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Even if you're only moving just across the Channel, an international move is a very exciting and occasionally stressful time. You need to prepare well in advance to ensure your international move goes smoothly. Many of our staff at Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage have personally made moves across continents and oceans, and - of course - we've helped countless customers make the big move, too. We are happy to share our experience with you.
An international move takes a lot of coordination and planning and you should begin to plan your move as soon as you know you're moving. Research the country you're moving to, as well as the town you'll be settling in. The more you know about the locals, customs, traditions and the day-to-day life of your new home, the quicker you'll settle in.
Every country has their own rules about who can enter, when they can enter, even about who and when you can move into your new home. For example, don't expect to move into your new apartment on a Sunday, public holiday or evening in Switzerland as it is forbidden then; in Dubai, you must be married to your partner in order to live together. We can help you schedule your move so that you're in compliance with local laws and rules, reducing your stress.
Every country has different rules and regulations about who can enter, who needs a visa, etc. If you require a visa for the country you're moving to, ensure this is arranged before you book your tickets and will be in place before your removal. Don't forget, even though European Union citizens have free movement throughout the EU, Norway and Switzerland, you may still need to register with the authorities and obtain a permit before your goods can be delivered to you at your new home.
You may need to begin making arrangements to move your pets with you long before you are ready to move. Be sure that you have everything ready for moving day for your pet, including their passport if you're moving within the EU or EEA.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has produced a very informative video with insights and some excellent advice on buying a property and living abroad. Before you make a move abroad, be sure to view it.
After each move, we send a survey to ensure our customers are satisfied. Our customers have rated our removal company as follows:
Absolutely fantastic, could not have asked for better! Very caring as I was a wreck! Giovanni and Amrick.
The service provided was excellent, efficient and nothing was too much trouble. The removals crew (Andy J, Andy L, Cookie & Presto) were absolutely brilliant, everything moved and reconstructed quickly and efficiently, and importantly, without a single scratch, scrape or breakage.
You can't [improve the service]. The lads removing were brilliant. I very rarely meet such good service. Billy and the lads were all really helpful, friendly and courteous. The move was delayed and they had to stay late, on a Friday evening and not one of them complained. I couldn't speak highly enough of them.
Out of a number of similar companies I contacted, the person who answered the phone was by far the most warm, polite and helpful. Although it was one of the most reasonably-priced quotes we had, the main reason for choosing Britannia Bradshaw was that from the very first phone call, we had the sense we could trust your company. When it comes to having your possessions shipped overseas, that trust is more important than small differences in price.
We contacted Britainnia Bradshaw several times before being visited for a quote. Each time, staff were kind and helpful, going out of their way to be helpful and reassuring. They were a main reason we chose to go with Brittania Bradshaw. They were fantastic. It took four people working a very long day to get us packed, moved and unpacked. Even in the final hour, they were hard-working, kind to our children and incredibly professional. Great service, a competitive quote and willing to work with our tight timeframe for a move.
The whole day went very well, we were very impressed how the men moved all our belongings so quick and efficiently, with no breakages or damage to our belongings. The move was far better than we thought it would be. No improvements required by us.
Tony and Andy were both extremely helpful. They were very polite and courteous and made the move less stressful for us. They were so organised and very quickly packed all our belongings into the van with such expertise. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
The team arrived early introduced themselves to me individually. Very efficient and took great care in packing my belongings. Very impressed with their hard work and professionalism. Credit to the company in my opinion based on my experience.
Moving home never stress free. But working with Britannia Bradshaw has ensured that the logics packing, storing and moving were a breeze. Everyone I dealt with was not only professional, but took a real interest in understanding my requirements and meeting them. I couldn't be happier. I'll definitely recommend your services and keep your number to hand - though I do hope I'll have a breather before I need to call you again :)
Spoke to Lynne and she was so helpful as I had been in touch with another local firm who were not good in understanding your needs. Lynne knew all the answers to my questions first class thank you Lynne.
My wife and I have not got words to say what a fantastic crew we had they worked so hard and the professional way that they worked was unbelievable. Nothing was any problem to them and they were a pleasure to have been with on this day, they made this move and took all our stress away from us. We would like you to personally thank the three lads which we had the pleasure of meeting they were : Marcin Niedziela, Julian Jackson, Kamil Lesniak. All were 100% 10 out 10