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Leaving on a jet plane – Planning for an overseas move

According to the Office for National Statistics, around 345,000 people emigrated from the UK in the year to September 2018. Apparently around 5.5 million British citizens now live in other countries – that’s almost one in 10 of the population! Australia is the most popular place to go, followed by Spain, America and Canada.  

If you’re planning a move abroad, at Britannia Turnbulls we’re here to help you every step of the way – even if that’s quite a big step, over the other side of the world!

To be fair, if you want to see our credentials for international removals, we’ve a pretty well known customer – we moved Sir Edmund Hillary’s kit to the Himalayas during his first expedition to the summit of Mount Everest in 1953, don’t you know!

We can move you wherever you want to move (we’re guessing it’s unlikely to be Base Camp on Everest). Europe, the US, New Zealand, China, South Africa – wherever you’re next going to be calling home.

We understand that moving abroad puts another level of stress on the removals process – but with our 150 years of experience, we can help things go as smoothly as possible. From advice on visas to how we’ll transport your items – and even help transferring money or moving pets – we can hold your hand through it all.

You’ll firstly need to decide with us how best to transport your items to your new home. Depending on volume and location, air freight or road transfer may be possible, but shipping is often likely. We can offer full containers for those who are transporting large quantities, or group containers for those are happy to share and save a little money. Your items can be packed in wooden crates before being loaded if you prefer.

We can also offer advice on storage, either in the UK or abroad, to make sure all your timings coincide. If you’re travelling for a while before settling down, you don’t want to be worrying that your belongings are sat somewhere waiting to be claimed. Or perhaps your new house is taking longer to be ready for you than you expected, so you’re having to stay in hotels for a little while – no problem, let us speak to our international partners and we’ll make sure your items are kept safe and secure while you get settled.

Moving abroad is about so much more than just getting your stuff (and you) from A to B, and that’s why we’ll help you manage the whole process. We work with Currency Direct to provide a money transfer solution to avoid some of the heavy fees which can come with currency conversion on a large scale. We can even put you in touch with the best pet transportation specialists to help get your furry/scaly/feathered friend to you with the minimum amount of stress. For you or them!

So, if you’re planning a move overseas, why not get in touch? Your new life in the sun (or snow) may not be as far away as you think…

Need advice? Call our friendly team today on 0113 262 4111.

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