Removals to Ibiza

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Why Choose White & Company?

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

  • offices & storage depots in Ibiza & 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 over 135 years.

Whether you’re moving to grab a slice of the lively nightlife on San Antonio or looking for some peace and relaxation retiring to Cala Llonga, our specialist local knowledge will help ensure your belongings arrive safely, without disruption.

Our removals service

We offer weekly removals services to and from Ibiza.

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 Ibiza.

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 Ibiza

With a facility in Palma Mallorca we operate a fleet of vehicles including Scania Road Trains which deliver to various locations across the Balearic islands of Mallorca, Minorca & Ibiza.

Our dedicated team in Ibiza will ensure that all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly and 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, with 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK and Ibiza to choose from.

Recognition

White & Company are founder members of the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI, the voices of the removals industry both in the UK and internationally.

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

The whole moving experience can be incredibly stressful, especially so when relocating abroad. White & Company, has been transporting goods to Ibiza for many years and can help make the process run smoothly on the day.

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

  • Register –As an EU citizen a Certificado de Empadronamiento will entitle you to vote, access healthcare facilities and register children at school.
  • Research – Search and apply for jobs if relying on work to fund your island lifestyle. Lots of work is season but there is also demand for English speaking doctors and nurses. You must obtain a Número de Identificación de Extranjero (NIE number) if you want to work in Ibiza.
  • Rent before you buy – A good piece of advice is to rent before you commit to a purchase. This allows you more time to get a feel for the area you want to live in and check out local facilities that matter to you, such as transport and local schools.
  • Read up on the lingo – Like all of the Balearic Islands, the official languages are Castilian (traditional Spanish) and Catalan. Ibiza also has its own unique language, Ibizan Eivissenc. Although English is widely spoken you will get more out of your time here the more effort you put into learning and practising your Spanish.
  • Consider if public healthcare will suffice for your family or whether you’ll need private cover instead.
  • Research customs restrictions on certain items that cannot be brought into Ibiza.
  • Vaccinate and microchip your pets and obtain the necessary paperwork they need to move with you.

Popular Destinations We Cover in Ibiza

  • San Antonio

  • San José

  • San Juan Bautista

  • Santa Eulalia del Río
  • Vila d’Eivissa, known as ‘Ibiza Town’

FAQs

Every year is getting more complicated to find accommodation in the island due to the amount of supply and demand that there is.

What time of year you emigrate will affect the number of places available to rent. Finding a place to rent during the high season can be extremely difficult.

Depending where you choose to live, you can expect to pay €1062 per month for a one-bedroom apartment in the city and €925 on the outskirts with prices rising in the high season.

For UK expats, purchasing is a relatively easy process. It would be advisable to hire the services of a gestor (note very different from a jester!). They are hired to deal with all the administrative/bureaucratic matters and work independently of the state.

A bilingual lawyer will be able to help you through the purchasing process and carry out research and advise you on any outstanding debts on properties, local taxes to be and current land registry data.

There are many agencies that offer viewings but charge extortionate third-party fees and commissions. It is recommended that you work with a reputable real estate agency that is actually from the island of Ibiza to ensure you don’t overpay and get to see what you are buying.

Another option that interests lots of expats is the ability to purchase a plot of land and build/renovate or restore a property.

Note however that renovating or restoring an old house, or in fact obtaining planning permission to build a new house from scratch in Ibiza is not something to be underestimated.

As with the rest of Spain if you are paying social security contributions you are entitled to use the Spanish healthcare system.

Currently your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to access the necessary state-provided healthcare in Spain for free or at reduced cost.

Be aware however that the EHIC does not cover certain costs and in some parts of the island you may have to travel some distance to find a local state healthcare provider.

If you are intending to live and work in Ibiza, whether it is for a short seasonal stay or full time or if you should get your local health card as soon as possible.
You can apply for them at your local health centre. There is one in every town and they are free of charge.

You will need to take the following documents with you:

• DNI / NIE / Passport and residence authorization
• An up to date colour photo of yourself 26 x 32 mm (with the same features as the one on the DNI)
• Your Social Security affiliation number

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.

Opening account is very similar to back home and Barclays and Halifax have both recently opened branches in Ibiza and have some English-speaking staff who can guide you through the process.

To open a bank account in Ibiza you must be other 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)

The Spanish island of Ibiza forms part of the Balearic archipelago and sits in the Mediterranean Sea, 79 km off the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The island is divided into five municipalities:

• San Antonio
• San José
• San Juan Bautista
• Santa Eulalia del Río
• Vila d’Eivissa, known as ‘Ibiza Town’

The capital of the Balearic Islands may be all the way over on Mallorca but there’s not denying the party capital is San Antonio. Home to all the famous clubs: Amnesia, Pacha, Eden, etc San Antonio is a hotbed of social activity beach bars galore and a palm-lined promenade.

Lots of the properties here are holiday homes used over the summer months of May to September when owners flock with the tourists to the entertainment mecca.

If you’re looking for somewhere a little more relaxed where you can spend an extended period of time or even retire to then San José should feature highly up your list.

It’s a real nature lovers haven containing no less than 80km of gorgeous sun-kissed coastline awash with outdoor activities including kayaking in the bay or hiking up the nearby mountains for some of the most splendid views of the island.

But undoubtedly the village’s major draw is its vibrant local community, with a parish church dating back to the 18th century, and plenty of excellent schools for those with children.

For more information on the best places to live in Ibiza and find out more about what the locals are saying check out the many expat forums and blogs online.

For a small island, Ibiza boasts not only great public-school options, but some exceptional private schools.

It is best to explore different options of education well before you arrive on the island as you will find many schools are oversubscribed and have long waiting lists.

Much will depend on the age of your children and their level of Spanish speaking proficiency.

If your child speaks Spanish or is very young then the Spanish private school of Ibiza, Colegio Mestral, in Ibiza Town is a great option. Children can stay until the age of 18 and receive some lessons in English while also being instructed in Spanish.

For most parents whose children do not speak Spanish or are slightly older then an International School such as Morna International College could be a viable alternative.

The school follows the UK curriculum from nursery and reception years right up until taking A levels at school leavers age. The school promotes multilingualism with children able to learn Spanish and other languages.

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