Our removals service
We offer weekly removals services to and from Spain.
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 Spain.
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 Spain
Our dedicated team in Spain 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.
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.
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.
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 Spain? Get a removals quote
Preparing for Your Move
The whole moving experience can be incredibly stressful, especially when relocating abroad. White & Company have been transporting goods to Spain for many years and can make the process run smoothly on the day.
Below are some useful tips to consider before you move to Spain:
- To settle in Spain (over 3 months), register at a local Oficina de Extranjeros for a residence certificate.
- Research before you buy a property and consult independent legal advice.
- Try renting before buying to check the area is right for you and has access to work, schools, etc.
- Consult consumer price index sites, such as Numbeo to compare the cost of living.
- 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 Spain.
- Vaccinate and microchip your pets and obtain the necessary paperwork they need to move with you.
- Start taking Spanish lessons before you go, to help integrate quicker and gain higher paid work.
The basic cost of the shipment is based on the volume of your effects, the distance being travelled and the ferry/crossing fees.
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.
If you are intending to live off your pension once you retire to Spain check with the UK government first to see whether you can still do so.
You will also need to account for any fluctuations between the Pound (£) and the Euro (€).
Major banks in Spain include Santander, ING Direct and Banc de Sabadell. If you want to open an account before you leave, you may do so but only as a non-resident.
If you intend to become a permanent resident, you must obtain a Certificate of Residency. Once you have the certificate, you can ask your bank to change your account with the following documents:
• An EX15 Certificate
• Your Passport
• Your NIE number
If you are over the age of 18 and hold a UK or EU driver’s licence, then you can continue to drive in Spain for up to two years.
After that time you will have to either exchange your licence for a Spanish licence, or renew your foreign licence. If your licence is issued by the EU, it will automatically become a Spanish licence.
Once you become a resident in Spain, you have up to 30 days to register your vehicle. You must submit your vehicle for a Spanish MOT.
Once it passes the test, you will need to get a Spanish licence plate and pay the relevant import tax.
White and Company offers a vehicle shipping service and can take care of all necessary export documentation and customs clearance.
What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.