Trusted International Moving for The Villages

High quality, flexible moving services from Suddath®. Our trusted moving services have been a staple in Florida for over 100 years. When you are leaving The Villages for an international relocation, you can trust Suddath to provide every service you need at a price you can afford. We make it our priority to ease the stress of an overseas move so you can enjoy the moving process and spend time with loved ones.

A stress-free international move. Suddath will help with as much or as little of your international relocation as you want us to. We have hands-free options for customers who wish to move with as little effort as possible. We also have minimal services that allow you to pack all of your belongings and ready them for the loading process. If you need help with customs documentation, odd-shaped items, vehicle shipping, or getting your pets ready for the trip, Suddath can help with it all.

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Flexible Packing and Unpacking

Our team’s flexible packing and unpacking services mean that Suddath can be with you through the process in whatever way suits your needs.

For customers who prefer to pack their own boxes, we can arrive ready to load and ship. If you are too busy with other obligations and need someone to do it all for you, Suddath can come in and professionally pack for you to whatever degree you need.

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Inventory Preparation

The first part of moving internationally is performing a thorough inventory prep. Each country has its own regulations, prohibited items lists, and restricted items lists, so it helps determine which items will require additional paperwork.

Suddath is certified through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s C-TPAT certification, meaning our international shipments always adhere to the Customs and Border Patrol regulations. We can assist and assess in your inventory prep to identify security gaps and implement security measures that protect your items.

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Document Preparation

Suddath’s relocation coordinators are highly experienced in the document preparation process for overseas relocations. We move over 16,000 families overseas every year, and when you are ready to begin the process of completing the customs paperwork for your declared items, your international move coordinator will meet with you to help you with every line of documentation.

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Ocean and Air Freight

Your Suddath international move coordinator will review your timeline and build a plan just for you that meets your shipment’s needs. They will be sure to include all of the flexible services you request and keep your budget as a top priority.

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Custom Crating

Our team has experience safely moving any number of unique items. We have expert crate constructors who will take the dimensions and weight of your item and build a solid crate that will withstand road, ocean and air travel.

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Piano Moving

Suddath is happy to help you take the music with you overseas. If your piano is coming with you internationally, your Suddath international move coordinator will put together a comprehensive plan.

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Pet Relocation

We can help you prepare your pet for international relocation. Every country has its own regulations concerning animals, and depending on your destination, your pet may need immunizations or a temporary quarantine.

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Car Transport

If you have a vehicle that you would like to take with you for your move abroad, your international relocation coordinator can meet with our trusted partners to develop a plan and coordinate the shipping for your vehicle.

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The Villages 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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