Are you moving abroad from the UK or returning home from overseas? Do you have to relocate to another continent for professional or private reasons or are you just curious about the experience of living on another continent? As a member of the FIDI, the largest global alliance of independent quality international removal companies, and all other major international organisations, and with international partnerships across the world, Britannia can offer a high-quality and efficient removal service all around the world.
While moving to another continent could be a stressful experience, we will make sure at Britannia that your arrival is smooth and trouble-free. Our network of overseas moving agents will handle everything at your destination with the same care and attention as Britannia in the UK. Your international removal agent will also handle all practical matters, details of import documents, customs clearance and delivery.
Travelling to another continent means that you will need expert packing, especially for your fragile and bulky items. Britannia’s expert packers can pack and load your items professionally, and we will do everything possible to reduce wear and tear to your goods.
Do you want your belongings shipped to your door no matter where you are? Through our international partners, we can arrange for your goods to be shipped to the port, picked up, and delivered right to your door.
Come and take a look at our Emigration blog, packed with useful information and facts that could help your move.
If you’re thinking of moving abroad and you’re looking to explore your dream destination from the comfort of your own home, our Ultimate Guide series will tell you everything you need to know!
The partnership between Britannia and IFX will reduce complexity and reduce your costs. IFX offers a higher quality personal service, at a lower cost than traditional foreign exchange channels, including the high street banks.
At Britannia, we can take care of almost everything. We provide a comprehensive package of insurance services, to give you peace of mind for the move. Our partnership with International FX (IFX) can help our customers find a quick and easy solution to transfer money. And as we appreciate how important your pet is to you, Britannia will support you in all aspects of moving your pet abroad.
So, if you are thinking about moving abroad, and want to find out more about our removal services, or get a free quote, you can call us on 0845 6006661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, normal recommendations are that customers should not pack goods such as money, jewellery, passports, watches or mobile phones and portable computer devices. These should be carried with the customer at all times. There are also recommendations not to include items such as potentially dangerous, damaging or explosive items, goods like to encourage vermin or other pests, perishable items, animals, birds, fish, reptiles or plants, goods requiring special licence or government permissions. There is a full list of these items on our terms and conditions under Clause 4 here.
Please see country information guides for specific information on the country you are moving to
As much notice as possible, but least 2 weeks during off peak periods, 3 or more weeks during our busy season from July to September.
There are several international shipping options, depending on timelines and volume from shared loads to air freight.
We can provide car shipping, please contact us to discuss.
Depending how large the load is, Groupage shipping can often provide the most economical means of overseas shipping, however be aware that this does potentially entail a longer transit time for your goods.
Yes, however it’s best to check what regulations apply in your destination country. There are certain destinations where specific items of furniture require a certificate prior to importation.
Transit times vary depending on which country you are moving to. Generally speaking a sole use container is the fastest sea freight option available, while a groupage option will naturally take longer, particularly to less common destinations. Air Freight is the fastest method of moving goods, but be aware it’s also the most expensive and will limit the volume of goods you are able to take.
A sole use container will normally take 6 to 8 weeks door to door, while a groupage consignment can take from 9 to 14 weeks. Although be aware of potential disruption to schedules and delays caused by the current pandemic.
See our terms and conditions.
There are obvious things not to move, but again this can vary from country to country. For example there are natural prohibitions on importing alcohol into some Middle Eastern countries, while other countries have strict guidelines on bringing household pets into the country. The best thing is for browsers to view our Country Information pages and select the appropriate destination. That way they will receive specific information relating to the country they are moving to.