Shipping to Thailand
Are you considering shipping to Thailand and require a removals company to advise and transport your goods? White & Company are able to provide a full removals and storage service to Thailand. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI. White & Company can provide a local move, or from the UK to Thailand.
Why Move to Thailand?
Widely regarded as the ‘Land of smiles’, Thailand is famed for its diverse landscapes, splendid beaches and delectable dishes. Influenced heavily by Buddhist traditions, Thai culture and people are both warm and welcoming.
Far from just an exotic holiday destination, more and more Brits are being drawn to the laid-back expat lifestyle.
From the busy and bustling major cities of Bangkok and Phuket to the idyllic island escapes of Koh Samui and Koh Lanta Thailand covers all tastes.
There are, however, some drawbacks to locating yourself here full time. It is incredibly difficult to own land or property and visa regulations and local customs can be tricky and burdensome.
Having said that, for those who can navigate such initial difficulties, you can expect to have a relaxing life in a pleasurable climate with a low cost of living.
Working & living in Thailand
Teaching English is the most common type of work available. Generally, the highest paying teaching jobs are at the many international schools in Thailand. There are also various English language schools to cope with the demand for learning English.
Many expats also find work in the tourist and hospitality industries or by opening up their own businesses.
You should make yourself aware however of the various local customs and rules which are often seen as penalising farangs (foreigners).
There are also a good variety of international companies based in the larger cities such as Bangkok, including PwC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Siemens. These types of jobs and transfers tend to be secured prior to arriving in Thailand.
After securing a job and getting the appropriate visa, you will need to get a work permit for Thailand and will need to meet the following requirements:
Have your original passport
An employer’s letter confirming the job appointment
Proof of residence in Thailand
Shipping My Effects to Thailand
Moving can be a very stressful experience but White & Company, with its 151 years of experience in the removal industry, can help make the whole process a lot less traumatic.
White & Company move thousands of families around the globe each year and have branches all over the UK.
We can arrange a free no obligation quotation, which is carried out by one of our qualified surveyors, who will be able to answer any of the questions and concerns you may have.
The surveyor will undertake a thorough survey to determine the volume of effects you will be shipping to Thailand. Following which you will receive a written quotation.
Our branches stretch from the Channel Islands to Scotland. With a network of industry partners, we are able to provide an exceptional shipping, packing, storage and delivery service anywhere in the World.
At each branch our team will have a wealth of removals knowledge and can liaise with our other branches to make sure your move runs smoothly.
As well as taking care of your house move, White & Company is able to offer a whole range of other services.
Removals From the UK To Thailand
Our teams across the UK are able to pack your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture. We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move.
All china and glassware will be wrapped in special paper and then packed in double-thickness cartons. Furniture can be wrapped in bubble blanket for extra protection and items requiring specialist care, such as antiques, can be packed in made-to-measure wooden crates.
We can also offer an unpacking service to unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.
You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions prior to moving home, or whilst you arrange for work to be carried out on your new home.
We have 19 storage locations throughout the UK all providing secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873.
When planning your move, we know the cost of your removals or storage is an important factor. When you are ready, either fill in the White & Company quote form, or contact your local White & Company branch to arrange a no obligation survey, during which we will explain the process and provide you with an itemised quote.
Contacting White & Company
For further information on our removals to Thailand, to start your new job, or any other international destination, contact our international office on 01489 858699. Alternatively complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.
Currency & Banking
The official currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB).
For foreigner’s, opening a bank account in Thailand can be difficult. There are a number of hoops to jump through. Each bank has its own set of rules and policies, further complicating matters.
However, it can be done with time, patience and certain documents.
For a full explanation of how to open a bank account in Thailand, visit Konrad Legal’s website for a step-by-step guide.
White & Company
International Removals since 1871
We recommend a virtual survey or a personal visit from one of our Surveyors for all International moves, so that we can assess your requirements, and the volume of goods to be moved.
Popular Places to Relocate in Thailand
- Chiang Mai
- Hat Yai
- Khon Kaen
- Nakhon Pathom
- Nakhon Ratchasima
- Nakhon Sawan
- Nakhon Si Thammarat
- Ubon Ratchathani