Experienced International Movers in Los Angeles

Experience matters for international moving. Just like a well-rehearsed Hollywood film crew, your overseas moving company should have the experience and talent to make your international move a flawless production. Suddath® performs over 16,000 international moves every year, and we have won many industry awards, including five EMMA wins (Expatriate Management & Mobility Award) for our international services.

Reduce stress and look forward to the destination. A move abroad should feel like an opportunity for adventure, not stress. With over a century in the business, Suddath has developed a streamlined international moving process, with the experience and skills to make the overseas move a positive one. Our teams are fluid, skilled, and dedicated to making your overseas move a stress-free event.

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Flexible Packing and Unpacking Services

Our packing and unpacking services are designed to provide the level of service that makes you the most comfortable. Just let your international moving coordinator know your needs and budget and they will discuss with you whether DIY, partial packing, or full-service packing is right for you. Whatever option works best for you, our goal is to move your things safely and make sure we also protect your peace of mind.

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Inventory Prep

Moving abroad requires that the items being shipped comply with the destination country's customs and regulations for imported goods. Our international moving team receives specialized training in customs regulations, and Suddath as a whole is certified through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).

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Document Prep

There are many details to consider for a move originating from Los Angeles, but even more so when your move crosses international borders. Our team will assist you with any documents that need to be completed in order to properly declare items to customs and avoid any unnecessary delays. 

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Ocean and Air Freight

Suddath provides international moving services via air, sea, and land. Your international move may require one, all, or a couple of these services. While you don't need to worry about the precise logistics, your international move coordinator will meet with you and advise you of the best plan for your location, budget and dates.

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Custom Crating

Our services include custom crating for your unique items. Our team of skilled international movers can construct solid crates in the exact dimensions needed to keep your belongings safe for the duration of the overseas relocation.

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Piano Moving Services

There's no need to leave the music behind – Suddath international moving services is experienced in piano moving and can expertly ship your instrument to your new international location.

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Pet Relocation

Depending on what corner of the world your journey takes you, your pet may be subject to different rules and regulations in order to enter your new country. Your Suddath international relocation coordinator can help you request and organize all of the paperwork you will need.

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Short and Long-Term Storage

If you’re unable to take certain items with you, we are equipped to keep your items safe while you’re abroad.
Your items will be stored in a fully-enclosed, secured vault within our climate-controlled warehouse, carefully padded, labelled and tracked electronically.

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Los Angeles International Movers FAQ

How can I be sure I’m hiring a reputable international moving company?

The best way to investigate the local moving company you hire is first, to check online sources and reputable third-party websites. Once you have completed a read of Google Reviews, check with independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”). They exist to verify that the companies you are considering are established and accredited. If the local mover you are considering has had complaints filed with the BBB, you can easily access that information.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, is another resource of valuable information. This organization exists to ensure that all commercial carrier vehicles that meet certain requirements have a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. With the DOT number, look up your international moving company on the FMCSA website. You can also ask the moving company directly for their (DOT) number.

We also recommend that you ask your international mover for any accreditations they have earned and what industry associations they belong to. Lastly, request their insurance information and be sure it is accurate and current. Any reputable overseas moving company will supply this information readily to its customers.

Lastly, pay special attention to the company’s process for providing a quote. Before they can provide customers with a moving quote, international moving companies must perform a home walkthrough prior to moving day. If the pricing is vague or if the company is unwilling to commit to a bottom-line number, we recommend finding a different overseas moving company in the greater L.A. area.

What do you do to ensure quality and customer satisfaction during my overseas move?

Our drivers also must complete our own a separate program at Suddath University where local and long-distance drivers spend time in intensive training on-location. Overall, training lasts over 250 hours.

At Suddath University, there are multiple training rooms with different labs for technology, process training, and soft skills training. There is even a pre-fab apartment built into the warehouse where drivers must utilize their training for packing and loading containerized shipments. The program helps our international movers excel at customer service while they’re executing your move abroad.

Can you store my household goods until my new home is ready?

Absolutely. As a local Los Angeles moving company, Suddath has climate-controlled space just for storing our customers’ household items as long as necessary. With over 3 million square feet of space across the nation, Suddath’s storage facilities are also trusted by companies to store their products and goods. We frequently store food, medical supplies, and many other items that our business customers depend on to keep safe. Because of this, our Los Angeles storage warehouse uses state-of-the-art security to keep your household items safe.

In addition to the training our drivers and operators receive, Suddath invests significantly in training our warehouse staff. In these training sessions, they are taught best practices for proper crating of your goods. This ensures that not only are your goods stored to prevent damage, but they’re also tracked using best-in-class warehouse technology.

For customers who feel that seeing is believing, your coordinator is happy to schedule a tour of our Los Angeles warehouse.

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