Moving to China

The People’s Republic of China (PRC), is the world’s most-populous country, with a population of over 1.3 billion. Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometres, the East Asian state is the world’s second-largest country by land area.

The People’s Republic of China is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party of China. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The capital city is Beijing.

Allied has offices across China to assist you with your international move. If moving from Auckland to Beijing, Wellington to Shanghai, moving from Dunedin to Beijing, or Christchurch to Chengdu, Allied will assist you through the International move process and provide you with various moving tips to ensure you are in safe hands.

Our Allied team of bi-lingual staff will keep you up to date with your shipment status and tracking of your consignment once you arrive in China.

When moving to China, you can be sure that Allied will be with you every step of the way, including assisting with customs and clearance processes. Another way in which Allied lets you relax and enjoy the experience when moving overseas.

Frequently asked questions

What is the transit time to China for my goods being moved by seafreight?

The transit time will always vary depending on vessel availability and the time of year that the shipment takes place and on the size of the shipment. As a rule for a full container being moved to China we would estimate around 6-8 weeks. We have detailed shipping schedules that are available to help you plan your next international move so please speak with one of our move consultants to find out more on moving to China.

Can I take my car to China?

You are able to take your vehicle into China but not too many people do this due to the very high duties payable. China also drive on the opposite side of the road to New Zealand and this is another factor as to why most people do not take their vehicles.

Can I take my pet to China?

Yes – however they only allow dogs or cats into China. There are certain entry requirements and regulations to follow and we would encourage you to speak to one of our specialist pet relocation providers on the process.