Tailor-made moving to your new home abroad.
Moving abroad from the UK to your new dazzling location abroad is an incredibly exciting journey and one that shouldn’t be hampered by the stress of moving. That’s where our experienced international move coordinators step in. With our own network of trusted global partners, we engineer your move to make it run as smoothly as possible.
Moving abroad requires the utmost organisation and experience. Whether you’re moving to New York, New South Wales or coming back to New Barnet, your International move coordinator will be taking care of every single detail on your behalf. Their purpose is taking care of all practical and logistical arrangements from packing, shipping, storage and customs clearance, they are there every step of the way for your international removal. Our wealth of experience means that we will also be able to help with moving vehicles, fine wine and your pets.Speak to us
If you have less than a full container load you can ship your belongings using our groupage service. This is a cost-effective option that saves paying for a full container when it isn’t needed. With our reputation and scale we are able to share the container with other clients who are going to the same destination providing a very economical solution for our clients who are not shipping enough content to fill an entire container.
Are you moving the full content of your home around the world? Our dedicated container service is most likely to suit your requirements. Where possible we will load the shipping container directly outside your home to reduce the amount of handling of your belongings. The container will be for your sole use and is a time efficient option to get your belongings to their new home around the world.
For very small consignments having your belongings transported by air may be the best option and a faster alternative for simply moving several boxes or bags to your international destination.
Many of our clients are seasoned movers, having moved internationally on many occasions. However, for a lot of our clients their international move is a whole new experience. Whether you have moved to another country before or not, having Williams & Yates by your side you can ensure your move is being handled by removal experts who are up to date with the latest customs regulations in each country.
Your one point of contact move coordinator will be on hand to assist at all times throughout your move to ensure everything is running like clockwork. For smaller consignments we can take a detailed list of items to create your quote, however for many of our clients we offer a virtual survey using your smartphone or a free on-site survey. We will then determine the details of your move which will enable us to put together a comprehensive move plan taking into consideration the following;
When moving around the world, experience and communication are essential to a quality international removal service. Once en route, your move coordinator will keep you updated on the status of your consignment and what to expect next.Discuss your move
Customs regulations vary from country to country. Our move coordinators will guide you through the process. You will also be able to see a guide for customs clearance in your destination country on our website. We will be able to assist with all queries throughout your moving process.
In the days leading up to your consignment arriving, the local agent will be in contact to ensure that everything is in order with the correct documentation in place. In some countries, you may be required to present documentation at the Customs office in that country upon arrival of your belongings.
International Customs clearance generally takes between one and two weeks for sea freight, however air freight is typically cleared between three to five working days. This is an estimate as customs agents may decide to check containers at random. If there are any duties to be paid, you move coordinator will keep you up to date.
Once the Customs process has been completed, we are ready to make your delivery to your new property or storage location. It is important to note that this must be carried out within several days to avoid any demurrage charges.
At Williams & Yates we work with a multitude of trusted global partners around the world that we know share the same high-quality service and vision as us. We have built relationships with our partners over time who know how we work and the expectations of our clients which leads to an in-sync service.Discuss your move
There is an art to packing and wrapping your belongings ready to be safely transported around the world. Our team are skilled and passionate about wrapping your items and ensuring their safe arrival. Our move plans are put together to ensure adequate time is allocated to meet the standards required for wrapping items such as, furniture, light fixtures, ornaments and paintings as well as to carry out a detailed inventory of all your items that are being moved. Of course, you will receive a copy of this.
Our packing materials are carefully selected and suitable for the country that your belongings are being shipped to. We use a breathable export wrap to reduce the risk of your belongings sweating whilst in transit as well as oil-based wrapping products for oil paintings.Speak to us
For those items that must have extra care we will have a specialist crate made to ensure they reach their destination in the same condition they left in. We can make crates to virtually any size and for any need. Do you require a chandelier to be transported? We will make a crate with a ceiling hook that will keep your chandelier hanging whilst in transit, maintaining the position of the chandelier as it was designed to be.Learn more
We will cater for any un-packing requirements, whether it be a partial unpack of the fragile items or a full unpacking service. The detail of our inventories is a great tool in assisting our agents abroad in the unpacking.