A Guide to Using International Moving Services

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A Guide to Using International Moving Services

Staff Writer · Sep 8, 2009

When you’re going to relocate abroad and you need the moving services of a reliable international mover, you may not know what to look for. This article offers tips for choosing the right mover.

What Services Do You Deed?

Consider well in advance what needs to be taken care of. Among which, what items to be shipped and what you want to be disposed of locally. Just be informed that reliable and accredited international movers are able to provide almost any services needed, even such seemingly unrelated jobs as arranging your tour at destination to find a good housing community, finding a buyer for your old home and locating a nice apartment rental or finding a new home to buy at destination.

Qualities of a Reliable International Mover

A dependable and professional international moving company must possess the means to provide global services, must have proven records and long years of experience and is licensed and certified.

FIDI, based in Belgium, is the leading worldwide federation of quality international removal companies. Presently FIDI has a membership of twenty-seven associations that represent the professional international moving industry in their respective countries. Over 500 international removal companies belong to the FIDI alliance. All FIDI members must be certified as FAIM (FIDI Accredited International Mover).

OMNI or Overseas Movers Network International (OmniMoving has a website), based in the United Kingdom, is the only international moving network with 100% FAIM. This means that all OMNI members must have met FAIM (FIDI Accredited International Mover) quality standards.

In the United States we know of AMSA or American Moving and Storage Association, the national trade association for the professional moving industry. AMSA introduced the RIM (Registered International Mover) Certification. The holder of RIM Certification is a qualified moving company to operate anywhere in the world. To get RIM Certification, a mover must pass an examination and meet RIM standards for equipment and facilities to handle international household goods shipments, verified by on-site inspections. To remain certified, management and personnel within three years must complete a minimum of fifteen hours of education and training. The company’s facilities and equipment every three years are also subject to re-inspection.

Where to Find Movers

To start with, on the FIDI website there is a search box to find companies belonging to the FIDI Global Alliance. The search results provide the names of companies, complete with company information and contact address. The site also offers other useful information. Likewise on the OMNIMoving website, you’ll find a similar search box providing similar results. This site also publishes other useful information.

Pick two or three such companies for you to survey and compare. Check their licensing and performance well.

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