MOVING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM

Moving to the United Kingdom with Overseas Moving Companies

How to Approach Moving to the United Kingdom with Overseas Moving Companies in Toronto, ON & Surrounding Areas

Moving is already a big change in your life, but moving overseas takes even more preparation and planning to get everything underway. Moving with overseas moving companies will give you professional guidance to navigate your move. Our movers at Monarch Moving Systems are here to help you through the process.

There are a handful of items you must have to consider moving with overseas moving companies and to pass through the United Kingdoms’ customs clearance.

Required Items

  • Valid Passport
  • Visa (if required)
  • Work Permit (if required)
  • Signed Inventory in English
  • Keys and access to locked items

There will be forms you need to fill out for many different items and situations such as if you are entering as a diplomat if you a bringing back or importing a vehicle, paperwork and proof for inherited items, and more.

Moves often run on a timeline, or you do not want to delay your move in any way. To prevent delaying your belonging’s travel through customs, do not bring any of the following items.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms and valid firearm certificates
  • Handguns (except for a specific .22 caliber target pistols) are illegal in the UK
  • Ammunition
  • Pornographic materials and horror comics
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Meat, fish, poultry, and other animal products
  • Trees, seeds, plants, dirt, certain vegetables, and fruits
  • Birds and Animals (Pets follow a strict protocol)
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Counterfeit Money

To save on expenses, it is important to know which items are duty-free and which ones are not. For example, if you are moving your home, any household items you have owned for more than 6 months are duty-free. At the same time, you cannot sell or dispose of anything you bring through customs until at least twelve months of living in the UK.

Dutiable Items—Declare Separately

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Perfume
  • Plants (need a Phytosanitary Certificate)

Working with knowledgeable overseas moving companies such as Monarch Moving Systems will help streamline this moving process. These rules may seem overwhelming at first, but with professional help, you will be ready to move in no time.

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If you are looking for overseas moving companies, contact us to schedule an estimate with Monarch Moving Systems, in Toronto, ON, and surrounding areas, today.

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