How can I tell if an international moving company is reputable?

It’s always important to conduct a thorough background check and read customer reviews on any international mover before enlisting their services. You should also always verify the company’s credentials to ensure they are properly licensed. All international movers must be registered with the Federal Maritime Commission and have an FMC number.

Other indicators of a trustworthy international shipper include:

  • Membership with the Fédération Internationale des Déménageurs Internationaux (FIDI), a global federation of international movers
  • Registration with the International Mover Certification (RIM), provided through the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA)
  • A high rating with the Better Business Bureau

When should I contact an international moving company to organize my move?

How much does an international move cost?

What items should I leave out of my household goods shipment?

Are all charges included in the estimate by the international moving company?