Removals to Fuerteventura

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Why Choose White & Company?

Planning to move to Fuerteventura in the near future? Here’s just a few reasons why you should consider White & Company as your designated removals specialist:

  • offices & storage depots in Spain & UK
  • door-to-door packing & removals
  • founder member of BAR, FIDI & OMNI
  • award winning service
  • established in the UK since 1871
  • fully insured
  • dedicated team of trained professionals
  • tailored removals package

We’re founder members of the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI and have been providing removal and shipping services to destinations all over the world for more than 135 years.

Wherever you are moving to in the Canary Islands our specialist local knowledge will help ensure your belongings arrive safely, without disruption.

Our removals service

We offer weekly removals services to and from Fuerteventura.

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.

Our extensive fleet of vehicles, specialist local knowledge and experienced staff make us the standout choice for all removals to Fuerteventura.

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.

Regular removals to Fuerteventura

Our dedicated team in Fuerteventura will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly. They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods.

Upon arrival at your local depot, all effects are transferred to the export warehouse to await loading into a 20ft or 40ft container.

Depot Locations

White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots.

We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK and Spain to choose from.

Recognition

We are founder members of the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI – the voices of the removals industry in the UK and worldwide.

All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European Standard BS EN 14873.

Insurance

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.

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Preparing for Your Move

Moving to Fuerteventura from the UK is a different prospect than moving locally. Whether you’re looking for a holiday home to escape to or a permanent casa close to the beach you’ll need to research your options carefully.

White & Company have been transporting household items and goods to Fuerteventura for many years and can make the process run smoothly on the day.

Our experienced moving team can help put you at ease and answer any questions you might have about the process of moving abroad.

Below are some useful tips to consider before you move to Fuerteventura:

  • Register to settle in Spain (over 3 months), at a local Oficina de Extranjeros for a residence certificate.
  • Rent before you buy – The island is split into six municipalities and average rents vary from €450 to €750 a month for a studio apartment.
  • Secure school places – there are no English-speaking schools on the island and you will need to be registered at the town hall as living in the ‘municipio’.
  • Vaccinate and microchip your pets and obtain the necessary paperwork they need to move with you.
  • Start taking language lessons – most locals will speak some level of English but day to day living and acclimatisation is very difficult without some proficiency in Spanish

Popular Districts in Fuerteventura

As a port hub, Puerto del Rosario is where most people work outside of the tourist industry. The area around Corralejo harbour is popular among families with its excellent range of local amenities.

  • Antigua
  • Betancuria

  • La Oliva
  • Pájara

  • Puerto del Rosario
  • Tuineje

Fuerteventura may be the second largest of the Canary Islands but it has one of the smallest populations, with the capital, Puerto del Rosari home to around half of the islands entire population.

FAQs

If you are an EU citizen you do not need a work permit to get a job or work on the island.

You will need to register with the local town hall, a process called empadronamiento.

The police will come and check with your neighbours that you live where you stated on the application form and you are then issued a Certificado de Empadronamiento.

Expats enjoying island life on Fuerteventura will be quick to point out the lower cost of living.

According to Numbeo, most people living in Fuerteventura spend most of their money on transport (28.2%) closely followed food shopping (27%).

A meal for two at a medium-range restaurant costs just £26 and utility bills average £70 for the month.

While the cost of living is lower be aware however that some items such as alcohol and cigarettes can be expensive as they have to be imported.

If you are retiring to the island but are still earning a certain level of income then you will need to declare it. This is done through a ‘declaracion de la renta’ which must be filed before June 30th each year.

If you purchase a property on the island you will also have to pay a yearly tax to the Ayuntamiento, similar to the rates in the UK.

You must obtain your NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjer) as soon as possible. Without this, buying or renting a property is much more complicated.

You will also need your NIE to buy a car and to obtain a local mobile phone contract.

Once you have your NIE number you can apply for your social security number. A process which is called ‘empadronamiento’ and can be carried out at the local town hall.

Fuerteventura may be the second largest of the Canary Islands but it has one of the smallest populations, with the capital, Puerto del Rosari home to around half of the islands entire population.

It is divided into six municipalities:

• Antigua
• Betancuria
• La Oliva
• Pájara
• Puerto del Rosario
• Tuineje

As a port hub, Puerto del Rosario is where most people work outside of the tourist industry. The area around Corralejo harbour is popular among families with its excellent range of local amenities.

Even if you bank with a Spanish bank in the UK, such as Santander you will need to register and open a separate account in Spain.

You can open a non-resident’s bank account without an NIE number, but you will have to change this once you have your NIE number.

To open a bank account in Fuerteventura you must be over 18 years of age and bring the following documents:

• Photographic proof of identity such as a passport.
• Proof of your occupation status (employment contract or payslip)
• Confirmation of address (utility bill, driving licence or council tax bill no older than 3 months)

In short, yes.

You can purchase a home for as little as €65,000 (£57,000). However, buying a home abroad is not A task to be taken lightly, you will need to do your research and enlist the services of a good lawyer.

Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary islands, sandwiched between Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

It’s prime location off the Saharan coast of Africa means it enjoys year round tropical temperatures with easy access to Spain and the rest of Europe.

It’s for the reasons outline above that it has become a favourite destination for retiring couples or holidaymakers who have enjoyed the island so much they want to purchase a seasonal home there.

Island life is slower paced with much of the trade operating around tourism and of course, the fabulous beaches. You can skip across by ferry to the other Canary islands with relative ease or take a stroll across the volcanic landscape.

Fuerteventura is a relaxed island but has a number of activities and places of interest:

• There are plenty of beautiful beaches to visit, many with waterfront bars and restaurants.

• Explore old fishing villages like Morro Jable, where you can sample fresh seafood dishes caught locally.

• All water sports are available, from surfing to water skiing and diving in crystal clear blue waters.

• The island along with the rest of the Canaries is basically one big volcano. Don’t worry though the last eruption happened about 1000 years ago!

• Hiking through the lava craters around Corralejo is amazing but not suitable for the unfit with walks taking up to four hours to Corralejo from Lajares.

• San Juan fiesta takes place on the night of the 23rd June to celebrate the summer equinox. Fiestas are organised on the beaches with music, dancing, bonfires and fireworks.

Fuerteventura is a relatively small island which means that it is very easy to navigate either on foot or by purchasing and taxing your own vehicle.

A local bus service operates on the island and consists of sixteen different routes, details of which can be found here.

It takes about 20 minutes to travel from Caleta de Fuste to the capital, and the travel time from Puerto del Rosario to Corralejo harbour is around 40 minutes.

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