International Van Lines: What to Know

Here are the basics, including what services are offered, how to get a quote and what's included.
Javier SimonOct 15, 2020
International Van Lines: What to Know

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International Van Lines is a full-service moving company that handles relocations in the U.S. and abroad. It serves all 50 states, operating primarily in the Midwest and on the East Coast, and more than 180 countries.

When you book International Van Lines, the company will handle the loading, unloading and transportation for your move. Here's how its overall services break down.


While International Van Lines doesn’t offer instant quotes on its website, you can or by phone at 877-647-1336. Pricing varies based on the type of service and distance.

To finalize your quote, the company will generally need to survey the household belongings you want to move. This survey by sending a video of your belongings taken with your phone.

Your quote includes the following:

Unlike most major moving companies, International Van Lines requires a deposit of 25% of the total cost of your move. You can pay the deposit with a credit card, so it may be a good idea to apply for one with a However, you must pay the balance of the move with a cashier’s check, money order or cash.

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Limited liability coverage of 60 cents per pound per article comes included in your quote. Because this coverage is so minimal, it’s a good idea to ask International Van Lines about adding more protection, even though it costs extra.

The company also offers .

To change or cancel a move, you need to send an email to your relocation coordinator. Certain changes could affect the cost of your move. International Van Lines will refund your deposit if you cancel up to 48 hours before the scheduled pickup date.

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