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What You Need to Know About Moving to UK, Europe

The United Kingdom or as we call it Uk in an unlikely fashion perfectly amalgamates four countries-England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Whether you are planning to move Birmingham for fun and full of excitement life or the Edinburgh-seat of Scottish Parliament and city of festivals, APAC relocation can help in planning your overseas move hassle-free.

Let us take care of your UK move from inventory list making to delivering your belongings at your doorstep

APAC Relocation is a top-notch international mover and packers in Singapore. We are experienced professionals who always strive to make your international move a pleasing experience. You name the city and our team of international movers will take care of the rest. Our reliable services are available in cities like Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and many more.

Our exceptional infrastructure moving facilities and state-of-the-art equipment guarantee a safe and secure relocation of your household personal and commercial belongings. From carrying out detailed pre-move surveys, maintaining inventory-list, environment-friendly packing, delivery to making notes of important key dates, everything is coordinated by us.

We take care of all UK shipment paperwork

We are elite movers in Singapore and consistently keep our customers informed about necessary moving requirements, documentation, legal paperwork, transit time and date.Some of the important documents include a valid copy of passport, Copy of bill of lading (BL) / air waybill (AWB), Transfer of Residence (ToR), etc.

In case of vehicles- Form C104A, Declaration form C384 (if less than 6 months old), Copy of registration documents, Insurance policy documentation, Utility bills/bank statements that prove place of residence was outside the European Union and exceeded 12 months. In case of pets- Form C5, Veterinary health certificate, Vaccination record, and Import license.

Clients must remember that customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. These documents are provided for the information purpose. To learn in detail about these document, specific instructions about them, and prohibited or dutiable items, contact our sg movers.

Residential and Commercial Belongings gets safety relocated

Environment-friendly packing materials of high-quality are used to pack your belongings while shifting to the land of Union Jack flag. Clients can either choose to pack goods by themselves or let us do the professional packing. We make use of specialized materials for outbound shipments such as mattress cartons/ picture cartons/hanging wardrobe/, soft tissue paper, and wooden crates for fragile items etc.

Our highly-skilled and experienced packers and movers in sg have in-depth knowledge of complex customs, quarantine clearances, and freight management regulations Our customers can blindly rely on us with respect to air freight, full container loads shipments, half container loads shipments, groupage, and excess baggage services and Assembling/arranging of your belongings at your destination (valet and handyman services).

APAC Team also offers modern facilities equipped warehouse options at affordable rates in situations where your destination is not yet ready to move in. We can arrange for all risk transit insurance coverage for local, domestic, and international relocations. A Full-coverage insurance can also be arranged for the time your belongings are in the warehouse. Our team can assist you in quick and efficient claim settlements.

LCL-Less than Container Load Shipments
We are one of the experienced relocation companies in Singapore and recommends LCL shipment service when people do not have enough volume of goods which can reasonably fill up space in a 20ft Container. This method also becomes beneficial in a situation where people do not have enough time to wait for the filling of a Groupage container with us.

Groupage Shipping
APAC is one of the budget movers in Singapore and recommends shared shipping to people who are not in any urgency to ship goods or there is no stringent deadline to follow. The Groupage shipping method works for smaller shipments, i.e. shipment, which are below half a 20ft Container to Europe. All the shipments are held in our warehouse after packing until the 20ft container is filled up.

Our customers can book this option for shipping bulk of their goods and can opt for Air Freight for shipping their essentials or necessary smaller items to reach on time.

Contact us for an instant quote and experience our top-notch overseas relocation services!

Migrants to UK are on the increase. APAC Relocations has complete network for international movements. They are professionals in cargo shipment. This takes away all the hassles from an international movement. Customs rules and regulations are stipulated as below.

Documents Required
  • Legible copy of passport

  • Detailed inventory in English, dated, and signed by the owner of the goods

  • Transfer of Residence (ToR)

  • Copy of bill of lading (BL) / air waybill (AWB)

  • C426 with cover letter from respective embassy (diplomat)

Specific Information
  • As of 1/1/17, owners of the goods must go online to apply for a Transfer of Residence (ToR)

  • An approval will allow the owner of the goods to import their personal & household effects goods into the UK with relief from import duties and charges.

  • Application must be made before packing shipment.

  • Once approval is obtained, the owner of the goods will be given a Unique Reference Number (URN) which will need to be passed onto UK Customs in place of the previous customs form C3.

  • The C3 form will become obsolete on 3/31/2017 and will not be acceptable for Customs clearance after this date.

  • The link to the ToR application can be found at the end of this document in ‘Consignment Instructions.’

  • Contact destination agent for further questions.

  • Documents must be received by agent prior to arrival of the shipment.

  • The agent may charge fees for incomplete or delayed receipt of documentation.

  • Inherited goods require C1421 form, copy of death certificate, and copy of the living will

  • You must submit the ToR application within 12 months of the date of entry into the UK.

  • You can bring personal belongings or private vehicles free of duty and tax as long as you:

    • Are moving your normal place of residence to the UK only

    • Have had your normal place of residence outside the EU for a continuous period of at least 12 months

    • Have possessed and used the belongings for at least 6 months outside the EU before they’re imported

Documents Required
  • ToR1 Application

  • Original bill of lading / air way bill

  • Declaration form C384 (if less than 6 months old)

  • Copy of registration documents proving ownership

  • Insurance policy documentation (copies from country of origin proving use)

  • Utility bills / bank statements that prove place of residence was outside the European Union and exceeded 12 months

Specific Information
  • Duty-free entry is permitted if the vehicle has been possessed and used for at least 6 months outside the ▸ European Union before it is imported and will not be sold or otherwise disposed of for 12 months after the date of importation.

  • Owners of the goods register their intention to import a vehicle in advance to starting the process of shipping with the DVLA.

Documents Required
  • Vaccination record

  • Veterinary health certificate

  • Form C5

  • Import license

Specific Information
  • Animals must comply with the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS)

  • Pets must be licensed by the Animal Health department

  • Pets are quarantined upon entry into the country

  • Animals must be fitted with a microchip (Scotland)

  • Dogs must receive a tapeworm treatment within 105 days of arrival (Scotland)

  • Pets that do not qualify to enter Scotland / United Kingdom under the Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals are required to obtain an import license prior to import.

  • Pets will be detained at the owner’s expense at an approved quarantine facility until compliant.

  • Call agent to verify that a facility is available in the country.

  • Certain requirements must be met regarding the vaccination against rabies for specific countries.

  • Contact the destination agent for additional information.

  • Firearms, explosives, and ammunition

  • Fruit, vegetable, and plant products

  • Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g)

  • Spirits / liqueurs (more than 22% – 1 liter)

  • Fortified wine or alcohol less than 22% (2 liters), still wine (4 liters), beer (16 L)

  • Imitation firearms

  • Offensive weapons

  • Live animals

  • Endangered animals or plants and products thereof (required a valid CITES permit)

  • Fur skins and articles made from fur skin

  • Radio transmitters

  • Rough diamonds

  • Animal food products

  • Illicit drugs

  • Knives

  • Self-defense sprays

  • Stun guns

  • Indecent and obscene material

  • Counterfeit, pirated and patent-infringing goods

  • Milk products from outside the European Union (England, Scotland)

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