The Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula with a population of over 5 million people. Singapore is an island country made up of 63 islands and separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south.
The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world, most notable for being the busiest trans-shipment port in the world. The country is home to more US dollar millionaire households per capita than any other country. The World Bank notes Singapore as the easiest place in the world to do business.
Allied Pickfords have been offering moving services in Singapore for over 40 years! Our staff are professionally trained to look after you and your family, saving you valuable time and stress. Allied Pickfords can arrange for one our professional moving consultants to visit your home for an obligation free furniture removals quote.
When moving to Singapore, Allied Pickfords can assist you with planning your international move. Our experienced team of industry experts will guide you every step of the way to final delivery and customs clearance at destination.
If you are moving overseas from Sydney to Singapore, moving Melbourne to Singapore, moving Perth to Singapore, Adelaide to Singapore, Brisbane to Singapore, Canberra to Singapore or Darwin to Singapore, call 13 25 54 for a free quote and specialised international assistance for your overseas move.
Our International Removals Services to Singapore
Allied Pickfords are the international furniture removals and relocation specialists in Australia. Our expert team of friendly, professional removalists have helped thousands of individuals and families make the move overseas to their new home in Singapore and we would love to do the same for you. If you’re thinking about moving overseas from Australia, do so with the moving company more Australians trust to get them there in one piece. Our international relocation services include:
When you are looking to move boxes and furniture items into Singapore they will require some attention prior to shipping. Our international wrapping material has been specially designed in a three-layer construction to provide your personal effects with the ultimate protection whilst in transit.
The first layer is ‘Cellfoam’ which is a non-abrasive material made up of tiny air cells that allows the furniture items to breathe. The second layer is bubblewrap which provides cushioning of the items against denting, rubbing, and other transit-related risks. The third layer is a polywoven material which is extremely durable and offers tear and rubbing resistance like no other product on the market.
Our international wrapping material offers the ultimate protection for your furniture when moving overseas. The wax-free material is ideal for highly polished items and leather products as it highly resistant to not leaving any marks, indentations or scratches like other products sometimes used with the moving industry and up to 4 times stronger than some of the lower cost wrapping available.
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Despite being renowned as The Careful Movers, there are certain risks involved in any household move when moving your furniture half way across the world! There are sometimes circumstances outside of our direct control which is why the team at Allied Pickfords recommend considering our International Transit insurance for your next overseas move. Your possessions are important to you and our international removals team do everything we can to ensure your precious cargo is packed, wrapped and transported safely and securely with your move to Singapore.
In the unlikely event your furniture or home contents are affected, Allied Pickfords offers a comprehensive transit and storage insurance solution for household moves and can provide you with a comprehensive “New for Old” cover. Ask our team for a copy of Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) so you can consider the most appropriate level of cover that best suits your needs.
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We understand that when moving to Singapore you may require either short or long term storage. We offer safe and secure storage in Singapore where our purposely designed “Homepack” system ensures your furniture items are sealed and kept clean in wooden storage modules.
These units have been designed to allow the furniture to breathe, and are also dust-proof and vermin-proof. All items placed into storage will be listed on an inventory list, then packed and moved to a designated Allied Pickfords storage facility and placed into a secure storage environment
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At Allied Pickfords, we offer a complete door-to-door international removals service so you don’t have to lift a finger. Imagine how great it will feel having the entire moving process taken care of by Singapore’s most experienced mover. Arrive relaxed and organised in your new home thanks to our professional movers, by combining some or all of the following moving services:
- Pre-Move Services
- Organising your belongings
- Complete unpacking services
- Home cleaning services
- Home handyman services
Speak to our friendly team to see how we can assist with moving you to Singapore and take the stress out of moving!
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Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest across the Asian region, when moving to Singapore you are moving to an epicentre of culture, diversity and business hub with a global presence.
Moving to Singapore can be the adventure of a lifetime, and a stressful and expensive experience at the same time! Many multinational companies have head office locations in Singapore with English being the most widely used language making it an easier transition for Australians moving overseas for work!
Allied Pickfords has been looking after expats in Singapore for over 40 years and has the moving resources, knowledge and international moving requirements to ensure your move to Singapore is an easy one. With our own office in Singapore, it ensures you are dealing with the same company the entire way through your international move process.
We have a global tracking system to make sure you are well across the key events of your international move to Singapore and we are only an email or phone call away to answering any of your questions that you may have.
As in Australia, our Singapore location also has a purpose built storage facility in case you are not ready to take delivery of your effects whilst looking for a place to live. Our safe and secure storage systems ensures that your furniture items remain in our care and we complete a complete inventory of the items and condition report upon entry and exit. All facilities have state of the art security systems to ensure you can relax in knowing your items are safe and secure upon your arrival into Singapore.
What do you need to do when moving overseas from Australia to Singapore?
To ensure your international furniture removal requirements to Singapore are not only met, but exceeded, choose the removalist company that helps you understand what it take to undertake a successful overseas move.
Do I have to be in the country when my goods are delivered as I may be travelling at the time?
Yes – There are certain regulations for when clients are moving into Singapore that stipulate you must be in the country on arrival of your personal effects.
If I have new furniture and household items will there be any taxes payable?
Any new items may be subject to customs inspection and charges. It is best to speak to one of our move consultants for more information.
How long will my goods take to get to Singapore from Australia?
The length of time for transit will vary from each capital city area and depending on what vessel dates are available at the time of booking. As a guide, the standard transit time for shared (Groupage) containers is around 8-10 weeks.
When sending a full container the time frame will be faster and take around 7-9. Once you have booked your move with Allied Pickfords we will give you more accurate arrival dates and vessel details.
Can I take foodstuffs into Singapore?
Singapore have very strict laws and regulations when transporting any type of food into Singapore. Singapore Customs will inspect these items and depending on the nature of the item they may not allow these into the country.
It is best to speak with you Allied Pickfords move consultant when planning your move to Singapore.
Can I take my car to Singapore?
Import of cars/motorbikes are strictly discouraged, unless for diplomatic use.
Can I pack my own cartons?
Yes, but the cartons are to be left open for inspection by the packing crew and a list of contents is required.
Allied Pickfords’ ISO Quality systems ensure you are moving with the industry leaders when moving to Singapore from Australia. All our locations have quality systems and processes in place when it comes to how we wrap and handle your furniture items. Our Global Service Charter ensures that you receive the same moving service standards across both Singapore and Australia.
Our international moving service has been designed with your needs in mind as we offer part packing and full packing services to best suit your budget. We can even provide unpacking services, relocate cars and pets which can be very helpful when moving for work related reasons to Singapore.
Not only are there logistical factors in this process but furniture is not designed to be moved! This is why Allied Pickfords have developed our comprehensive Transit and Storage policy to give you total peace of mind when moving overseas. As part of this process we have our own Financial Services Licence* which allows us the flexibility to offer our customers cover for your effects to their full replacement value (new for old) when moving overseas and in the rare instance of a claim ensuring you deal with a dedicated case manager – no messy third parties!
*Financial Services Licence # 294595 is registered under the name of SIRVA Pty Ltd trading as Allied Pickfords.
Importing your furniture & household items to Singapore
Moving to Singapore may not seem all that difficult as many people relocate to much further destinations each year right? Approximately 8 hours away from Sydney and 5 hours from Perth, the majority of people in the business environment speaking English (or “Singlish” as the locals can sometimes refer to!), there should not be any issues when transporting personal effects into the country? Not quiet!
In fact, moving to Singapore can be tricky with its laws and regulations due to the strict laws in place with specific reference to Drugs, Alcohol, Pornography and obscene articles as well as chewing gum!
It is for these reasons you need to speak with the expert team at Allied Pickfords to ensure the move process is made as easy as possible.
As a general rule, used personal and household effects are duty free, provided they have been owned and used for at least three months, and the owner is transferring residence to Singapore and subject to an Employment Pass or work permit.
When it comes to environmental protection, it is best not to carry foodstuffs or plant materials in a household effects shipment and is not recommended. Items may be refused entry or may require a permit and any special examinations may cause delays and add inspection costs.
Allied Pickfords has been moving people for work from Australia to Singapore for decades, so we know the required planning and processes of international moving. No matter where you’re moving in Singapore there’s a lot to organise and a lot can go wrong if you try to go it alone. Get in touch with the Allied Pickfords team today to make your move overseas as smooth as possible.
Taking care of the forms
When moving into Singapore our import team will be there to work alongside you. We will assist with providing the necessary forms and information that you need for a smooth transition.
When moving with Allied Pickfords you are working with a team of dedicated international moving experts that understand all the regulations and documentation required. There’s no need to study up on legal terms and your rights and responsibilities if you are using our services as we are here every step of the way to assist you with the paperwork required. That’s the Allied Pickfords difference.
As we have relocated thousands of expats from Australia to Singapore and we have many years of experience with international moving and the questions clients ask. Our moving to Singapore “Fact Sheets” are a great step in beginning your research when moving to Singapore.
We have also compiled some FAQ’s for clients moving to Singapore and great range of moving tips and resources for migration, visas and country-specific facts. Should these not address your specific questions, we are only a phone call away!
Get in touch with our international removals team today
We provide a professional and affordable packing and international removals services for moving projects of every size from Australia. Allied Pickfords has everything you need, and we look forward to helping you with your interstate removals requirements! Call our team on 13 25 54 and speak with our friendly staff, or contact your nearest office below:
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