Moving Season Kickoff – Protect Your Goods When Moving Overseas

This moving season, the FMC encourages consumers to protect their possessions by taking the following steps when shipping their goods overseas via ocean:

  • Ensure that your mover is FMC licensed and bonded.  
  • Read the FMC’s Moving Brochure to obtain general information about international moving.
  • Additional information is available on the FMC’s household goods webpage.
  • Make sure that your mover provides you with a quote that is based upon a visual inspection of your goods.
  • Ensure that you read and understand all of the terms and conditions of your moving contract.

For general information regarding industry practices please call CADRS at 866-448-9586 or 202-523-5807 for assistance.

If you encounter problems with your shipment, please contact CADRS as soon as possible:

Submit a Dispute Resolution Service Request - Cargo (FMC-33) via:

For information and guidance on interstate moving within the United States, please visit

Due to a lapse in appropriations, the FMC's website may not be up to date after December 22, 2018. Applications and databases will not be available and links may not function properly. No transactions or filings will be accepted until appropriations legislation is enacted and the federal government reopens.

For Dispute Resolution Services

Dispute Resolution Service Request - Cargo (FMC-33)