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International Relocations FAQs

  • When should I call a moving company to discuss an international relocation?

    When moving abroad, you need to plan ahead to reduce any anxiety and surprise when you arrive at your destination.

    This is why it is always better to talk to a professional moving company well before you move.

    Ideally, you should call Writer Relocations, at least 7 weeks in advance of your move. This gives both you, and us, ample time to prepare and plan for the move.

  • What happens when I call Writer Relocations?

    As soon as you contact us, an expert relocation consultant from the local office will get in touch with you and fix an appointment for a house visit.

    Our Move Consultant will explain to you in detail all the aspects of an international move including packing, crating, shipping, transit times, insurance, unpacking, and temporary or long-term storage facilities that you may need.

    Our experienced move advisor will also inform you about the other services that we provide such as International Relocation,Relocating within India, Orientation Services, Storage Solutions, Fine Art Handling, Office Moves,Hospitality Logistics, and Commercial Moving so that you can choose what’s appropriate to your situation.

    Our experienced move advisor will then plan your move. He will study your requirements in detail, survey the household possessions that need to be moved, and get back to you with the cost, timelines, and shipping options.

    Once you get your move plan, you can make the final choices for your move based on the indicated budgets.

  • What items cannot be shipped in an international household items shipment?

    Do note that hazardous materials and inflammable items such as gas canisters, aerosol cans, and firearms, cannot be shipped. Nor can you ship destructive materials like wood, brick, cement, etc, with your household items.

    Please also leave out any perishable goods, or any other item that could leak, or cause significant damage to the items around it.

    Your experienced move advisor from Writer Relocations will explain to you the full list of items that cannot be shipped or transported.

  • Do you provide insurance? How do I calculate the amount of the insurance?

    Yes, we do.

    Writer Relocations will help you at each step of your move and provide coverage for household and personal effects during an international move.

    The expert move advisors at Writer Relocations will guide you through the insurance process.

    When filling the international valuation insurance paperwork do keep in mind that in the case of any damage, you will have to get a replacement for the item in the destination country and so the value should be based on the currency of your destination country.

  • Who do I coordinate with once I am in my destination country?

    Writer Relocations has 13 offices in India, Middle East, and Singapore. So if these are your destinations, we will have Writer Relocations official to co-ordinate with you.

    Besides this, Writer Relocations is part of a global network of quality movers. We have tie-ups with 360 companies in 190 countries across the globe. The upshot is that you don’t have to worry about moving anywhere in the world with us.

    Rest assured that we shall provide you a detailed list of contact persons with all the relevant phone numbers once your move is finalized.

    You can get in touch with the person-in-charge in the destination country to get an update on the shipment.

    This person will also help you with the next steps. You can also track your shipment online. Once your shipment arrives at its destination, you will get complete help from our end including services such as customs clearance, temporary storage (or even long term storage), unpacking, and even disposal of the shipping debris.

  • Will you help me find an apartment in my destination country?

    Yes, we can help you find temporary as well as long-term accommodation while you are moving to an international destination.

    We are happy to help you negotiate your lease agreements and also be available for assistance when you need to renew the lease. Please checkout the details of the Home Search Service in the Orientation Services section.

  • I do not speak the native language of the country I am moving to. Can you help me?

    Writer Relocations focuses not just on shipping your belongings. We also prepare you culturally for the move.

    With our language and cultural training program, we help you understand the culture of the country that you are moving to. Our experts also teach you the basic communication phrases that will help you adjust at the new location easily.

  • I am moving to an international location with my family. Can you help me find a school for my children?

    We understand how difficult finding a good school for your child can be.

    To help you with this we offer School Search Service to find the perfect school for your children based on your educational requirements. We also provide assistance throughout the admission process.

  • How do I find out the latest customs clearance information?

    The information on customs clearance keeps changing frequently.

    So it is best to get in touch with the embassy in your city to verify the dos and don’ts of international shipping to a particular country.

Why have 500,000 customers just like you

moved with Writer Relocations?

60

+

Years of exceptional

and customised moving services, which has enabled 3000 corporate customers and Fortune 500 companies to efficiently relocate employees to find new homes, new communities, and new experiences.

16000

+

Annual moves

and 12 Million pounds of shipment that we handle through an untiring focus to deliver services, solutions, and expertise that respond to the needs of our customers across the globe.

750

+

Professionals and experts

with 360 partners in 190 countries who guide you at every step and seamlessly coordinate all the facets of the relocation process.

Read what people like you say about packing and moving with Writer Relocations.

“Writer Relocations' service was exceptional from the beginning. We started communicating for the clearance of goods in Mumbai. very timely communication and showed up right when they said they would, and worked hard, never slowing down. Writer Relocations came on time and did their job. They were fast, friendly, and very careful with our items while unpacking the stuff. I give my thanks to Writer Relocations for their wonderful support and timely operations. Thanks for everything and I wish good luck for Writer Relocations' future...I will definitely use them next time I move. I would rate the overall experience with Writer Relocations as a 4.6 out of 5 based on the service that they have provided to me for clearing the material in India. All in all, a great experience.”

Ramdas Chandani, Moved from USA to Mumbai.