Overseas Removals

Overseas Removals

Overseas Removals

Anyone moving abroad from the UK or returning home from overseas will have a number of things to consider. One key task will be to arrange the overseas removals of your personnel effects. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service all over the world.

As the proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016, you will know you are in safe hands.

Overseas removals are not the same thing as just moving house. You will need to arrange to move your household possessions and even cars, boats or other large item by sea, road or air, or even a combination of all three.

Here are a few overseas removals tips, which can help with your relocation.

Choosing a Removals Company

It is essential that you choose a professional removals company that has plenty of experience of European and international relocations. White & Company was founded in 1871 and has been moving people all around the world ever since. They have a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure everything runs smoothly from beginning to end.

Plan Ahead

The moment you know you will be relocating start to plan your move, as the whole process will take longer than you might think! White & Company can provide you with a written quotation; contact your local branch using the branch locator to arrange for one of their fully trained surveyors to visit you.

Find Out What You Can Move

Most countries have restrictions on what is allowed across their border, this often applies to things like plants, flammables, offensive weapons, e.g. flick knives, certain foods and dairy products etc. There may also be import fees and duty costs which may apply. Your removal company should be able to advise you on this. If you are unsure of what you can move, always contact the country’s consulate or visit the official website to find out about import restrictions and duties that might apply.

Don’t do the Packing Yourself

It is always advisable to choose a removals company who can provide a packing service for you. Their expertise will save you a huge amount of time, not to mention reducing the stress on moving day. China and glassware should be wrapped in special paper and then packed in double-thickness cartons; furniture wrapped in bubble blankets and anything out of the ordinary, packed in made-to-measure wooden crates. It is also advisable that you arrange for the packing crew to unpack for you when you arrive at your new destination.

Make sure that whichever removal company you choose, they hold adequate insurance to cover against loss or damage during transit. It is also wise to contact your house insurance company to check if you need to take out additional insurance or to see if your possessions are covered whilst they are being packed. White & Company are able to offer Marine Insurance Cover, your local branch will be able to provide details.

You may not wish to move everything you own, but equally you may not want to get rid of it either. May sure you choose a removal company that can offer you affordable, secure containerised storage for what you need to leave behind. White & Company has 19 storage locations throughout the UK. They are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873. You can rest assured that everything you leave will be safely stored and waiting for you on your return to the UK.

Learn the Language

Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa are all very popular places to relocate and you will not need to learn a new language. However, if you are moving to a non-English speaking country, you will find it an enormous help if you learn the local language before your move. This will help if you need to deal with solicitors or estate agents, or are ill and need to see a doctor or dentist. It will also help you make new friends and to settle in quicker.

No matter where you are moving, White & Company is here to help with every aspect of your overseas move.

White & Company Removals Storage & Shipping
Hillsons Road
SO30 2DY

Tel: 01489 854 286 for a free moving quote

Opening Times:
Mon 09:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sat 09:00 – 12:00
Sun Closed

White and Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and finalists in 2017.

 Removals Sevenoaks Winner 2016 Overseas Remover of The Year

Foreign Currency

When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company).

Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange

Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.

White & Company Have Branches In The Following Locations


Opening Times:
Mon 09:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sat 09:00 – 12:00
Sun Closed

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