How moving abroad works

When you find a moving company on GoodMigrations, there are different ways that company might get your stuff to its destination. Some may handle the move from start to finish using their own people and equipment.

Most of the time, however, different moving companies will be involved. Very few movers have the global reach to operate in multiple countries. As a result, the mover you hire may "subcontract" to other moving companies, which means there may be several companies involved in getting your shipment from point A to point B.

For instance, this process might involve a carrier, which is a separate company that actually takes your shipment across the ocean or border. At your destination, you'll be put in touch with a release agent, also known as a destination agent. This is a local moving company that will actually deliver your stuff to your new home.

The important thing is that you hire the right moving company up front; they're responsible for managing anyone they bring on as a subcontractor, and you'll deal with them directly to take care of payment, ask questions, get updates, and claim any damages.

The following sections of this guide will teach you what you need to know so you can make an informed decision about which moving company to hire.

 

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