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Moving To Auckland From The UK

Auckland is the largest and most populous city in New Zealand, chosen as the destination of choice for over 60 per cent of expats moving to the country.

Almost completely surrounded by water, Auckland was ranked 3rd in the 2015 Mercer Quality of Living survey, which speaks volumes for the sort of place it is. So what can you expect from a move to Auckland with Britannia Movers International?

Moving to Auckland with Britannia

When you first decide to move to Auckland, you will have to go through a process of applying for your visa and finding work if you haven’t already got something sorted out. Once you’ve found your dream home, you can start making the preparations for your move and this is where we can help. We’ll sit down with you and discuss what belongings you want to take with you, what you want to throw away and what the plan is for any surplus items.

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We’ll then create a detailed moving plan that breaks down all the different stages of the move. We’ll book your move to Auckland into the diary and begin the process by providing all of the packaging materials you need. If you’d rather, we can send round a trained packing team who will wrap everything up for you. The Britannia packing teams are highly experienced and can be trusted with even your prized pieces of art and antique furniture, wrapping everything in specially designed boxes and bags, or even tailor made crates. Everything will then be ready to load onto the shipping containers.

International shipping to Auckland

The journey to Auckland can take up to three months, so you will want to book your items to go quite far in advance of your eventual leaving date. Your items will have their own container, unless you have a smaller load in which case they’ll be combined with another consignment. This can take a little longer to get to Auckland, but it saves you from having to pay out on unused container space. You can also have your items flown to Auckland but this can cost considerably more than shipping.

Your items will be carefully loaded onto the container and you can choose to take insurance for the additional peace of mind as well. Once the containers arrive in port, you can then find that you wait up to another two weeks for them to be cleared by customs, so be aware of the timeframes; it’ll stop you feeling disappointed or worrying about where your items are if they’re stuck in customs for a few weeks after you arrive.

Complete removal service to Auckland

Britannia Movers International offers a complete removal service, so we can take care of all the extra little bits that always arise when you move abroad. We’ll be able to put you in touch with the right people to arrange pet transport and also ensure your vehicles are shipped over safely. Money is a key issue when moving to Auckland, so we have partners who will help you with migrant banking and everything that comes with it.

We can also assist with the labelling of your products. Everything will be barcoded and we’ll also give you a detailed inventory. You’ll need this to give to the authorities when your items are imported, so this saves you a job as Britannia will create this documentation for you. If you want to take your vehicles with you to Auckland, we can help you with car transport, but the cars will need to be compliant with New Zealand law. Storage is another area Britannia Movers International will happily assist with. If you want us to keep some of your items aside and have us ship them over to you once you’re settled in, we’ll gladly arrange this and we can also help out with international storage in Auckland as well if necessary.

If you’re thinking about moving to Auckland from the UK, give the team at Britannia a call. We’re experts in international removals to New Zealand and we can give you a first class, door-to-door service with our partners in Auckland ensuring the standards of service are maintained at both ends. You can ring us on 0845 600 6661 or alternatively, check out our Ultimate Guide to moving to New Zealand for more information about the country itself.

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