Areas Your ADSI Rep can be Helpful

Customer satisfaction is our primary goal. ADSI Moving Systems, in conjunction with our worldwide partner network, is dedicated to delivering superior service. We understand the stress and problems associated with an international relocation, but we believe that by working with ADSI, it will be the beginning of a truly rewarding experience abroad.

50 Years of international transportation and relocation experience
Worldwide accountability and presence
Single point-of-contact – 24/7
300 Partners in more than 100 countries providing seamless service
Multilingual staff
Extensive web-based moving tools


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What are the benefits of international moving services?

ADSI Moving Systems, an agency of United Van Lines, offers global moving and International relocation services which include an international moving consultation, customs clearance and management, full packing and storage, and property protection. Your relocation services include access to move managers that will serve as your relocation specialist to answer any questions you may have. Hiring international movers can be a huge benefit especially if you are transporting most of your belongings. With our services, your relocation process can be made simple.

What is the cost structure of moving companies?

Moving Estimate

A moving estimate helps companies determine the resources that should be provided for your move, and identify any challenges they may encounter during the process (furniture sizes, steep driveways, etc). The most common factors that go into your moving estimate are:

  • Home size
  • Item weight
  • Moving distance
  • Scheduling availability
  • Packing & labor
  • Add-on services
  • Storage
  • Liability coverage

For more information on moving estimates check out ‘Making Sense of your Move Estimate’ and ‘How to Compare Moving Estimates’

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Pricing Structure

Depending on whether your moving estimate is binding or non-binding the pricing structure is different. Both are written documents created in advance with your agent that express the expectations of your moving process and cost as a whole, taking into account the weight of your shipment, the details of the services to be provided, and the tariff provisions in effect. A binding estimate or binding cost of service specifies in advance the precise cost of the move based on the services requested or deemed necessary at the time of the estimate. Non-binding estimates may however exceed the given quote come moving day, as the company is not locked into that rate.

For more information on pricing, services, move protections, and more, check out our breakdown of “Your Rights and Responsibilities”

How should I prepare for relocation to another city?

Before moving to a new city, you must research potential cities. After you have chosen a new city, use these tips to prepare for your relocation.

Researching A New City

Whether you’re still trying to decide where to move or you know where you’re going, it is important to do your research. As you begin to learn about your future hometown, consider the city size, job market, school ratings, crime rates, and more.

Not sure where to start your search? Neighborhood databases and user forums such as, StreetAdvisor, and even local Facebook groups can help you gain insights of the area.

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Preparing to Move to a New City

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    Pick a neighborhood
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    Decide: buying or renting


  • 3
    Search for a Realtor®
  • 4
    Tour homes
  • 5
    Negotiate a home purchase



  • 3
    Search for apartments online
  • 4
    Tour apartments
  • 5
    Apply to apartments
  • 6
    Make a plan for moving your belongings
  • 7
    Get your home set up
  • 8
    Update your address and account information

Is it worth the expense of hiring a moving company?

Hiring a professional moving company to handle any relocation helps to take additional stress off your plate, but when it comes to relocating internationally, having the knowledge and support of an experienced team of relocation professionals is a huge benefit.

Our team will work with you, every step of the way, to ensure that your relocation stays on schedule, you are able to track your items in transit, and you have everything you need to get settled into your new home abroad. ADSI Moving Systems has over 50 years of relocation and moving experience, handling local, long distance, and international relocations for their clients.

Let us put our expertise to work for you. Contact one of our moving coordinators for a free in-home estimate today!

About International Relocation

ADSI Moving Systems realizes that the key to an uncomplicated international relocation is “preplanning”… taking the guesswork out of moving by reducing it to a series of manageable, scheduled events. We have an extensive network of services available to help you plan and manage your international relocation.

ADSI specializes in overseas moving and assures safe, dependable transportation of your valued possessions.

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