INTERNATIONAL MOVING SIMPLIFIED

Top International Mover for Washington, D.C.

Suddath® is a proven industry leader in residential moving, both domestically and internationally. As a true international mover, we perform 16,000 international moves alongside 54,000 domestic moves each year. Our extensive moving expertise supports our position as a leader in employee and corporate relocation programs around the world, getting you wherever you need to go to in every corner of the world.

Our Washington, D.C. international moving team is best-in-class at making international moves originating to and from Dulles run smoothly so you can focus on your destination. As an epicenter for both residents and business, D.C. is a prime location for overseas relocations. Throughout the international relocation process, our team works diligently to make stresses disappear, using quality procedures and highly-trained staff who navigate unique moving circumstances, like paying special attention to scheduling and customs requirements.

Suddath exemplifies the innovation and best practices to exceed customer expectations for each move and sets the standard for excellence in global relocation. This is evident by our numerous awards and certifications that further validate our top standing in the industry, including being a five-time EMMA winner for International Moving Company of the Year. While our global reach is extensive, our customer’s experience personalized attention. You will work with a dedicated move coordinator, trained in international moving logistics, who visits with you to thoroughly assess your move needs and present you with a free, accurate estimate and a detailed outline for your move abroad. This trained and tenured team member will guide your move throughout the entire process.

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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

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4.3/5

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INTERNATIONAL MOVING SERVICES

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Document Preparation

When planning a move abroad with our D.C. moving team, document preparation is a critical first step. We ensure that every detail is thought of, and every procedure is followed along the way. An important first step is to have to the right plan in place for execution. A Suddath team member will thoroughly assess your home via an in-person survey or a virtual walkthrough, to help prepare an accurate estimate, outline and list of needed documents for your move. For international moves in particular, careful attention is paid to size and type of items in your home, as shipping regulations may dictate how and what gets moved. Your dedicated Suddath coordinator will help prepare and organize all the documentation and procedures needed to make your exciting move from Washington, D.C. to an international destination as stress-free as possible.

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Inventory Preparation

When moving abroad to or from D.C., you must comply with a variety of regulations upon entering your new destination, particularly through the customs process. With certifications such as Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Suddath movers are committed to following all compliance and security measures to the high standards expected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This certification and other steps taken by Suddath to prepare your household inventory for international relocation are just a few of the qualifications that set Suddath apart in the industry as a top choice for international moving.

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Packing Options and Storage Solutions

A wide range of packing and storage solutions to fit any budget and timing needs, particularly when it applies to international moves. 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. We also offer partial packing and DIY packing solutions that may help offset costs during the moving process. Learn more about how our expert staff can help with your packing as well as your unpacking needs. Plus, we can assist you with any short- or long-term storage solutions you may need, with over 3 million square feet of Suddath storage space across the globe.

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Overseas Freight

For international moves, our experienced team will diligently map out the best methods to transport your belongings between D.C. and your international destination. Distance, waterways and potentially the lack of roads to an overseas destination, will all be considered as Suddath professionals plan a moving route that will use a combination of land, sea and air shipping procedures to safely and securely move your belongings. Your Suddath coordinator will determine the best method for transporting these items, taking into consideration, weight, volume, destination, costs and more. Learn more about Ocean and Air Freight procedures here.

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SPECIALIZED SERVICES

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Custom Crating

Special crating comes into play for items that are unable to fit securely into a standard moving box due to size, shape or weight. In that instance, Suddath professionals will build custom packing crates for you.

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Moving with Pianos

Pianos are sensitive and fragile instruments. Suddath team members have the necessary experience to carefully prep for an international move.

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Relocating with Pets

Suddath has long-standing partnerships with organizations who provide a smooth relocation process for your pets.

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Moving Vehicles

Suddath is able to provide you with the options to decide if it’s right for you to move your automobile from Washington, D.C. to your new destination and provide you with secure options.

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International Moving FAQ

Is Suddath truly an expert in international moving?

As a 5-time EMMA Award Winner for International Moving Company of the Year, Suddath is a true and best-in-class international mover. We are highly experienced with over 16,000 internationals moves per year, and a dedicated International Residential Moving team, focused primarily on delivering excellence in the global relocation space. For our D.C. team, international moving is one of our specialties, particularly in corporate relocations overseas, and we have dedicated move coordinators to guide our customers through the entire process.

I’m moving overseas from Washington, D.C., how should I get started?

It is vital to research overseas moving companies to ensure that you partner with the best one to fit your needs. Not all moving companies are true international movers. Companies that are accredited and recognized by reputable organizations, like the International Association of Movers (IAM) or certified in Customs regulations through Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), are good examples of movers that are dedicated to executing quality international relocations. Once you have selected an international moving company, putting a plan in place is key. Our ultimate overseas moving checklist is a great springboard to planning your international move. By breaking down each part of the process into manageable segments, we help make an international move stress-free and efficient. Plus, at Suddath we assign a dedicated moving coordinator for every move so that you have an expert by your side, guiding the process the entire time.

Do I need special insurance for an international move?

For moves abroad in particular, you may want to consider obtaining specialty insurance coverage geared towards international move protection. Before signing a moving contract, understand exactly what your overseas moving company offers and have them take you through the types of valuation coverage.

At Suddath, we offer what is called valuation coverage, which is federally mandated, and depending on the level you select will offer a specified payment for items that are deemed damaged by the mover. It is important to discuss coverage options with your move coordinator if you would like to shop for a plan as moving companies cannot lawfully sell insurance plans; a third-party provider would be required.

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