Regular Removals to Spain
White and Company runs regular removal services to various cities in Spain, including Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Zaragoza and many more.
We also serve the coastal regions of the Costa Blanca, Costa Brava and Costa del Sol as well as the Balearic and Canary Islands.
Our extensive fleet of vehicles, specialist local knowledge and experienced staff make us the standout choice for all removals to Spain.
Survey & Quote
A fully qualified and experienced surveyor will visit your home to conduct a pre-move survey to establish the volume of effects being shipped to Spain.
All home surveys and quotations are free of charge, with no obligation. The surveyor will be happy to answer any questions you have and offer advice where necessary. The total cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in our vehicles.
Full & Part Loads
If you plan to ship the entire contents of a 3, 4 or 5 bedroom home to Spain, you will need either a 20ft or 40ft shipping container. For smaller properties, we offer a part load service available to any destination.
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.
Full load services carry the benefit of delivering your goods all in one go and usually at a faster rate than part load services.
You might be staggering your move to Spain or renting somewhere before you decide to move in somewhere permanently. If so, you can reduce shipping costs to Spain by sharing a container with another mover’s belongings.
This is called a part load service where you can have your items delivered at a time convenient to you.
Many of our customers combine this service with our flexible low rate storage services while they decide what they want to do with their personal effects.
Export Packing & Wrapping
Our expert packing service is specifically designed to ensure all your furniture, possessions and personal effects arrive in Spain the same condition they left the UK.
Our team will export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap, ready for loading onto containers for safe transit overseas.
For bulky or fragile high value items, special wooden creates can be specially made to measure, minimising any potential damage to even your most prized possessions during transit.
Vessel Transit Times
Transit times to Spain vary dependent on which shipping vessel is used to transport your goods and the shipping route involved.
Typically, transit times are anywhere between 7-14 days.
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 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.
Documentation required to ship household goods to Spain:
1. Copies of passports (photograph page)
2. Bill of Lading (supplied by White & Company)
3. Packing List (supplied by White & Company)
4. Copy of NIE Certificate
5. Certificado de Empadronamiento
You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions for a period of time prior to moving to Spain.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK and industry partners in Spain.
We operate a fleet of vehicles including Scania road trains and smaller vehicles which deliver to some of the more difficult locations on the islands of Mallorca, Minorca & Ibiza.
We have a facility in Palma Mallorca which makes regular deliveries to and from Spain. Details below:
Carrer d’Alacant 5a, 07183 Calvia,
Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain
All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European Standard BS EN 14873.
Despite our best efforts, items can get damaged or go missing from time to time, which are outside of our control.
We always try to minimise such problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance as set out in our terms and conditions for BAR members.
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 when relocating abroad.
White & Company have been transporting goods to Spain for many years and can make the process run smoothly on the day.
Havign said this it is crucial to plan ahead. Most removals companies are extremely busy in the summer months of June to August where many families are moving to minimise disruption to their child’s schooling.
It is important therefore to plan ahead when seeking to secure the services of a removals company.
Below are some useful tips to consider when planning your 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.
The average time for removals to Spain from the UK is just under 48 hours 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 most do within 5 days of shipping.
In short, yes. All our removals vehicles are owned entirely by White and Company so you can rest assured that your belongings will not be going on any vehicles owned by another company.
All our drivers are trained by the British Association of Removers and are well versed in loading and unloading a vehicle properly to ensure that items are not lost or broken during transit.
If you have owner-packed possessions, or do not provide us with a declaration of value, or if you do not require us to accept Marine Insurance, then our liability to you will be a maximum of £40 per item if anything is lost or damaged as a result of negligence or breach of contract on our part.
Our full liability terms are set out in the our Terms & Conditions.
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 & 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.