Overseas Moving Survey
An effective pre-move survey is a vital start when planning your overseas move. Its purpose is to help your international mover fully understand the technical details of your move (volume, access, special items, etc.) and allow you the opportunity of explaining your individual needs. It is also an opportunity to discuss the overseas moving process and make you fully aware of what you need to accomplish in advance. At the pre-move survey, the following needs to be established:
- The volume of the consignment
- Access for vehicles and parking restrictions
- Your timetable, including moving out dates and required delivery date
- Your travel arrangements (so we know how to keep in touch)
- Contact addresses and telephone numbers before and after you leave
- The access at destination (if known)
- Any special requirements you may have
Four Decades of Overseas Moving Experience
Global Van Lines offers you the assistance of a personal Moving Concierge to help you plan your international move. This planning can include factors such as: the most appropriate packing, choosing the best methods of transportation for you (land, sea, or air, or a combination), deciding on timings, picking the best route, and establishing whether you will need storage and, if so, whether it should be at origin or at destination.
During the survey, the estimators may also discuss any other matters relevant to your move. These can include: work and residency permits, customs documentation, marine insurance, relocation allowances, etc. It is a little extra preparation, but the process will be streamlined if you can determine in advance which items will be going with you. You may wish to leave some items behind in storage.
Contact Global Van Lines to Assist with Your International Move
To produce an accurate survey, the estimator will need access to everything in the house and garage. The time can vary, but usually 1 to 2 hours is sufficient for the average household. Your Global Van Lines Moving Concierge can be available to assist you and answer questions throughout the entire process. Contact us today to be connected to your personal Moving Concierge.