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.
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Professional & helpful staff
Brilliant! Very efficient. Worked super hard all day. You were brilliant in all aspects. Found the company from a Google search! Then competitive price. Professional & helpful staff.Helen LivingstoneManchester
Hard working, incredibly friendly, and a delight to work with
Bradshaws moved my parents - John and Helen Bennett - from Stratford upon Avon to Henley on Thames this week. I wanted to give a personal recommendation, and a huge thank you, to Fabio on the team. He was hard working, incredibly friendly, and a delight to work with. I hope he is given suitable recognition for the work he does for you.John BennettBirmingham
We have already recommended you
Only one comment about the removals crew - fantastic. Used the company based on recommendation.
We have already recommended you to our old neighbour, who has also decided to move. Excellent staff, professional and courteous.Mark DowsonManchester
Friendly efficient and well trained
Friendly efficient and well trained. Used because the company was well known and available. The removal team led by Martin was efficient and helpful they were jolly and made the experience more relaxing (we were stressed) they are a very good team ! recommended!Jill DaviesBirmingham
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