United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system. The United Kingdom has its seat of government in the capital city of London. The United Kingdom is a country in its own right and consists of four countries. These are England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There are three devolved administrations, each with varying powers, based in Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff which are the capitals of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

Moving overseas to the United Kingdom might be the beginning of a new adventure but it requires careful planning. Allied Pickfords has been assisting individuals and families with moving internationally for almost four centuries. With a network throughout London, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Allied Pickfords can help you get you moving!

With the largest network across the world, Allied Pickfords are well placed to assist you when moving to London, moving to Wales, moving to Scotland or moving anywhere across the United Kingdom. Allied Pickfords provide airfreight and seafreight services and we can work out the best way to move your household items to suit your budget and timeframe.

Whether you are moving overseas from Sydney to London, moving overseas from Brisbane to London, Perth to Scotland, Maroochydoore to Ireland, Gold Coast to Wales or Alice Springs to Dublin, relax and let Allied Pickfords carry the load!

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Our International Removals Services to the United Kingdom

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 the United Kingdom 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:

Packing

The team at Allied Pickfords can assist you with preparing all of your items for your move overseas. We ensure that we take responsibility for the safety of your belongings and have the appropriate resources and materials required.

Our team of international removalists are professionally trained in wrapping and packing techniques in preparing your items for international transportation. Our international wrapping material offers the ultimate protection for your furniture and is designed to protect the items for their long journey ahead.

Learn more about packing services with Allied Pickfords

Insurance

Moving overseas always presents risks, especially when travelling long distances across the ocean. There are circumstances outside of our direct control when moving overseas and why the team at Allied Pickfords recommend considering our International Transit insurance.

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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Storage

Many clients may not want to move all of their effects overseas and is why we offer a short or long term storage for those clients moving overseas. With our international network of over 600 locations around the world you can store your goods safely in Australia or in the UK.

We place all of your furniture into our storage modules which are 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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Vehicle Transport

The team at Allied Pickfords understand that cars can be an important factor should you be considering an international relocation. Many clients have a unique bond with their pride and joy and as the UK drive on the same side we do in Australia then it is always a consideration depending on the affinity you have with your car!

Returning or foreign citizens may import a vehicle duty free into the UK, provided that the vehicle has been owned and used overseas for over six months prior to Importation and the owner has lived outside the UK for at least 12 months and is moving their normal home to the UK. Any vehicle must comply with UK standards.

It is important to speak with one of our move consultants about the process as rules and regulations are subject to change and will vary at times depending on the individual circumstance.

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Pet Transport

Moving to United Kingdom can be a stressful experience when leaving family and friends behinds. The team at Allied Pickfords understand that Pets can also be part of the extended family and a major consideration when moving overseas.

Pets are permitted entry into the United Kingdom, but will be subject to the following:

  • Pet must be micro-chipped
  • Rabies vaccination – compulsory after micro chip
  • Blood test – to check on rabies vaccination after set period
  • Tapeworm treatment (for Dogs only)
  • Third Country Veterinary certificate
  • Arrange travel through an authorised route
  • Quarantine period may be compulsory

As regulations can often change we always would recommend that you speak to your  Allied Pickfords move consultants to ensure we can refer you to an approved pet specialist in this area.

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Additional Services

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 United Kingdom’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 United Kingdom and take the stress out of moving!
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We offer additional services to make your move easier

 

Moving to London or anywhere across the United Kingdom is a long way from “Down Under”. To ensure a stress free moving experience, you will require a specialist international moving provider to assist you with the move international moving process to help guide you through the rules and regulations involved with moving overseas.

The Pickfords name in the UK is famous, starting back in 1646 in the UK and well known for its longevity, reliability and service excellence. It has and continues to provide those moving overseas from Australia a seamless experience. With almost 400 years of overseas moving experience backed by a Global Service Charter, and numerous International industry accreditations you can relax in knowing that your furniture is in safe hands when relocating to the United Kingdom.

Allied Pickfords has multiple locations across United Kingdom to ensure that you are dealing with the same company the entire way through your overseas relocation and can rely upon the trusted network for your door to door transportation. Allied Pickfords have been voted the International Moving Company of the year for the past four years running, which is a testament to our award winning service across Australia and the United Kingdom.

Our United Kingdom locations also have purpose built furniture storage facilities that are safe and secure should you need some time to find a new home when you arrive. We ensure the safety of your goods by having a complete inventory of the items being held in our care 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 United Kingdom.

What do you need to do when moving overseas from Australia to the UK?

To ensure your international furniture removal requirements to the United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 8-12 weeks.

When sending a full container the time frame will be faster and take around 7-9 weeks. 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 United Kingdom?

United Kingdom have very strict laws and regulations when transporting any type of food into United Kingdom. The Ministry of Primary Industries oversees the Biosecurity and 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 United Kingdom.

Can I take my car to United Kingdom?

Absolutely you can! United Kingdom is one of the most common countries to ship cars to with/without accompanying personal effects from Australia. There are some regulations and requirements surrounding the vehicle import process of course – such as your residency status, how you long you have owned the vehicle and further regulations with regard to the type of vehicle. There can be duty and tax implications and our consultants will be able to provide specific information and advice with regard to your situation.

Do I need to have my car steam cleaned before it goes?

No, steam cleaning is not mandatory prior to exporting your car to United Kingdom, however it certainly can’t hurt and will help minimise risk and additional charges that can be involved should this be required. Vehicles (and other machinery such as jet skis, lawn mowers or chainsaws) are subject to biosecurity requirements and are inspected on arrival. Before shipping, vehicles should be cleaned thoroughly inside and out, including underneath and around the wheels and wheel arches. If you do elect to steam clean, ensure the whole vehicle including the engine is cleaned. Contaminated vehicles will be directed for treatment and re-inspection (charges apply).

When you are moving to London or moving to Scotland, Ireland or Wales the team at Allied Pickfords are here to help you with your relocation. Our professional overseas packing teams are trained and skilled to ensure the safe transportation of your household furniture items.All our locations across Australia have quality systems and processes in place when it comes to how we wrap and handle your furniture items. Our removalist training academy also ensures that your furniture items are wrapped and packed to industry leading standards for their journey. It is for these reasons that thousands of customers each year rely upon our international shipping services to the UK and beyond!

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. Our teams can assist with packing your dinner sets and crystal-ware whilst you pack clothing and less fragile items. The choice is yours! We can even provide unpacking services, relocate cars and pets!

Our international wrapping materials are of the highest quality when moving to the UK. We have a large range of moving boxes in all different shapes and sizes to ensure we protect your furniture items whilst moving overseas. We offer customized crating services for those higher value items which may need some added protection.

Importing your furniture & household items to the United Kingdom

When moving to United Kingdom, there are important considerations that you need to make sure of when relocating. It is important that all of your belongings are packed and labeled in the right way, and that they’re all acceptable for the authorities on the other side.

Your Move Consultant will provide you with the advice and forms required to ensure your move is completed with ease. Allied Pickfords has been moving people from Australia to United Kingdom for decades and are the award winning international moving company that people turn to time and time again.

Allied Pickfords have many shipping services to London and right across the UK. These range from “Shared Containers” where you have a small amount of furniture to be moved so you only pay for the space you use in the container. The transit period will be slightly longer and if you are not in a hurry for your furniture items this option can be a very cost effective way in moving to United Kingdom.

For those customers with full households to be moved our “Sole-Use” transit method may be more convenient and cost effective where we can then plan around specific dates and time frames when moving to the United Kingdom. The timeframe will depend on the specific locations and customers regulations. Speak to one our move consultants for more information.

We can arrange air freight services where goods are required in a very short space of time to get you up and running in your new home overseas. Speak to one of our move consultants for more information and what type of transit method will best suit your needs and budget.

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 insurance policy to give you total peace of mind whilst your goods are in transit. 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.

 

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Taking care of the forms

When moving into the United Kingdom 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.

International Resources

As we have relocated thousands of clients to the UK we have many years of experience with international moving and the questions clients ask. Our moving to United Kingdom “Fact Sheets” are a great step in beginning your research when moving to United Kingdom.

We have also compiled some FAQ’s for clients moving to United Kingdom 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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Albury/Wodonga
9 Kane Road, Wodonga VIC 3690
Ph (02) 6024 5333
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Geelong
1-57 Wood Street, South Geelong VIC 3220
Ph (03) 5221 1854
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Melbourne Business Relocations Office
3 / 148-152 Bangholme Road, Dandenong VIC 3175
Ph (03) 9904 0100
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Melbourne Home Removals Office
202-228 Greens Road, Dandenong VIC 3175
Ph (03) 9797 1500
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Melbourne North West Home Removals Office
34 Colbert Road, Campbellfield VIC 3061
Ph (03) 9357 0330
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Allied Pickfords provide home & office furniture removals & storage services in Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour
22 Craft Close, Toormina NSW 2452
Ph (02) 6658 7125
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Newcastle
3 Orton Close, Heatherbrae NSW 2324
Ph (02) 4987 2211
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Sydney Business Relocations Office
25A Amax Avenue, Girraween NSW 2145
Ph (02) 8889 2500
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Sydney ​Home Removals Office
Unit 2, 1 Foundation Place, Pemulwuy NSW 2145
Ph (02) 8868 2888
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Sydney Local Moving Office
20 Tarlington Place, Smithfield NSW 2164
Ph (02) 8788 5600
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Wagga Wagga
204-210 Hammond Avenue, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Ph (02) 6931 7144
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Brisbane ​Business Relocations Office
70A Flanders Street, Salisbury QLD 4107
Ph (07) 3216 7440
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Brisbane ​Home Removals Office
490 Freeman Road, Richlands QLD 4077
Ph (07) 3717 5300
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Cairns
296-298 Hartley Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Ph (07) 4035 2694
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Emerald
Lot 14 Industrial Drive, Emerald QLD 4720
Ph (07) 4982 4344
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Gladstone
5 Bentley Street, Gladstone QLD, 4680
Ph (07) 4979 1177
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Allied Pickfords offers home & office moving services on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast
25 Casua Drive, Varsity Lakes QLD 4227
Ph (07) 5593 4263
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Mackay
6 Margaret Vella Drive, Paget QLD 4740
Ph (07) 4952 5687
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Sunshine Coast
32 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore QLD 4558
Ph (07) 5479 6537
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Toowoomba
1 Molloy Street, Torrington QLD 4350
Ph (07) 4634 0526
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Townsville
156 Webb Drive, Bohle QLD 4818
Ph (07) 4774 5799
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Adelaide Business Relocations Office
33 Wingfield Rd, Wingfield, SA, 5013
Ph (08) 7099 4866
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Allied Pickfords is the Adelaide home & office relocation company you can depend on

Adelaide Home Removals Office
41-45 Davis Street, Wingfield, SA, 5013
Ph (08) 8444 7000
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Albany
22A Kelly Street, Albany WA 6330
Ph (08) 9841 8924
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Broome
11 Farrell Street, Broome WA 6725
Ph (08) 9192 3108
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Commercial & Residential Removals Service in Bunbury

Bunbury
25 Kerr Road, Picton WA 6229
Ph (08) 9725 6055
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Esperance
Lot 4, 2001 Hill Street, Esperance WA 6450
Ph (08) 9071 2600
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Allied Pickfords offers home moving services in Geraldton, Western Australia

Geraldton
308 Place Road, Geraldton WA 6530
Ph (08) 9921 2134
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Kalgoorlie
Suite 7/36 Brookman Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Ph (08) 9021 1348
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Karratha
1969 Anderson Road, Karratha WA 6714
Ph (08) 9185 1822
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Newman
Lot 1589 Welsh Drive, Newman WA 6753
Ph (08) 9185 1822
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Perth
80-92 Sheffield Road, Welshpool WA 6106
Ph (08) 9334 5555
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Perth Business Relocations Office
Suite B, 80-92 Sheffield Road, Welshpool WA 6106
Ph (08) 9459 6766
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Port Hedland
Lot 3 Trigg Street (Cnr Sandhill Street), Wedgefield WA 6721
Ph (08) 9172 2699
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Alice Springs
8 Power Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Ph (08) 8955 5885
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Darwin
887 Stuart Hwy, Berrimah NT 0828
Ph (08) 8932 5999
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39 Errungwa St, Alyangula NT 0885, Australia
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47 Sawmill Circuit, Hume ACT 2620
Ph (02) 6298 8400
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“Top customer service from every staff member”

I received a very friendly welcome at the depot and advice to repack for the safety of my belongings – then with my permission the guys did it for me! I was very impressed. When it came to collection at the other end the depot gave follow up calls and ensured I knew where my boxes were and when to expect them. Then they arrived about a week early so I was very pleased! Planning on using them again soon. Great value for money and lovely people to deal with.
Tessa, Melbourne

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