International Removals to New Zealand from the UK are easy with Simpsons

Get the best quote and service for your overseas removal to New Zealand – we’ll take care of everything from the initial home survey to delivery to your new address in New Zealand.

Moving from the UK to New Zealand does not have to be difficult or stressful. At Simpsons International Removals we have many years of experience in helping people with their overseas removals to New Zealand.

We handle all kinds of moves from small removals to full load household goods removals. We also cover furniture removals and shipping such as boxes and vehicles for moving abroad.

We are of the leading international removal companies for moving belongings to New Zealand and our team will guide you through the entire moving process. This will include support with documentation and customs clearance with our dedicated move manager. You can rest assured that your personal goods will arrive in perfect condition when it arrives in NZ.


We regularly help people move from all locations in the UK including Northern Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland to all the major destinations in New Zealand. The most popular destinations for living in New Zealand include Auckland, New Zealand’s capital Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch, and Dunedin. In fact, we will be able to help no matter where you are moving on North Island or South Island.

As a removals company, we pride ourselves on giving you excellent service for moving overseas to New Zealand shipping. We do this by continuously improving our network to ensure that your personal possessions arrive safely and in perfect condition at your new home in New Zealand.

International removal to New Zealand from the uk including furniture removals

Our New Zealand International Removals Service Includes:

  • Door to door pick-up and delivery to your new home
  • Personally assigned Move Manager
  • Export wrapping and packing services
  • Professionally trained international moving packers
  • Inventory for New Zealand removals customs purposes
  • Assistance with all New Zealand removals documentation
  • Standard New Zealand  customs clearance process
  • Antique and bespoke packing as required for New Zealand
  • Use of accredited international shipping lines
  • Storage in the UK or New Zealand if needed
  • 20ft Shipping Containers or 40ft Shipping Containers
  • Part Container Load or Full Container Load
  • Small removals and Large Removals to New Zealand

Part load services will involve sharing the same containers with customers moving to New Zealand. This service will be more cost-effective compared to using full load services and is commonly used by our customers for small household removals as well as large household removals.

The removal costs will also depend on the volume of goods you are looking to send and the shipping method e.g. Air Freight or Sea Freight.

For convenience for your overseas move, we offer you an export packing service that will make the international removals service easier.

How to move from the UK to New Zealand with Simpsons International Removals

Overseas removals across miles of ocean to New Zealand are far more complicated than moving within the UK. But by using a specialist international removal company to New Zealand like Simpsons, you can be sure your household belongings and furniture removals are in safe hands and will arrive at your new house in New Zealand.

Living in New Zealand will be very exciting. However, you might be wondering how to move your belongings overseas.

Moving to New Zealand will be either by Sea Freight or Air Freight. Using an Air Freight service is highly recommended if you wish to receive your goods quicker. For a cheaper service, you can use our Sea Freight service.

Typically, our customers will use both. Customers may use Air Freight for personal effects that they want to arrive quickly in their new home and use Sea Freight for items that are not as urgent for their removal to New Zealand.

We want you to relax and feel excited about moving to New Zealand without the stress that comes with moving your belongings overseas. Our removals services will provide you with a reliable and stress-free experience.

If you wish to receive an online international removals quote click here for our move to New Zealand international removals cost calculator. The International Removals cost calculator offers a guideline price. If you are looking for more reliable removal costs book a home or video survey.

International removals to New Zealand from the United Kingdom

Contact our International Removals Consultants for advice and to get a quote for Moving to New Zealand

As one of the leading International Removal companies for New Zealand, we believe that you should receive as much assistance as possible in your move. If you require more information, contact our International Removals Consultant who will be happy to provide you with advice on international removals from the UK to Australia

Our International Removals consultants will be able to discuss international removals from the UK to New Zealand costs, customs clearance, the removals process, and help with documentation.

You will be able to discuss our international removals services and the most efficient way to ship your household goods.  Our local knowledge and worldwide knowledge will make moving easy.

If you want a removal company that will help with your international move to NZ, you have found it with Simpsons International Removals.

Removal and Shipping Services for New Zealand

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 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 container with other customers belongings heading for the same part of New Zealand.

This is a cheap option for removals to New Zealand as the shipping costs are shared proportionally.

Box and Bag Shipping Service

For small moves to New Zealand we recommend our box and bag shipping service. This is the cheapest way to move your belongings to New Zealand. We provide you with export-quality cartons/shipping boxes and packing materials.

We then collect your packed boxes and transport them to New Zealand by air or sea freight depending on your preference and budget.

Packing Services for New Zealand

Simpsons does provide an export packing service for moving to New Zealand.

Our team will help with packing large household removals to smaller removals to NZ.

Our packing team have vast experience with international removals and will ensure that your belongings arrive in perfect condition in New Zealand.

How much do removals to New Zealand from the UK cost?

The cost of removals to New Zealand obviously varies greatly depending on the quantity you are taking and where in New Zealand you are moving to. The good news is that, as so many people move from the UK to New Zealand, the cost of removals is cost-effective, especially in popular areas to live in New Zealand such as Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Queenstown, Tauranga and Nelson.

The cheapest removals to New Zealand 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 New Zealand.

How long do removals to New Zealand from the UK take?

Removals to New Zealand usually take 6-8 weeks for our full container service and 8-12 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 New Zealand.

Where in New Zealand can I receive an international removal service?

Simpsons provides an international removal service from anywhere in the UK to any location in New Zealand.

Popular destinations for our removal service to New Zealand include:


Wherever you are looking to move in New Zealand, Simpsons will be able to help you and provide a stress free removal service. Our team have years of experience and will be able to guide you through the process.

The best removal service to New Zealand will depend on your circumstance.

If you are looking for the quickest removal service for moving to  New Zealand, we recommend that you use our air freight service.

If you are looking for the cheapest removal service for moving to  New Zealand, we recommend that you use our sea freight service.

Many customers have used both air freight and sea freight for their move to New Zealand. Customers will use sea freight for goods that are not urgently needed in their move and use air freight for items that are urgently needed.

You will be guided through the process with our team.

International Removal Insurance for your Move to New Zealand

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 New Zealand

Moving furniture to New Zealand from the UK needs far more care and attention than for a domestic removal. Our furniture removal service involves using expert packers. Our packers will carefully wrap your items before being loaded into the shipping container.

Our furniture removal service to New Zealand service includes sofas, chairs, tables, cupboards as well as white goods such as washing machines and fridge freezers.

International Removals Process to New Zealand

You can start the process of moving to New Zealand by calling our team on 01322 949 557

Or you can fill out our Simpsons International Removals Cost Calculator where you will receive an estimated quote for the move to New Zealand and start the process of moving abroad.

For the most accurate quote, we recommend you book a home survey with our team as they will calculate the cost of the move based on the volume of goods you are sending to New Zealand.

International Removals Services to New Zealand

Simpsons have years of experience in helping customers move their personal belongings to New Zealand from the UK. We have received great feedback from customers about our removals service and we are sure you will enjoy a similar experience.

You will receive a dedicated moves manager who will guide you through the process of moving abroad. You will also receive assistance with customs clearance and documentation.

Our removals service is cost effective and you will receive outstanding service from our well-trained team.

As New Zealanders drive on the left side of the road, it could be well worth your while taking your car with you to New Zealand – 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 New Zealand. We suggest you contact our team to discuss your options for shipping to New Zealand.

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
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 – see Transfur Animals
Currency transfer – Global Reach

Call: 01322 949 557

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.

  • Made my move so much easier the boys were very polite got the job done just what you need at a very stressful time Thank you !!!

    Kerry Baker
  • very happy with move The Simpsons team was very efficient in getting the move booked, and in helping me complete all the necessary paperwork. The pick up went smoothly, and communication was very good. The driver and his helper were very friendly and efficient.

    Andrew R

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