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Moving To Brazil From The UK

Moving to Brazil

If you are planning on moving to Brazil, whether to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo or Salvador, Britannia Movers International has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your individual needs. We provide shipping to Brazil as well as many more additional removal services.


Importing Personal Effects to Brazil

If you are holding a valid permanent visa or work visa, you can import your personal effects duty free when moving to Brazil. To enter Brazil and import your personal effects, you will need a visa or passport, and the appropriate customs clearance forms and inventory. Once you contact Britannia Movers, our local agent will provide you with detailed information on customs regulations.


Prohibitions and Restrictions

In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:

  • Firearms & ammunition
  • Inflammable goods & substances
  • Plants & plant material
  • Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
  • Narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Offensive materials
  • Alcohol & Tobacco

Transit Times

Sole use containers take on average 6 – 7 weeks. Crated consignments may take longer, approximately 7 – 9 weeks.

Bar Coding

Bar Coding

All Groupage consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the shipping container. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.


Domestic Pets

Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from home to home. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.

Find out more about pet transport.


Moving Motor Vehicles to Brazil

It is not possible to import used vehicles to Brazil, with the exception of vintage cars, which will not be used on the roads.

International currency exchange

International FX

When you are making international payments for individuals you can benefit from IFX expertise in seeking the best possible rate, whether you are sending or receiving foreign currency.

IFX can help to protect you from exchange rate fluctuations and save you time and money on international payments.

IFX offers :

  • International payments
  • Regular Overseas Transfers
  • Prepaid Currency Card
  • Forward Contracts

More info on the IFX website.

Moving to Brazil With Britannia

  • Packing & Delivery – Britannia can offer a door to door shipping service to Brazil, and door to door air freight service to certain destinations. Our removal agents in Brazil will arrange customs clearance and will deliver and unpack your household items.
  • Additional removal services – If you require additional removal services when moving to Brazil, Britannia is authorised to provide comprehensive insurance, and arrange international storage or pet transport.

If you are interested in moving to Brazil, get an online removals quote, read more about our international removals, and contact us for more information.

Living in Brazil

Regarded by many as one of the most exotic countries in the world, and famous for its exciting cities, carnivals, and lifestyle, Brazil is a popular location for tourists and expats alike. While the country also has a relatively strong economy, its attraction lies in its diversity of landscapes and natural scenes, cultures, and in the adventures it offers Europeans looking for something different.

Brazil is the largest and only Portuguese-speaking country in South America, and is the fifth largest country in the world. It is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and has a free market economy with abundant natural resources. Despite its economic strength and development, certain regions of Brazil are characterised by harsh poverty, and inequalities among the population. Life in Brazil can be difficult, but if you manage to find suitable employment, you should be able to live reasonably well, especially as living costs are relatively low.

Brazil has a rich biodiversity, a fun-loving culture and amazing sceneries for those looking for a different way of life. One thing is for sure – if you are moving to Brazil permanently, you will enjoy great food, will immerse yourself in a new culture and lifestyle and will see some of the most stunning landscapes in the world.

Interesting Facts About Brazil

  • The Amazon Rainforest, located in Brazil is the world’s largest rainforest.
  • Brasilia, Brazil’s capital is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and was designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
  • Brazil has the second highest Christian population in the world.
  • More than 25% of the world’s rainforest land is situated in Brazil.
  • Sao Paolo, Brazil’s most populous city with an estimated population of 11 million is the largest city in the southern hemisphere and is one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas.

Tips about Moving to and Living in Brazil

  • To move to Brazil permanently and to be able to work, you will require a visa.
  • Brazil has universal health care for its citizens, but the quality and availability of hospitals and clinics will depend on the area you are moving to.
  • Living and housing costs in Brazil are significantly lower than in the UK or Europe.
  • Before moving to Brazil, you should also think about your employment options. The agricultural, mining, manufacturing and service sectors are the largest.

Further Reading

If you’re looking to move to Brazil get a quote from Britannia Movers Internationals using our Quote Form or feel free to ask us any questions on our Contact Page

Key Information

Moving To Brazil From The UK
Time Zone:

BRT (UTC-2 to -4) - Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2 to -4)

Currency:Real (R$) (BRL)
Calling Code:+55