International Removals and Overseas Moving

Simpsons offer a comprehensive range of International removals to most world-wide destinations. Whether your move is just a few boxes or a complete household, trust Simpsons to ship your goods safely and efficiently.

With nearly 40 years experience in the International removals arena Simpsons are well placed to offer clients a comprehensive and professional overseas moving service by sea or air.

The quickest and simplest way to assess your overseas removal requirements is to complete our online quote request, alternatively, we offer a comprehensive survey at your home or business. This service is available to clients free of charge without obligation, so call us now if you would like to book a survey appointment and one of our team will make the arrangements for you.



The quickest and simplest way to assess your overseas removal requirements is to complete our online quote request, alternatively, we offer a comprehensive survey at your home or business. This service is available to clients free of charge without obligation, so call us now if you would like to book a survey appointment and one of our team will make the arrangements for you.

We offer both full container load and part container load services depending upon the size of the move and the budget available for the removal. An explanation of container part load services can be found by clicking this link.

If you’re sending just a few boxes or smaller items to an International destination, then our excess baggage service may be a more cost effective option for you. Just complete the onbline quote form and we’ll get a quote back to you.

From single packages or cartons to a full household, Simpsons have the resources and global infrastructure to ensure a professional and trouble free moving service for your household goods and personal effects. Remember, we’re here to help you all the way.

To view our FAQs please click here.

Insurance for your Move

Your goods will be handled with the utmost care at all times, however, if you move hundreds of items every day, even the most careful person can make a mistake. Simpsons can professionally pack your valued possessions using the latest methods and correct materials. We also choose the safest route for the transportation of your shipment.

It is important that you consider the merits of insurance and to do this a copy of the policy offered by Simpsons is available to be viewed here. If a claim does arise the policy ensures that it is dealt with in a timely and professional manner by a reputable insurance company.

Although Simpsons will take care of all the details they can for you, this convenient checklist will make preparing for the move as simple and worry free as possible.

Moving out: Before the removal men arrive, be clear in what they are contracted to do and what you are expected to do. If in doubt, ask the surveyor or a member of our staff. Ordinarily, both householder and the removal men have fairly defined responsibilities (though a measure of flexibility on both sides is of course desirable)

Children: Children, who are naturally curious and can easily get in the way, may potentially be injured. The younger ones are best left with a neighbour or friend until it is time to leave.

Swings/Climbing frames: Generally dismantling these is one job you will do yourself, but be careful not to lose the bolts. If wish us to arrange dismantling please discuss this with our surveyor

Garage/Shed: Tie together garden tools, and prepare items to be lifted straight onto the vehicle.

Self assembly furniture: If you have any furniture of the home assembly type particularly if made of chipboard, please note that we recommend dismantling units before the move, as the joints are seldom strong enough to survive even careful handling if the furniture is moved whilst still assembled.

Washing machines: Secure your washing machine drum, and disconnect from water supply and electric.

Books: Books are very heavy, use our book cartons as they are smaller and easier to manage.

China & glass: Wrap each item individually in packing paper or bubble wrap, packing the heavier items first with lighter pieces on top. Remember that plates and dishes are packed vertically and not laid flat.

Moving in: Make sure that you (or some other responsible person) is on hand to admit the removal men. If no-one is there and a reasonable waiting time expires, you could find yourself landed with storage and re-delivery charges. Enquire how long the vehicle will wait should you be inadvertently delayed on the way. It can also save time and confusion if you stand at the entrance and specify the location of each item as it is carried in.
Helping the move along: If you follow the guidelines suggested on this page you will find the removal men themselves responding to your good sense with extra efficiency and relaxed good humour. You can also help the move along by remembering to pack the kettle last. A cup of tea all round is a gesture always much appreciated.

Tipping: There is, of course, no obligation to tip the men, but, as with all personal services, people like to reward extra attention, willing good humour or a job well done. If you feel that a reward has been earned, the driver or packer in charge will distribute any gratuity given amongst the crew.

Who to tell

Utility Bills: Gas, Electricity, Water & Telephone
Banks/Building Society: Credit cards, standing orders
Doctors: Dentist, Medical Care & Private health care
Insurance: House, Contents, Car & Life insurance
Your Landlord
Your Tenants
Professional Advisors
: Solicitors, Accountant
Relatives/Friends
Sky/Cable:
 TV Licence
TV Rental
Your Employer
DVLA
National Insurance/DHSS
Premium Bonds
Libraries
Post Office:
 Mail Redirection
Local Authority: Removal from electoral register
Insurance Companies: Household insurance, vehicle insurance
Schools

Your Personal arrangements

Here are the issues that should be addressed well ahead of time to ensure smooth transition to your new life abroad.

Passports and visas: for yourself and your family
Work permit: if needed
Inoculations: for yourself, your family and your pets
Travel bookings completed
Tickets received
Overseas accommodation booked
International driver’s licence
Traveller’s cheques and currency
Charge cards issued

Overseas banking arrangements / funds transferred see www.currenciesdirect.com/en/uk/removals?Ref=A00R610&AffiliateType=WebSite
Power of Attorney
Income Tax refund arrangements
Personal accident and medical insurance: for yourself and your family
Insurance for your valuable possessions
Arrange care and transportation of your pets: They hate moving more than humans and so need special attention – see www.parair.co.uk

Freephone 0800 515930 or call 01322 386969

Simpsons are a long established and quality approved company operating to British Standards for all UK, European, International and Commercial removals


WhatClients Say


Please browse our selection of testimonials from recent house moves, relocations and other services used.


  • The removal men, James, Grant and Marcus arrived early and they worked so hard to get all our belongings safely into our new house. They were really accommodating and very careful with all of our things. I was expecting the day to be very stressful but as a result of them, it wasn’t at all. Would really recommend Simpsons.

    Mr & Mrs Ridgway
  • From the intial survey, booking and then the actual move everything was done in an efficient and proffessional way. Would recommend Simpsons to eliviate the stress and hard work of a house move.

    Martin Cole



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