International removals to and from the UK
Remove the stress from your move with the help of seasoned international movers
- Offering video surveys over the phone, fast and easy
- European removals prices based on your needs
- One-stop shop: property cleaning and other services available
- Sourcing all packing materials and packing labour
This international removal company will help you move abroad in 4 steps
How our international moving services work
Fantastic Removals can assist you with every aspect of your upcoming move (currently, we only offer international moving services within the EU). Every session begins with a viewing by a skilled surveyor, there is the option of a video surveying, when necessary. All this is to determine the scope of the work and provide you with a no-obligation quote.
Should you accept our quote, we will dispatch a fully equipped crew to your address that will pack all of your belongings. Some of the packing materials they will use include packing paper, furniture protection blankets, bubble and clear stretch wrap, as well as sturdy packing boxes of suitable dimensions. They will then use upright and 4-wheel trolleys to load everything inside the van. All crews drive modern Luton vans and carry a public liability insurance of up to £10 million.
If you are not able to receive your items right away, they will be stored in a secure storage facility within London, which is CCTV-surveilled 24/7 to ensure the complete safety of your belongings. Your items can stay there for a minimum of 7 days up to a month or more, depending on when you want to receive them abroad. Our national removal company can also assist you with container shipping, vehicle transport, and with customs clearance work.
Why choose us for your international move
We cover the whole EU
We specialise in international house removals and commercial services from anywhere in the UK to any of the 28 member-state countries in the European Union. We can also relocate you from Europe back to the UK. Note that all ferry/bridge crossing fees and highway tolls/road taxes will be included in the final price.
Done by trained professionals
You can be assured that your items are safe with Fantastic Removals. Our international house removals services are performed by trained both local and overseas movers. Also, to be on the extra-safe side, they have public liability insurance. All moving vehicles are equipped for the removals job and are also equipped with GPS navigation.
It’s fast and convenient
Fantastic Removals will provide you with anything you may need from an international removals firm so you have more free time to focus on other important aspects of your move. Besides just transporting your items at affordable moving van costs, we can provide you with moving materials, packing of your possessions or with a storage collection and delivery service that will keep your possessions safe as long as you need.
In order to make the house removals services a lot easier, we have a video survey option. You just use your mobile device and take us around your property during a video call. This way, we can give you a much more accurate quote for your international furniture removals service and it takes just ten minutes or so.
With the Fantastic Club, you enjoy preferential member rates for some of our most popular and demanded services. You also immediately receive £300 in credits in your Fantastic Account. You can apply 30 credits to 10 different services to get £30 OFF the price total of each one.
The Fantastic Club
Make your international move even more affordable by becoming a Fantastic Club member. For a small annual fee, you will get a guaranteed up to 15% discount on 25+ services, as well as member-reserved booking slots. With our GoFantastic app, you will also benefit from our discounted rates no matter where you are.
Video surveys from experienced movers
In order to ensure a smoother moving process, we can do a video survey for your convenience. Instead of sending a surveyor for inspection to your place, we can see all we need on camera via live footage. Just use your smartphone or tablet.
Watch the video to learn more about the benefits of video surveys.
What to expect before & after your International move
If you are choosing the Spanish style of living over living in the UK we offer the right solution for your international relocation. Depending on which area you are moving to, your belongings can be delivered in approximately 24 to 36 hours to most coastal towns in Spain.
Bonus tip: Research visa requirements
It's easy to move to a European country if you have citizenship in the UK. If you don't have one and have been born in a country out of the EU, see the visa requirements in the country you're heading to.
As Paris could be as expensive as London, it isn’t usually a relocation choice but rather a work-related destination. With our international removals company, you will easily get your items to France within 12 to 24 hours. Better polish on your French skills as it will provide you with extended opportunities for communication and work.
Bonus tip: Check the cost of living
Before making the final step of booking the international removals service, make sure you'll be able to deal with the cost of living abroad. The quality of life is related to the costs of living, which may turn out to be higher than you expected.
Expect to follow the rules in Germany, whether you are extending your business to Berlin or want to start a family in Munich or Frankfurt. We will transport your movable property in 24 to 36 hours, depending on the city you are moving to.
Bonus tip: Learn the pet transportation regulations
You won't be leaving your pet behind unless the customs agent finds an issue with the animal. Learn all regulations related to passports and vaccines before getting to the border. Read our blog post on Moving to Germany from the UK.
It will take us about 46-48 hour to complete your relocation to Italy. Whether the rolling hills of Sardinia took your fancy, you picked Umbria or Sicily to be your home from now on or moving to Rome has been a lifelong dream of yours, get ready for adventure!
Bonus tip: Notify the school
If you have kids who're currently going to school, make sure to notify the school that you're moving abroad. As parents, you will probably be asked to fill some papers.
In order to make your international move a lot easier, we can assists you with many other things such as the delivery of packing materials, packing your belongings, and even furniture disassembly to make them fit in the van easily.
On the other hand, the property you are vacating might benefit from some additional services that we can arrange for you such as the end of tenancy cleaning for example. This service will be particularly helpful if you are looking to win your property deposit back from a landlord or a leasing agency. And the place requires some pampering and quick fixes, we can send a fully equipped handyman to handle your to-do list.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How quickly can you relocate me to another country?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot give you a specific time frame since this depends on a lot of factors. After the initial survey and once we have all the necessary information, a company representative will contact you with an estimate of how long your international journey is going to take.
Q: Can you assist me with an international move on short notice?
A: Usually, most customers get in touch with us 3 months before their expected move date in order for us to have enough time to book a consultation and sort out all paperwork. However, we can also assist you with an international move even if you only have a few days to spare.
Q: How much does a moving service of this calibre cost?
A: The final price is shaped by many factors, such as the volume of goods you want to move, the types of properties you’re moving to and from, the country and the area you’re moving to, as well as if you own any special items (pianos, safes, etc.) and on how you want them moved.
Q: Does my service involve upfront payments?
A: Before the move, we will ask for an upfront deposit equal to 50% of the price for the whole job.
Q: Who is this service suitable for?
A: Just about anyone! From tenants and students to businesses who wish to open a new office.
Q: Are there any extra costs involved?
A: All extra costs (if any) will be listed in your final quote. Such costs, for example, could be road, bridge, or ferry fees, late hour charges, or fees for moving specific items, like pianos. Please note that fees for items that are not considered duty-free will not be reflected in the quote.
Q: Can I pack the items myself?
A: This mostly depends on where you’d like to go. However, we always encourage our customers to leave the packing to us to avoid potential problems with the customs (for instance if you are trying to import something that local laws forbid), as well as to avoid the risk of damage.
Q: What if I’m not ready to receive my items yet?
A: If that’s the case, we can place them inside a storage facility and deliver them to your desired destination as soon as you’re ready to accept your belongings.
Q: What happens if some of my belongings arrive damaged?
A: If you suspect that some of your items were mishandled during the delivery, please inspect the goods and submit a damage claim (if any) within the next 72 hours so that we can assist you.
Q: Are there any requirements I should be aware of?
A: You need to arrange a parking space (6-8 metres) for the team as otherwise we will be unable to assist you with your international move. Please contact your local council for more information.
Q: Are there things you’re currently unable to perform?
A: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide you with pallet or container packing services. Although planned in the future, as of yet we are also unable to ship items overseas.
Q: What is your service coverage?
A: We can help you move from any point in the UK to any location within the European Union and vice versa. Some of the more popular destinations include Germany, Spain, France, and Italy.
Q: What are the benefits of video surveying?
A: Video survey has numerous benefits. One is that it's available 24/7 and it can fit around your schedule. It's a real time-saver considering we are all working from 9 to 5. You won't have to book time off work. Instead, pick up your phone and let a mover guide you through.