Pickfords is part of the world's largest and most integrated moving network. If you are moving to New Zealand, Pickfords ensures that your personal effects are safely passed into the hands of Allied Pickfords at your destination.
12 Offices throughout New Zealand
Allied Pickfords has 12 offices across New Zealand located in:
Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Hamilton, Invercargill, Whangarei, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Timaru, Tauranga, Palmerston.
What happens when emigrating to New Zealand from the UK?
When your goods are packed and forwarded from the UK and Eire, your Move Manager will forward your paperwork to Allied Pickfords New Zealand, who will send you the customs forms for completion and, on return (with appropriate supporting documents) will arrange customs and MAF (quarantine) clearance and delivery to your new home.
Transit times when moving to New Zealand
When emigrating to New Zealand, your household effects will be secured in a large metal container and carried on a container ship.You can track your luggage using our shipment tracking tool, and transit times are dependent on the type of service that has been chosen.
Full container load (container for exclusive use)
- Auckland 8 to 10 weeks
- Lyttleton/Christchurch 8 to 10 weeks
- Wellington 9 to 11 weeks
Upon arrival at Port in New Zealand, Customs and Quarantine may take between 10 to 20 working days to complete; this has been allowed in the overall door to door totals quoted.
Groupage (shared container services)
- Auckland 11 to 15 weeks
- Lyttleton/Christchurch 12 to 16 weeks
- Wellington - 12 to 16 weeks
All timings are door to door.