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    Moving people overseas for more than 20 years
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Shipping & Moving to and from NZ

International shipping to Russia from NZ can be very cost effective. Sometimes the cost of repurchasing your personal items greatly outweighs the cost of shipping from NZ to Russia. 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 Russia 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 – high customs duties and taxes payable for all imports; all shipments are subject to inspection and client must be present
  • Firearms/weapons – strictly prohibited
  • Alcohol – limited restrictions, duty payable
  • Food – prohibited, including tea and coffee
  • Domestic pets - must have an import permit, health certificates/vaccinations, and be microchipped.
  • Motor vehicles – very high duties; duty deposit is required

Moving to France

What you need to know when moving to France

Moving to FranceRelocating to France? The team at Transworld can help make your move simple and stress-free. We take care of all your shipping needs, from door to door, so you can focus on starting your new chapter living in France.

It’s safe to say we’ve had our fair share of experience when it comes to moving overseas. We’ve put together useful tips and advice around relocating to France:

  1. Shipping options
  2. French Customs
  3. What you can and can’t take

 

Shipping your personal belongings: your options

As you plan your move to France, there are some options to consider when it comes to shipping. Ask yourself these questions to find out which option is best for you and your family:

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

 

FCL - Full container load

Relocating to France

If you’re moving your entire household to France, you’ll likely need exclusive use of a 20’ or 40’ container (FCL).

Depending on the access to your home and council approval, the container may be able to be loaded at your residence, sealed and taken directly to port for shipping on first available vessel.

Transworld delivers to everywhere in France, so no matter where you’re living, we’ll deliver your possessions right to your new residence.

Key benefits:

  1. Bigger capacity: : Enabling you to ship your complete household
  2. Exclusive use: As soon as your container is loaded and sealed, it’s delivered straight to port for immediate shipping
  3. Shipping to any location: Transworld offers a door to door service to all parts of France    .

 

Groupage: for when you’re happy to share

For those with a small household or just looking to ship a few items, groupage shipping is the answer.

This way you share a container with other clients moving to the same destination. Groupage is an economical way of shipping, as you only pay for the space you use. Keep in mind, this service may take a little longer while we wait to fill the container for your destination but it is a very cost effective option. Transworld operates regular groupage service to France.

Key benefits:

    1. Reduced cost:Because you’re sharing the load, our groupage option is going to cost you less.
    2. Pay for what you use:You only pay for the space your shipment occupies in the container
    3. Ship to anywhere in France Our groupage service covers the whole of France.

 

Air Freight: for when time is of the essence

Air Freight to France

Air Freight is the fastest option, though the most expensive. Ideal if you’re not taking a lot, or for those extra items you’ll need soon after your arrival.

How long will shipping take?

  1. FCL: Approximately 8-9 weeks.
  2. Groupage: Approximately 12 weeks.
  3. Air Freight: Approximately 2-3 weeks.

Want to find out how much shipping to France costs? Get a free quote today!

 

Customs and Quarantine

French Customs and QuarantineAs part of our door-to-door service, our Transworld team will take care of all the Customs requirements involved in moving to France. And as France has no quarantine restrictions, clearance and delivery can be effected with minimal delay.  

Our Transworld team understand what’s involved in shipping your household to France and will prepare you accordingly.

We take care of:

  1. Providing you with the necessary French customs forms.
  2. Compiling an inventory of all packed items for Customs clearance.

What you need to do:

  1. Make sure your passport, residency document and visa are all up to date.
  2. Produce a signed ‘Attestation de non-cession’ i.e statement that you have lived abroad for over a year, that you have owned your items for more than 6 months and that you don’t plan to sell them for 12 months.
  3. We'll also need to know the details (brand name and serial number) of any electrical items you are shipping.

 

What you can and can’t ship to France

Prohibited and restricted items

Prohibited & Restricted Items in FranceWhen shipping your belongings into France, there are certain regulations you need to be aware of:.

Alcohol must be inventoried separately with brand name, type, number of bottles, and value (import licence or liquor licence may be required).

The following items are prohibited altogether:

  1. Paints, polishes and cleaning solutions
  2. Live plants
  3. Drugs and narcotics
  4. Pornographic material
  5. Ivory and animal skins
  6. Explosives and matches

 

Firearms and weapons

The importing of guns, weapons and ammunition into France is highly regulated. You may require registration and certificates and have authorisation from the French Defence Ministry (you’ll need to provide make, caliber, serial number and purpose).

Some weapons are strictly prohibited. We recommend contacting the French Defence Ministry to establish whether you can bring your firearm into France.

 

Vehicles

article.originalPeople moving to and intending to live in France for some time may bring in one vehicle duty free, if it has been owned and used 6 months prior to shipping.

The car must pass the inspection for compliance with French standards and must be roadworthy. As the owner, you will need to supply the following documents:

  1. Purchase Invoice
  2. Original title showing owner's name and vehicle serial number
  3. Insurance certificate from French insurer
  4. Registration card
  5. Plate numbers

 

Bringing pets to France

The good news is, you can bring your pet with you when you move to France!

You will need an import permit, vaccination certificates and have your pet microchipped. Your pet may also be subject to quarantine.

 

At Transworld, we’re with you every step of the way

We are proud to provide our customers with a door-to-door service, taking care of all the details involved in relocating to France. We’re the experts, and we’re here to take the stress out of moving overseas, so you can relax and leave it to us!

From packing, to shipping and Customs formalities,  through to your new home in France, we’re with you all the way.

From the outset, you’ll have a dedicated team member on-hand throughout the process to answer your queries, keep you informed and make sure your requirements are fully met.

The Transworld team are here to make your move to France as simple and straightforward as possible. Give us a call today for a free quote!

 

Moving to South Africa

What you need to know when relocating to South Africa

Moving to South Africa from NZAre you and your household preparing to move to South Africa? The team at Transworld offers a door-to-door service that takes care of your every shipping need, so you can focus on getting ready to live in South Africa.

Our team are experts when it comes to shipping households to their new home. We’ve put together useful tips and advice around:

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

 

Shipping your personal belongings: your options

When relocating to South Africa, you have a few shipping options to choose from. Ask yourself the following questions to make sure you’re getting the best service for you and your family.

  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 moving an entire household

Our FCL (Full Container Load) option is best for those moving to South Africa with a whole household’s worth of belongings. You get a whole container for you and your family’s items, which means you don’t have to wait for anybody else’s freight.

This makes our FCL option a fast and efficient way of shipping your possessions. Once it has been loaded and checked, it will get on its way to wherever you will be living in South Africa.

Transworld ships to everywhere in South Africa, so you’ll get door to door service, wherever you’re headed.

Key benefits:

  1. Bigger capacity: you can fit your whole household into one of our containers.
  2. Speedy shipping: with only your items to get loaded and checked, FCL is the fastest way to transport goods. Once they’re loaded, they can get on their way to South Africa.
  3. Shipping to any location: we ship to anywhere to South Africa.

Groupage: for when you can share the load

Groupage Shipping to South AfricaOur groupage option is suitable for those relocating to South Africa with less possessions. It’s our most affordable option, as it allows you to share a container load with other people also moving to South Africa.

This service takes longer than our other options because shipping is delayed until the container is full.

Key benefits:

  1. Cost effective: Our Groupage option is the most economical choice when moving to South Africa, as you’re sharing the load with others.
  2. Space efficiency: Only pay for the amount of space you use.
  3. We ship to everywhere in South Africa: Door-to-door service, wherever you’re going to live in South Africa.

Air Freight: when you need urgent shipping

For those who need to ship a few belongings urgently as part of their move to South Africa, our Air Freight option is the best. As our most expensive shipping method, it’s great for those last-minute personal items you just can’t do without.

Key benefits:

  1. Speed: This is the fasted way to get your belongings to South Africa.
  2. Good for emergency items: the best way to get those last few things you can’t do without.
  3. We ship to all locations: We’ll get your things delivered to your door, wherever you are planning to live in South Africa.

 

How long will shipping take?

  1. FCL: Once your container is packed and shipped, your belongings will take approximately 8-9 weeks to arrive in South Africa.
  2. Groupage: Our groupage option will see your items take around 12-16 weeks to arrive in South Africa.
  3. Air Freight: This option will get your items to you in South Africa in approximately 2-3 weeks.

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

 

Customs and quarantine

South African CustomsOur Transworld team are experts when it comes to South African customs. As a part of our door-to-door service, we’ll guide you through every step of the process as you move to South Africa.

Our team understand what’s involved in shipping your household to South Africa and can prepare you accordingly. To make it even easier, quarantine is not required when relocating your belongings to South Africa.

We take care of:

  1. Giving you the necessary South African customs forms.
  2. Compiling an inventory of all packed items for use in customs.

What you need to do:

  1. Make sure your Passport, Residency Document and Visa are all up to date.
  2. Be aware that custom clearance takes an average of 7 to 10 working days from the date of presentation of documents, and can only occur once you are in the country.

 

What you can and can’t ship to South Africa

What you can’t: prohibited and restricted items

When relocating to South Africa, there are certain rules and regulations regarding what you can bring into the country. All used household items can be imported free of tax. New personal items will be charged.

Alcohol is subject to tax which means you must draw up a complete list of the liquor you’re importing, noting the alcohol percentage, label names and values.

Some prohibited items include:

  1. Counterfeit goods
  2. Pornographic material
  3. Honey, meat and meat products
  4. Narcotic drugs
  5. Certain medicines
  6. Certain feathers, furs, skins and tusks of protected species

Firearms and weapons

Those wishing to import their firearms or weapons must have an import permit, and all firearms are subject to inspection by customs.

What you can: vehicles

You can bring your car or motorbike into South Africa, but the process is relatively complicated.  Contact Transworld and our sales staff will assist and advise you on what is required for your particular situation.

What you can: domestic pets

Shipping Pets to South AfricaWanting to bring the family pet with you when you move to South Africa? The Transworld team can help you organise your pet transport, providing you with all the necessary paperwork.

With New Zealand being such a low-risk for disease, bringing your pet into South Africa is relatively straightforward, but there are some requirements. With the correct paperwork, cats and dogs (and most other pets) will not be subject to quarantine.

To be eligible for importing:

  1. All dogs and cats entering South Africa must be microchipped with a 15 digit ISO pet microchip.
  2. South Africa requires an application for import for entry (apply well ahead of time).
  3. Within 30 days of entering South Africa, dogs must be tested by OIE-approved methods for the following diseases: Brucella canis, Trypanosoma evansi, Babesia gibsoni, Dirofilaria immitis and Leishmania.
  4. Within 10 days of entry, a licensed veterinarian must complete the Veterinary Certificate for South Africa.

Other pets such as birds and rodents may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter South Africa.

 

The Transworld team is here to make your move to South Africa smooth and seamless

We take care of all the details involved in relocating to South Africa with our door to door service.  We’re with you every step of the way, from packing your items to managing shipping and customs, to safely delivering them to your door in South Africa.

You’ll also have a dedicated team member on-hand throughout the process to answer your queries, keeping you informed and making sure your items arrive safe and secure at their destination.

Want to make relocating to South Africa a breeze? Give us a call today for a free quote!

 

Moving to Germany

What you need to know when moving to Germany

Moving to GermanyRelocating your household to another country can be a stressful time. At Transworld, we’re here to make moving to Germany easy for you. We take care of all your household shipping needs with our expert, door-to-door service.

To make your transition to living in Germany as smooth as possible, we’ve simplified what you need to know into some useful tips about:

  1. Shipping options
  2. German Customs
  3. What you can and can't take

 

Shipping your personal belongings: your options

When planning your move to Germany, you’ve got some shipping options. Asking yourself the following questions will make sure you’re making the right choice for you and your household.

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

FCL - Full container load

If you’re moving your entire household to Germany, you'll likely need exclusive use of a 20' or 40' container (FCL) 

Depending on the access to your home and Council approval, the container may be able to be loaded at your residence, sealed and taken directly to port for shipping on first available vessel.

Transworld delivers to everywhere in Germany, so no matter where you're living, we'll deliver your possessions right to your new residence.  

Key benefits:

  1. More space: Enabling you to ship your complete household.
  2. Exclusive use: As soon as your container is loaded and sealed, it’s delivered straight to port for immediate shipping
  3. Ship to any location in Germany: Transworld offers a door to door service to all parts of Germany 

 

Groupage: when sharing is smarter

sea cargo

For those with a small household or just looking to ship a few items, groupage shipping is the answer.

This way you share a container with other clients moving to the same destination. Groupage is an economical way of shipping, as you only pay for the space you use. Keep in mind, this service may take a little longer while we wait to fill the container for your destination but it is a very cost effective option. Transworld operates regular groupage service to Germany

Key benefits:

  1. Reduced cost: Because you’re sharing the load, our groupage option is going to cost you less.
  2. Pay for what you use: You only pay for the space your shipment occupies in the container
  3. Ship to everywhere in Germany: Our groupage service covers the whole of Germany.

 

Air freight

Air Freight is the fastest option, though the most expensive. Ideal if you’re not taking a lot, or for those extra items you’ll need soon after your arrival.

How long will shipping take?

  1. FCL: Approximately 8-9 weeks
  2. Groupage: Approximately 12 weeks
  3. Air Freight: Approximately 2-3 weeks

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

 

Let us take care of Customs formalities

German CustomsAs part of our door-to-door service, our Transworld team will take care of all Customs requirements involved in moving to Germany. And as Germany has no quarantine restrictions, clearance and delivery can be effected with minimal delay.  

What you can and can’t ship to Germany

Prohibited and restricted items

When shipping to Germany, there are a few regulations and restrictions to be aware of.

Restricted items include:

  1. Pornographic material.
  2. Media featuring "unconstitutional content", which includes literature that trivialises or glamorises Germany’s role in World War II and any symbols associated with the Nazi regime.
  3. Plants. Contact the German Customs office to see if your plants comply with the sanitary plant protection code.

If you’re not sure about something you’re packing give us a ring, we’re always happy to help!

Firearms and weapons

All firearms (and ammunition) must be declared when shipping to Germany. Due to strict firearm restrictions in Germany, you will require a special permit, and importation may be refused. We suggest you check with your nearest German Embassy.

Motor vehicles

article.originalYou can bring your car with you on your move to Germany, but there may be hefty taxes applicable depending on your residence status and how long you have owned the vehicle. Our helpful team can advise on the best options available.

Pets

To bring your cat or dog into Germany, you’ll need:

      1. Proof of rabies vaccination, which must be no older than 12 months and no more recent than 30 days.
      2. Proof of identification so you can apply for a 'pet passport' on arrival in Germany.
      3. A health certificate from your vet.

 

The Transworld team are with you every step of the way

We are proud to provide our customers with a door-to-door service, taking care of all the details involved in relocating to Germany. We’re the experts, and we’re here to take the stress out of moving overseas, so you can relax and leave it to us!

From packing, to shipping and Customs formalities, through to your new home in Germany, we’re with you all the way.

From the outset you’ll have a dedicated team member on-hand throughout the process to answer your queries, keep you informed and make sure your requirements are fully met. 

Let us guide you smoothly through your move to Germany! Give us a call today for a free quote!

 

Shipping to the United Arab Emirates from NZ can be very cost effective. Sometimes the cost of repurchasing your personal items greatly outweighs the cost of shipping from NZ to UAE. 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 UAE 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 personal and household effects can be imported free of duty
  • Personal effects – new and consumable goods, will be charged duty.
  • Motor vehicles – subject to UAE specifications, duties payable
  • Domestic Pets - health certificates, vaccination and microchip required
  • Strictly prohibited items include - firearms, alcohol, drugs including prescription medicines (in large quantities), statues or figures with religious undertones, nude carvings or statues with, religious books other than Islamic, or any materials contrary to Islamic law.
  • Tapes/discs – subject to censorship / inspection
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