Moving to Spain?
Working in partnership with a highly reputable network of moving hubs spanning the whole of mainland Spain and its islands, White & Company provides customers with a multi-award winning international removals service to Spain ensuring all your belongings arrive swiftly and safely.
Experience a hassle-free door-to-door service where we handle every aspect of your move. From expertly packing all your possessions at your UK residence to delivering them to your new home in Spain, we’ve got it all covered.
Why Choose Us?
- Award winning overseas removals
- Long established company since 1871
- Local offices & storage depots located in Spain
- Extensive FIDI & OMNI international network
- Door-to-door service from the UK to Spain
- Flexible terms available to suit your needs
- Professionally trained removals team
- Full packing, storage & shipping service
- Comprehensive insurance options
- Full or part-load shipping options
How It Works
Typically, belongings destined for Spain are transported either by road or sea freight. We provide flexible solutions tailored to various requirements and budgets. To accommodate everyone, we present customers with two different options when moving goods to Spain:
This option is ideal if you do not intend to transport an entire household of goods. Your belongings will be transferred to Spain inside a shared high-capacity truck, so you’ll only be charged for the space used. Part-loads are perfect for customers relocating to Spain with a limited number of items, making it a suitable choice for those who only need to transfer a few essentials.
If you intend to pack up and move your entire household of goods to Spain, then we recommend you choose our full-load option. You’ll be charged for the cost of the entire trailer, meaning you can fill it as much as required, giving you maximum flexibility.
Our packing team in the UK will wrap and box up your goods to be transported in our specialist removals trucks to our UK depot. They will then head off to the port to be either loaded onto a shipping container or transferred via road. This option is more expensive than our part-load option, but shipping and delivery times are much quicker.
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Weekly Removals to Spain
At White & Company we offer weekly removals services to Spain from the UK. From full-loads to part-loads, we’re here for you to provide a service tailored to your exact requirements. Our experience, expertise, local knowledge and specialist fleet of removals trucks make us the premier choice for moving to Spain.
With depots based in the UK as well as Spain, we offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern, secure warehouses should you need it. We understand that your belongings are invaluable to you, which is why we treat every single item whether large or small with the highest level of care and attention.
How Long Do Removals to Spain Take?
The average time for removals to Spain from the UK will vary depending on whether you have opted for a full or part-load service.
As part load services are taken as separate consignments, it may take longer for all your items to arrive but generally transit times are anywhere between 7-14 days.
White & Company are founding members of the British Association of Removers – the voice of the UK removals industry.
As members, we are responsible for meeting the highest sets of standards as well as listening to our customers on how to continually improve our service.
We are also affiliate members of the FIDI & OMNI international relocation network and have industry partners all over the world.
Insurance for Removals to Spain
Despite our best efforts, items can get damaged, move in transit, or go missing from time to time, all of which are outside of our control.
Our team of professional movers always try to minimise such problems during the move and we offer limited liability insurance as is set out in our terms and conditions for BAR members.
However, it is highly recommended that you consider our Marine insurance when shipping a large consignment of items overseas. We recommend you protect your possessions while in transit and 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 fully comprehensive and ‘All Risk’, and is based on the total value declared by you on your application.
Preparing for Your Move
Spain has been the top European destination for Brits to emigrate for many years. With its warmer climate and a land mass twice the size of the UK with half the population, it’s easy to see why so many Brits decide to pack up and go!
More than one million British expats now call Spain home, with a large majority living in popular destinations including Andalusia, Valencia and Mallorca. With such a prominent British presence, English is widely spoken everywhere. However, it’s highly advised you learn the language to integrate into life in Spain, as well as understand local customs and legislation. This is vital if you intend to work in Spain.
Spain may be only a short hop away, but any move to a new country with a vastly different culture can be challenging and stressful at times. That’s why we are here to help lighten the load.
As you embark on the journey of moving to Spain, the task of packing up and relocating may appear overwhelming. Rest assured, our team of seasoned international removals experts specialise in transporting your belongings from the UK to Spain with ease.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have – we’re here to support you every step of the way!
Read Our Moving Guide
Discover everything there is to know about moving to Spain from the UK. Read our invaluable guide that comprehensively covers essentials you need to know before leaving.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of moving from the UK to Spain is highly variable and is mostly determined by the final volume of items you will be moving.
Whilst moving to Spain does incur some large upfront fees, the long-term rewards and improved quality of life tend to make the relocation worthwhile for most who make the move.
Get in touch with us about your removal requirements and we will be able to give you a more detailed price for the move.
The cheapest way to move to Spain is via our part-loead service.
Choosing this service allows us to reduce yours costs by combining your belongings with other customers’ items in a shared truck.
The part-load option is designed for customers moving to Spain with only a limited number of items.
You will then only be charged for the space used by these belongings
You can certainly save money by picking this option, but keep in mind that it may take a little longer for your belongings to arrive in Spain.
Post-Brexit, British citizens planning a move to Spain for an extended period are now required to apply for a visa aligned with the purpose of their stay. The visa application fee for adults is currently €80, and applications must be submitted from within the UK, within 90 days of the intended travel date.
There are three types of visa that permit residence in Spain: the combined work permit and residence visa, the student visa, and the visa for family reunification or retirement. Additionally, it’s essential to obtain a foreign identity number called Número de Identidad de Extranjero or NIE, along with a Tarjeta de Residencia or residency card.
When determining proof of income for non-lucrative residency, it’s necessary to demonstrate an annual income equivalent to 400% of the IPREM. For the year 2023, the IPREM is set at €600 per month. As an individual, this means you should maintain a consistent monthly income of €2,400 or an annual income totaling €28,800.
Individuals holding British passports are permitted to remain in the Schengen Area, which includes Spain, for a maximum of 90 days within any 180-day timeframe. Commencing November 2023, it is anticipated that British citizens will be required to acquire an ETIAS travel authorisation for a similar duration of stay in Spain. However, Spain is actively lobbying the EU parliament to scrap the 90 day rule for British citizens, so this could be about to change.
Since 2021, British citizens planning to live in Spain for more than 3 months must obtain a standard residence permit. While they have the option to apply for a tourist visa, granting a maximum stay of 90 days every 6 months, a regular residence permit is required for longer durations.
Most definitely, yes! On average, consumer prices in Spain are more than 18% lower compared to those in the United Kingdom.
Since Brexit, when arriving in Spain with a pet from the UK, it’s essential to note that entry is restricted to specific Points of Entry. These designated entry points primarily include international airports in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Tenerife Sur, and Málaga. If opting for sea transport, permissible entry points are the ports in Algeciras, Almeria, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Additionally, you are required to declare the presence of your pet to the Guardia Civil Tax Department.
If you earn income whilst living in Spain, it is taxable in the country where you are considered ‘domiciled’ i.e your permanent home. You are not obliged to pay UK income tax to HMRC on income earned within Spain.
Since the 1st of January 2021, the UK is now considered as a “third country”.
Any British citizen wishing to emigrate to Spain (or remain in the country for more than three months) must apply for a visado nacionale (long-term visa).
This includes people who have a second home in Spain but no legal residency status.
There are still plenty of options available for British citizens to move to Spain including moving as a paid employee of a Spanish company, as a self-employed (your monthly income must be £2,000 and above, a student and to retire.
One of the many benefits of moving to Spain is the ample amount of coastal destinations. The country is home to so much coastline that choosing a place by the beach to call home can be tricky.
There are plenty of options for those of you looking for a cheap coastal town, including Ferrol.
Nestled in the Northwest of the country, trust above Portugal, this location is still guaranteed warm weather throughout the summer despite its green and very European-looking scenery.
A top Mediterranean option is Cartagena.
Sitting on the coast of Murcia, this town town not only offers some of the cheapest property prices in Spain but also some stunning beaches, beautiful scenery and a rich and vibrant history.