Importing your effects into the UK

Moving to the UK? Then you will require a respected International Removal operator to handle the destination services of your effects on behalf of your chosen remover from your country of departure.

Fox International will ensure all documents are in place for the arrival of your effects, therefore allowing a stress free customs process and onward delivery to your new home.

Our fully trained delivery crew will unload all your effects to your residence, unpack and set up furniture, unpack cartons and clear the packing debris to allow you to relax and settle into your new residence and life in the UK.

You will be required to complete the relevant customs documentation applicable to your shipment which include:

Household Effects

Form__ Description
C3 for shipments of household effects under transfer of residence after at least 12 months residence in country of departure
C33 for shipment of household effects to secondary home in the UK or from secondary home outside the UK

Motor Vehicles

Form Description
C104a__ for vehicles under transfer of residence after at least 12 months residence in country of departure and purchased, owned and used in country of departure for at least 6 months (supporting documents required)
C179b for vehicle being re-imported to the UK by the same owner within 3 years of export from the UK (supporting documents required)
C384 for vehicle subject to payment of duty / tax (supporting documents required)
C110 for vehicle being temporarily imported to the UK for up to 6 months on foreign registration (supporting documents required)

Inheritance Goods

Form Description
C1421_ for shipments of household effects bequeathed to person in the UK (supporting documents required)

Certain goods are banned or restricted from entering the UK. Some of the items that you may wish to include may be:

For food stuffs (human or pet), we advise these are not included in the shipment as they could cause problems with the UK customs authorities and possibly result in inspection which could incur additional charges.

There is a zero allowance for alcohol or tobacco imported within shipment of household effects and as such they would be applicable to duty and tax.

These are the main items and further current information can be found at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/ Please also view the FIDI regulations here

Your chosen remover will provide you with sailing details for your shipment, as with any transit process these are subject to fluctuation and we would keep you advised of any alterations to the transit schedule. Once your shipment has arrived into the UK port we advise the following approximate timings till delivery to UK residence:

Full container shipment (FCL) 4-6 working days
Less than container shipment (LCL)_______ 6-10 working days
Groupage shipment services 8-15 working days
Air shipment 2-4 working days

These timeframes are subject to customs process and port congestion.

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