INTERNATIONAL MOVING SIMPLIFIED

Leading International Moving Company in San Jose

100 years of international moving experience. An international relocation is a big event with many moving parts. Every country, family, and customs division is different, and requires different considerations to ensure a smooth transition. Suddath® has been relocating families for over 100 years and we move over 16,000 families overseas every year. When searching for an international moving company, Suddath has the experience, longevity and network of trusted partners that your move abroad deserves.

A single-point-of-contact move. We assign an international relocation coordinator for every move, meaning that you will have a single-point-of-contact to walk you through every step of your overseas relocation. From inventory prep to final unload, your coordinator will be available to answer all of your questions and ensure you have an experience that is customized to you and your needs.

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100 YEARS

international moving experience

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16,000

international moves each year

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FULLY VETTED

moving crew

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4.8/5

on-site review rating for San Jose

BAY AREA INTERNATIONAL MOVING SERVICES

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Flexible Packing and Unpacking Services

Choose the exact level of service you want and never pay for more than you choose. At Suddath, we offer flexible packing and unpacking services to fit every need and budget. You can pack yourself and simply have us move and ship your items, you can partially pack certain items and bring us in for others, or you can have a no-touch packing experience with a full-service pack.

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Inventory Prep

No matter which country your international relocation is taking you to, you will need to prepare ahead of your move. Each country has regulations and processes and failure to complete a thorough inventory prep can result in fines or delays. Suddath’s experience means that we can assist in a detailed inventory prep that will allow for a smooth transition.

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Document Prep

Your Suddath international move coordinator will help you understand the documents you will need to prepare, including the papers that will travel with your crates through the customs department of your new home country. Customs agents will use this paperwork to inspect the items in your shipment and make sure it’s all been cleared for passage across their borders.

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Air and Ocean Freight

Suddath’s international moving services include air, sea, and land. Moving internationally can require one or a variety of these services. It all depends on where your move from San Jose is taking you. Your move coordinator will work with our team and trusted partners to help you understand the exact journey your shipment will take.

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SPECIALIZED SERVICES

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Custom Crating

Our team of skilled carpenters builds custom crates to transfer your large or unique item safely. Even if your international relocation includes air, sea, rail, and roadway shipping, a custom crate will keep your belongings safe through every mile.

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Piano Moving

Suddath can help you with making sure that your piano safely makes the international move along with your other household items. Your international moving coordinator can review all of the logistics and pricing options with you when they perform a walkthrough of your home.

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Pet Relocation

For customers planning to take their furry family members with them during their overseas relocation, Suddath will walk you through the steps and paperwork you will need to complete. Let your international move coordinator know that you’d like to discuss the best practices.

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Car Transport Services

If you need to bring your vehicle to your new international location, Suddath will figure out a logistics plan with one of our trusted partners. Our team will organize shipping and arrival through our experienced partner network for safe international delivery.

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INTERNATIONAL MOVING RESOURCES

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San Jose International Movers FAQ

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

We have a training facility that our drivers must go to and complete over 250 hours of hands-on training in our methods developed over the past century. It features 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 San Jose and international movers excel at customer service while they’re executing your move.

When should I start my international moving process?

Ideally, we recommend that you begin the process no later than four to five months before your desired move date overseas. International relocation has several layers of added complexity, so you want to give yourself plenty of time. It will require paperwork, visas, and cargo logistics set up before we start loading your belongings.

However, we understand that many people do not have that amount of time, and our expertise allows us to help you speed up the process while still ensuring you have everything in order and taken care of.

What if you break something during my overseas move? How do I submit a claim?

It is always our goal to make sure that your international relocation ends with no broken or damaged items. Our drivers and operators spend significant time in training at our own facility to ensure that it does not happen. They are trained in packing techniques, loading/unloading safety instructions, and any international moving procedures.

However, in an international move, your items are being processed and handled in ways outside of our control, for example, by customs officers. In the rare case that one of your items is damaged, your Suddath move coordinator will assist you with the process of documenting your broken things and submitting a claim. Once the form is completed, a claims representative will reach out to you within 24 hours.

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