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A guide to your international removal

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Pickfords moves thousands of people overseas each year and is one of the most experienced international movers in the UK.

There are eight steps to planning a successful international removal with Pickfords.

Step 1. Make an enquiry

Make an enquiry and meet your move manager, who will oversee your international removal overseas or to Europe.

Step 2. Your estimate or survey for your international move

Our move consultant will visit your home or conduct a video survey to get a clear understanding of the international removals services you need, assess and measure your belongings and identify your international wrapping and packing requirements, your transit and insurance options.

Step 3. A quotation and move plan

The paperwork you receive will include the costs for your move and a schedule of activities on move day. If appropriate, your move quotation will include a number of options for you to consider.

Step 4. Choosing the international removals services you need

Take some time to read the international removals quotation, move plan and compare the costs of the options that have been recommended. At this point it is worth reading our Terms and Conditions and insurance booklet.

Step 5. Book your international move day

Formally book your removal by completing the paperwork and returning it to your local branch.

Step 6. Pre-move planning

Now that your move day is booked, there is a lot you can do to make the removals process go smoothly. Find out more from our moving advice centre.

Step 7. Prepare for move day! 

Step 8. International freight forwarding

Our international operations departments will arrange to forward your goods.  If you are moving overseas, the team will liaise with our network partner at your destination.  If you are moving to Europe, the team will liaise with our network partner to provide local unloading assistance (if required)

Step 9. Customs clearance and delivery

Our international removals network partner will clear your goods through customs (if required) and will contact you to arrange a convenient time for delivery.

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Forwarding and delivery

International packing services

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A range of transit options to suit your budget

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Our international moving network
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FIDI FAIM plus accredited international moving service
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Need a little advice? Look no further

Whether you're moving your home, business or your employees, our Moving Advice Centre has some great advice to help your move run as smoothly as possible.

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