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Moving to London from Canada

Moving to London from Canada
Moving to London from Canada

Moving From Canada To London: A Quick Overview Of The Process

London is one of the world’s top cities, and offers lots of opportunities to Canadians who want to live, work, and study. But how can you get started with a move from Canada to London? Find out now, and get started by learning the basics of moving to the UK from Canada.

What Are My Options For Moving From Canada To London? 

There are a lot of different options if you want to move from Canada to London. The most common immigration permits are issued for Canadians who will work in the UK, who will study in London, or who are joining a partner, spouse, or another family member in the United Kingdom.

Depending on your personal situation and how long you want to stay in London – permanently or temporarily – the proper visa and immigration methods for you may differ. We recommend consulting this GOV.UK web page for a full overview of the various options available to Canadians moving to London. 

Can I Bring My Personal Items And Car When I Move From Canada To London? 

You can bring your personal items and household goods duty-free when you move from Canada to London, though there are restrictions on alcohol, some types of food, plants, and animals, and other restricted goods. Cars can also be imported, and you can apply to HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs) office for tax relief if you are moving from Canada to avoid duties and taxes.

However, since Canada drives on the right side of the road and the UK drives on the left side of the road, you will need to modify your headlights, get a special insurance policy, and take some additional steps to legally register your car. 

In addition, it’s very expensive to own a car in London, and the city is very walkable and has great public transport, so you may not need to ship your car from Canada to London. It may be worth selling your vehicle in Canada and buying a new car in the UK. 

How Can I Move My Household Goods & Car From Canada To London? 

Usually, you will work with an international moving company to send your stuff to an ocean shipping port in a truck. Then, your goods will be loaded into a cargo container and shipped to London via ocean-going shipping routes. This is the least expensive way to ship your stuff, but it may take several weeks for it to be sent. 

You can also ship your stuff by air freight. This is much more expensive, but if you are not shipping many heavy items and you need to get your stuff quickly once you move, it may be a good option. 

Move From Canada To London With A-1 Auto Transport

The best way to move from Canada to London is to contact A-1 Auto Transport. We’re experts in international moving, and our shipping partners will ensure you get the help you need every step of the way. Contact us online now or give us a call at to get a consultation and a quote if you’re moving from Canada to London! 

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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