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When it comes to moving internationally, Nationwide Van Lines make it a pleasant trip from start to finish. We have an extensive network of origin and destination agents all over the world. As long-standing members of IAM, we have attended their important relocation industry convention for over ten years to develop a personal relationship with the relevant agencies worldwide, in order to make your move smooth and seamless.
When you deal with our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff, you’re assured extraordinary service at a competitive price. We’ll protect your possessions with the highest quality materials handled by our Packers and Loaders, all certified by the American Moving & Storage Association, right here in the United States. Your Nationwide Van Lines overseas specialist records everything needed to accurately price your move from door-to-door and even factor in the ocean transport. Every detail is taken into account. No matter if you’re moving across town here in the U.S. or across the sea, we’ll get your items there in a professional and timely manner.
Not familiar with the customs of your destination country?
Feel free to ask us anything. We encourage you to share your thoughts and concerns so we can fully prepare you for your upcoming move. With nearly two decades of experience, Nationwide Van Lines understands the specific requirements of international shipment. We walk you step-by-step through the necessary customs documentation, duty, tax, import requirements, labeling and marking procedures, restricted and prohibited items, while providing you with knowledge of your destination. We are your one-stop-shop for an international household move. It’s that easy!
Let us add a smile to your move. Click on your desired country below to get started with your Nationwide Van Lines experience.
How WE Move YOU
Don’t worry about your door-to-door move. We’ll handle it all for you. Nationwide Van Lines organizes the shipment of your entire household . Your goods are packed according to your destination’s specifications, carefully loaded into the correct type of container, shipped to your destination country, and delivered right to your residence. One of the main questions most clients ask is, “What is the process of moving overseas?” At Nationwide Van Lines, our first job is to fully brief you on everything you need to know regarding your upcoming overseas move. To give you an idea of what to expect, we’ve prepared a brief synopsis of your moving process abroad.
1. Your Pick Up If you are moving from the United States, our certified packers and loaders will pack and protect your household goods (HHGS), so they are safe and secure during transport. Nationwide Van Lines brings your container to your pickup location where we load it and seal it in accordance with regulations. We then organize your delivery from our offices here in the U.S. and track your container from your port of departure to your destination.
2. Your Custom Fees & Taxes AFTER: After your household goods (HHGS) arrive at your destination port of entry and are cleared by customs, you will need to pay duties and taxes in order to release your household goods. Depending on your destination country and your citizenship status, your customs fees and taxes may vary. Your Nationwide Van Lines agent takes care of your import Customs Clearance (CC). You can also contact the appropriate embassy or consulate to learn more about your financial responsibilities. Below, we’ve prepared the general Customs Clearance process.
  • 1. Customs brokers file your necessary documents for the import clearance procedure before your household goods reach the port of entry (POE) at your destination county.
  • 2. An Import General Manifest (IGM) is filed after your household goods arrive at the port.
  • 3. Your shipment is marked with an IGM number and a line number.
  • 4. Complete your Bill of Entry (BOE) electronically using the customs web software at the customs office.
  • 5. Your Bill of Entry is approved by the appropriate customs agent
  • 6. Customs examine your goods to assure all items are acceptable. If approved, your household goods receive a bill to be passed out of customs. If customs disapproves of your items, they may incur fees or may not be released.
  • 7. Duties are charged, if applicable, with payment to be satisfied for clearance.
  • 8. A customs agent prints and signs the processed Bill of Entry.
  • 9. After turning in your Bill of Entry of “passed out of customs,” your items are ready for release.
3. Your household goods are delivered in your new country of residence. After your household goods HHGS have arrived at your destination port of entry and cleared by import Customs, duties and taxes will be due for release. Depending on the country you are moving to and your citizenship status, your custom fees and taxes may vary.Your Nationwide Van Lines agent will take care of all of your import Customs Clearance (CC). You can also contact the proper embassy and/or consulate to learn more about your financial responsibilities. Below, we’ve prepared the general Customs Clearance Process at your convenience.
International Glossary
International Moving Terms: The language of international household moves can sometimes be confusing. From documentation to customs lingo, there are many words with which you should familiarize yourself. Below is the most important international household terminology.
Latin term meaning “according to value”. Used to determine duty charges.
An agent is a person authorized to conduct business on behalf of a company. The different types of agents are brokers, commission merchants, resident buyers, sales agents, and manufacturer’s representatives.
A Bill of Landing is documentation detailing your household shipment of goods, including the types of goods, quantity, origin, and destination. This document is also a receipt at the destination.
Items loaded onto the vessel.
The carrier is the person(s) in charge of moving cargo by rail, road, air, or inland waterway.
Shipped items.
The shipper.
The receiver.
A consul is an official appointed by a government to live in a foreign territory to protect and promote the government’s citizens and interests.
20’, 40’ or refrigerated steel container that protects your HHGS. It can be dislodged from a truck, loaded onto a vessel, rail car, or stored.
A government agency with the responsibility to enforce regulations to protect the country’s import and export revenues. This department also collects all duties set by the government accepting the import of HHGS.
A customs duty is an import tax. This tax raises state revenue and protects domestic industries from competing against products manufactured abroad.
The country where the shipment is received by the consignee.
The act of shipping the container and its contents from the consignor to consignee. Your household goods will be packed and loaded into a container, transported to the port and then shipped. After CC, your items will be delivered to your new residence in your new country.
(Full Container Load) – When the shipment occupies the entire container with just your HHGS.
The act of receiving goods from a foreign country.
When the shipment occupies less than a full container and is charged at a partial container load rate. See Loose Freight.
An itemized list of shipped contents. Also known as an Inventory List.
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Questions & Answers
We understand that you may have many questions. Therefore, we are happy to provide you with answers. Please look at the most common questions asked by our clients.
You’ve found it! Nationwide Van Lines handles your household goods with care and professionalism. Your highly skilled Certified Moving Consultant organizes each stage of your transport to meet your specific international moving needs.
The timing of transit isn’t the same for each country. Clearance, processing, and time at sea vary from country to country. Your Certified Moving Consultant will advise you of the expected length of transit time to help you plan accordingly.
Each country determines which HHGS it will accept, restrict, or prohibit. Our knowledgeable agents educate you on disallowed or restricted HHGS in your destination country in order to make your relocation process as smooth as possible.
We take great pride in professionally packing your household goods. Our certified packers and loaders use the best materials to keep your property safe. If your move from the U.S. includes delicate or fragile items, our team will take extra care to crate your precious items so they are fully protected. We even have crate specialists who design and construct custom-made crates to fit your valuable articles and keep them safe. When you move with Nationwide Van Lines you’re protected from door-to-door.
We understand that running a company is hard enough, let alone moving it to another country. At Nationwide Van Lines, we move your business in a way that lets you keep moving forward. We accommodate your every need no matter how complex, from the disassembly of your office furniture to packing sensitive equipment. Plus, assembly and setup are included. Keeping you in business is our business!
We provide many types of containers to accommodate any overseas move. Whether you need a container as small as 20 square feet or as large as 40 square feet, our international moving staff obtains one that’s perfectly sized to safeguard your HHGS. Below, we’ve compiled descriptions of the most common types of containers used in international moves.
The size of your move is never a concern when choosing Nationwide Van Lines. Since many clients can’t fill a container completely with their household goods, we offer partial container space that can easily fit your needs. Your HHGS will be consolidated separately and delivered to your destination country at a very affordable price, in what are called “Lift Vans”, referred to as LCL (Less than a Container Load).
There’s no volume too large or too small for Nationwide Van Lines to ship overseas. With Less than a Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) containers available, we can move your desired amount of HHGS at a price that’s sure to fit your budget . From partially filling a container to filling multiple containers, Nationwide Van Lines will provide the space your household goods need. Our goal is to provide as many options as possible to help ease your overseas moving needs.
Happy Sailing!
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipments, please contact your consulate.
What is included in every move?
At Nationwide Van Lines we bring something else to the table. We recognize that a successful move needs to always include a few basic services.

Protection of your home

  • We protect your floors with floor protectors and stair protectors while making sure to leave every surface scratch-free.
  • We also protect door jams, rails, and corners.
  • Our crews cover any area, inside and outside of your home, that needs protection.

Flat Pricing

  • We pack your furniture in industry-specific moving blankets. All moves include meticulous packing of all your non-fragile furniture to ensure safe travel to your destination.
  • We also safely pack your fragile glass and other delicate or special fragile items in addition to giving you the option of wood crates for high-value items. Please consult your nationwide Van Lines representative to make them aware of fragile or special items.

Furniture protection

  • We pack your furniture in our moving blankets. All moves include packing for all your non-fragile furniture to ensure safe travel to your destination.
  • We safely pack fragile glass or special items and give you the option of wood crates for high-value items. Please consult your representative to make them aware of fragile or special items.

Reliable and professional staff

  • Every member of Nationwide Van Lines is dedicated to overseeing your move with the utmost professionalism. From the office staff that provides estimates and customer service to our highly trained and background checked packing and loading crew-we are all committed to making sure your move is successful and stress-free.
Founder And PresidentTali Maskalik

No matter if you’re relocating within the same neighborhood or overseas, moving can be pretty stressing. In fact, moving is repeatedly ranked as the third most stressful life event and sometimes seems to be completely overwhelming. On top of moving, you often have to deal with realtors, mortgage financing and even finding a great school for your kids. To keep all the moving components tracked and timely, organization is a big must. Utilizing a filing system is a great way to keep... Read More

Tali Maskalik
Tali Maskalik
Founder And PresidentTali Maskalik

No matter if you’re relocating within the same neighborhood or overseas, moving can be pretty stressing. In fact, moving is repeatedly ranked as the third most stressful life event and sometimes seems to be completely overwhelming. On top of moving, you often have to deal with realtors, mortgage financing and even finding a great school for your kids. To keep all the moving components tracked and timely, organization is a big must. Utilizing a filing system is a great way to keep.... Read More

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