Looking to move to Thailand? We as a removal company believe that moving to Thailand should not be difficult or stressful. Our years of experience mean that our skills are perfected and we will provide you with high-quality overseas removals services to Thailand. This includes helping to move your personal belongings to countries outside the UK.
We handle all kinds of moves. From small International removals services to full household International removals services. Our services also include furniture shipping to Thailand (as well as vehicles, box shipping, and even delicate items such as musical instruments).
We are one of the leading removal companies in the UK for customer satisfaction and we will provide you with an excellent International removals service.
We regularly help people with their international moving from all locations in the UK to all the major destinations in Thailand including Bangkok, Thaini, Phuket, Surat Thani and Chiang Mai.
Using Simpsons as your International removal company for moving to Thailand will ensure that your personal effects & belongings are in excellent condition at the final destination.
Thailand Removals: How to move from the UK To Thailand with Simpsons International Removals
The amount charged for a 20ft or 40ft shipping container will depend on the volume of personal effects you are looking to send.
Our international removals service includes Part loads Services / Shared Container Service every 2-3 weeks with each departure taking between an estimated transit time of 8-12 weeks to arrive at port depending upon the final destination.
The transit time for removals to Thailand depends on whether you use an Air Freight Service or Sea Freight Service for your move to Thailand.
You may use an Air Freight service if you want to receive your household goods quicker. Or a Sea Freight service if you wish to receive a cheaper service for moving your belongings to Thailand.
You can use both Air Freight and Sea Freight. You can use an Air Freight service for items that you need to arrive quickly and use our Sea Freight service for items that are not as urgent for living in Thailand.
Planning to move to Thailand in the near future? It is recommended that you ship most of your belongings to Thailand as the cost of replacing your items in Thailand could be more expensive.
Overseas removals to the other side of the world such as Thailand are far more complicated than moving within the UK. But by using a specialist international removal company like Simpsons, you can be sure your personal effects and furniture are in safe hands and that you will save money when moving to Thailand.
Our international movers container shipping service will ensure that your personal effects arrive safely, and remove the stress when moving your belongings from the other side of the world from the UK to Thailand. The shipping containers are typically 20ft containers or 40ft containers for moving houses.
Thailand Removals: Contact our International Movers Consultants for advice and to get a quote for Moving to Thailand
For further information, our International Moving specialists will be able to help with your needs when moving to Thailand from the UK. As part of our Thailand service, we will provide help with Thailand customs, documentation & questions surrounding your Thailand removal
Whether you are looking to move to Thailand for a new job, or to explore the world outside of the UK, Simpsons from start to finish will make international removals to Thailand easy for your household goods.
Or if you would like a free home survey click here and fill out the forms and our removals to Thailand moving specialists will be on task to help you.
Thailand Removals FAQ Guide & Moving Checklist
Removal and Shipping Services for Thailand
At Simpsons we offer a variety of overseas removal and shipping services to meet your needs. Do not worry if you are unsure about which is most suitable for you as our advisers will be happy to talk you through the different options.
Full Household Overseas Removal Service
For full household removal of a 3 or 4 bedroom house we would usually recommend a full shipping container for your sole use. These usually come in two sizes –20 and 40 ft.
We will pack the container at your house and it will be secured and customs sealed before heading off to the port.
Shared Container (Part Load) Overseas Removal Service
For smaller moves with furniture, boxes and other items, the most cost effective option is our shared container shipping service, sometimes called part load. In this case, we pack your belongings at your home and take them to one of our depots where they will be loaded into a shipping container with other customers belongings heading for the same part of Thailand.
This is a cheap option for removals to Thailand as the shipping costs are shared proportionally.
Box and Bag Shipping Service
For small moves to Thailand we recommend our box and bag shipping service. This is the cheapest way to move your belongings to Thailand. We provide you with export quality cartons / boxes and packing materials.
We then collect your packed boxes and transport them to Thailand by air or sea freight depending on your preference and budget.
How much do International removals to Thailand from the UK cost?
The cost of removals to Thailand obviously varies greatly depending on the quantity you are taking and where in Thailand you are moving to. The good news is that, as so many people move from the UK to Thailand, the cost of removals is surprisingly cheap – especially to areas around the big cities such as Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Thani and Surat Thani.
The cheapest removals to Thailand are by sea and costs per cubic feet decrease significantly as volume increases. You’ll certainly find that it is a lot cheaper to ship your furniture and other items than to replace them all when you arrive in Thailand.
How long do removals to Thailand from the UK take?
Removals to Thailand usually take 6-8 weeks for our full container service.
Removals to Thailand will take up to 8-12 weeks for our part load (groupage) service.
These shipping times are for delivery to port, you will need to allow additional time for customs clearance on arrival in Thailand.
International Removal Insurance for your Move to Thailand
We would recommend taking out 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 personal shipping containers, 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 whist they are in transit.
Furniture removals UK to Thailand
Moving furniture to Thailand from the UK needs far more care and attention than for a domestic removal. Each item is carefully packed using export wrapping before being loaded into the shipping container.
You can take all kinds of furniture to Thailand including sofas, chairs, tables, cupboards as well as white goods such as washing machines and fridge freezers.
As Thailand drive on the left side of the road, it could be well worth your while taking your car with you to Thailand – especially if it’s a new, luxury or classic model.
It is often cost effective to send your car in the same shipping container as your house removal so that everything arrives at the same time.
There are some import requirements you need to be aware of before you ship your car to Thailand. We suggest you contact our team to discuss options and the shipping process.
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 you 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
Professional Advisors: Solicitors, Accountant
Sky/Cable: TV Licence
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
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 – see Transfur Animals
Currency transfer – Global Reach