How do I move my personal goods to France?
Choosing an international moving company will no doubt be one of the first and most important decisions you make in the relocation process. With, OSS World Wide Movers, you know you can trust us to efficiently move your entire home contents with minimum fuss as we have over 40 years specialist international moving experience.
OSS World Wide Movers move thousands expatriates all over the world every year. Being Australia’s only specialist international mover, OSS World Wide Movers can ensure a regularity of shipping to France that others cannot.
Coupled with the expertise and training of our staff, potential costly delays can be avoided. If you are looking for an international moving company, are migrating to, or emigrating from Australia, or even if you are leaving Australia temporarily, OSS World Wide Movers can provide comprehensive overseas shipping, airfreight and related relocation services to the highest international standards.
Based in Australia, OSS World Wide Movers have full service offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and also maintain a network of carefully selected local and global moving and relocation partners. This network of professional relocation associates have the capability to service the smallest private move shipment through to major corporate relocation assignments.
For your piece of mind and protection OSS World Wide Movers is a FIDI FAIM accredited company . Our network of FAIM accredited partners is global.
As an independent Company we can then choose the best and most suitable company to handle the clearance and delivery of your effects, for your situation.
Our partners in France are well versed in all aspects of the requirements for importation of personal and household goods and are at the ready to meet your needs. This guarantees you a seamless, tailor made move right through to your new home on the other side of the world for not only your personal effects and vehicles, but your much loved pets as well.
Can I pack my own goods when I move to France?
If you are sending items which have been packed by yourself “owner packed” then they will attract more stringent inspection by Customs on arrival in France.
Providing a detailed carton by carton inventory will assist Customs in inspecting your effects, and may avoid unnecessary delays.
It is advisable to have your goods packed by OSS if you are looking at sending larger consignments, to ensure the clearance process can be conducted with a minimum of fuss.
How do I move my car to France?
Moving motor vehicles and motor bikes when moving to France is possible provided Customs criteria are met.
This service is usually depot to depot, meaning the motor vehicle will be collected by you from our partners depot in France following customs clearance.
Customs may require evidence that the owner of the vehicle has lived abroad for 12 months or longer, so a copy of your passport with date stamp showing arrival in France, or copy of lease or rental agreement on in France would be sufficient.
Can I move my boat to France?
Moving to France with a boat has similar requirements to moving a car to France when it comes to registration requirements and process.
Customs and Quarantine in France 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 should pass customs and quarantine without any problem.
How long will my move to France take?
Clearance of your move into France 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.
What insurance should I have when moving to France?
OSS offers a full range of moving insurance options depending on your needs. Although your shipment to France 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.
Ask us about Movecover, our Marine Transit Insurance product.
If you are moving to France, you will find information here about passports, immigration & visa’s.
Consulate of France / French Embasy in Australia
Contact the Embassy of France by visiting 6 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia. Phone +612 6216 0100 Fax +612 6216 0132 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link to the Embassy website: http://www.ambafrance-au.org/-English-
Visa Information when moving to France
General Visa Information can be found here: https://au.ambafrance.org/-Visas-new-
Passport Information for moving to France
Please contact the Consulate-General of France in Sydney by visiting Level 26, St Martins Tower, 31 Market Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia. Phone +612 9268 2400 Fax +612 9268 2431
France Immigration Information
Follow this link for immigration information and related services: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/
Please visit https://au.ambafrance.org/-Useful-informations-1408-
Social Media Links
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Ambafrancecanberra Twitter Page https://www.twitter.com/FranceAustralia