Moving Overseas Guide


Everything You'll Need To Know Before Moving Overseas.

By "The Moving Doctor" Mark Nash

What's In The Book?

This 85 page guide will teach you everything you'll need to know before moving overseas, including personal anecdotes from over 33 years of overseas travel experience from Mark Nash and much, much more:

  • Preparing Yourself (Mentally and Physically) For An Overseas Move
  • Transit Options: Land, Sea and Air Freight Explained
  • What To Watch Out For When Choosing An Overseas Mover
  • Packing & Loading Tips
  • Travelling With Kids & Pets
  • What To Do As You Approach Your Moving Date

...and much, much more!

About Mark Nash

"The Moving Doctor", Mark Nash has been in the moving business for over 33 years and currently sits on the board of the International Shippers Association and the Commercial Affairs committee at the International Association of Movers (IAM).

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  1. Gerrit Barrere says:

    What a great resource this book is! I just finished my 2nd pass through it, highlighting the best bits. Thank you for making it freely available (and I’ll send $20 to my favorite charity). Just a minor quibble: get an editor to go through it and clean up the sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, etc. It doesn’t read well in parts.

  2. Frédérique says:

    Hi, I filled uo the form to access the guide but I did not receive a link or a PDF. Can you help? Thank you§

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hi Frederique, just in case others are reading this, I’ll explain the link was in his spam folder. He now has the free book and hopefully is enjoying some bed time reading!
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  3. laila ionescu says:

    I signed up with your company and was promised a free “how to” PDF booklet… why I can’t get that, now that you have my info?
    Is this the first bad note on choosing your services?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Laila, that’s strange. It should give you the link to download the book automatically when you sign up. This has nothing to do with a first bad note on choosing a service as its computer generated. Also worth mentioning is I believe we are the only International moving company that offers a free downloadable book giving you an unbiased look into how to successfully move to another country. Its meant as a free gift to help you and not cause bad feelings!
      Please check you email spam settings and it is probably sitting there. If not please let us know at and we can email you a copy of our free book and if you request we are happy to take you off the newsletter list and delete your name and email address. Just drop us an email to
      Cheers and hope you are having a great day, The International Moving Doctor.

  4. Daniela says:

    Hi Mark,

    I hope your move to Spain still feels exciting… 🙂
    I’m trying to see where I can get a quote for International moving, hopefully door to door from Australia to Eastern EU. There seems to be only USA, EU, UK and Canada dedicated websites.
    Do you have similar services offered for Australia, or any local partner agents that can use your network for moving the other way? We need to make a decision soon, so I’d appreciate a reply.
    Many thanks,

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Daniela, thanks for your message. Actually we ended up moving to Rotterdam and working in our EU office. We do not have an office or UPakWeShip agent in Australia yet, we are working on it but at the moment I think Australia just has the more expensive conventional full service mover only.
      Sorry we cant assist but wish you well and Happy Packing.
      Cheers The International Moving Doctor

  5. Cynthia Louise Grier says:

    I signed up for your email list and tried to download the moving guide but it is not working.

  6. I am already subscribed but couldn’t find my download so I’m re-signing up. Thank you for all your hard work you folks do for helping us make our trip easier. It helps me have some faith that there are people out there that like to help others. Something this country is seriously lacking.

    we are looking to move from Vashon Island, WA, USA to the other island, Sicily, either Ortigia or Syracusa Italy

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Thanks for the message Francesca, if you let me know what service/s you are interested in, I can get you a price.
      Glad you like the book, cheers The International Moving Doctor

  7. Teresa Windmiller says:

    Looking forward to reading your info on moving overseas! Thank you very much.

  8. Christina says:

    We’re moving from the Philadelphia area to Oxfordshire this time next year. How long before we move should we get in contact, and do you ship from our area?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hi Christina, yes we cover the whole of the USA and Canada and have our own offices in the UK.
      If we can get at least 2 weeks notice please, that would be great. Anything else let me know, cheers Mark

  9. Margo says:

    Hallo, I found your website “accidentally after looking for a shipping company that has a decent website for days ! Your pics of “how big is a cubic foot was what attracted my attention. Thank you.
    Im not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this question , but do you provide the boxes ? I am trying to ship fabric and a lot of it is already in plastic bins. Also a 2 expensive sewing machines …………just not sure how to go about protecting them completely ……… going to down load your book.

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Margo, thanks for the message, we don’t provide boxes but you can buy good moving boxes from any self store place, U Haul or Staples.
      I would also buy a roll of bubble wrap for wrapping the machines before putting them in a box.
      Hope that works and thanks for downloading my book. Cheers The Moving Doctor

  10. Barbara Tweedy says:

    Do you ship smallish items such as an upright tall antique lamp from the UK to Northern CA and appx. How much would it cost?

    • The Moving Doctor says:

      Hello Barbara, we can but I’m not sure if its costs effective to ship just one item. I will pass this over to my colleague Daniel in our UK office to contact you though and offer some service options and rates. Cheers The Moving Doctor

  11. Joanne Ritchie says:

    great job getting my stuff to Belfast. Thank you for everything. Great communication. 5 stars

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