HANDLING YOUR MOVE EUROPEAN MOVE
We use our own employees and vehicles to carry out your move to or from Europe, so you can relax knowing that the team handling the collection and delivery will be our own trained team members. We will still be able to handle your move if you are moving to any major city or from somewhere a little bit off the beaten track, as we work with trusted partners who we have built relationships with over a number of years. Nowhere is too much trouble.
European CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
We arrange full Customs clearance for both moves to and from Europe, and the cost of this will always be included within our quotation. Our team will advise you of the documents we will require for a smooth clearance and an information sheet on this will be provided at the quoting stage.
TRANSFER OF RESIDENCE (ToR) FOR MOVES INTO THE UK
If you move to the UK, you will need to apply for a transfer of residence to make your household goods tax-free. It’s important to start this process as soon as you start your move, as it can take weeks to make a decision during peak moving season.
Once approved, you will receive a Unique Reference Number (URN) that must be shared with our team. If you have problems with this process, you can contact the TOR hotline on 0300 322 9434 (option 3 and then option 4).
DO NOT QUALIFY FOR ToR?
If you don’t qualify for transfer of residence, don’t panic, you can still move to the UK, but you may have to pay duty and VAT on your household items. The approximate cost is usually 30-40% of the used value of your items.
country specific information
Information on the documents you need to provide for customs formalities when moving to or from specific countries can be found below. If you require information on worldwide moves, see our international removals page.
START YOUR EUROPEAN MOVE TODAY
Ready to start your move to Europe? GB Liners are here to help you every step of the way. Don’t forget to consider our UK storage service to help with your move.