A guide to your International removal

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 co-ordinator, who will manage your international removal.

Step 2   Your estimate or survey for your international move

A visit  to allow our move consultant to speak with you 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 to our network partner at your destination

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.

special offers for home movers

Pickfords has teamed up with other companies to help make moving home even easier.

Whether you are planning to move or you have moved already we have exclusive deals on vital services to help you settle in to your new home.


international corporate moving centre

If your company is funding your move or you are paying and re-claiming your removal costs contact us on

0203 188 2170

or get in touch

0800 019 8557

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