Our removals service
We offer weekly removals services to and from Dusseldorf.
This includes either full load consignments that take your belongings directly from point A to B, or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.
Our extensive fleet of vehicles, specialist local knowledge and experienced staff make us the standout choice for all removals to Dusseldorf.
We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation to carried out by one of our qualified surveyors. They will answer any questions you have and offer advice where necessary.
The survey will determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. The total cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in our vehicle.
Regular removals to Dusseldorf
White & Company runs regular removal services to various towns and cities in Germany, including Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and many more.
Our extensive fleet of vehicles, specialist local knowledge and experienced staff make us the standout choice for all removals to Düsseldorf.
With an existing military contract in Germany we have helped move hundreds of members of HM Armed Forces and can provide the same services for civilians.
How does it work?
We offer a full or part load removals service to and from Dusseldorf. This includes either full load consignments that take your belongings direct from point A to B, or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.
How is the cost calculated?
We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation, carried out by one of our qualified surveyors. They will answer any questions you have and offer advice where necessary.
The survey will determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. The total cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in our vehicles.
Export Packing & Wrapping Service
When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence.
The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap.
Special made-to-measure wooden creates can also be used for difficult to move or fragile items.
Our dedicated team in Germany will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly.
They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods ready for checks or inspections.
Once your belongings have cleared customs, you will be contacted to discuss a convenient time to deliver them if not already agreed.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK to choose from.
Our partners in Germany can also off your storage facilities should you require them.
All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European Standard BS EN 14873.
Despite our best efforts sometimes items get damaged or things go amiss. White & Company always try to minimise problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance.
Marine insurance is a key consideration when shipping overseas. We recommend you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.
Marine Insurance Cover is offered to you on receipt of a completed Overseas Valuation Form. Such insurance cover is ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘All Risk’ and is based on the values as declared by you on the Overseas Valuation Form.
Moving to Dusseldorf? Get a removals quote
Preparing for Your Move
Moving to Düsseldorf or anywhere else in Germany is a very different process than moving in the UK.
When moving domestically most of us will pack up and take everything with us to our new home.
However, when moving across the continent you may not get that luxury and a part-load move where your household belongings are delivered in separate consignments may be more suitable.
The use of storage facilities may also be beneficial if you are moving short-term or want to ‘scope an area out’ before moving there permanently. Having the option to place your items in storage and then have them delivered at a later time allows for greater flexibility.
There’s also the navigation of customs and the organising of paperwork for each family member.
Having an experienced removals company to advise and help prepare your move for you will help make the process run much smoother.
White & Company specialise in moving personal effects to Düsseldorf and our fully trained staff will take good care of your belongings and advise you every step of the way.
Having said all this, it certainly pays to be organised. With that in mind below are some useful tips to help prepare you for your move to Düsseldorf:
- Obtain the right documentation: Citizens from Britain (or any EU country) do not need a visa to enter Germany just a valid passport. Note however this could change post-Brexit. You should allow plenty of time and have documentation to hand that proves you are a long-term resident.
- Research where you want to live: Finding the right neighbourhood is essential. As cliché as it sounds, Düsseldorf’s diverse neighbourhoods really do offer something for everyone. The city is divided into 10 districts, each which its own unique feel. Being central is the preferred option for most young professionals but those with children may prefer to live on the outskirts.
- Rent before you buy: Always a good idea to start with. It gives you a chance to explore the neighbourhoods around you before you commit to a purchase. Typically, you need to pay 2 or 3 months-rent up front as a form of deposit.
- Secure school places: There are local, private and international schools, each with their own merits and considerations. Which one you choose will largely depend on your children’s ages as much younger children can integrate more easily than teenagers in a foreign country.
- Consider if public healthcare: will suffice for your family or whether you’ll need private cover instead.
- Learn the lingo: Through expat websites, you may find that you can sign-up for a free trial class with others who are also learning German. Alternatively you might want to try a free app or subscription learning service such as Babbel or Duolingo.
- Vaccinate and microchip your pets and obtain the necessary paperwork they need to move with you..
Popular Destinations We Cover in Dusseldorf
- District 1 (Stadtbezirk 1)
Altstadt, Carlstadt, Derendorf, Golzheim, Pempelfort, Stadtmitte
- District 2 (Stadtbezirk 2)
Düsseltal, Flingern-Nord, Flingern-Süd
- District 3 (Stadtbezirk 3)
Bilk, Flehe, Friedrichstadt, Hafen, Hamm, Oberbilk, Unterbilk, Volmerswerth
- District 4 (Stadtbezirk 4)
Heerdt, Lörick, Niederkassel, Oberkassel
- District 5 (Stadtbezirk 5)
Angermund, Kaiserswerth, Kalkum, Lohausen, Stockum, Wittlaer
- District 6 (Stadtbezirk 6)
Lichtenbroich, Mörsenbroich, Rath, Unterrath
- District 7 (Stadtbezirk 7)
Gerresheim, Grafenberg, Hubbelrath, Ludenberg, Knittcool,
- District 8 (Stadtbezirk 8)
Eller, Lierenfeld, Unterbach, Vennhausen
- District 9 (Stadtbezirk 9)
Benrath, Hassels, Himmelgeist, Holthausen, Itter, Reisholz, Urdenbach, Wersten
- District 10 (Stadtbezirk 10)
The basic cost of the shipment is based on the total volume of your effects, the distance travelled and any ferry/crossing fees incurred.
Fee reductions are available for part load services where your household belongings are shipped on separate consignments that arrive at different times.
Your household goods will most likely be examined by customs. Household effects can be imported without incurring any charges as long as they fulfil certain requirements.
As with all countries there are certain prohibited items which you will need to check before your packing gets underway.
The German Government web site contains a comprehensive list of all prohibited items.
Our dedicated team in Germany will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly at point of entry.
Once you become a resident in Germany, you have up to 30 days to register your vehicle.
You must submit your vehicle for a MOT after which you will need to get a German licence plate and pay the relevant import tax.
You should also be aware that Dusseldorf has implemented environmental zones in the city which means only vehicles displaying the relevant ‘green’ permit on their windscreen can enter the city.
White & Company offers a vehicle shipping service and can take care of all necessary export documentation and customs clearance.
We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move.
Double-thickness cartons are used to wrap china and glassware. We use bubble blanket to wrap furniture, and made-to-measure crates for transporting specialist care items such as antiques.
How long the removals process takes will depend on the location you are moving from and what type of delivery method you opt for.
The average drive time for most destinations in the UK is under 24 hours but if your goods will be travelling from Scotland and Wales or other far flung places it may take longer.
Part load services where small amounts of your belongings are delivered at different intervals will take longer.
Our surveyors will be able to advise you beforehand on your best course of action and clear up any questions you may have.
As an EU citizen there are currently no restrictions on British expats looking to buy a home in Düsseldorf. Although note this could change depending on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
Homes in Düsseldorf are reasonably priced and low interest rates makes it an opportune time to invest in a property. You can search for flats and houses based on your exact requirements online estate agents and hire the help of a notary to complete the deal.
The rate of home ownership is well below that of the UK and renting is very much seen as the cultural norm.
This is aided by a buoyant rental market with strong tenant rights and a high selection of quality affordable housing.
As a guide to the cost of renting, according to Numbeo, the cost of living analyst, you can expect to pay €708 (£612) per month for a one bed apartment in the centre of Düsseldorf.
When you have found your rental home, you will be asked to complete a form called a Bewerbungsbogen registering your interest to rent.
You will also need the the following additional documentation:
A copy of your passport or ID card
A copy of your SCHUFA Auskunft
Proof of earnings in the last 3 months (payslips), or a letter from your accountant /Steuerberater
A letter from your previous landlord confirming you have no debts to them
What Others Say…
” All went without a hitch. Any problems I thought I might have removal crew put my mind at rest, so less stressful. Goods delivered to UK were places sensibly in the various rooms. Nothing damaged, all….”
” The move from packing the house and garden to re-allocation went very smoothly, the crew were excellent, very professional and polite plus had a great sense of humour. “
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
” The service was excellent the boys were bright, cheerful and funny, they made the move easy for my husband and myself. “