Moving To Morocco From The UK
Moving to Morocco
If you are planning on moving to Morocco, whether to Casablanca, Marrakesh or Tangier, Britannia Movers International has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your individual needs.
Importing Personal Effects to Morocco
Household items that you have owned for at least six months prior to importation, can be imported to Morocco duty free. To move permanently to Morocco, and to transport your personal effects you will need a visa. Our local Britannia agent will provide you with the customs clearance form necessary for importing your household goods.
Prohibitions and Restrictions
In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:
Sole use containers usually take an average of 5 – 6 weeks. Crated consignments may take slightly longer at 6 – 7 weeks.
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.
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 Morocco
We do not recommend the shipping of motor vehicles as you would have to pay very high duties, and strict regulations will apply.
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 :
More info on the currency transfer page of our website.
Moving to Morocco With Britannia
- Transit Times & Tracking – Britannia can either ship your effects to Morocco in sole use containers or in a wooden crate. We can also provide computer tracking and bar coding, to ensure a safe and reliable removal service.
- Packing & Delivery – Britannia can offer door to door service to some destinations in Morocco. Upon arrival, our removal agents will unpack your personal effects, including removal of debris on day of delivery.
- Additional removal services – If you require additional removal services when moving to South Africa, Britannia is authorised to provide comprehensive insurance, and arrange international storage or pet transport.
Living in Morocco
Morocco has been a very popular tourist attraction in recent years, and is also becoming an appealing expat destination due to its beautiful landscapes, cultural diversity and the unique experiences it offers those who are looking for something different. Morocco is rich in natural beauty, unforgettable places, and has a fascinating culture and history to explore. However, before moving to Morocco, you will have to consider that cultural differences can be more significant than with other European countries, Australia or the US, that living standards are relatively low by international standards, and that the country is still struggling with a number of economic and social problems.
Morocco is located in North Africa, and thanks to its unique geographical location, lying between Africa, the Middle East and Europe, it has a culturally and historically diverse population, the inhabitants being a mix of Arabs and Berbers. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected government, and substantial executive power is held by the king. The country has a growing liberal economy, and economic growth is diversified. However, in terms of quality of life, and life expectancy, Morocco lags behind Europe, and illiteracy is higher than 50% in rural areas and especially among women.
While moving to Morocco might be risky as finding employment or integrating can be a challenge, you will immerse yourself into the one of the world’s richest civilizations, enjoy the country’s amazing cuisine and explore stunning mosques, palaces, and landscapes.
Interesting Facts About Morocco
- Morocco gained independence from France in 1956.
- Arabic is the official language of Morocco. French, English and Spanish are also widely spoken.
- Morocco has a diverse geography, and spans from the Atlantic Ocean to mountainous areas and to the Sahara desert.
- The full Arabic name of Morocco is Al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiya, which translates to ‘The Western Kingdom’.
- In the past it was illegal to sell a date tree as it was a source of food for the family.
Tips about Moving to and Living in Morocco
- If you plan to move to Morocco permanently, and intend to work, you must apply for residence and a visa.
- It can be difficult to find employment opportunities in Morocco. You might be able to find employment in tourist areas, or teaching English. A knowledge of French is usually necessary.
- If you are moving to Morocco with your children, you will have to look for suitable schools as well. There are a number of international French and English schools in bigger cities.
- Living costs in Morocco are lower than in the UK or Europe.