What to be aware of when moving overseas

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What to be aware of when moving overseas

Every year, many people move from Essex and other parts of the UK to countries overseas. Moving abroad can be a real challenge, but we take pride in delivering the most outstanding international removal services to see that your belongings make it safely to their new home.

There are a number of differences between moving overseas from the UK and moving to a new house within the country, which means there are several important matters that you should always be aware of. Our experience and knowledge has taught us that many people get caught off-guard by certain restrictions, and we always like to do what we can to help our customers avoid problems during their moving experience.

One issue many face when moving overseas is the age of their household goods. Many people buy brand new household items in the UK just before moving, and wish to pack them up and ship to their new destination without using them first. However, this is not always this straight forward. Any unused or unopened goods or products are subject to import tax, even if they are only intended for personal use. Although the exact rules and regulations differ from country to country, most nations expect you to have owned the appliances you move for at least six months before shipping. Staff at TFM will advise you of the best way to ship your goods and the detailed rules about your chosen country, before your removal, taking away the stress restrictions like this can cause.

Another quite common issue is when people plan to move food. All countries, including those within the EU, have close monitoring and restrictions on any form of food imports, even tinned and non-perishable foodstuffs. While food can be shipped cross-border, it has to be done in a very specific way that meets the required regulations and cannot be part of a standard household removals move. Make sure to eat or give away all your food before you make the move – you’ll soon be able to stock up again once you arrive.

If you’re currently planning or considering a move from the UK to another part of the world, you want to ensure that the whole process goes as smoothly and simply as possible. This is what we are here to help you achieve. As one of the leading removal companies in Chelmsford, we can be counted on to give you all the help and support you need to safely move all your possessions to your new European home.