Moving to the UK
Wherever you go in the UK, most likely you are near one or two historical objects that you have read about or seen in the movies. The United Kingdom is made up of 4 co-equal sovereign nations: England, Whales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each state is striking in its uniqueness of nature and people, making the United Kingdom one of the most desired destinations to move to.
Moving to the UK can be somewhat difficult without thorough preparation. Do your research before and read our article All You Need to Know Before Moving to the UK to learn more about work in the UK, the healthcare system and private insurance, the cost of living in London, visa applications and what to expect from life in the UK.
In this article, we will cover everything that you need to know when moving to United Kingdom. Read till the end to avoid getting in trouble and pack your bag with only necessary and permitted items.
Moving to the United Kingdom with Hercules Moving Company
If you plan to move to the United Kingdom, you want to ensure that your possessions, goods, and personal effects are in good hands. That's why choosing an international moving company with a proven track record of success is crucial. Hercules Moving Company is an experienced and professional mover that offers comprehensive services for a smooth and seamless transition.
Survey Your Home with Yembo.ai Technology
Hercules Moving Company uses cutting-edge Yembo.ai technology to provide an AI-powered virtual home survey. This allows you to get an accurate and detailed estimate of the cost of your move without even having to leave your home. This is incredibly convenient for international activities, as you can quickly survey your home from anywhere in the world.
Hercules Moving Company offers several options for moving to the United Kingdom. Here are some of the choices you can choose from:
- Door to Door: With this option, Hercules Moving Company will pick up your belongings at your doorstep and deliver them directly to your new home in the United Kingdom. This is a hassle-free and convenient option for those who want to minimize the stress of moving.
- Door to Port: With this option, Hercules Moving Company will pick up your belongings at your doorstep and deliver them to the port, where they will be shipped to the United Kingdom. This is a good choice for those who prefer to save money on their move.
- Groupage LCL: With this option, your belongings will be combined with other shipments to reduce the cost of shipping. This is a cost-effective option for those moving with limited belongings.
- Full Container Load: With this option, you will have a dedicated ocean container for your belongings. This is a good choice for those moving with many belongings and wants the assurance that their belongings will not be mixed with other shipments.
The Move Process
We understand that moving can be complex and stressful at Hercules Moving Company. That's why we take the time to carefully plan and execute every step of your move, from origin to destination.
Before your move, Hercules Moving Company will assist you with the necessary origin services, including custom crating, insurance, and preparation of your belongings for shipping. This will ensure that your belongings are protected during transit and arrive at your new home in the United Kingdom in the same condition they left in.
Hercules Moving Company will also assist you with the necessary origin documents for your move to the United Kingdom. This will ensure that your move goes smoothly and that your belongings are cleared through customs quickly and efficiently.
Once your belongings are prepared for shipping, Hercules Moving Company will transport them to the United Kingdom. Whether you choose ocean or air freight, you can be confident that your belongings will be handled with care and arrive at your new home in the United Kingdom on time.
Destination Services in the United Kingdom
Upon arrival in the United Kingdom, Hercules Moving Company will provide destination services through its network of local agents. This includes delivering your belongings to your new home, unpacking, and setting up your belongings in your new home.
Book your moving service to the United Kingdom with Hercules Moving Company and enjoy a smooth and stress-free transition to your new home.
Moving to the UK by Sea Freight
If you have decided to move to the UK by sea freight, depending on the quantity that you are shipping you can choose between two shipment types.
Moving to the UK by Air Freight
The fastest way to move to the UK with household goods is via Air Freight. In a matter of days, your shipment will be waiting for you in the UK without having to wait for weeks to furnish your new home.
Those who are planning to move all of their household goods to the UK, send their items using the FCL (Full Container Load) shipping method. Full Container Load allows you to have an individual container filled exclusively with your valuables whether it’s full or not.
There are 3 different container sizes to choose from when moving to the UK:
It is known that the fastest way to move from one place to another is by plane. Therefore, shipping your household goods by air freight is a convenient way to move to the UK if you need your items quickly and with minimum wait time. Your cargo will arrive in the UK in a matter of days. Choose one of the following shipment sizes when moving to the UK:
Door to Port vs. Door to Door Moving
There are 2 ways to move to the UK with the Hercules Moving Company:
When choosing a door-to-port service to move to the UK, Hercules Moving Company will pack and deliver your items to be shipped to the UK’s port where your belongings will await to be collected. The door-to-port method is often chosen by those who inquire for more control over their shipments.
Many choose door-to-door shipping service, the moving company will be responsible not only for assembling, packing and shipping your household goods to the UK but also for arranging the delivery, unpacking and disassembling of your valuables upon arrival.
Moving household goods to the UK
Items that are imported into the UK as household goods can be duty-free through Transfer of Residence relief when matching the following conditions:
- Be owned and used by the shipper for at least 6 months before shipped
- The customer/shipper is moving to the UK with an intention of becoming a resident
- The customer/shipper has lived for no less than a year outside of the UK and EU before importing the household goods
- Do not exceed the personal allowance for imported goods
[Any CITES goods with permits (if required). Note that if you own any CITES goods, ensure that the port you are shipping to will allow importing through them. Since January 1, 2021, only particular UK ports can do so, for the full list of authorized ports visit GOV.UK