Moving Overseas

International shipping, furniture and household removals, overseas moving, excess baggage shipping, to Australia, Britain, and most places in the world.

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"the stuff we shipped out of Wellington in early March (Q1693) was delivered to my door here, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, this morning. It is all in fine order and the people out here in Washington state were very good in keeping me up on progress... many thanks for your services. I will certainly recommend you to anyone coming this way with goods!!”

Philip Vinten


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We offer you a complete international moving service

If you’re moving overseas, just stick with this page and you’ll find all the information you need by clicking links as you read down the page. We provide comprehensive service. For shipping vehicles only, go to our vehicle exports page

Personalised service - one point of contact from end-to-end

Unlike some bigger companies, you won’t have to deal with multiple contacts in the moving process. We offer our customers a single point of contact for the whole process from start to finish, with the option of online tracking if preferred.

No nasty surprises at the other end – we tell you everything you need to know

We’ll give you an all-inclusive quote that covers end-to-end delivery with all the steps in between. We also make you aware of every importation fee and regulation that’s relevant just to you at the other end, so you don’t get bogged down in uneccessary paperwork. Areas include:

  • Taxes and charges
  • Regulations and Restrictions
  • Clearance procedures

The list of forms at the bottom of the page gives an initial idea of what's required, but we'll ensure your particular needs are covered.

Pack your own goods to save costs

You can save a lot by DIY wrapping and packaging your household effects for your overseas moving.

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Make moving simple and less stressful with our one-stop-shop solution

If you’d like to keep things as simple as possible to ease the usually stressful experience of overseas moving, we can quote for a complete international moving solution, including:

Pet transport

Storage for your goods

Insurance to cover your move

Or deal separately with our service partners if you wish

If you want to organise different aspects of your overseas moving separately, you can deal direct with our business partners for pets, storage, and insurance. Of course you can also arrange these services with other companies of your choice.

International moving service via 1500 agents in various countries

With our network of reputable agents overseas, we can offer a comprehensive international removals service - to just about anywhere in the world.

Avoid expensive excess baggage for international air travel

Airline excess luggage can be expensive. If you find that you have more excess baggage for international travel than you expected, we can send it to your destination for you at a cheaper rate.

Vehicle shipping

As well as moving your household goods, we can ship cars, trucks, SUV's, motorbikes, motor-homes, boats, yachts, and virtually any kind of vehicle. In fact, this a specialty that World Relocations offers. See more on vehicle shipping

Air vs sea freight – what’s best?

We’ll advise you on this decision according to your unique requirements. Air-freight is generally preferable for small loads for the following reasons:

  • International shipments are much faster - around 7 days to most common worldwide destinations, ideal for those last minute items.
  • It is usually cheaper - with the shorter transit time, less expenses are incurred on hotel accommodation whilst waiting for your personal effects vs arriving by sea.
  • Larger shipments are discounted to a lower rate, at various weight breakpoints, up to a limited size.

Airfreight services are accessible to almost any overseas destination (well over 20,000 cities in over 200 countries and territories).

Sea freight is generally the only cost-effective option for large loads, due to limitations of space on aircraft.

Your effects can be shipped by a combination of sea and air, so if you are shipping most of your effects by sea, you have the option to send any effects by air that you will require immediately upon arrival.

Corporate/ business

We offer the same service to businesses and corporates as we do to private individuals, and you can request a quote for this.

How we pack your goods to ensure safe delivery end-to-end

How we package household items
How we label and track items
How we pack your items into trucks
How we pack your items into ship containers
How we pack your items into airline containers


Rates for moving to Australia
Rates for moving to UK/ Europe


To get a free, no-obligation quote, click on one of the following:

Quote for moving to Australia
Quote for moving to UK/ Europe
Quote for moving to other destination



Liquor Declaration
Tobacco Declaration
Importing a Motor Vehicle
Application to Import a Vehicle
Eligibility to import a vehicle
Guide to Importing a Privately Owned Vehicle
Unaccompanied Personal Effects
Unaccompanied Personal Effects - Instructions
Items that must be declared
Import Motor Cycles



Importing goods and vehicles to the UK
Customs Application  
Car Import Form
SVA Centres



3299 Customs Form
How to complete 3299 Customs Form
3299 Supplemental Form
How to complete 3299 Supplemental Form
Power of Attorney
How to complete Power of Attorney
Inheritance Letter
Wine / Liquor Inventory
USA Customs Documentation Requirements
Vehicle import Declaration Dept of Transport
Vehicle Import Declaration Environmental Protection Agency