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Moving to the UK with OSS World Wide Movers

How do I move my personal goods to the UK?

Moving to the UK with OSS World Wide Movers brings over 40 years of international moving experience between Australia and the UK. This experience ensures a safe and efficient moving process for your personal effects, which are shipped to the UK in professionally packed and secured shipping containers.

At OSS World Wide Movers our network of FIDI / FAIM accredited partners cover the whole of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Our partners in the UK are well versed in all aspects of the requirements for importation of personal and household goods. 

As OSS World Wide Movers is an independent company we are fortunate to be able to choose the best and most suitable company to handle the clearance and delivery of your effects for your situation. 

This guarantees you a seamless, tailor made move to the UK, right through to your new home not only your personal effects and vehicles, but also for your much loved pets as well. 


Moving to the UK with Owner Packed Goods

If you are sending items which have been packed by yourself "owner packed" then they will attract more stringent inspection by Customs on arrival.

Providing a detailed carton by carton inventory assist Customs in inspecting your effects and may avoid unnecessary delays.

It is advisable to have your goods packed by your moving company if you are looking at sending larger consignments to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.

Moving Boats to the UK

Moving a boat to the UK has similar requirements to moving a car to the UK when it comes to registration requirements and process.

Customs and Quarantine in the UK will have a special interest in the boat due to its exposure to marine life, however as Australia has a fairly clean marine environment your boat or jet ski etc should pass customs and quarantine with very little fuss.

Moving Cars to the UK

Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes to the UK is possible provided Customs criteria are met.

This service is usually depot to depot meaning the motor vehicle will be collected from our partners depot in the UK following customs clearance.

Customs may require evidence that the owner of the vehicle/boat has lived abroad for 12 months or longer, e.g., copy of passport with date stamp showing arrival in overseas country, or copy of lease/rental agreement on overseas residence.

Clearance Requirements & Timeframes

Clearance of your move into the UK takes approximately 5 to 7 working days for an FCL (Full Container Load e.g. not a shared container), and 7 to 10 working days for a GRP (Groupage or shared container load) once the shipping container has been unloaded from the vessel.

Marine Transit Insurance - OSS Movecover

Although your shipment will be packed to export standards designed to withstand the the longest journey, the small cost of insurance gives you complete peace of mind with regard to the exposure and rigours inherent in moving from one side of the world to the other.

Guide to moving to the UK