Certifications, memberships of professional associations or other independent accreditations are a great way to check if your chosen International Removal company is reputable. This helps you gain peace of mind knowing that you're reducing the risk of losing everything to a rogue trader.
So, what should you be looking for?
Top international removals industry certifications
Some of the most recognised qualifications you should look out for are:
- FIDI FAIM
- British Association of Removers - Overseas Mover
- ISO 9001:2008
- Which? Trusted Trader
As a member of The FIDI Global Alliance members are independently assessed every two years to ensure they comply with over 200 stringent demands as part of the FAIM quality benchmark. Find out more about why you should use a FIDI FAIM company for international removals.
British Association of Removers - Overseas Mover
The BAR is an independent organisation dedicated to promoting professional excellence in the removals industry by developing and maintaining professional standards and services for the benefit of customers and it's Overseas Group are members that are specifically approved for International Removals.
- Abide by a strict code of practice
- Provide an Advance Payment Guarantee (APG) as a safety net so that in the unlikely event that we suffer financial failure before your move is completed that you have not lost any payment already made. Find out more about financial protection for international moves.
- Provide independent dispute resolution
Find out more about why you should move with a BAR overseas removal company.
ISO 9001 is the world's most established quality management system and helps organisations to improve customer satisfaction, staff motivation and drives continual improvement. What this means to you is the knowledge that the processes involved in your move have all been designed and independently audited to ensure you receive the best possible service, which means you can trust that your move will run smoothly and remain stress free.
Which? Trusted Traders
Most of us will recognise the Which? brand as the most trusted consumer advice organisation for buying products in the UK, but Which? also provide a directory of pre-vetted and approved traders to help with finding great service providers.
The Which? Trusted Traders scheme is an endorsement program that recognises reputable traders in all areas of the UK. View our profile on Which? Trusted Traders – Removal Company
How to choose an international removal company
Looking for accreditations is one great way to start shortlisting removers to get a quote but there are lots of other things you can do to help navigate this process and find the right international removal company for you from the thousands online. Check out our e-book"How to choose an international removal company"for your free guide to the whole process!