Removals to South Africa
If you are planning on moving to South Africa, Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your individual needs.
We also have information about South Africa Visas.
Prohibitions and Restrictions
In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:
- Firearms & ammunition
- Inflammable goods & substances
- Plants & plant material
- Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
- Narcotics and dangerous goods
- Offensive materials
- Alcohol & Tobacco
Moving Personal Effects to South Africa
Shipments of household goods and personal effects are allowed duty free entry, provided that they have been owned and used for at least 12 months prior to importation. To move your items to South Africa, you will need a customs clearance form and a packing list, Britannia can help you with the appropriate import documentation. You will also need a residence permit (permanent or temporary) and a work permit to move to South Africa.
Customs Clearance - It normally takes 7 to 10 days for customs clearance and delivery. The time taken to clear goods through customs can be affected by Government policy, X-raying of goods, physical inspection, volume of traffic and the levy of any import duties or taxes.
Packing & Delivery - Our removers can pack and wrap all your items to ensure that they are transported safely. If you choose a full door to door shipping service to South Africa, Britannia will deliver the goods to your new home. We can then unwrap your furniture and unpack your moving boxes onto a flat surface, and all used packing materials will be removed from the site.
Additional removal services – If you require additional removal services when moving to South Africa, Britannia is authorised to provide comprehensive insurance, and arrange international storage or pet transport.
South Africa removal transit times
Groupage or shared load consignments usually take eight to 12 weeks door to door. However, this can vary depending on volumes being shipped, customs or immigration delays and prevailing weather conditions. Sole use containers usually take 21 to 36 days port to port.
All Groupage consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the shipping container. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.
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Removal quote appointment booking service
Britannia Bradshaw can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0161 877 5555 (Manchester) or 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with one of our removals specialists.
How are our appointments carried out
In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.
See what our customers think of us...
Great video call and reasonable quote
Friendly and helpful - thank you!
Why did you use us? Great video call and reasonable quoteAngela SheardBirmingham
Quick and simple
Super friendly and very efficient. Great service.
Why did you use us? Google reviews
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Quick and simpleGarry ClarkeManchester
All went perfectly
They were all excellent, very friendly and helpful – we couldn’t fault them. Ernie was great at quoting and answering my questions.
Where can we improve our removals day experience? Nothing, all went perfectly
Why did you use us? Have seen vans on the motorway and good online reviewsPaul InsleyBirmingham
Couldn’t have asked for better!
Adrian Paul Alan were super amazing, really great guys and made me feel like they had full control of everything,
it’s a big 5 stars from us!
Why did you use us? Great company that have been around for years and so I didn’t need to look to far
Do you have any additional comments or concerns regarding any portion of the service you received? Just to say well done! Couldn’t have asked for better!Dawn HigginsManchester
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