INTERNATIONAL MOVING

We’ve been helping people and their families move for over 40 years.

Providing door to door international removal services to and from every corner of the world. Whether you need to ship just a few boxes or the entire contents of your home we can tailor a service to meet your requirements. We have the expertise and experience to help make your move overseas a pleasurable event. We have carefully selected partners throughout the world to ensure we deliver a seamless service from beginning to end. Let us take care of the hard work while you concentrate on everything else. So if you’re looking for great service with a competitive price, let us help you on your journey.

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MOVING FROM NEW ZEALAND

Helping people and their families move to New Zealand is what we do best. With branches throughout New Zealand in Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington and Christchurch we have the country covered. Whether you need to move just a few small things or all of the contents of your home we can tailor a service to meet your requirements. We make it easy by providing a door to door service to anywhere in New Zealand. We have the experience, expertise and infrastructure to help make your move to New Zealand a pleasurable event. Let us take care of the hard work while you concentrate on everything else. So if you’re a returning Kiwi or going to live here for the first time, let us help you on your journey to New Zealand.

New Zealand Customs

When moving goods to New Zealand it is important to know that your goods must be cleared for entry by the New Zealand Customs Service. We will undertake this formality on your behalf as part of our service. You are required to provide a copy of your passport and visa and complete an Unaccompanied Personal Baggage Declaration (NZCS218). We will submit these documents to Customs together with your inventory of goods being shipped.

As a general rule you are able to import your used personal effects and household goods into New Zealand without having to pay any customs duty and tax provided that you have lived outside of New Zealand for 21 months and have owned and used the items before departing for New Zealand. The goods should also be for your own personal use and not for gift, sale or exchange. You can also import inherited goods without paying duty and tax provided you can show proof that the goods have been willed or given to you as part of the estate.

If you include any tobacco products in your shipment you will have to pay import duty and tax on them. There are also very tight controls around prohibited and restricted goods such as medicines, drugs, objectionable/indecent articles, ornamental pipes, cannabis or methamphetamine utensils, firearms and weapons, articles manufactured from wildlife. Please be aware that some goods are prohibited while others may require special permits for importation.

It is important to be fully aware of the requirements, thus it is essential to visit New Zealand Customs Serviceto obtain up to date detailed information such as Fact Sheet 28, Advice on Importing Goods into New Zealand.

New Zealand Quarantine

Biosecurity is vitally important to New Zealand as we are more reliant on agriculture and our natural environment than any other developed country. Our indigenous flora and fauna are precious to New Zealanders and tourists alike. We have unique native species that are a core part of our natural heritage and culture, and we pride ourselves on enjoying high standards for our agricultural products, lifestyle and wellbeing. Unfortunately the importation of personal effects can create a pathway for the introduction of unwanted pests and diseases. As a result there are very strict controls put in placed by the Ministry for Primary Industries. All shipments of household goods and personal effects entering New Zealand are subject to a quarantine inspection before they can be released and ok for entry into New Zealand. We will undertake this inspection and release process on your behalf as part of our service. In order to do so we will need you to complete an Unaccompanied Personal Baggage Declaration (NZCS218) and Personal Effects Supplementary Declaration (NZCS218A). We will submit these to MPI together with the inventory being shipped.

SPECIAL NOTE: We do not charge Quarantine Inspection Fees on shipments upon arrival to New Zealand.

Most households will have a number of restricted goods that must declared. In some instances certain items may require some form of treatment before they are released for entry, some may even be destroyed or ordered to be re-exported.

It is important to be fully aware of the requirements, thus it is essential to visit the Ministry for Primary Industries to obtain up to date detailed information such as Moving to New Zealand – What You Need to Know.

 

Shipping Your Car Or Motorcycle

The importation of motor vehicles and motorcycles into New Zealand is highly regulated and as such there are a number of requirements you need to be aware of over and beyond our shipping services.

New Zealand allows the importation of motor vehicles and motorcycles provided they meet applicable safety and emissions requirements. You must also have acceptable proof of entitlement of the vehicle, and standards of compliance at origin. Please visit the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) website where you will find the most up to date information and very helpful factsheets. It is critical that you ensure your vehicle meets the requirements before considering shipping to NZ.

Upon arrival in NZ all motor vehicles and motorcycles will need to be cleared with NZ Customs. Depending on your residential status and length of ownership of your vehicle you may be able to import it free of GST. Please visit their website where you will find detailed information.

All motor vehicles and motorcycles will require a physical internal and external biosecurity inspection upon arrival to New Zealand by the Ministry for Primary Industries to ensure they are clean and free of any quarantine risk material. This is a service that we will arrange for you as part of our process, however if any risk material is found in or on your motor vehicle, motorcycle or trailer then additional cleaning services may be required and incur additional expenses.

All motor vehicles require a border structural inspection in order to check for any structural and water damage, verify the particulars of the vehicle including, make, model, VIN or Chassis and check the odometer reading. This will be conducted by Independent Verification Services Limited (IVS) and the results will be submitted to the NZTA.

Next all motor vehicles and motorcycles must under go an entry certification process with an entry certifier to verify and certify that it meets safety and emission standards, check that it is in good condition, decide if it needs any repairs or specialist certification, arrange warrant of fitness (WOF) and registration.

MOVING FROM AUSTRALIA

Helping people and their families move to Australia is what we do best. With branches throughout Australia in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Townsville we have the country covered. Australia has long been the number one destination for New Zealanders moving abroad and we’ve been here to assist. Whether you need to move just a few boxes or the entire contents of your home we can tailor a service to meet your requirements. We make it easy by providing a door to door service to anywhere in Australia. We have the experience, expertise and infrastructure to help make your move to Australia a pleasurable event. Let us take care of the hard work while you concentrate on everything else. So if you’re looking for great service with a competitive price, let us help you on your journey to Australia.

Australia Customs

When moving goods to Australia it is important to know that your goods must be cleared for entry by the Australian Customs service. We will undertake this formality on your behalf as part of our service. You are required to provide a copy of your passport and complete an Unaccompanied Personal Effects Statement (B534). We will submit these documents to Customs together with your inventory of goods being shipped.

As a general rule you are able to import your used personal effects and household goods into Australia without having to pay any customs duty and tax provided the items are your personal property and that you have owned and used whilst overseas for at least 12 months before departing for Australia. And to be eligible for this concession you must be a migrant who is coming to Australia to take up permanent residence for the first time, a person returning to resume permanent residence, a temporary resident, a returning Australian citizen or an Australian citizen who is residing overseas that has returned to Australia temporarily. You can also import inherited goods without paying duty and tax provided you can show proof that the goods have been willed or given to you as part of the estate of person who passed away.

If you include any alcohol and tobacco products in your shipment you will have to pay import duty and tax on them. There are also very tight controls around the prohibited and restricted goods. Please be aware that some goods are prohibited while others may require special permits for importation.

It is important to be fully aware of the requirements, thus it is essential to visit Australian Customs to obtain up to date detailed information.

 

Australian Quarantine

Australia has a very unique environment and important agricultural industries which are free from many pests and diseases found in other parts of the world. Unfortunately the importation of personal effects can create a pathway for the introduction of unwanted exotic pests and diseases. As a result there are very strict controls put in placed by the Department of Agriculture. All shipments of household goods and personal effects entering Australia are subject to a quarantine inspection before they can be released and ok for entry into Australia. We will undertake this inspection and release process on your behalf as part of our service. In order to do so we will need you to complete an Unaccompanied Personal Effects Statement (B534). We will submit this to Quarantine together with the inventory being shipped.

Most households will have a number of common items of quarantine concern that you should be aware. In some instances certain items may require some form of treatment before they are released for entry. If you ship any prohibited items the will be destroyed or ordered to be exported back out of Australia.

It is important to be fully aware of the requirements, thus it is essential to visit the Department of Agriculture to obtain up to date detailed information.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Seasonal Measures
During the period of 1 September to 30 April inclusive any shipment containing commercial goods, vehicles and other high-risk items from countries identified as having BMSB risk will be subject to further quarantine treatment. Click here to see the latest advice from Quarantine.

 

Shipping Your Car Or Motorcycle

The importation of motor vehicles, motorcycles and trailers into Australia is highly regulated and as such there are a number of requirements you need to be aware of over and beyond our shipping services.

All motor vehicles, motorcycles and trailers imported into Australia require an Import Approval permit from the Department of Infrastructure before they can be shipped. Please visit their website where you will find the most current information and an online application for Import Approval.

Most motor vehicles and motorcycles will require the payment of duty and/or GST to Australian Customs. The value of duty can vary depending on the age, value and origin of a vehicle. It is important to be fully aware of this cost and all other requirements, thus it is absolutely essential you visit the Australian Customs website to find detailed information.

All motor vehicles, motorcycles and trailers will require a physical internal and external inspection upon arrival to Australia by the Department of Agriculture to ensure they are clean and free of any quarantine risk material. This is a service that we will arrange for you as part of our process, however if any risk material is found in and/or on your motor vehicle, motorcycle or trailer then additional cleaning services may be required and incur additional expenses.

All motor vehicles, motorcycles, and trailers need to have an Australian Design Rule (ADR) compliance and as such will require an examination by a registered engineer to ensure that all specifications are met. Thereafter you will need to obtain a Safety Certificate and then finally registration for use on the road. Click here for a link to the various State and Territory Registering Authorities.

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