International Removals Insurance

When it comes to transporting goods overseas, it's inevitable that accidents might sometimes happen. Items could be lost or damaged during their journey, that’s why we offer comprehensive international removals insurance to give you peace of mind. We pride ourselves on our care and diligence during the international removals process, treating every customer’s belongings as if they were our own. However, taking out insurance protects you from any financial burden from replacing lost or damaged items, in the unlikely event the worst should happen.

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What Our International Removals Insurance Cover

At John Mason International, we understand that your belongings are more than just items – they’re a collection of memories, personal histories, and a reflection of your life. That’s why we offer comprehensive international removals insurance to give you peace of mind during your move.

Our insurance cover includes:
Transit Insurance: This covers your belongings while they’re in transit, whether by sea or air. It protects against unforeseen incidents such as loss or damage due to accidents, natural disasters, or theft.

Storage Insurance: If you choose to store your items with us, our storage insurance ensures they’re protected against risks such as fire, flood, or theft while in our secure storage facilities.

High-Value Item Insurance: For items of significant value, we offer additional coverage. This ensures that your precious belongings like antiques, artwork, or heirloom furniture are adequately protected.

Packing and Unpacking Insurance: Our insurance also covers any damage that might occur during the packing and unpacking process. Our professional team takes utmost care, but we offer this for added security.

Our International Removals Insurance Process

At John Mason International, we strive to make the insurance process as straightforward and transparent as possible. Here’s a step-by-step guide to our process:

1. Understanding Your Needs: Our team will work with you to understand your specific needs and the value of your belongings. This helps us provide you with the most suitable insurance coverage.
2. Providing Detailed Information: We will provide you with our Insurance Booklet that contains comprehensive information about our insurance policies. This will help you make an informed decision.
3. Filling Out the Insurance Form: You will be required to fill out an insurance form, listing all the items you wish to insure and their respective values. Our team is available to assist you with this process.
4. Review and Confirmation: Once the form is submitted, our team will review it and confirm the details with you. This ensures that all your valuable items are covered.
5. Issuing the Insurance Certificate: After the review, we will issue an insurance certificate that confirms your coverage. This document is important and should be kept safely.
6. Support Throughout the Move: If any issues arise during the move, our team is on hand to support you and guide you through the claims process, if necessary.

Advice On Insuring Your Overseas Removals

If you are moving with your employer or new employer, the company may already self-insure. If not, make sure that you have adequate international removals Insurance cover in place prior to shipping.

    Please be advised of the following when insuring your household effects for International removals:

  • Always insure your items for full replacement value at destination, it is not advisable to underinsure your items.
  • The Insurance Proposal Form must be completed and returned to your Move Manager prior to the packing and collection date.
  • If you need any assistance with regard to completing the form, your Move Manager will be able to talk you through it.
  • Remember to extend your Insurance if you are planning on putting your items into store prior to shipping or at destination. Your Move Manager will also remind you.
  • When grouping items together e.g. 5 x pictures at £500, make sure to list any item which is more valuable than the others e.g. if the carton of pictures is made up of one worth £300 and four worth £50 each, list the more expensive picture separately.

Ready to Learn More?

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a copy of our Insurance Booklet which contains further information, or if you require any assistance on our International Removal Insurance policies. We’re here to help!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need removals insurance?

Yes, it’s highly recommended. Removals insurance provides coverage for your belongings during the move. While John Mason International takes utmost care, unforeseen incidents can occur.

What insurance do you need for house removals?

You need removals insurance that covers transit and storage risks. John Mason International offers comprehensive insurance that includes transit, storage, high-value item, and packing/unpacking insurance.

Do removal companies provide insurance?

Yes, reputable removal companies like John Mason International provide removals insurance. It’s important to check the details of the coverage with the company.

Is it worth paying for moving insurance?

Absolutely. The cost of moving insurance is a small price to pay for the peace of mind it provides. It ensures that you’re covered in case of any damage or loss during the move.

Does my house insurance cover moving?

Some house insurance policies may cover moving, but it’s not always the case. It’s best to check with your insurance provider. Regardless, John Mason International’s removals insurance is specifically designed to cover all aspects of the moving process.

Our Accreditations

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals and relocation services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on offering a professional and friendly service. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies and are proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent. In 2023, we became the most trusted moving company in the UK.
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Some of our Customer Reviews

The packers were careful, quick and courteous. I highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again! Efficient, polite, punctual: could not ask for more.

Hertfordshire, UK to Virginia, USA - March 2023

From start with Michelle to finish with Gill the level of service was excellent. John Mason and its international partners handled my move from Devon to Australia seemingly effortlessly. I couldn't ask for better.

Devon, UK to Perth, Australia –April 2023

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

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