Are you relocating overseas? Then you should be using a member of The Independent Movers Group, our members have been undertaking overseas relocation for many years.
A lot has changed since in the process and regulations that are required, but we have changed to accommodate them and make your relocation as easy as possible from the first contact through to final delivery at the other side of the world.
We have the proper vehicles, staff, packaging and equipment available to move you across the globe.
This service is direct and transit times are shorter than shared or groupage service.
Our members crew will arrive, pack, export wrap and prepare all your furniture and belongings a few days prior to the collection day.
They will then arrange for a shipping container to be positioned and loaded at your residence sealed and transported to the port to be shipped on the appropriate vessel for your international removals destination.
Upon arrival, their destination agents will arrange your customs clearance and then delivery to your residence. The container seal is then broken (unless customs have checked the shipment) and the furniture and personal effects off loaded, checked against the original inventory, placed into your new residence and the packing materials removed.
If the goods that you need to ship are not enough to fill an entire container, then you could always consider sending them via Groupage Shipping. This type of shipping involves grouping your goods together with other customers that are travelling to the same destination, so that they can make up full containers. This is also known as consolidation and it is the cheapest and most efficient way to transport a small amount of goods.
Members will still pack and export wrap your goods, but will then use a conventional lorry to collect your possessions. These will then be brought back to their storage facilities and added to a partially loaded container.
With both methods, an inventory will be made and constantly checked to make sure that everything is delivered on arrival.
Our members are happy to pack and prepare everything for you, this will help make your move as easy as possible.
If you have a delay between the sale of your home and purchase of your home, then please ask us to also quote you for storage for the time in between collection and delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it worth using a member of the Independent Movers Group to move you?
Simply put, yes. They are dedicated professionals, with many years of knowledge and experience safely moving peoples belongings to anywhere in the UK. They also maintain exemplary standards helping give you peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands.
Our promise is that they will treat you prized possessions as if they are our own, ensuring they arrive at your new home in the same condition as when they were collected. Our professional and friendly movers will take the stress out of moving home.
What are the shipping times for sole-use containers?
Please take a look below for international destinations:
- Australia: 35-45 days
- Canada: 10-30 days
- Cyprus: 12-17 days
- Dubai: 20-25 days
- New Zealand: 39-41 days
- Malta: 12-17 days
- Qatar: 30-35 days
- Saudi Arabia: 14-19 days
- Singapore: 25-30 days
- South Africa: 24-30 days
- USA: 10-30 days
These times are for the ideal shipping routes and do not allow for container transport to and from the docks, customs or loading and unloading, generally we are allowing 7-14 days on top of the sea transfer times.
We are always here to help should you have any questions regarding your International removals, so please call us or email us.
How much do removals cost?
There are many factors that influence the cost of house removals, so making a general estimate can be difficult.
- Volume: How much space and what size vehicle is required?
- Speed: Are you using a dedicated or groupage service?
- Distance: How far are you travelling?
- Flexibility: Do you have fixed dates for collection and delivery?
- Extra services: Do you require packing, dismantling or storage?
- Access: How close can our members park to your properties?
The best way to accurately price your upcoming removal is to complete our contents form and supply as much information as possible.