United Kingdom

Moving to the UK

Do the lights of the West End call to you, or the beautiful green expanses in Scotland and Wales fit into your idea of a dream lifestyle? If so, you may have thought about moving to the UK in the past. We’re not surprised, because it’s a fabulous part of the world to be in. There’s always something going on, and moving to the UK isn’t nearly as hard as you might have thought. Well, not if you move with Allied Pickfords, at least.

There’s a lot to organise when you move to the next suburb, let alone to the other side of the world. If London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast or anywhere in between are your preferred destinations for your international relocation, take the first step to get there and talk to your professional Move Consultant.

Careful planning is the key

With over 600 destinations around the globe, Allied Pickfords has the largest relocations network in the world. We’ve moved people all over the place, and we’ve learned a thing or two during that time. We know the specific needs of people moving with pets, precious cars, kids, partners, extensive book collections and boats, so if you’ve got something tricky to relocate, don’t fret. It doesn’t matter if the move is only a few hundred metres, or if it’s thousands of kilometres away, because both require extensive planning and organisation.

When moving overseas in particular, you need to make sure that your home in New Zealand is sorted, whether it’s a rental or you need to sell before you go. You need to pack everything up safely and label it all. You may want to find employment at your destination before you leave, and hand in your notice of resignation in New Zealand. Plus you could be moving with your family, and they’ll all have their own things to sort out, or you might have to do it for them.

If things aren’t organised and the big moving day is looming, you’ll start to stress out and it will make the whole process unenjoyable. It could even make settling into your new UK home difficult, which will be an unpleasant start to your new life.

Make sure you aren’t in a position where you’re constantly stressed about how successful the move will be, and let the professional team at Allied Pickfords take care of everything. We’ve done it all before, so there won’t be any surprises when you move with us. To find out more about moving to the UK, get in touch today on 0800 255 433.

Frequently asked questions

Can I take my motor vehicle with me?

You are able to import motor vehicles provided that the vehicle has been owned and used overseas for over six months prior to arrival. There are also rules which state that you must have lived outside the UK for at least 12 months.

This service is normally depot to depot meaning the car will be need to be collected from our closest office at destination once cleared through customs.
Please speak to our move consultants to best advise on the regulations and information that you will be required.

Can I take my pet with me to the UK?

You can take your pet into the UK but there are certain regulations that need to be followed and we always recommend to speak with one of our move consultants to ensure certificates and appropriate vaccinations are followed.