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...
Well organised, courteous, friendly and helpful throughout the day
The 4 men (Tony, Ashley, Mike and Ryan) who packed everything up on the 21st were extremely well organised, courteous, friendly and helpful throughout the day. Tony and Ashley then travelled down to Hampshire where they were very helpful and professional when unloading the following day. I can’t fault any of them.
The lady I initially spoke to was very helpful and reassuring that there could be availability if I gave reasonable notice. Also Ernie’s online survey was very helpfully and professionally done.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Very helpful both in setting up the date for the survey for f contents and in giving information about availability, lead times, etc.Hilary KimberManchester
BAR company who were willing to respond very quickly
A very willing and courteous crew. Battery move was promised but could not be carried out. We got round it! Wanted a BAR company who were willing to respond very quickly to a difficult set of circumstances. This was a difficult move but Bradshaw scheduled and completed it very efficiently.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - The move problem was urgent and we were answered quickly.David WilcoxBirmingham
Really took the stress out of the day
All 3 gentlemen were amazing, really took the stress out of the day.
Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Excellent.Adam WhiteheadManchester
Already recommended you to a friend
As we were running late additional crew arrived and helped the team. Used the company because you had recently moved my daughter. The two operatives were a credit to your company.
Well finally we're in, the two gents who moved us are a credit to your firm, they couldn't have been more kind and considerate. Already recommended you to a friend.Richard DewisBirmingham
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