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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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