A lot of planning goes into an international move, for both a family and a professional moving company. While you are organising your family’s information and essential documentation, we are working behind the scenes to ensure your move goes without a hitch. You know that your move will be as stress-free as possible if you choose A-1 Auto Transport as your international movers.
Take into account shipping time
While you are making all your plans for when you arrive in the UK, you must keep in mind the amount of time it will take to ship your belongings and even your vehicle, to the UK. Standard shipping times can vary from three weeks to seven weeks, depending on the point of origin and the destination.
The most commonly used international shipping method is container shipping. Containers are usually rented in 20-ft and 40-ft sizes for residential and automotive shipping. You could easily fit a two to a three-bedroom apartment, including a living room, den, and kitchen in a 40-ft container. Depending on the skill used when packing, you may be able to fit more inside. If you have a lot of belongings to move overseas, using one of each size may be able to accommodate your belongings and your car, all at once.
We will advise you on the best container size to fit the needs of your home when we do your free quote. We will also tell you all about our professional packing services. This service may help fit your belongings inside the container a lot better than if you pack them. Plus, you can guarantee that professionals know how to handle fragile belongings.
Think about customs
You have a responsibility to pay taxes when you move your belongings into the UK from another country. You have to follow customs rules, or you will find that your belongings and the vehicle moving them may be seized. The threat of fines and prosecution comes with this disclaimer as well. The UK requires specific rules to be followed on:
- banned and restricted goods
- food, plants, and animals
- vehicles, boats
- arriving with goods
- arriving with cash
- post or courier sent goods
As your international moving specialists, A-1 Auto Transport can help you find claim relief when dealing with customs. We will ask you to fill in ToR1, which is the Application for Transfer of Residence Relief. On the off chance that you do not qualify for the claim relief, we will let you know how much your duties or taxes are. These have to be paid before your items will be released from customs.
A-1 Auto Transport also takes care of all the paperwork and let you know the requirements of bringing your vehicle into the country with you. We also help you with the vehicle approval process required by the UK. An application for vehicle approval must be submitted if you have:
- built the vehicle
- rebuilt the vehicle
- done radical alterations to the vehicle
- reconstructed a classic vehicle
- imported a vehicle
There are two levels of IVA inspections that may be required. We will see if you qualify for the Basic IVA, if you do not, we will help you with the application for the Normal IVA. Either way, moving your car and belongings will be easier when you trust A-1 Auto Transport.
How professional transport companies bring you home
If we have learned anything, our home is a place where we can be safe. We have begun working from home in many industries, making it almost unnecessary to leave the house. The use of virtual offices is increasing all across the world. A-1 Auto Transport knows how necessary your home office equipment is. We also know how important it is to be able to set up your home and get back to work, especially when relocating.
Relocation can be challenging, and A-1 Auto Transport has the answers you seek. To learn more, visit our website. Once there, you will find convenient calculators and other tools to help get an idea of your costs. We also have specialists available to discuss your quote with you. So what are you waiting for? Take a trip online and see what A-1 Auto Transport can do for you.