Moving from the Netherlands to UK?
Prepare yourself for more than just castles and tea with our perfect checklist for moving from The Netherlands to the United Kingdom.
The UK has been a popular for expats looking for new beginnings. Its capital, London, is a global city with a wide array of oppurtunities for expats looking for work, particularly in the financial services sector. The UK's other major towns and cities all have sizeable expat communities, while outside these the country's more rural areas have varied and at times spectacular scenery.
If you're planning to move yourself and your family to the UK, there are certain things you should be aware of before you leave the Netherlands, from immigration paperwork to how 2016's Brexit vote could affect you in 2021 and 2022. To help you out, here's our checklist for moving to the UK, including information on the following topics:
1. Arrange your visa
When you move from the Netherlands to the UK, immigration requirements: As the UK is currently an EU member state, EU/EFTA nationals can enter the UK without a visa and have the right to live in the UK if they are employed, self-employed, or registered as a job-seeker. Certain other nationals can also enter and reside in the UK visa-free, or stay visa-free for six months. If you’re unsure, check online at the UK Government’s website to see whether you need a UK work permit.
2. Transport your belongings with Expat Moving Company
How are you going to get your belongings from the Netherlands to the UK? It’s an important question, and the answer will vary depending on where you’re moving from. However, if you’re relocating with a family or simply want to take the stress out of your move, why not use a moving company?
Expat Moving Company provides moving service in The Netherlands and UK. Whether you are moving from Netherlands to UK, or UK to Netherlands, our goal is to make your relocation perfect.
We offer a personalised and affordable international moving service for people moving from the Netherlands to the UK. Whether you require a special service for art work, moving your pets or shipping a piano, we can arrange it. No matter how complicated your requirement, one of our highly experienced moving specialist will take care of you throughout the process, so that you can put your feet up and relax.
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Door to Door:
We have our own UK and European road moving fleet providing a door-to-door moving service for your Netherlands to UK move. For smaller shipments such as parcels or moving boxes; we can provide you with a secure courier removal service at a much more cost-effective price than a full removal. We can usually offer you dedicated move slots for this as well, usually at little to no surcharge.
Shipping and Sea Freight Services:
Our international shipping department overseas hundreds of shipments each month. We keep check on all the shipping companies, destination agents and international shipping lines to ensure that you or your clients’ belongings are sailing smoothly and on schedule.
Airfreight & Baggage Services:
For smaller moves, harder to reach places or removals that are especially urgent; we can offer an airfreight service. We team with some of the highest rated international airfreight forwarding companies throughout the world to ensure we get you the right slot, on the right plane, at the right time.
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3. Do your research before you move from Netherlands to UK
Many expats moving from Netherlands to the UK will have a good understanding of what life is like in the country before they arrive, thanks largely to its portrayal in popular culture. However, the reality of everyday life in the United Kingdom is likely to be different from what you see on the screen. For example, the high number of opportunities in London is reflected in London’s high cost of living, but northern areas of the country are generally much more affordable. Similarly, while most large towns and cities have diverse populations and popular night-time economies, this is often not the case in more remote, rural locations.
4. Move your vehicle from The Netherlands to UK
Are you planning on taking your car with you to your new home in the UK? One of the most differences about UK motoring is that locals drive on the left, not the right like the majority of other European countries. But that’s not the only difference about driving in the UK, so make sure you do your research beforehand. > Read more about driving in the UK
5. Take care of your pet
Do you have a family of furry friends? Before you move from the Netherlands to the UK, it is essential you know the requirements on importing pets. The United Kingdom has certain restrictions on the importation of pets and animals that you may not be used to, including quarantine laws. Therefore, it is important that you prepare for the move well ahead of time. This will give you plenty of time to get all the required documents in order to avoid any delays or disappointment in the long run. > Read more about bringing your pet to UK
6. Manage your finances
7. Sort out health insurance
One of the most important things to do when moving from Netherlands to the United Kingdom is making sure that you have the right health cover in place. The UK has a health service called the National Health Service (NHS), which is free at the point of service for all UK residents and EU/EFTA nationals with a European Health Insurance Card.
8. Find a place to live in
9. Start looking for a job
Some expats moving to the United Kingdom will already have a job offer lined up. However, many decide to go to the UK without any promise of employment, which means they’ll have to go job-hunting. The UK has plenty of job possibilities for expats, although there are significant regional disparities in opportunities.
10. Look into childcare and school options
Are you relocating from the Netherlands to the UK with kids? Give them the best start in their new life by researching educational options ahead of time. The UK has good options for public and private education. So, wheter you move to London or Liverpool, you’ll have a range of choices when it comes to schooling. > Read more about UK education system
11. Brush up your language skills
Part of the UK’s attractiveness to expats is the fact that English is the country’s official language. However, if you’re planning to work in the United Kingdom, you might want to consider improving your English skills. Whether you’re looking for conversational or business English, pick the course that’s right for you. If you’re planning to move to Wales, you might even want to learn Welsh, as well!
12. Why Expat Moving Company?
Expat Moving Company brings you budget friendly moving services from Netherlands to UK + more. We pride ourselves on transparent pricing, with no hidden fees! Our team is up-front and honest about your moving costs, so you can stick to your relocation budget.
EMC has been an industry leader with providing international moves for expats. With a wealth of experience, we knew what it would take to establish the leading moving company in The Netherlands: a commitment to quality, unmatched by the competition.
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We have the skills, resources and expertise to make your business or personal relocation from The Netherlands to UK, convenient and affordable. Our personalized service is reflected through our knowledgeable staff. Many of who have been with us for over 12 years. This high level of experience and dedication is displayed in the moving services you will receive.
If you’re looking for a stress-free moving experience in the UK, you’ve come to the right place! At Expat Moving Company, we fully understand the challenges you face with your move and make it our business to strive to turn every stage of your moving process into an ideal move.
From day one, Expat Moving Company in the UK believes that the ideal move comes from the ideal moving company. This is why we strive to create a culture of growth and wellness in the workplace as a big part of employee engagement that fosters overall quality of life. We empower our movers with a wide range of resources such as training programs, morning breakfast, and state-of-the-art facilities — and that’s our secret recipe for being the ideal moving company, that provides the best moving services to our customers in the UK.
One of our core understandings is that happy employees lead to happy customers. Through comprehensive training, we build a culture of diversity, innovation, and professionalism, and we take pride in bringing the best moving experience to our customers in the UK.
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We have decades of experience with local and long-distance moves — both to and from the UK — and our meticulous planning makes the process much easier. Our drivers and movers know every traffic circle and backroad alley to assure that your move is as stress-free as possible.
Expat Moving Company in the UK has a dedicated international moving department that handles all logistics and planning and is well-versed in foreign regulations and customs-clearing processes. Rather than port-to-port or curb-to-curb delivery, Expat Moving Company in the UK provides full door-to-door services — from the initial pickup to set up at your new destination. Guaranteeing a smooth journey, we also use specialized overseas boxes with extra layers of protection so your items always arrive safely while using Expat Moving Company relocation services.
With decades of experience and a broad global network, Expat Moving Company in the UK can handle any international moving request based on your needs — same-day move, fine arts packing and express shipping are just some of the services we offer.
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Here’s how we always deliver impeccable home-to-home moving service:
Exceptional Packing — There’s nothing we can’t move. No furniture is big enough or too delicate for our team of international movers in the UK: Expat moving company UK offers a series of special packing services and custom crating to make sure your inventory always arrives safe and protected.
Strategic Planning — Expat Moving Company UK has a dedicated international moving department that handles all logistics and planning to and from the UK. From pickup to assembly, we will have a custom-made move plan for you — with schedules that reflect your moving to the UK requirements.
International Regulations Guidance — We’re well-versed in dealing with international regulations and customs.
We know downtime means lost income so guaranteeing that your business runs smoothly while relocating is Expat Moving Company UK’s top priority. Expat Moving Company UK always plans, executes, and delivers your commercial moving with perfection.
Moving into a new facility? Expat Moving Company in the UK guarantees overnight business relocation despite your office’s size. Our commercial movers in the UK are specialized in logistics and will create a project schedule with floor plans and furniture placement while making sure none of your inventory is left behind.
Organizing an office move can be stressful and we know that every item plays a role in your business. With custom floor plans, our team of commercial movers in the UK will tag and color-code your workstations so they can pack everything efficiently. Our movers in the UK will also transport, unload and rearrange your desks, chairs, computers, and office equipment however you like.
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1. What are the transport times for a door to door delivery in Europe?
Transport times will depend on the selected route, and our logistics experts will provide you with an approximate time-estimate, including confirmation of pick-up time and date and delivery once you have booked the service. In some rare cases, transit times are subject to change due to weather and traffic conditions. In these cases, our logistics experts will contact you to inform you of the delay.
2. Do I need to print a label?
No. With a dedicated van, your goods will be transported directly, so you do not need to print a label unless otherwise instructed.
3. Is shipping insurance included?
Yes, every shipment with a dedicated van is covered by CMR conventions and additional cargo insurance is also available. For more information, or if you are unsure which insurance is right for your freight shipment, please don’t hesitate to contact our logistics experts.
4. Will the truck driver assist me to load my shipment?
When booking the service, please inform us in case you require additional assistance for loading and unloading your truck, and we can arrange this also. You will be able to provide us with this information during the ordering process.
5. Can I change the pick-up/delivery address after placing an order?
Yes. You can change your pick-up/delivery address at any time before your shipment is delivered. Please inform us as soon as possible, so we can update your pick-up and delivery details.
6. Can I select multiple pick-up/delivery locations?
7. Do I need to sign any documentation?
Yes. The CMR note (Convention relative au contrat de transport international de merchandises par route) must be signed by the shipper, driver and receiver. Once it is signed by all three parties, no claim for damaged or lost items will apply. We advise you to check the shipment before you sign the CMR.
CMR Countries (November 2008):
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco (excluding Western Sahara), Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
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13. How much does it cost to move from The Netherlands to Portugal?
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We hope this article has shed some light on the international shipping process for our relocators. If you are moving soon or are interested in getting an early start to organizing your relocation abroad, the best thing to do is get quotes on your move. Getting quotes is the fastest and most simple way to get an idea of what your moving costs would be as you would be getting quotes from real international moving companies. The best part? It’s free. Click here
By providing exactly the services you need, we can help you stick to your moving budget and get moved without breaking the bank. Call today to speak with a representative and get started with a free moving estimate! Getting a personalized moving quote will help you better understand your moving costs, lending transparency to the moving process.