International Movers in the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Voted best international mover. For a century, Suddath® has been a leading mover for both domestic and international relocations to customers across the United States, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dallas-Fort Worth is a wide coverage area, requiring an expert moving team like Suddath to provide efficient and cost-effective international moving services. A five-time EMMA winner for International Moving Company of the Year, Suddath is a proven industry leader in moving procedures and storage solutions with over 16,000 international and 54,000 domestic moves each year.

Professional and background-checked moving experts. When working with the Suddath team in Dallas, you can be confident that highly trained professionals will be managing your move every step of the way. Our crews are background checked and fully trained in our own, industry-leading Suddath University training program, completing over 250 hours of training before entering your home. Especially for international moves, which require extensive planning and adherence to details, you will benefit from a dedicated move counselor, who will guide the entire process from pre-move home surveys to unloading on move day.

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Document Preparation

Moving overseas to or from Dallas-Fort Worth requires meticulous planning and preparation. Your international move coordinator will work with you to gather and prepare the necessary documents that are needed to relocate to another country, since there are often regulations and clearance requirements that need to be met. We perform a thorough assessment of your home to prepare our team for how to access areas of the home, pack, document, track and load all the contents, noting the equipment and personnel that will be needed to provide a timely and accurate moving quote.

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International Packing Solutions

Our overseas moving company provides customizable packing solutions to help save you time and money, using international-specific techniques and materials to secure your belongings and transport to the new destination safely. With our full-service packing option, we pack all the belongings in your home which gives you more free time to prepare for life in a new international location. Options for partial packing and DIY offer some cost-conscious alternatives as well.

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Prepping for Customs

When you begin planning to move across international borders, it important to understand and be prepared for the entry requirements and regulations of different countries during the customs process. Suddath stands out in the industry for our best practices and high-quality standards in managing the customs procedures for our customers. Our Certifications such as Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) ensure that Suddath international movers are knowledgeable and following all compliance and security measures to the high standards expected of US Customs and Border Protection.

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Overseas Freight

The Suddath Dallas-Fort Worth team provides the most cost-effective and efficient move plan for your international relocation when it comes to transporting your items. Distance, travel routes, types of belongings being shipped and more will determine the best method, whether it be air, ocean, ground transport or even a combination of any available option. Your Suddath coordinator will work with you to generate a comprehensive freight solution, and with the use of cutting-edge technology like our Global Move Management Software (GMMS) platform, all aspects of transport are updated and readily available throughout the overseas move.

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Custom Crating

As you determine the best shipping solution for your move abroad, Suddath experts offer custom solutions for securing items that may require special containment. Our team can build custom-fit crates that will house unique items.

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Relocating a Boat

Ensure that your boat arrives safe and secure to your new international location. Suddath partners with top providers who are experts in transporting boats and adhere to the same high-quality standards held by Suddath.

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Pet Relocation

Suddath has long-standing relationships with partners who specialize in providing a smooth overseas relocation process for your pets. Especially for international moves, it is important to ensure that all possible international requirements for pet relocation are considered.

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Moving a Motorcycle

Work with your Suddath coordinator to determine the best method for vehicle relocation as part of your international move plan. Through valued partnerships, the Suddath Dallas-Fort Worth team is able to provide options for moving your motorcycle on time and within budget.

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Dallas International Movers FAQ

How far in advance should I plan my international move?

Try to book a moving company at least 10 to 12 weeks before your international move date. Remember, overseas moving companies are in especially high demand during the summer months.

Should I insure my items for an international move?

Purchasing a comprehensive international moving insurance policy to protect your goods during transit is highly recommended. Extreme care is taken when packing, loading and moving your items to your new location, however accidents do happen.

A good policy should cover your door-to-door for full replacement value at destination. This value is based on your assessment of what your items would cost to replace. Inquire with your Suddath move coordinator, as we can help facilitate international moving insurance.

What is a high value inventory form?

A high value inventory form is an insurance company form where an individual item, pair or set in excess of $3,000 (or whatever the individual insurance policy dictates) is specifically identified for coverage during the international move.

Can you help me move my pets internationally?

Yes, we can move your pet. Suddath coordinates with various specialist pet relocation companies that provide a quality relocation service for your furry family members. Allow extra time for vaccinations, health certificates, chips, etc. as every country is different and some may require quarantine. Suddath can provide all this information, just allow extra time. With pets, sometimes six months or more of planning is required in advance of packing for an international move.

Can Suddath move my car across borders?

Yes, we can arrange auto transport services and vehicle transport services. It’s as simple as providing your Suddath move coordinator with the year, make and model of the vehicle. From there, we can check to ensure your car is authorized and allowed to be shipped to your country of destination, secure a vehicle transport quote and advise you of your costs and regulations. One thing to remember—don’t leave personal items in your vehicle. It needs to be empty of everything other than the standard items it came with from the dealership when first purchased.

Can I choose any day to pack/load items?

Your goods can be moved on any date you choose. Weekdays are best, as there can be additional costs associated with weekend or holiday moves. Try to plan accordingly and work closely with your move coordinator for more ideas on how to avoid additional costs, and please note that some countries require two weeks or more to secure an international shipping container.

The delivery date at destination will depend on the size of your shipment, sailing schedules of the steamship lines between ports and finally, customs clearance procedures and the destination agent’s availability. Once a pack date is determined at origin, estimated transit time will be calculated and advised.

What if you break something during my overseas move?

Suddath takes many precautions and train our teams with certified international packing standards to ensure your belongings arrive on time and without damage. However, our claims team is here to start the settlement process in the unlikely event that something gets damaged during your international move. Your agreed upon insurance coverage will determine the settlement for any potential claims The claims filing process can be easily completed online.

How much does it cost to move internationally?

Move cost is determined based on weight/volume. There are many factors that go into determining the cost of your move abroad, but the weight of your items is the biggest.

Other factors that might influence cost are:

• Specialized moving services that may be required
• If any of your items need custom crating
• Shipment destination
• Specialized access needs

Your move coordinator can discuss these costs with you and determine if there are any factors that would put additional cost onto your move.

What items can’t be shipped internationally?

There are some general items that cannot be shipped, international or otherwise. For example, plants, paint cans or ammunition, to name a few. Make sure you understand what cannot be shipped ahead of time and speak with your Suddath move coordinator for any items that may be specific to the country or region you are relocating to. For example, places like Australia, Singapore and China have stricter rules than others, and ignoring these rules can create delays at customs or even hefty fines.

Do I pay duties & taxes on my international move?

It depends on where you are moving. In most countries, if you have owned items for more than six months, or sometimes a year, you do not. However, some countries have different rules for expats vs returning nationals. Your Suddath move coordinator will provide specific, up-to-date customs regulations for your country of destination.

Do I pay state sales tax on my international move?

As this is considered an international service, you do not pay local state taxes on your expatriate move if it is out of the United States. Your Suddath move coordinator will provide additional information on the overseas moving process and rules at your country of destination, to help you understand if you will be subject to any taxes or fees in your country of origin or destination.

Can I store my household goods overseas?

Yes. Suddath has a network of trusted, accredited partners with approved household goods storage facilities around the world. Your household goods can be held for just a few days or as long as you need.

How can I track my international move online?

As a true, specialized international moving company, Suddath provides password protected access to our online tracking system to view the status of you move.

Tracking your overseas move online is something to help you feel at ease with the status of your move at any one time but is of course only part of a personalized experience. Your Suddath move coordinator will keep you fully up-to-date with key milestones and you will be proactively prompted to complete all tasks required for a seamless experience.

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