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Household Effects

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Business Equipment

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Artwork

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Statues

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Antiques

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Vehicles

We can ship items from as little as 2 boxes all the way up to a 40ft container

International Removals to Australia from the UK

Fox Moving & Storage knows a thing or two about international removals, particularly when it comes to shipping to Australia.

Thanks to its strong ties to the UK, good weather, relaxed atmosphere and its first language being English, it regularly makes the top of the list of countries to emigrate to.
However, before being accepted into the country on a permanent basis you must meet strict criteria in order to obtain a visa.

In addition, as it is located a considerable distance from the UK, international removals to Australia require plenty of planning, in order to ensure that your possessions arrive in the country intact.
Visas are not just handed out freely in Australia. Indeed, each applicant must meet a certain criteria to permanently live in the country, and this criterion follows a points-based system.

One of the best ways to gain the correct amount of points is to possess a skill that is currently in high demand in the country.

For example, it could be that there is a requirement for more nurses, in particular nurses with a speciality, or perhaps there is a lack of engineers at any one time.
A visit to the Australian Government Immigration website will provide a full list of skilled occupations currently in demand in the country, along with the requirements to fulfil in order to obtain the correct visa. It should be noted that for any applications made from July 2012 the requirements to enter the country will change and you should not just have a skill that is currently in demand but also a confirmed offer of employment.

The Australian Government uses a ‘points test’ system in ascertaining whether or not the applicant meets the characteristics needed to work in the country, with points being granted for skill area, qualifications, age, work experience and English language fluency. For applicants travelling with their family additional points are given for the skills of their sponsers.
Once you have ascertained whether or not your skill is in demand in Australia it is a good time to look for employment, if you haven’t already done so. There are many good job search websites available and the Government themselves have a dedicated job search site www.jobsearch.gov.au.

Despite its distance from the UK, Australia has a very strong ex-pat community. No matter where in the country you decide to move, you will often meet other fellow countrymen who have already settled and made Australia their home. Most larger towns and cities have ex-pat groups which meet regularly and this is a great way to find out more about your local area.

Once you have your visa granted and a new job in place it’s time to work out how to get your possessions from one side of the world to the other.

The very thought of the logistics required to undertake such a task would give most people a migraine, but by using an international removals firm such as Fox Moving & Storage the whole process can be a totally stress-free one.

From the very beginning you will have a dedicated international removals agent to arrange everything from shipping methods, moving schedule and timescales. In addition to this we can also assist with any customs regulations and paperwork that might apply to your consignment so that you can be sure that your possessions are waiting for you upon your arrival at your new home.

If you would like more information about moving specific items to Australia, then visit our removals to Australia blog post this will go into more detail for you.

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