International Removals and Overseas Moving

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Simpsons is one of the leading international removal companies that offers a comprehensive range of removal services to most global destinations. Whether your move is just a few boxes or a complete household, trust Simpsons to ship your goods safely and efficiently.

With many years of experience in international removals, Simpsons are well placed to offer you a comprehensive and professional overseas moving service by sea or air.

The quickest and simplest way to assess your overseas removals requirements is to complete our online quote request, alternatively, we offer a comprehensive survey at your home or business. This service is available to you 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.

As a specialist international and European removal company, we regularly undertake removals throughout the EU, the EEA and beyond.

These include international moves to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other popular overseas countries. Simpsons will save you money, and provide a stress-free experience for moving abroad. Our high standards, and our experienced team, will ensure your goods arrive safely at the final destination.

Here are some of the European countries we help people move to. If your country is not listed here, it is likely we can still help.
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Removal Services to Overseas Destinations

Removals to Australia
Removals to Bangladesh
Removals to Canada
Removals to Hong Kong & China
Removals to India
Removals to Japan
Removals to Kuwait
Removals to Malaysia
Removals to New Zealand

Removals to Oman
Removals to Pakistan
Removals to Philippines
Removals to Qatar
Removals to Saudi Arabia
Removals to Singapore
Removals to South Africa
Removals to South Korea
Removals to Sri Lanka

Removals to Taiwan
Removals to Thailand
Removals to UAE/Dubai
Removals to USA
Removals to Vietnam

Removal Services to Europe and the EU

Simpsons International Removals Services


Our moving services for international removals include assistance with customs clearance. Our team are of the highest standards and will guide you throughout the customs process and advise you on what items are prohibited when moving.

Other useful international removals services include our increasingly popular export wrapping and packing services. This service is particularly beneficial for furniture and fragile goods as it will ensure that your goods are packed securely.

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

If you are looking for the fastest method for transporting your goods overseas, our air freight service is recommended. If you are looking for the most cost-effective method for moving abroad, our sea freight service will suit your needs. Your chosen transit method, and the volume of goods you are sending overseas, will determine the price of the overseas removals.

Whilst moving overseas can be a stressful experience, Simpsons will help you throughout the process and make international removals easy and save you money.

From single packages or cartons to a full household, Simpsons is an international removal company with 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.

We offer both full container load and shared shipping container load services depending upon the size of the move and the budget available for the removal.

A dedicated container is recommended for larger household removals, or if you are looking for a quicker service abroad. If you wish to get a quick quote for international removals, we recommend that you use our international removals cost calculator

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 online quote form and we’ll get a quote back to you. Additionally, we cover car shipping if you are looking to send your vehicle overseas.

  • Door-to-door service to your new home
  • Personally assigned moves manager
  • Export wrapping and packing services
  • Customs clearance assistance
  • Assistance with international removals documentation
  • Free home Survey
  • Full household removal and small household removals service
  • 20ft or 40ft shipping containers
  • Air freight or sea freight
  • Car shipping, excess baggage, furniture and boxes.
  • Offer storage services in the UK or overseas.
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International Removals FAQ Guide & Moving Overseas Checklist

International Removals after Brexit

In the transition period following the UK leaving the EU, (up until 31st December 2020), free movement of goods and personal effects between the UK and EU / EEA countries, continues.

Therefore, shipping of personal effects and household goods to your home in Europe and overseas can continue as before. Some changes to residency status may apply since Brexit, so you should seek advice on your personal situation.

Once the transition period ends and Brexit takes full effect, regulations for shipping and removals to European countries may change.

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Insurance for your International Move

We would recommend taking out the Shipment Protection Cover for peace of mind whilst your belongings are on their journey.

Whilst we have expert packers who specialise in international removals and use accredited shipping lines who take special care of your personal belongings, we cannot control every eventuality.

Just as you will likely have home contents insurance in the UK and travel insurance for your family, we recommend you discuss with your Move Manager the available options for protecting your belongings whilst they are in transit.

International removals cost

The cost of your International removals depends on a number of factors including where in the UK you are moving from and where you plan to move to.

Naturally, the cost also depends on how much you are taking – the price per cubic foot drops significantly as your volume increases.

However, as a large number of people move overseas every year, the cost may be much less than you think when you consider the distances involved from say London to Hong Kong, or London to New Zealand.

If you are looking for an accurate quote for International removals, book a free home survey with us and our surveyors will be able to provide you with information about the cost of the move.

We have a variety of house removal and shipping services depending on your relocation needs. So no matter whether you are just shipping a few boxes overseas or moving your entire house contents, we have a cost-effective solution for you.

Dedicated International Removals Service

If you are undertaking a large house removal then our dedicated removal service will suit you. You will be allocated your own dedicated removal van and packing team to take all your furniture and other goods from your home in the UK to your new home in Europe.

Small International Removals (part or shared load)

If you don’t have much stuff to take with you, then our shared load removal service is ideal.

We regularly transport people’s household belongings and furniture on a ‘European road train’. to all parts of Europe including Hong Kong, New Zealand or the USA.

This furniture removals service is our most popular as the cost is shared amongst other customers moving to the same area. In fact, it’s usually cheaper than ‘man and van’ type removals service and your belongings are certainly a lot safer!

Box shipping service for cheap International Removals.

All our shipping options are cost-effective but if you only have a few boxes for overseas removals then our Excess Baggage or box shipping will likely be your cheapest option.

Transportation for international removals usually takes around 6-8 weeks for a dedicated service or 8-12 weeks for a shared / part load service.

Simpsons is one of the leading international removal companies that are big enough to offer a friendly service but large enough to have a very experienced team and economies of scale.

Although there are many removal companies that transport belongings, few like Simpsons specialise solely in international removals. Not only do we do house removals to Europe and the EU but also removals worldwide.

Simpsons, as an international moving company, prides itself on continuously improving our network and services so you receive the best removal service possible.

We undertake household removals and shipping from every part of the UK and Ireland to almost anywhere in Europe.

Some of the popular Eurpean countries we do removals to include:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Balearic Islands
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland

  • Italy
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands (Holland)
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

We not only do removals from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool to Europe but from all parts of England.

We have teams serving Cardiff and Wales to Europe as well as from all over Scotland (not just Edinburgh and Glasgow) to help you move to most European destinations.

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
 TV Licence
TV Rental
Your Employer
National Insurance/DHSS
Premium Bonds
Post Office:
 Mail Redirection
Local Authority: Removal from electoral register
Insurance Companies: Household insurance, vehicle insurance

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
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
Currency transfer – Global Reach

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Simpsons are a long established and quality approved company operating to British Standards across the UK, for all 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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