Home-to-Home International Moving

With over 160+ agents stationed internationally, FlatRate has a dedicated International Department that handles all logistics and planning and is well-versed in foreign regulations and customs-clearing processes for all countries. Rather than port-to-port or curb-to-curb delivery, FlatRate provides full home-to-home services — from the initial shipment to setup at your new destination. Guaranteeing a smooth journey, we also use specialized overseas boxes with extra layers of protection so your items are always delivered safely.

International Move in 5 Steps

1. Get Free Consultation

2. Build Custom Plan

3. Pickup & Preparation

4. International Shipping

5. Delivery

Full-service International Move

Below is a full range of international moving services we offer. We can also handle any special requests based on your needs — same-day move, fine arts packing, late-night service, to name a few — give us a call and our moving Specialist will be happy to discuss with you further! Here’s how we are able to do home-to-home moving:

  • We move anything — Anything, anywhere in the world with our own staff taking care of each step.
  • Planning — FlatRate has a dedicated International Department that handles all logistics and planning.
  • Regulations Guidance — We’re well-versed in dealing with international regulations and customs. For guidelines on which items are eligible for shipping, visit the Country Guide in FAQs.
  • Extra Safe — We use specialized overseas moving boxes equipped with extra layers of protection.
An international FlatRate truck
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International Shipping Options

FlatRate truck drives down a highway

Land Shipping

If you’re looking for a simple and efficient method of shipping, using our truck fleet is the best option for you. Your items will be hauled via one of our trailers which are equipped to carry large amounts of freight safely across long distances. The size of the truck will depend on the size of the move. This option is only available for moves between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

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Shipping by Sea

If you have some flexibility with the delivery window, shipping by sea is the best option for you as it is the most cost-effective and affordable. If you have a larger shipment, it will be sent through a Full Container Load (FCL) and if you have a small shipment that does not fill an entire container, your items will be consolidated with other customers that are going to the same destination.

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A plane flies above the water

Air Service

For tight delivery timeframes, FlatRate’s air service is the answer. Offering climate-controlled units and exact delivery dates, our aerial service is the fastest form of international shipping and ideal when moving high-end art, antiques and furniture. With a delivery window of about 3 weeks, this type of service allows you to set the pick up and delivery dates.

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What's best for my move?

Every move is unique and requires a specific plan of action. Contact a Relocation Specialist to learn what's the best option for your move.
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Frequent destinations

With an office based in London and 160 moving agents all over the world, our network is able to quickly send & receive shipments and transport them safely to your new home. Decades of experience and proximity to major U.S. ports means there isn’t an area we can’t confidently access and navigate.
Toronto
London
Berlin
Sydney
Vancouver
Paris
Madrid
Hong Kong
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International Routes and Timing

Frequent Routes*

Land/Sea**

Air**

Toronto

3
2

Vancouver

3
2

London

6 - 7
3

Hong Kong

7 - 8
3

Berlin

7 - 8
3

Paris

7 - 8
3

Madrid

7 - 8
3

Sydney

12 - 14
3
*Routes shown are to/from NYC.
**Duration shown in weeks.
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Containers & Shipment Sizes

After you complete your initial consultation, FlatRate will plan your move in one or two container sizes — 20ft or 40ft long — based on the volume of items you have.

If you have a small shipment that does not fill an entire container, the best option is to send your inventory in a Less than Container Load (LCL) in which your items will be consolidated with other customers that are going to the same destination. We have 2 weekly consolidation sailings to international locations — one to London and one to the rest of Europe. If you have a larger shipment, it will be sent through a Full Container Load (FCL).

For guidelines on which items are eligible for shipping, please refer to the Country Guide.

Easy Storage Solutions

In addition to our international moving services, FlatRate offers short term storage prior to your move. Our global network of storage facilities will keep your items safe if your new home isn’t ready for everything all at once, and then ship to you when needed. With 24/7 security, photo inventory, and door-to-door service, you can be assured that your items are safe while being stored in a different country.

FlatRate storage facility

Got questions? We've got answers

How does customs clearance and documentation work?

Once the customer books the move, FlatRate will send the necessary forms (Customs, Declaration Forms, Regulations, Insurance and Things You Need to Know about the country) that need to be filled. If there are any questions about how to fill the form, FlatRate is available to provide guidance.

How long does it generally take for my items to arrive?

The duration of delivery depends on the type of shipping you choose — sea, land or air.

Do you offer insurance for my items?

Yes, FlatRate will provide an Insurance form.