Specialist advice on moving to South Africa

Contributed by Pickfords, 13 November, 2017

When it comes to moving to South Africa, Pickfords are part of the world's largest moving network as well as being the UK's longest serving removals company. They have created a free preparation guide that is packed with useful tips and advice on how to make your international move, wherever that may be in the world, a success. Here is a quick summary of what you will find included in the guide:

Information on investing in a moving manager

Rather than trying to go through the whole process of moving to South Africa alone, why not invest in an international moving manager? An international moving manager will put together a relocation plan that is tailored to your time-scale and location as well as managing every aspect of your move and offering any advice and guidance you may need. The best part of investing in a professional is that they will have the knowledge and experience to quickly react to issues that may crop up along the way.

The importance of having a survey

Knowing exactly what needs to be transported from the UK to South Africa, or any other country for that matter, will help you gain an accurate moving quote. A removals survey should include aspects such as whether you have any pets that will be travelling to your new home with you, any goods that you currently own and any furniture you are planning to purchase ahead of the move.

Part of this process could also include arranging storage of your possessions (both in the UK or in South Africa). This is worth considering if you are planning a large shipment and want to make the process as cost-effective as possible.

A helping hand with insurance and assisting documentation

With a move of this magnitude, investing in insurance is a must. This will ensure that all your possessions are protected during transit and, in the unlikely event that your goods are damaged, you will have a helping hand in dealing with your insurers.

The documentation required to move overseas varies on where you want to go. Thankfully, your moving manager will know exactly what is required for your move to South Africa. Although your moving manager can play a role in acquiring your required documentation, we always recommend gathering the required documentation as soon as possible for a smooth process.

Getting through clearance

If you are moving outside of the EU (such as to South Africa), then your consignment will have to pass through customs. If you are late doing this, there will be an additional charge. With Pickfords, you simply contact their partner in South Africa (or wherever you are relocating to) as soon as you arrive to ensure your consignment is cleared on time.

Moving overseas is a particularly exciting time and investing in the right international removals company will guarantee a more enjoyable and smooth process.

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