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    Moving people overseas for more than 20 years
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Moving to Spain

What you need to know when moving to Spain

Moving to SpainAre you thinking of moving to Spain, and immersing yourself in the diverse culture of this beautiful country?

Here at Transworld, we understand the stresses that can come with moving abroad, and we are here to help make your shipping to Spain experience as easy as possible.

With a range of shipping options to suit you, we will also help you with Spanish customs, restrictions and formalities. We’ve got you covered!

To help you with moving to Spain, we’ve put together some useful tips and advice around:

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

 

Shipping to Spain: your options

When shipping freight from New Zealand to Spain, we have a variety of options. To ensure you pick the most suitable option for you, please consider the following:

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

FCL: shipping a full container load

If you’re planning on moving to Spain and shipping your entire household; FCL will be your best option, as it gives you the most space.

Key benefits:

  1. Loads of space: you have the space to fill a whole container with furniture, boxes, etc.
  2. Speedy shipping: as soon as your packed, your container will be on its way ASAP.
  3. Ships to most locations: our FCL service covers most major Spanish ports.

 

Groupage: sharing the shipping to Spain

Options for Shipping to SpainWhen shipping to Spain, if you decide you only want to take a few items, or a very small household of belongings, our groupage option will be the most suitable.

This option is very cost effective, as you will be sharing the space and cost with others. Please keep in mind however that groupage shipping takes a little longer than FCL.

Key benefits:

  1. Flexible space: groupage allows you to choose how much space you wish to fill.
  2. A cheaper option: groupage has no fixed cost – it is based on the space you use.
  3. Broad shipping locations: our groupage service covers most major Spanish ports.

 

Air Freight: flying your belongings

A flying fast option; when shipping to Spain, air freight is our quickest option. So if you need your belongings to arrive quickly, this option is the way to go.

Please keep in mind however that this option is more costly than traditional freight.

Key benefits:

  1. Simple for a few items: air freight is the perfect option if you only wish to ship a few items.
  2. Flying fast: with frequent flights leaving to Spain, air freight is your fastest option.
  3. Flies to many locations: our air freight service covers most major Spanish airports.

 

How long will shipping take?

When moving to Spain, each of your shipping options vary in time:

  1. FCL: if you’re shipping a full household to Spain, it will take approximately 8-9 weeks.
  2. Groupage: As this option is shared with others, it will take approximately 12 weeks.
  3. Air Freight: Our fastest shipping option, air freight takes approximately 2-3 weeks.

Want to know how much shipping to Spain costs? Get a free quote!

 

Customs and quarantine

Spanish Customs and QuarantineHere at Transworld, we understand that Customs and quarantine formalities can be quite daunting, so we are here to help guide you every step of the way!

Our team are experienced with taking care of the paperwork and formalities for moving to Spain, so we will take care of the following for you:

  1. Quarantine inspection
  2. Supply and guidance of Spanish Customs forms
  3. Packing and inventory of your belongings

All we need from you is the following documentation:

  1. Passport copies of all travellers
  2. Your intended length of stay (e.g. tourist, indefinitely, etc.)

 

Moving to Spain: what you can and can’t bring

Prohibited and restricted items

Prohibited and Restricted Items in SpainAs is true of shipping to any overseas location, there are restrictions on what you can pack.

So make sure you check this list beforehand.

Prohibited items when shipping to Spain:

  1. Drugs, tobacco or alcoholic beverages
  2. Animal skins or plant products
  3. Foodstuffs
  4. Indecent material

Restricted items that require a permit or licence:

  1. Pets or live animals
  2. Guns or firearms
  3. Personal vehicles

Importing firearms and weapons into Spain

If you own hunting gear or other firearms or weapons that you wish to ship to Spain, there are strict laws on the documentation you must possess:

  1. Firearm or weapon permit and licence
  2. Documentation that proves the purpose of your weapons (e.g. hunting)
  3. Copies of passport identification

Shipping vehicles to Spain

If you wish to ship your personal vehicle to Spain, ensure that you tick the following boxes:

  1. Proof of ownership for at least 6 months
  2. Be willing to pay a vehicle tax
  3. Proof and exchange of foreign license

Taking your pets to Spain

Shipping Pets to SpainMoving to Spain, but don’t want to leave your pet behind? Don’t worry, as long as you follow these simple steps your pet will be eligible.

To ensure your pet can come to Spain with you, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your pet is microchipped
  2. Ensure your pets vaccinations are up to date
  3. Obtain a medical certificate from a vet
  4. Book a quarantine stay for your pet

 

Transworld: guiding you door-to-door

From the moment you pack your first box, to the moment you arrive at your new home in Spain, the Transworld team has you covered.

Providing you with a door-to-door service, and guiding you through every formality, we will make your shipping experience as stress-free as possible.

Need guidance on shipping to Spain? We’ve got you covered. Give us a call today for a free quote!

 

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Moving to the Netherlands

What you need to know about shipping to the Netherlands

Moving to the NetherlandsGot a new job overseas, or going on an adventure? Are you leaving New Zealand and moving to the Netherlands?

Our team of moving experts are here to help! As an experienced shipping company, here at Transworld we provide a door-to-door service, where we can help you with all your shipping needs every step of the way.

To help with your transition to your new home in the Netherlands, we’ve put together useful tips and advice around:

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

 

Shipping your personal belongings: your options

There are a few freight options when it comes to shipping to the Netherlands.

Here are a few points to consider before making your shipping choice:

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

FCL: shipping a large household

When shipping to the Netherlands, full-container-load is the best option for those who intend on shipping their entire household. Furniture, kitchenware; the lot.

Key benefits:

  1. Large capacity: if you have a lot of belongings and wish to bring them all with you, FCL is your best option as you can fill the container to the brim.
  2. Fast delivery: as this is a non-shared container, it won’t have to go to various locations to be filled. Once it’s packed it will be on its away!
  3. Broad shipping locations: at Transworld, we take pride in our large range of shipping locations. The FCL option arrives at most major Netherlands ports.

Groupage: sharing is caring

Options for Shipping to the NetherlandsFor those of you who only have small amount of belongings, the groupage option may be the best choice for you. This will mean you will share your container with others moving to the Netherlands.

Keep in mind however that this option will take a little longer.

Key benefits:

  1. Economical: on a groupage basis, you only have to pay for the space you use, so it is more cost-effective.
  2. Flexible freighting: groupage is flexible as you get to choose how much space you use. A few boxes? Sweet. A small household? No worries.
  3. Ships to most ports: as always, as a reliable shipping company, we strive to make your move as easy as possible. Which is why we ship to most major Netherlands ports.

Air Freight: the fast choice

When shipping to the Netherlands, the fastest option is to send your items by air. If you require some, or all of your belongings upon immediate arrival in the Netherlands this is the best choice.

Please keep in mind however, while this may be convenient, it is also rather costly.

Key benefits:

  1. A fast choice: flying your belongings by air is much faster than shipping them, so your items will arrive in the Netherlands very quickly.
  2. Perfect for a few essential items: if you require some of your items upon immediate arrival in the Netherlands, air freight is the best choice for you.
  3. Broad delivery range: at Transworld, on an air freight basis, we deliver your belongings to most major Netherlands airports.

 

How long will shipping take?

Just as each of these freighting options vary in size and cost, shipping duration also vary:

  1. FCL: If you’re shipping a full-container to the Netherlands, it will take approximately 8-9 weeks to arrive.
  2. Groupage: Due to the sharing nature of groupage shipping, this option will take approximately 12 weeks.
  3. Air Freight: The fastest option is to fly your items. Shipping your items to the Netherlands by air will take approximately 2-3 weeks.

Want to know how much shipping to the Netherlands costs? Get a free quote!

Customs and quarantine

Netherlands Customs and QuarantineAs part of our service, we take care of all Customs and Quarantine formalities you need to complete for shipping your belongings and moving to the Netherlands.

What we take care of:

  1. Quarantine inspection
  2. Supply you with the correct paperwork
  3. Compile an inventory of your items

What we need from you:

  1. Copy of your passport
  2. Statement of your intended length of stay
  3. Copy of your Visa

 

Shipping to the Netherlands: what you can and can’t take

Prohibited and restricted items

Netherlands Prohibited and Restricted ItemsWhen moving overseas, no matter the destination, there are strict rules on what you can and cannot pack.

The following is a guideline for shipping to the Netherlands.

Prohibited items:

  1. Flammable items such as petroleum, matches, etc.
  2. Live plants or animals (except pets with a permit)
  3. Any animal products such as meat or dairy
  4. Drugs, unlicensed guns or indecent material

Restricted items that require a permit:

  1. Vehicles
  2. Pets
  3. Imitation guns
  4. Alcohol

Shipping firearms and weapons

If you need to ship any firearms or weapons to the Netherlands, such as hunting equipment for example, there are strict regulations.

To do so, you will require a permit, license, and written permission and certificate from the police. At Transworld, we are experts in this process and can help you with every step required.

All other dangerous items such as BB guns, daggers and knives are strictly prohibited.

Shipping cars and vehicles

In order to ship your vehicles to the Netherlands, you will need copies of your passport and license and proof of documentation that you are the owner and user of the vehicle (e.g. invoices).

Here are a few things to be aware of:

  1. You will need a registration card, certificate of residence and insurance certificate
  2. Upon arrival in the Netherlands you will need to change your license
  3. You will be required to pay taxes to import your vehicle
  4. In order to qualify to ship your vehicle you must have owned it for at least 6 months

Taking your pets with you

Shipping Pets to the NetherlandsWhen moving overseas, there are a few formalities and regulations to take into consideration when you plan to bring your pet with you.

To ensure your pet is eligible for moving to the Netherlands, follow these guidelines:

  1. Get your pet microchipped
  2. Get a veterinary certificate within 7 days of their flight
  3. Book your pet into the compulsory quarantine
  4. Obtain an animal import permit

Transworld: 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, you will have your household packed and on its way in no time.

Our team will help you with all formalities and documentation you may be unsure of, and make sure your transition to moving to the Netherlands, as stress-free as possible.

Moving to the Netherlands, but unsure of shipping formalities and 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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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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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

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