe, you don’t need to complicate an already tricky international relocation by adding third parties to the mix. We can do it all ourselves.

Your Move Consultant will inform you about what you need based on where you’re going, who you’re going with, how many of your personal items you’re taking with you and how quickly you need everything organised. We take care of you, so you can focus on the important things, like making sure your family knows what’s going on, and that your old home is in a great condition to be sold.

Moving from Auckland to Singapore, Nelson to New York or Wellington to London with Allied is a breeze. Make sure you get in touch with our friendly team today on 0800 255 433 to start planning your move overseas.

Furniture Storage

At Allied we understand that you may not be relocating directly to your new home at your international destination. So what do you do with your household goods while you make the move overseas? Why not store your belongings safely and securely with us? Allied’s worldwide warehouse furniture storage facilities for international moves are the safe and secure storage solution for either the entire contents of your home or a few specific items, for just a short period or more long term. Store your goods securely, free of vermin, dust and weather with Allied state of the art facilities with fully trained staff handling your effects.

Learn more about furniture storage with Allied

Packing Services

Allied’s international removals team are professionally trained in a range of packing services which are the perfect ancillary service for your overseas relocation. We can professionally sort, pack and wrap as many of your household items as you require, including your entire home, or just some of your more precious goods. Our all-inclusive move packing services include full packing, glass packing and DIY (where we provide the moving boxes for you) – we also stock a range of customised crates for antiques, memorabilia and artwork.

Learn more about packing services with Allied

Removals Insurance

Despite being renowned as The Careful Movers, there are certain risks involved in any household move. Whether you’re moving across the street, around the corner or around the globe, it goes without saying, there are sometimes circumstances outside of our control which is why the team at Allied recommend utilising removals insurance for your international move. Your possessions are important to you and our international movers do everything we can to ensure you precious cargo is packed, sorted, stored and transported safely and securely, but it is important to remember moving anything over long distances increases the risk of something going amiss. That is where our transit insurance service comes in handy to mitigating risk for Kiwis moving overseas.

Learn more about transit insurance with Allied

Vehicle Transport

Allied can arrange the transportation and storage of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, bikes and caravans by our selected auto transport specialists anywhere in the world. If you’re looking for international vehicle transportation services in New Zealand, you’ve come to the right place. Take your car to the U.S.A, Australia, Europe, or anywhere in the world with our international vehicle transportation services.

Learn more about vehicle transport with Allied

Award winning international movers

As the leading provider of International moving services around the world Allied are the international removalists team you can trust to deliver your effects safely. With a network of over 600 global locations, we have helped over 160,000 customers move overseas over the past 10 years alone!

Moving you overseas the right way

It has never been more important to make sure that you are moving overseas the right way. That means planning ahead, making smart decisions, prioritising safety and following regional and international protocols.

Safety Is Our Priority

To ensure the safety of our clients and their valuables during transit, our global monitoring system allows us to track the progress of your trip and make sure that everything goes smoothly. We also help you to follow all necessary procedures and migration requirements to remove the possibility of any unplanned surprises or mistakes along the way. Support every step of the way – that’s the Allied Advantage!

High Quality Materials

Moving the right way also means using the highest quality packaging and moving supplies. This provides your precious belongings with the protection they need during transit to keep them safe. We use specialised materials for your valuables to reduce the chances of damage during the long trip. Sturdy, top quality boxes that are designed for the products they are moving makes all the difference. So whether you’re moving across the Tasman or across the globe for your international move, our packaging materials are up to the job.

Professional international moving services anywhere in the world

Whether you’re moving or relocating from Auckland to New York, Wellington to Singapore, Dunedin to London or Christchurch to Canada, let Allied help you with your international relocation. After all, our goal has been to make the move simple and efficient with every international moving experience we’ve managed for almost 400 years!

Moving overseas does have its risks with the sheer amount of distance and logistical effort required to transport household effects from one side of the world to the other. This is why Allied Moving Services has also developed a specialised Transit and Storage policy to give you total peace of mind. In the rare instance of a claim, Allied has an internal insurance centre so you can rest assured there won’t be any external communications or issues. If something does occur, our team will deal with the claim themselves.

It doesn’t matter where you’re moving to the Allied team, because with years of experience and support, your Move Consultant is on hand at all times to make sure you have all the information you need. It’s their job to get you there smoothly, and while you might feel the stress building up occasionally, that’s perfectly natural. It’s a big change, and a quick chat with your Move Consultant to check in about what the next step is could set your mind at ease.

Looking For Additional Resources?

Check out our moving resource hub for comprehensive guides and international moving information to help make your move as stress free as possible. Our team is also available to answer any questions and provide you with next steps, give us a call on 0800 255 433 to talk to a moving specialist or jump right in and request a quote from us.

Taking care of the forms

When transporting personal effects around the world, customs forms and other declarations need to be sorted out – both departing from and entering into a region. Typically, people are unsure how to handle this paperwork, so Allied will advise you.

Allied Moving Services is accredited to the largest international industry association FAIM-FIDI to ensure your total peace of mind and to meet all the promises we make.

We have an experienced and professional international team to guide you through every step of the removal process, so contact us today on 0800 255 433. Relax, and let us carry the load.

International Moving FAQs

With over 40 years of experience with removals in New Zealand, we make your move seamless from start to finish.

Are My Items Financially Covered In Case Of An Accident?

If you purchase transit insurance through our specialised insurance team, then yes your items will be financially covered during transit. It’s a good idea to get in touch with our friendly insurance specialists as early as possible so that they can create a package to meet your requirements. This will depend on the type of items you’re taking, where you’re travelling to and what level of financial protection you want. Get in touch with us today to find out how you can insure yourself for your overseas move.

How Far In Advance Should I Book My International Move?

We always recommend that you book an international move with us as early as possible. The more time you give yourself to plan your trip, the easier the whole process will be for you. Planning in advance helps remove the stress, but it also helps ensure that you can get the services you want, when you need them. Give yourself time and guarantee that you can have a smooth, enjoyable and ultimately successful international move.

Is Air Freight or Sea Freight Better To Move My Items Overseas?

Choosing between air freight and sea freight is one of the crucial decisions you’ll have to make for your overseas move. Unfortunately there is no single, straightforward answer. Air freight is much faster and can ensure your items will be there when you need them. It is ideal if you’re working with a short time frame and cost is not your number one concern. Sea freight, on the other hand, will take significantly longer, but can help you cut down the costs of your move overall. If you’re unsure whether air freight or sea freight is right for you, get in touch with our friendly moving consultants to learn more about your options.

How Do I Pack Large Items, Like Furniture?

When it comes to packing your large and valuable items for a long haul international move, it’s important to do it right. Using the proper packing techniques and materials will make all the difference for the safety and security of your valuables. Leaving too much space, or not packing with appropriate specialty equipment can result in your items shifting during transit and potentially incurring damage. Our teams employ professional packing methods and quality materials to provide your items with the highest level of protection throughout the entire journey. Not only does this give your possessions the best chance of a safe trip, but it leaves you with the time to focus on the things that matter for your international move.

Baggage Requirements For Moving Internationally?

The only restrictions on the amount you can take with you are your budget, and of course customs (see question below). However, sending items all the way around the world can be a costly service, so make sure you are only paying for the baggage that you really need. A good way to do this is to outline a budget for what you are able to spend, and to create an inventory of all the items you think you will need. If you find yourself over budget, it might be a good idea to put some of those unnecessary items into short or long term storage.

What Items Can’t I Take When Moving Internationally?

What you can take with you on your international move will depend on your destination country. It’s important to check the government website of the country you are moving to in order to find out what items can and can’t be taken through customs. As long as your items aren’t on the prohibited items list, then we can help you take it with you on your international move.

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