Hong Kong

Moving to Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港, literally “Fragrant Harbour”) is one of two special administrative regions (SARs) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with the other being Macau. Hong Kong is widely known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour.

Hong Kong has a land mass of 1,104 km2 and a population of over seven million people. When you are moving to Hong Kong you are moving to one of the most densely populated areas in the world!

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the First Opium War (1839–42). Originally confined to Hong Kong Island, the colony’s boundaries were extended in stages to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and then the New Territories in 1898. Hong Kong was occupied by Japan during the Pacific War, after which the British resumed control until 1997, when China resumed sovereignty.

Moving to Hong Kong can be an exciting experience with the “hustle and bustle” associated with living in one of the world’s leading international financial centres. Allied can assist you with planning your removals and relocation to Hong Kong, as well as your International shipment. Our experienced team of industry experts will guide you every step of the way to final delivery and customs clearance at destination.

Allied are located in Hong Kong with our own office to assist at destination. If you are moving from Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin, or Christchurch to Hong Kong, call 0800 255 433 for a free quote and specialised international assistance for your move.

Frequently asked questions

Can I transport my motor vehicle to Hong Kong?

The technical answer is “yes” if the vehicle has been owned for 6 months prior to shipping , however, practically there are some large cost implications in doing so! Registration costs can have a major impact on clients wishing to transport their vehicles which start at 40% of the customs value of the car. Speak to one of our move consultants for more information should you wish to know the exact requirements or visit our facts page on Hong Kong.

How long will it take to get my effects to Hong Kong via Seafreight?

Shipping times will always vary depending on the time of year and available vessel sailings. For those clients who are sending the entire contents of a 3 or 4 bedroom home we would estimate that a Full Container would take approximately 5-6 weeks. Please speak to one of our International experts for more information or complete our quote form to get someone in touch with you.

Can I take my pet to Hong Kong?

Household pets are generally permitted to be transported into Hong Kong. There are specific requirements that must be met and import permits required.We have specialist providers to assist with transporting your pet and will work with you to ensure you are well informed and most importantly your pets well-being is the first priority during the relocation.

Will my electrical items work in Hong Kong?

Most items should work although the plugs may need an adapter to fit the local power outlets. More information is available at:- http://wikitravel.org/en/Electrical_systems