United Kingdom Flag
Ship to or from United Kingdom (GBR)
How much does shipping your Household cost?
Free Instant Online Calculator based on quotes from Trusted House Moving Companies
Customer Images
people shipped using A-1 Auto Transport last week

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

+2 million
Delivered
services
+190
Countries
served
97%
of customers
recommend us

Moving To United Kingdom

United Kingdom (GBR)

What's in this article?
  1. United Kingdom International Moving Services
  2. How Much Does It Cost To Move To The United Kingdom?
  3. Transporting Costs
  4. Duties & Taxes
  5. Moving Insurance
  6. Moving To United Kingdom Cost & Time Examples
  7. Is Duty Charged On Household Goods?
  8. What Paperwork Is Requested By Customs?
  9. Is Duty Charged On Vehicles?
  10. What Paperwork Is Requested By Customs For Vehicles?
  11. Tips On How To Make Your International Move Easier
  12. Why You Need A Professional Moving Company When Relocating Overseas
  13. How To Find The Best International Moving Company
  14. Our United Kingdom International Moving Services
  15. Why A-1 Auto Transport?
  16. Get In Touch!
  17. United Kingdom Moving Guide
  18. Popular Moving Destinations In Uk
  19. Sources
International Moving Service

United Kingdom International Moving Services

International moving is the situation where an individual or company transports their goods and belongings from one country to another. This can be done individually or by movers who provide international moving services. Hiring an international mover offers you the chance to enjoy a hassle-free move. You will also have confidence that your goods will be transported safely.

How Much Does It Cost to Move to the United Kingdom?

The cost of moving internationally to the United Kingdom can range anywhere from $2,000-$12,000 depending on a variety of factors such as the size of move, total distance, route, transportation method and current market trends.

Creating a budget is crucial when moving to another country because costs can rise quickly there. Depending on your situation, your approach may not be suitable. For a family of four in the United Kingdom, moving costs could range from $8,000 to $12,000 per move. Take these costs into consideration. Take the following into consideration:

Transporting Costs

Setting up and following protective approaches are important for movers. The option of transportation should also be considered. Hiring a moving company will save you time, and energy, and ensure that you move items safely. Using a hauling service or sharing a space with friends can help you save a lot of money on your move. When done correctly, this can be done in a safe and efficient manner.

Duties & Taxes

Upon moving abroad, you will have to pay taxes and duties. The moving process can be streamlined and simplified considerably if you pay your moving fees in advance. The relocation process will be as smooth as possible so that as much red tape as possible will be avoided. When transferring your belongings from one country to another, you must comply with these legal requirements. It can be very dangerous if you fail to comply with these rules, if you do not comply with them. It is important to keep in mind that duty fees alone can be as high as a thousand dollars for duty-free purchases, depending on your plan. You might also want to speak with a lawyer if you need assistance with preparing these documents. Moving household items is generally much less expensive than relocating other types of items, especially when there is only a handful of them.

Moving Insurance

Types and transfers of insurance determine the costs. Your overall moving costs can also be affected by moving insurance.

Moving to United Kingdom Cost & Time Examples

To/From 2BR 4BREstimated Time
Miami to Birmingham$4,000- $5,400$7,300- $9,9003-5 weeks
Detroit to Liverpool$4,200- $5,800$7,700- $10,4003-5 weeks
Atlanta to Liverpool$4,200- $5,900$7,800- $10,7003-5 weeks
San Jose to London$4,500- $6,200$8,500- $11,4005-7 weeks
Dallas to Birmingham$4,500- $6,200$8,200- $11,2003-5 weeks
Seattle to Birmingham$4,600- $6,400$8,700- $11,8005-7 weeks
Columbus to London$4,600- $6,400$8,500- $11,6003-5 weeks
Portland to London$4,800- $6,500$8,900- $12,1005-7 weeks
Chicago to London$4,900- $6,700$8,900- $12,1003-5 weeks
Las Vegas to London$5,100- $6,900$9,500- $12,8005-7 weeks

*Please note that these estimates do not include taxes, customs fees & duties, insurance & quarantine inspections. They assume easy access to both pick up and drop-off addresses and do not allow for special items such as pianos.

Global Relocators United Kingdom

Estimated Weight (based on home size): 1BR=2600 lbs - 3900 lbs 2BR=3900 lbs - 5200 lbs 3BR=6500 lbs - 9100 lbs 4BR=9100 lbs - 14300 lbs 5BR=11700 lbs - 19500 lbs

Shipping your car to United Kingdom or your office inventory, household goods and valuables can also be easy if you hire the services of a professional moving company.

Is duty charged on household goods?

It’s possible to have import duty waived when bringing your household belongings into the United Kingdom. In order to be eligible, you must meet certain criteria – including having purchased them a minimum of six months ago. You’re also required to have used them during that time, in a country that isn’t a member of the European Union (EU). Customs also mandates that you’ve resided outside of the EU for at least the last year. Finally, you must be transferring your permanent residence into the country – which involves filling out a Transfer of Residence application.
You will have a full year after relocating to bring in goods, after which time duty relief won’t be available. According to the well-respected International Association of Movers, the Transfer of Residence application should be submitted prior to preparing your goods for shipment. Yet, they say elsewhere that you have a full 12 months after arriving to turn in this document (1). Due to this apparent contradiction, you ought to contact customs for yourself, to obtain a firm answer.

Cheapest Way To Move Overseas United Kingdom

What paperwork is requested by customs?

As mentioned above, a Transfer of Residence (ToR) is necessary – and this replaces Form C3. After filing your ToR application, a URN (Unique Reference Number) will be issued to you (2). You’ll also need to obtain an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number, which is required for all shipments entering the EU. The Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill for the shipment and a valid Work Permit should also be presented. Your passport, a full inventory which includes monetary values and a separate packing list are required as well (3).

Is duty charged on vehicles?

Once again duty exemption is possible – provided that you fulfill two straightforward requirements when importing your vehicle. First, you must have owned the vehicle for a minimum of six months, and personally used it during that term (in a country not part of the EU).
Second, if duty relief is granted, then you may not sell or get rid of the vehicle for a full year. Keep in mind, prior to shipping your vehicle , you must notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency within the UK. Whether this requirement is just to receive duty relief or is a general requisite for all vehicle imports isn’t clear (4).

What paperwork is requested by customs for vehicles?

The Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill must be shown, along with registration paperwork for the vehicle. If you’ve owned the vehicle for under six months, then Declaration Form C384 is required. The Transfer of Residence application discussed above is necessary as well, plus proof of insurance coverage in your origin country. You’ll also have to demonstrate residence in a non-EU country, and either bank statements or utility bills in your name are sufficient for this purpose (5).
You may need to furnish a T2 Form (Community Transit) and a declaration as well. This declaration should provide the engine number, make, model, chassis number, engine size and other relevant details. The purchase receipt for the vehicle and the title are also likely required. It’s possible that customs will request Form C179B and/or Form C104A as well – depending upon your specific situation (6).
You now should have a better understanding of what importing household goods and a vehicle into the UK entails. However, be aware that the regulations can be complex and this short guide isn’t definitive. Consequently, speaking with customs about your shipments is a sensible course of action. In addition, you should consider hiring a professional moving company like A1 Auto Transport – as we have years of experience handling the intricacies involved.

Overseas Moving Specialists Inc United Kingdom

Tips on how to make your international move easier

A lot of preparation is required when moving overseas. There are also a number of procedures while shipping goods or moving to a different country. The following tips will enable you to make your international move easier:

  • Plan and prepare well: Know all the details related to your move. These include, but are not limited to: Knowing the expected shipping and delivery time, the documents required as well as the goods that may not be allowed entry into your chosen destination.
  • Get informed: Make an informed move and do not be caught unawares. There is information available on websites such as that of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT).
  • Liaise with the moving company: There are many pros of shipping to the UK using a mover. You should therefore create a good client-supplier relationship so as to have an easy relocation.

Why you need a professional moving company when relocating overseas

While relocating overseas, you may get stuck at one of the stages. You may also need some guidance on which steps to take or the documents required to be processed. This guidance can best be provided by a professional moving company. Such a company will make your move easier and also be your trusted guide, from start to finish. A moving company which offers United Kingdom International Moving Services will also be familiar with the rules governing shipping to United Kingdom (UK) and offer you with this advice.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods internationally. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

Overseas Movers United Kingdom

How to find the best international moving company

There are a good number of moving companies but you only need to find the company that will provide you with the best service. To find out if the company is the best; consider their performance and rating and the number of years they have been in operation. Also determine if they possess the relevant credentials and legal requirements to operate within your region of interest. It will also be convenient for you if the moving company has a physical presence in the country you will ship to. Also request for quotes from moving companies offering United Kingdom International Moving Services, and analyze the benefits that stand to be gained against the cost.

Our United Kingdom international moving services

  • Packing/unpacking: We go out of our way to make your move easier.
  • Commercial moving: Big or small businesses can make the big move with us and get back to business as soon as possible.
  • Office moves: It is our business to help you get back to business in your new space.
  • Apartment moves: We help make your move to your apartment in United Kingdom easy.
  • Planning and preparation: We help you plan and prepare the big and small details of your move.
  • Visa and immigration services: We are familiar with the rules of entry that govern United Kingdom and we can advise you accordingly.
  • Housing assistance: Our housing assistance services are available to help make your relocation easier.
  • Family services: We understand that each family is unique and requires different type of service and that is why we offer tailor-made family services.
  • Auto transport services: Shipping to the United Kingdom is not a challenge for us. We are well -equipped and have the expertise to do so seamlessly.
  • The United Kingdom container shipping
International Movers & Packers United Kingdom

Why A-1 Auto Transport?

What makes A-1 Auto Transport better than the rest? We offer un-paralleled experience in this industry and we are only getting better with time. We also offer the best prices in the market, guaranteeing you value for your money. You will also find a trusted guide in our professional team which is dedicated to guide you every step of the way. We also provide shipping quotes for free and with no attached obligations.

Get in touch!

Please fill-out the form at the top of the page. We are just a phone call and a click away! So get in-touch via 888-509-3213 or use the details included here. We can also avail you with a quote for our United Kingdom International Moving Services upon request.

United Kingdom Moving Guide

Global Moving Companies United Kingdom

Popular Moving Destinations in UK

Popular Routes

Movers In International City United Kingdom

sources

  1. http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3511
  2. Ibid.
  3. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into The United Kingdom” page.
  4. http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3511
  5. Ibid.
  6. Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into The United Kingdom” page.
Share this content on social media
for a chance to get up to 15% off your next shipment.
Copy link

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.

Email Me


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

...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.

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

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!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
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... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

Testimonial
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.

Visit our social, and see for see what our clients saying about us

House Moving to or from United Kingdom

Bristol, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

England

United Kingdom (GBR)

Leeds, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

Liverpool, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

London, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

Manchester, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

Nottingham, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

York, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

International House Moving

Amadora, Portugal

Portugal (PRT)

Athens, Greece

Greece (GRC)

Aveiro, Portugal

Portugal (PRT)

Bari, Italy

Italy (ITA)

Barreiro, Portugal

Portugal (PRT)

Berlin, Germany

Germany (DEU)

Bilbao, Spain

Spain (ESP)

Bologna, Italy

Italy (ITA)

Bordeaux, France

France (FRA)

Braga, Portugal

Portugal (PRT)

Bregenz, Austria

Austria (AUT)

Bremen, Germany

Germany (DEU)

Bristol, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

Coimbra, Portugal

Portugal (PRT)

Cologne, Germany

Germany (DEU)

Corinth, Greece

Greece (GRC)

Cork, Ireland

Ireland (IRL)

Drogheda, Ireland

Ireland (IRL)

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland (IRL)

Duisburg, Germany

Germany (DEU)

Dundalk, Ireland

Ireland (IRL)

England

United Kingdom (GBR)

Essen, Germany

Germany (DEU)

Evora, Portugal

Portugal (PRT)

Funchal, Portugal

Portugal (PRT)

Galway, Ireland

Ireland (IRL)

Gdańsk, Poland

Poland (POL)

Gdynia, Poland

Poland (POL)

Genoa, Italy

Italy (ITA)

Granada, Spain

Spain (ESP)

Graz, Austria

Austria (AUT)

Grenoble, France

France (FRA)

Hamburg, Germany

Germany (DEU)

Hanover, Germany

Germany (DEU)

Ioannina, Greece

Greece (GRC)

Katowice, Poland

Poland (POL)

Kraków, Poland

Poland (POL)

Larissa, Greece

Greece (GRC)

Le Havre, France

France (FRA)

Leeds, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

Limerick, Ireland

Ireland (IRL)

Linz, Austria

Austria (AUT)

Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal (PRT)

Liverpool, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

London, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

Lubin, Poland

Poland (POL)

Lyon, France

France (FRA)

Łódź, Poland

Poland (POL)

Madrid, Spain

Spain (ESP)

Málaga, Spain

Spain (ESP)

Manchester, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

Milan, Italy

Italy (ITA)

Munich, Germany

Germany (DEU)

Murcia, Spain

Spain (ESP)

Nantes, France

France (FRA)

Naples, Italy

Italy (ITA)

Nice, France

France (FRA)

Nottingham, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

Palermo, Italy

Italy (ITA)

Paris, France

France (FRA)

Patras, Greece

Greece (GRC)

Piraeus, Greece

Greece (GRC)

Porto, Portugal

Portugal (PRT)

Poznań, Poland

Poland (POL)

Rennes, France

France (FRA)

Rome, Italy

Italy (ITA)

Salzburg, Austria

Austria (AUT)

Sevilla, Spain

Spain (ESP)

Steyr, Austria

Austria (AUT)

Swords, Ireland

Ireland (IRL)

Tallaght, Ireland

Ireland (IRL)

Turin, Italy

Italy (ITA)

Venice, Italy

Italy (ITA)

Vienna, Austria

Austria (AUT)

Villach, Austria

Austria (AUT)

Volos, Greece

Greece (GRC)

Warsaw, Poland

Poland (POL)

York, UK

United Kingdom (GBR)

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an instant free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak to Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2022, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.