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Shipping & Moving to and from NZ

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Why choose us

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    Moving people overseas for more than 20 years
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    Qualified to the highest level with FIDI-FAIM Accredited
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    Safety is Number one for our staff with the best ACC rating
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    Specialist international removal company
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    Worldwide network of partners selected on quality
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    Affordable rates for a door to door service

 

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Shipping & Moving to and from NZ

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Moving to Switzerland

What you need to know about relocating to Switzerland

Moving to Malaysia & ShippingInspired by the stunning landscape of the beautiful Swiss Alps? Are you planning to emigrate from New Zealand to Switzerland? Here at Transworld, we use our expertise and exceptional customer service to make your move to Switzerland as simple and straightforward as possible. As an experienced shipping company with a door-to-door service, we cater to your needs at every stage of the shipping process.

We’ve put together useful tips and advice around:

  1. Shipping options
  2. Swiss customs
  3. What you can and can’t take

 

Shipping your personal belongings: your options

When you choose Transworld to ship your goods and belongings to Switzerland you have a few freight options to choose from. Consider the following when deciding the best shipping method for your needs:

  1. How much do you want to ship?
  2. What's your budget?
  3. How fast do you want your goods to arrive?

FCL: for your entire family’s belongings

FCL (Full Container Load) is the most suitable option if you are looking to transport your entire home’s worth of belongings. An entire container is used for solely for your items, meaning all your things are kept together without having to wait for others’ freight.

This option is fast and efficient, shipping to Switzerland as soon as it has been loaded and checked.

Key benefits:

Size: a household or family-sized collection of belongings can be shipped altogether

Speed: FCL is a swift transport method, with only loading and checking time to bear in mind

Location: we ship to anywhere in Switzerland

Groupage: when you’re travelling light

Groupage Shipping to SwitzerlandIf you’re relocating to Switzerland with minimal items, groupage allows you to share a container with others and share the cost.

The container is shipped once it is full, making this the perfect option for those who are not in a rush.

Key benefits:

  1. Cost effective: this is the most affordable freight option, as the price for an entire container is divided
  2. Efficiency: you only pay for the amount of space used
  3. Location: for a fraction of the price you get the same door-to-door delivery service of FCL

Air Freight: need for speed

If you have few items but need them fast, this is our swiftest shipping option to Switzerland. However, freight by air is by far the more expensive option.

Key benefits:

  1. Fastest: this is by far the quickest freight method
  2. Essentials: an option that is perfect for forgotten or final belongings
  3. Anywhere: we deliver your belongings to your door, no matter the location

 

Swiss customs and quarantine information

Switzerland CustomsWe handle all customs and quarantine formalities to get you and your household to Switzerland. Our team will compile and provide the following paperwork:

  1. Quarantine inspection
  2. Supplying all necessary Swiss customs forms
  3. Creating an inventory of your items
  4. Packing your shipment

All you need to do is provide us with the following identification and details:

  1. Copies of your passport and anyone moving with you
  2. Indication of your intended length of stay – i.e. indefinitely, tourist or temporary residence, etc.

 

What you can and can’t ship to Switzerland

When moving to Switzerland to live, you can import your household items duty-free so long as you are establishing residency, your belongings have been used (and will continue to be used) by yourself for at least six months and that you are shipping your items within two years of transferring residency.

Prohibited and restricted items

These items are prohibited from import into Switzerland:

  1. Edible animal products
  2. Protected species and items containing or including anything falling under the CITES list (eg. a piano with ivory keys)
  3. Counterfeited goods (eg. fake designer goods)
  4. Semi-automatic weapons, stun guns, silencers, commodity-imitating weapons, trigger-mechanised knives/daggers
  5. Plants

Bringing your car

Shipping Pets to South AfricaCars owned for more than six months are considered personal property, and must be registered in Switzerland within twelve months of moving (providing it complies with technical inspections).

Are your pets coming, too?

All domestic animals imported into Switzerland are subject to an 8% VAT based on the value of the animal. Because New Zealand is rabies-free, pets must simply be microchipped and be up-to-date with all vaccinations. Contact the Geneva missions office for animal breed regulations in your canton.

Transworld service: going above and beyond

We are committed to providing a personal, door-to-door service.

Moving overseas and shipping your belongings is made easy at Transworld. With an experienced team member by your side every step of the way, your goods and belongings will be shipped safely and efficiently.

Our team will assist you with all procedures and documentation you may be unsure of, ensuring the journey to Switzerland is swift and hassle-free.

Moving to Switzerland, but unsure about shipping regulations? Our experienced team at Transworld will assist you every step of the way. Give us a call today for a free quote!

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Moving to Ireland

What you need to know when moving to Ireland

Moving to IrelandThinking about moving to Ireland from NZ? Wondering what shipping options there are?

The Transworld team are here to help! We arrange relocations to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. As certified and knowledgeable moving specialists, we’ll do all we can to make your move as simple and straightforward as possible.

Whether you’re moving to Ireland on your own, or taking the whole family with you, our team will be there with guidance and support every step of the way.

To help you start thinking about your options, we’ve put together useful tips and advice around:

  1. Shipping options
  2. Irish customs
  3. What you can and can’t take

 

Shipping your personal belongings: your options

We offer a number of options for individuals relocating to Ireland. Before you choose one, consider these factors:

  1. How much do you want to ship?
  2. What’s your budget?
  3. How fast do you want your goods to arrive?

 

FCL: for relocating the whole household

Relocating to IrelandIf you’re moving to Ireland with the entire household, we recommend shipping with an FCL (full container load).

This is one of the faster shipping methods, as you don’t share the container with anyone else. Once your items are packed, loaded and checked, they can get on their way.

Key benefits:

  1. More room: fit your whole household into one of our full containers.
  2. Efficient shipping times: with only your items in the container, you’re in control. As soon as it’s ready, the container will be shipped.
  3. Ship everywhere in Ireland: wherever you are, we’ll get your items to you.

 

Groupage: for when you want to share

We offer Groupage shipping for those with a smaller household or only needing to ship a few items. This option enables you to share the container with others also relocating to Ireland.

An economical choice, this service takes longer than other options due to the fact we must wait until the whole container is full before shipping.

Key benefits:

  1. Cost-effective: the cheapest option, save money by sharing the container with others moving to Ireland.
  2. Space accomodation: only pay for the space that you use.
  3. Ship all over Ireland: our Groupage option ships to any location in Ireland.

 

Air Freight: for when you need items immediately

Air Freight IrelandThe fastest and most expensive way of shipping to Ireland, this option is best if you have a small amount of items that you need urgently (such as extra baggage).

As this service costs much more than either FCL or Groupage shipping, make sure you are certain of its necessity before booking.

Key benefits:

  1. Speedy delivery: the fastest way to get your items to Ireland.
  2. Ideal for a few crucial items: the quickest way to get the items you can't do without.
  3. Fly to any location: items can be delivered anywhere in Ireland.

 

How long will shipping take?

  1. FCL: Shipping to Ireland with a full container takes between 8-9 weeks.
  2. Groupage: Transit time for Groupage shipping is generally 10-13 weeks.
  3. Air Freight: the fastest option, air freight takes 2-3 weeks.

Curious about how much relocating to Ireland will cost? Request a free quote!

 

We’ll take care of Irish customs and quarantine

As part of our door-to-door service, the Transworld team will manage all the customs and quarantine involved in shipping to Ireland. One less thing for you to think about!

With years of experience and knowledge in Irish custom and quarantine regulations, we understand what’s involved in the process and can prepare you accordingly.

We take care of:

  1. Quarantine inspections
  2. Giving you the necessary Irish customs forms
  3. Compiling an inventory of all packed items for use in customs

Republic of Ireland

Republic of IrelandWhat you need to do:

  1. Provide a copy of your passport
  2. Include 2 bank statements and 3 utility bills from previous residence
  3. Supply evidence of employment (a letter from the employer with the start date)
  4. Provide proof of residency in Ireland or a letter confirming accommodation
  5. Supply a bank statement from an Irish bank account
  6. Apply for a PPS number (Personal Public Service)

Northern Ireland

What you need to do:

  1. Supply a copy of your passport
  2. State whether you are moving as a tourist or temporary residence (if so, you will need to provide your intended length of stay)
  3. Apply for a URN (unique reference number) before your items arrive in the UK. This is a requirement for all shipments going to the UK. We recommend you apply as soon as you decide you’re ready to move.

For more information on Northern Ireland customs, head to our UK page.

 

What you can and can’t ship to Ireland

What you can’t: prohibited and restricted items

There are some Irish customs and quarantine regulations that you should be aware of before you ship your items. Bear these in mind when you begin planning what to take with you.

Items that can’t be shipped, include:

  1. Meat, fish and milk products
  2. Illicit drugs, obscene goods and weapons
  3. Products of endangered species or items of international heritage

If you’re unsure about what you can and can’t take to Ireland, give us a ring. We’d love to help!

 

Importing firearms and weapons into Ireland

Importing Firearms into IrelandImporting firearms and ammunition into Ireland is prohibited in most cases. If you do want to import these items, you will need to either:

  1. Have a licence issued by Crime 4 (Firearms and Explosives) Division
  2. Hold a current firearm certificate

 

What you can: shipping vehicles to Ireland

If you are planning to ship a motorbike or vehicle to Ireland, the Transworld team can help you arrange it. You will need to provide:

  1. Copy of Bill of Sale
  2. Copy of latest insurance certificate
  3. Copy of vehicle log book

If you’ve got a query regarding shipping vehicles to Ireland, give us a call. We’re here to help!

 

What you can: taking pets to Ireland

With a wealth of experience in shipping to Ireland, the Transworld team can help you organise your pet transport. New Zealand is classified as a low-risk non-EU country, so importing animals is allowed but there are some requirements.

To be eligible for importing, your animal must:

  1. Have a veterinary inspection at an EU approved Border Inspection Post (BIP)
  2. Be identified by a microchip
  3. Be vaccinated against rabies

 

The door-to-door Transworld service

The Transworld team provide a comprehensive shipping service, taking care of every detail involved in moving to Ireland.

We’ll safely pack your goods in NZ, get them shipped to Ireland, manage customs and then get them delivered to your door on the other end.

What’s more, you’ll have a dedicated team member who will be on-hand throughout the process to answer questions, keep you updated and ensure your items arrive safe and secure.

We guarantee to take the pressure off and ensure your goods are delivered safe and secure. Give us a call today for a free quote!

 

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International shipping to South America from NZ can be very cost effective. Sometimes the cost of repurchasing your personal items greatly outweighs the cost of shipping from NZ to South America. In addition, a lot of items may have special memories and are simply irreplaceable.

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Customs, quarantine and entry requirements for personal/household effects and motor vehicles can change frequently, and may differ in various South American countries; please contact Transworld to verify current information is correct.

  • Correct visa, residency documents and passports must be up to date.
  • Personal effects – used household and personal effects can be imported free of duty if goods are owned and used prior to shipping. Depending on residency/visa status of shipper.
  • Personal effects – new - duties and taxes may be payable, depending on residency/visa status of shipper
  • Motor vehicles/motorcycles – not recommended. Please speak with Transworld regarding different countries' requirements.
  • Alcohol – may be subject to duties, depending on residency/visa status of shipper and volume
  • Medicines – doctor's prescription required
  • Firearms/weapons – import permit required, licences and certification (depending on country – some South American countries prohibit importation of firearms)
  • Domestic pets - must have an import permit, health certificates/vaccinations

Please contact Transworld for specific information regarding your destination country

International shipping to the Pacific Islands from NZ can be very cost effective. Sometimes the cost of repurchasing your personal items greatly outweighs the cost of shipping from NZ to the Pacific Islands. In addition, a lot of items have special memories and are simply irreplaceable.

Click above for a free quote or contact us for more information.

Customs, quarantine and entry requirements in the various Pacific Islands for personal/household effects and motor vehicles can change frequently; please contact Transworld to verify current information is correct.

  • Correct visa, residency documents and passports must be up to date.
  • Personal effects – used household and personal effects may be imported free of duty if goods are owned and used 12 months prior to shipping (depending which country)
  • Personal effects – may be charged duty (depending which country)
  • Motor vehicles/motorcycles – may be imported - duties and taxes payable.
  • Firearms/weapons – import permit required, licences and certification (depending on country – some of the Pacific Island countries prohibit importation of firearms)
  • Alcohol – subject to duties and taxes
  • Domestic pets - must have an import permit, health certificates/vaccinations

Please contact Transworld for specific information regarding your destination country

International shipping to Europe from NZ can be very cost effective. Sometimes the cost of repurchasing your personal items greatly outweighs the cost of shipping from NZ to Europe. In addition, a lot of items have special memories and are simply irreplaceable.

Click above for a free quote or contact us for more information.

Customs, quarantine and entry requirements in Europe for personal/household effects and motor vehicles can change frequently; please contact Transworld to verify current information is correct.

  • Correct visa, residency documents and passports must be up to date.
  • Personal effects – used household and personal effects can be imported free of duty if goods are owned and used between 6-12 months prior to shipping
  • Personal effects – goods less than 6-12 months old may be required to pay tax and duties
  • Motor vehicles/motorcycles – permitted but different requirements for duties/taxes/emissions and mileage/age of vehicle. Check with Transworld before shipping.
  • Alcohol – subject to duties/volumes
  • Medicines – doctor's prescription must be evidenced
  • Firearms/weapons – import permit required, licences and certification prior to shipping
  • Domestic pets - must have an import permit, health certificates/vaccinations, and be microchipped.

Please contact Transworld for specific information regarding your destination country

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