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International moving
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International moving
for individuals and professionals

Moving abroad requires complex logistics. In addition to the legal procedures, many elements must be taken into account to ensure that the move takes place in the best conditions. By calling on an international moving company, you choose know-how, professionalism and serenity.

Moving abroad requires complex logistics. In addition to the legal procedures, many elements must be taken into account to ensure that the move takes place in the best conditions. By calling on an international moving company, you choose know-how, professionalism and serenity.

Successful move with a specialized company

You are planning to moving internationally ? What about your furniture? As an expatriate, you have two options Take your stuff with you or leave it behind. Let's take a quick look at your choice: a move for a few months or for several years!

What about international moving?

There may be times when your employer plans to send you abroad to complete specific assignments. If so, your employer may take care of your financingYou are moving to a new country, such as a transfer to a country bordering France. Your departure means your business to this new destination. However, it should be noted that a international moving via maritime transport involves a duration of 3 to 8 weeks. On the other hand, it is 1 to 2 weeks for a air transport.

You can ask your employer about the conditions for this international move. These include: the maximum volume to be transported, the time required to transport personal effects from Paris to the port of arrival and to your new home abroad.

By using our volume calculationYou can easily estimate the quantity of objects to be transported, taking into account the furniture, appliances and boxes.

Why use an international moving company?

Using a international moving company allows you to free yourself from time-consuming tasks. This way, you can devote yourself to the other formalities that you cannot delegate. It can help you to fight against the stress of movingThis last one requires a lot of time: between the handing over of the keys, the logistics, the inventory of fixtures.... You can quickly find yourself overwhelmed by events.

Thanks to the moving company 2Sage ALBA, your installation will be done in the best possible conditions. You entrust your project to qualified people. We prepare the trip from A to Z and have a thorough knowledge of the customs rules applied to each country. Thus, they will inform you of steps to be taken and taxes to be paid which you must pay for your luggage.

Loading, unloading as well as the assembly and disassembly of furniture are part of the movers' daily routine. They separate the fragile objects of the lot in order to transport them carefully. They also plan to lock up valuables in trunks. This keeps them safe from theft. They have the advantage of being easy to handle. These metal trunks are locked or have a code like a walking safe. You can lock them and give the spare key to the moving company. This facilitates the passage through customs in certain territories where regulations require the control of contents.

Our tips for a smooth move

Let your valuables and your important things in your boxes. Keep only credentials and electronic items close by. Keep a photocopy of your administrative documents needed for your destination. This is your birth certificateAnother solution would be to scan them and send them to your mailbox for a more dematerialized use. You will then be reassured about their theft or loss. Do not hesitate to have these important documents translated if necessary.

As for your furniture, keep only what you need ! Kit furniture is not a good idea, since it is more expensive to have them transported from one place to another. The best thing to do is to buy some locally. Meticulously organize the sorting of your furniture: on the one hand, those intended to be left, on the other hand, those which remain in France and which are stored in a storage facility. Finally, you can also sort out what you are going to give away or throw away. Donate the stuff you want to get rid of. We also offer storage solutions for all your storage room.

For the caryou can buy one on the spot or move yours. Both solutions are comparable and expensive.

Your international move
in 4 key steps.

1

Estimate online or with a free visit from a consultant

In order for your move to go smoothly, it is important to be well organized! You can fill out our online quote request to get an estimate, or for more precision you can ask for a visit from a consultant who will estimate the volume of your goods and effects for free.

2

Taking care of your property

We take care of loading your goods in our trucks to ports and airports, but also to pack them, and even to dismantle your furniture and wall lamps if necessary! We also offer a cleaning and storage service to clear your belongings.

3

Transportation by truck, freight, airplane

We transport your belongings either by truck, by plane, or in shared or individual containers by sea freight. If a delay is necessary between loading and unloading, we store your belongings in our secure furniture repository in the Paris region.

4

Reception and unloading

Finally arrived! Your goods arrive on time so as not to disrupt your schedule. One of our 420 correspondents around the world will take care of receiving, transporting by truck and unloading all your goods. Reassembly of furniture, unpacking of fragile and non-fragile objects...

Accessibility, protection and sense of service!

Protection of effects

Your goods will cross borders! We therefore take extra care in packing and protecting your fragile (dishes, knick-knacks, clothes, works of art) and even non-fragile (furniture) items.

Customs formalities

We take care of the procedures, customs formalities, regulations and other legal devices imposed by France but also according to the law in force in your destination country. Our experience has prepared us for everything!

Protection of effects

Your goods will cross borders! We therefore take extra care in packing and protecting your fragile (dishes, knick-knacks, clothes, works of art) and even non-fragile (furniture) items.

Customs formalities

We take care of the procedures, customs formalities, regulations and other legal devices imposed by France but also according to the law in force in your destination country. Our experience has prepared us for everything!

Guarantees & Insurance

During all our moves, even national, your goods are insured and guaranteed against damage. We have chosen AXA Insurance for all our moves abroad.

Take your vehicle with you

Your car, you get attached to it. With 2Sage-Alba, take even your most imposing belongings (pianos, large furniture, motor homes, motorcycles, cars, etc.) with you! They will be transported by freight or by truck.

Guarantees & Insurance

During all our moves, even national, your goods are insured and guaranteed against damage. We have chosen AXA Insurance for all our moves abroad.

TAKE YOUR VEHICLE WITH YOU

Your car, you get attached to it. With 2Sage-Alba, take even your most imposing belongings (pianos, large furniture, motor homes, motorcycles, cars, etc.) with you! They will be transported by freight or by truck.

The international moving company 2Sage Alba at your service

Careful and timely work

A qualified and courteous staff, in accordance with the requirements of the social law

Taking care of administrative formalities

From A to Z for all your destinations

In accordance with the Chambre Syndicale du Déménagement

Controlled equipment that meets your needs

Our clients testify

4,3/5

4.4/5

Need a
furniture storage ?

We have more than 4,000 m3 of storage space dedicated to the safekeeping of your furniture in premises that are protected in accordance with European standards (guarding, video surveillance 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, etc.). Your personal effects are stored in individual numbered containers. This warehouse is located in the town of Stains in the Île-de-France region. Security of goods and optimal conditions of conservation become essential notions for the storage of furniture.

2Sage-Alba : longevity, experience, and authenticity.

Choosing 2Sage Alba is not to trust a simple mover. It is to be sure to delegate your move to a legitimate, reliable, and historically sound company.

25

Years in the business

Leaders in moving since 1997.

+ 40 000

Relocated housing

In France and abroad, individuals and professionals.

15

Moving vehicles

A fleet of trucks to match your project.

6 000 m³

of secure furniture storage

Two secure storage facilities with no volume limit.

Our international movers take care of everything

Your international move should be easy and stress-free, regardless of the distance or volume to be moved. By requesting a customized international moving quote, you'll get an offer that fits your schedule, your budget and your specific needs. 

Packaging

2Sage Alba saves you time and reduces stress by packing your stuff.

Unpacking

We unpack all your boxes to facilitate your move.

Cleaning

We clean everything before you arrive or after you leave. Put your mind at ease.

Trash removal

Free yourself from unnecessary items and make money if the value of your waste exceeds the cost of your move.

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free consultation today

Since 1997, 2Sage Alba has been helping businesses and individuals with their moving projects.

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The steps of a international moving.

Moving abroad requires a flawless organizationThis is even more important than a national move. In particular the habits and customs which, according to the country in question, can sometimes be very far from our reference points...

Before leaving to discover a new culture, a new environment, in short, to start a new life, you will have to prepare yourself properly and think in particular about the administrative procedures. Indeed, to move your belongings abroad, you will have to find out about the procedures, customs formalities, regulations and other legal provisions in force in the country you are moving to. 

All these elements are essential and must be prepared well in advance in order to detail all the steps of your move and plan them to be ready on D-day.

To move to certain countries, you will need a visa. A visa is an official document attesting to your right to enter a foreign country: it is usually a stamp or sticker visible on your passport. The length of validity of the visa depends on the host country. Different types of visas exist depending on your needs: tourist visa, long stay, student, business... In general it is valid for three months.

In order to obtain a visa, you will need to contact the Consulate or the Consular Service of the embassy of the country to which you are moving. You may be asked to provide certain supporting documents: your valid passport, of course, but also a passport photo, a travel certificate with a return ticket, etc. Please note that the cost and time required to obtain a visa vary depending on the host country. The process of obtaining a visa can sometimes take a long time: in order to be sure to have your visa before the big day, start the process in advance.

Good to know: if you are a French citizen and you are going to a country of the European Union, you do not need a visa.

Generally, it is recommended to go through an international moving company in order to be able to settle down in all serenity. The volume, the choice of transport and the weight of your goods are essential elements not to be neglected. For a period of more than 6 months, you can find a furnished accommodation or re-equip yourself on site. Request an international moving quote and compare the available offers. Or contact them by phone. In this way, we will give you a price for your international move so that you can prepare your budget for it. We can also inform you about the administrative formalities.

The Working Holiday Program (WHP) allows French citizens under 35 years of age to spend 6 to 12 months in a foreign country for vacation during which they are allowed to work. 

The working vacation program can be done in the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Japan. It is an opportunity if you wish to benefit from a paid experience abroad.

Once again, the procedures and conditions for obtaining a WHP vary depending on the country you wish to visit. Ask the country in question for information, as some countries impose quotas.

In order to be sure that you can drive in your host country (and if your French driver's license is not valid) you will need to obtain an international driver's license. Find out about the conditions for recognition of your license in your destination country. If you are going to a European Union country, your French driving license will be recognized.

Outside Europe, you can drive temporarily (between 3 months and 1 year depending on the country) with your French license or an international license. The embassy or consulate of your destination country will be able to tell you whether or not there are reciprocity agreements making your license valid: you can also consult the website of the Ministry of Transport. If so, you will have to retake your license in the host country.

For many countries you will need to obtain an international license. You will need to go to your local prefecture or sub-prefecture and provide: your national driver's license, proof of identity, two photographs, and proof of residence (it can only be issued to people who can prove that they live in France). It is valid for 3 years and is issued free of charge.

Our international moving company offers many services depending on your needs. First of all, if your new home is too small or unavailable, we offer a furniture storage service. We have a space of more than 5 000 m². This warehouse is secure and allows you to keep your furniture in a safe place. Your goods are also insured in case of theft or damage.

Moreover, the price of your international move can include the transport of your vehicle. For more than 20 years, 2Sage-Alba has been exporting more than 1 500 cars per year in individual containers by sea freight. You can thus leave abroad serenely by bringing your car with you. Our international moving company takes care of the removal of your vehicle and its routing towards your new destination.

Finally, our team of international movers can handle the transportation of heavy objects, such as a piano. We move your bulky and precious objects with the utmost care.

When requesting a quote for an international move, don't forget to specify any additional services you require. This will allow us to give you the most accurate and complete rate.

A visa application or a residence permit is mandatory if you are moving outside the euro zone. It is issued by the consulate of the destination country. At the same time, you must apply for a work permit for this international move. Also make sure that your passport and identity card are still valid. Check their validity early enough to avoid any hiccups and delays. This way, you have enough time to renew them. The same goes for your driver's license, if you have any doubts about its validity, change it into an international license.

Notify your children's school so that it can transfer your children's school records, diplomas, report cards and expulsion certificates to the new school. These items will be used for registration.

On the health front, make sure your vaccinations are up to date. For this, do not hesitate to start a health check-up. If you are undergoing a specific treatment, you should find out beforehand about the availability of medication and the doctors or hospitals that distribute it. Also inform your social security, insurance, CAF or pension fund of your departure. If you are moving to Europe, the Caisse d'Assurance Maladie will give you the right to a European Health Insurance Card.

To move internationally, you must :

  • Apply for a visa (work permit, residence permit).
  • Check the creditworthiness of your identity documents.
  • Apply for an international driver's license, if needed.
  • Obtain an expulsion certificate for your children's school.
  • Take a health check.
  • Obtain the European Health Insurance Card.
    Cancel all your current subscriptions and contracts before your international move.

But one important point to keep in mind, take the time to choose your international moving company properly in order to avoid irreversible mistakes and loss of time and money.

Guarantees included in the price of your international move

The price of your international move includes guarantees and insurance. We provide you with a contractual guarantee, which covers you against all incidents caused by the international mover

You also get a damage guarantee. This covers all risks incurred by your furniture during transport. The price will include these various insurances.

We have all the necessary coverage so that you can settle into your new home with peace of mind.

A know-how at the service of your move

Transporting your goods to another part of the world requires a particular know-how. The international mover 2Sage-Alba puts its experience at your service to help you start a new life. With more than 20 years in the businessour international moving company has already helped more than 40,000 individuals and professionals to transport their goods, in France or abroad.

We also put our professionalism at your disposal. Our objective is simple: to help you start a new project abroad in the best conditions. For that, 2Sage-Alba offers offers adapted to your budget and your expectations. We can take care of every step of your move. From thepackaging of your objects to the unpackingby way of the cleaning of your old or new home, our team is committed to providing you with quality professional service and an international move at fair price. You can start planning your new life, without letting the stress of moving overwhelm you.

Our know-how and our professionalism are recognized. We are thus certified by the Chambre Syndicale du Déménagement. We also have the FAIM and FIDI.

2Sage-Alba accompanies you everywhere in the world. From Australia to the United States, from Thailand to Argentina, our team of international movers will transport all your furniture to your new home.

Simplified steps included in your international move

We know that moving can be stressful. 2Sage-Alba accompanies you We can help you at every step to simplify your arrival in your new home. First of all, we offer you to get a quote for international moving for free online. You have access to a volume calculation tool. You must then indicate the quantity of each of your items and submit the form. The price is then automatically calculated. This way, you can quickly obtain a quote for international moving and can begin to plan your future abroad.

It is also possible to request a free visit from a consultant. He will visit your home and estimate the volume of your goods. He can then send you a precise international moving price m3.

Our company of international moving then takes charge of your belongings and transports them to your new home. All your furniture and personal belongings are then loaded onto a truck, before being taken to a port or airport. Depending on your needs, our team can also help you with packing your objects or dismantling your furniture.

In a third step, our international moving company takes care of the routing of your goods. International moving can be done by boat, by plane or by truck. The price of the international move will be influenced by the mode of transport chosen. You can also opt for shared or individual containers.

Finally, our team takes care of the arrival of your furniture. Your personal effects are received, transported and unloaded at your new address. Our moving company can also take care of the reassembly and unpacking of the objects. All you have to do is settle in comfortably in your new home.