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...
They make every aspect of moving home less stressful
The crew were fantastic I couldn't recommend them highly enough, they make every aspect of moving home less stressful.
We had previously used and had a good experience with the company.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - We used you to move 3 years ago and Ernie was as helpful friendly and efficient as he was last time.Liz BurnsManchester
Professional and worked hard
All personnel very courteous, professional and worked hard. Personal friend works for the company and other friends' recommendationsRichard AdamsBirmingham
They even put our couch back together so our young kids had somewhere to sit
Ryan, Mike and the lads were fantastic. On the first day, three crew turned up and packed up the ground floor and a room upstairs in 2 hours. Due to the solicitors slowing down the completion, the lads had to hang on a bit longer but as the day was getting later two more guys joined the team giving us 6 people to unload the van and put it in to the correct rooms within the hour, they even put our couch back together so our young kids had somewhere to sit.
Couldn’t have done it without them though so I’m glad they had managed it so well on the day.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Ernie Humphries was straight to the point and extremely helpful in helping us to decide whether to pay for the packing service. Due to stamp duty ending, June had become a very intense and busy month so Ernie and Keeley were quick to help accommodate our needs. We couldn’t get two days together so they were able to pack on one day and load the van two days later.Rob DewhirstManchester
Couldn't have been happier with their service
I just wanted to send a quick email to let you know how happy we have been by the exceptional service offered by Les, Paul and Adrian today. Their attention to detail and careful handling of our goods were extremely appreciated. We couldn't have been happier with their service!
As I have said before, the service we have been offered so far by Britannia Bradshaw has been excellent!
Thank you.Chris BurkeBirmingham
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