We understand that moving can be stressful, in particular international moving. Our experienced and empathetic teams enable us to remove as much pressure as possible, so you can enjoy the move and start a new chapter of your life.


We tailor our service to work for you, so you can focus on other tasks surrounding your move abroad. We will also arrange worldwide cover against loss and damage, which is obviously an important aspect of an international move. You can also relax knowing we are bonded by the British Association of Removers Advanced Payment Guarantee Scheme, meaning payments made in advance of your international relocation are protected.


If you are moving to the UK, in order to obtain duty and tax free entry of your household goods, you will need to apply for ‘Transfer of Residence’. It is important to start this process as soon as you know when you will be moving, as it can take a few weeks for a decision to be made during peak times.

Once approved, you will be given a Unique Reference Number (URN), which will need to be passed onto our team. If you have any issues along the way, you can contact the TOR helpline on 0300 322 9434 (option 3 and then option 4). 


If you do not qualify for ToR, do not worry, you can still move into the UK, but you may need to pay Duty and VAT on your household belongings. The approximate cost is usually 30-40% of the second hand value of your goods.


Ready to start your overseas house move? Then don’t delay and get in touch with us here at GB Liners. If you require other services for your international move, why not take a look at our UK storage options.


These are the main and most popular countries we move our customers to. If you are moving to a country that is not mentioned below, do not panic, we can still perform an international move for you. If you would like information regarding removals to the EU, please see our European moving page


Whilst we will oversee your move abroad to completion, we work with a worldwide network of trusted agents to complete international moves once your container leaves the UK. Our partner agents are carefully selected to provide our clients with the best service door-to-door, and many of them have been working with us for many years. All of our partner agents are, like GB Liners, members of FIDI, and work to the same high standards that we expect.

We can support your move to and from most countries internationally. For more information on specific destinations, get in touch with us, and we’d be happy to provide you with further advice. We also specialise in helping people move house within the UK and with European removals.

There are considerable risks involved when shipping your items overseas as part of an international move, and not all of it will be within our control. Full and comprehensive cover can be arranged through us to help ease the worry of damage when shipping. This is calculated based on a percentage of the value of your goods.

Our team have a wealth of experience in international moves and are able to help support you with the correct documentation to help you clear customs and streamline the process of delivering your items to your new home. For more information on documentation, please speak to a member of our team.

Yes. Our team will work with you to arrange a pre-move survey that is convenient for your schedule, and can carry out assessments via video call if a physical survey is not appropriate for you. To book a survey, please arrange a quote online, and a member of our team will get back to you.
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