Our removals service
White & Company runs regular removal services to various towns and cities in Germany, including Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and many more.
Our extensive fleet of vehicles, specialist local knowledge and experienced staff make us the standout choice for all removals to Stuttgart.
With an existing military contract in Germany we have helped move hundreds of members of HM Armed Forces and can provide the same services for civilians.
How does it work?
We offer a full or part load removals service to and from Stuttgart. 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.
How is the cost calculated?
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.
Export Packing & Wrapping Service
When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence.
The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap.
Special made-to-measure wooden creates can also be used for difficult to move or fragile items.
Our dedicated team in Stuttgart will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly. They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK to choose from.
Our partners in Germany can also off you storage facilities should you require them.
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.
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Preparing for Your Move
Moving to Stuttgart or anywhere else in Germany is a very different process than moving in the UK.
When moving domestically most of us will pack up and take everything with us to our new home.
However, when moving across the continent you may not get that luxury and a part-load move where your household belongings are delivered in separate consignments may be more suitable.
The use of storage facilities may also be beneficial if you are moving short-term or want to ‘scope an area out’ before moving there permanently. Having the option to place your items in storage and then have them delivered at a later time allows for greater flexibility.
There’s also the navigation of customs and the organising of paperwork for each family member.
Having an experienced removals company to advise and help prepare your move for you will help make the process run much smoother.
White & Company specialise in moving personal effects to Hamburg and our fully trained staff will take good care of your belongings and advise you every step of the way.
Having said all this, it certainly pays to be organised. With that in mind below are some useful tips to help prepare you for your move to Stuttgart:
- Obtain the right documentation: Citizens from Britain (or any EU country) do not need a visa to enter Germany just a valid passport. Note however this could change post-Brexit. You should allow plenty of time and have documentation to hand that proves you are a long-term resident.
- Research where you want to live: Finding the right neighbourhood is essential. The city of Stuttgart is administratively divided into 23 city districts each with their own distinct look and feel.
- Rent before you buy: Renting a home to begin with gives you a chance to explore the neighbourhoods before you commit to a purchase. Typically, you need to pay 2 or 3 months-rent up front as a form of deposit.
- Learn the lingo: Through expat websites, you may find that you can sign-up for a free trial class with others who are also learning German. Alternatively you might want to try a free app or subscription learning service such as Babbel or Duolingo.
- According to recent crime statistics, Stuttgart is the safest city in Germany in terms of crimes/resident, followed by Munich, making it a popular choice for those migrating with a family. There are plenty of open spaces to enjoy and a host of activities to fill your leisure time.
Popular Destinations We Cover in Stuttgart
- Bad Cannstatt
The basic cost of the shipment is based on the total volume of your effects, the distance travelled and any ferry/crossing fees incurred.
The more you take the more costly your move will ultimately prove. Some white goods such as refrigerators, washing machines and dryers may not work in Germany so it’s best to check before taking them with you.
Fee reductions are available for part load services where your household belongings are shipped on separate consignments that arrive at different times.
Your household goods will most likely be examined by customs. Household effects can be imported without incurring any charges as long as they fulfil certain requirements.
As with all countries there are certain prohibited items which you will need to check before your packing gets underway.
The German Government web site contains a comprehensive list of all prohibited items.
Our dedicated team in Germany will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly at point of entry.
As an EU citizen, you can take your car into Germany but be warned that some models may require modification to meet German standards for headlights, emissions, brakes, rust and tires.
The legal age for driving in Germany is 18. A license from an EU member state is equivalent to a German one for up to twelve months. Following this time, you must apply for a German license.
Germany attaches high importance to environmental protection and has introduced Low Emission Zones (LEZ) in almost all of its larger cities, including Stuttgart. You must obtain ‘green’ permits in advance if you wish to enter those zones with your vehicle.
White & Company offers a vehicle shipping service and can take care of all necessary export documentation and customs clearance.
In the first instance you need to register for healthcare at your local town hall. Once registered you will receive a social insurance number and a (Gesundheitskart) or health card.
Some surgeries offer a drop-in service, but most operate on an appointment system. You will have to present your Gesundheitskarte or other proof of health coverage, plus official ID.
You can find a German doctor through personal recommendation or through online directories.
When you are seeing a doctor in Germany for the first time, you will have to fill out a questionnaire detailing your medical history.
Costs for a general check-up are usually around €25–30. If you are covered by state health insurance, bills are sent straight to the insurance company, although you will be expected to cover a small co-payment fee. For private cover, you will be expected to pay upfront and be reimbursed later.
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.
How long the removals process takes will depend on the location you are moving from and what type of delivery method you opt for.
The average drive time for most destinations in the UK is under 24 hours but if your goods will be travelling from Scotland and Wales or other far flung places it may take longer.
Part load services where small amounts of your belongings are delivered at different intervals will take longer and some can be up to five days.
Our surveyors will be able to advise you beforehand on your best course of action and clear up any questions you may have.
There are several things to consider when moving to Germany with pets. You will need to ensure you have the required vaccinations and proof of immunization.
There are also certain restrictions on bringing in dangerous banned dog breeds such as English bull terriers, into the country.
Removals companies cannot transport pets for you but can offer advice and point you in the right direction.
Seek advice from specialist pet relocation companies who can advise you on how to obtain the necessary documentation, vaccinations and pass security checks.
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.